Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) has been providing incredible volunteer abroad opportunities to hundreds of people from all across the world, since 2006. Each year, the number of volunteers who traveled overseas has increased and they all contributed effectively towards making a better society for the natives. Not only did they share their time and love, but they received a lot in return. In the last 10 years, we have had more than 11,000 volunteers who completed their journeys with life changing experiences.
VolSol has always aimed for making volunteer traveling more interesting by clubbing amazing weekend trips with the work schedule. This enables the volunteers to get refreshed during the weekends and explore the country they travel to, while working religiously on the weekdays.
If you have been planning to travel abroad to volunteer in 2017, then you should start planning ASAP! We shall help you to achieve your goals of traveling and contributing effectively towards sustainable social development.
Let’s take a quick glance at the Best Volunteer Abroad Programs of 2017:
1. Street Children Volunteer Program in New Delhi, India
Volunteers can spend time teaching and playing with the street children at the shelter homes in Delhi, while being a part of this program. Volunteers joining the Street Children Program will focus more on activity based learning for the kids.
2. Summer Adventure Volunteer Programs
Volunteering Solutions offers amazing travel and volunteer opportunities especially meant for those who are looking forward to make their summer breaks more meaningful. The best Summer Adventure Programs for 2017 are available in India, Nepal, Thailand, Ghana, Cambodia and Tanzania.
3. Two Week Special Volunteer Abroad Programs
The ‘2 week Special Volunteer Programs’ are crafted for those who have less time to contribute yet are eager to travel and volunteer abroad. VolSol Team has worked hard to accommodate as much as possible in these programs, to provide a great learning experience to the volunteers. These programs are currently available in India, Nepal, Thailand, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Peru.
4. Football Coaching Program in Kerala, India
For all Soccer enthusiasts, the Football Coaching Program is the best opportunity to travel to ‘God’s Own Country’ and enjoy the cultural richness of the land. The experience of volunteer traveling would absolutely change your way to look at life.
5. Medical Internship Program in Palampur, India
For all medical/pre-med students who want to gain first hand experience of working at a hospital/clinic under the assistance of professionals, can join the Medical Internship Program in India in 2017.
6. Orphanage Volunteer Program in Nepal
After the earthquake in 2015, Nepal has seen a rise in the number of orphans living in the country, and volunteers choosing the Orphanage Project would be given a chance to shower these little ones with love and affection.
7. Teaching Program in Beijing, China
Volunteers joining the Teaching program in Beijing will essentially have to focus on the English subject, apart from delivering other lessons. Kids attending these schools are mostly from migrant families, and their communication skills are poor. Volunteers might have to assist the administrative staff as well, in some schools.
8. Disabled Care Program in Shanghai, China
Volunteers opting for the Disabled Care Project would get to work with children affected by Cerebral Palsy. Volunteers will have to look after the children and help them in carrying out their daily routine.
9. Elephant and Community Development Project in Kegalle, Sri Lanka
This is one of the best volunteer abroad programs for gap year travelers and backpackers as it not only gives you a chance to spend time with the elephants, but also helps you to live with the mahout community and work with them. Volunteers joining the Elephant Camp and Community Development Project also gets to learn the Sinhalese language along with some cooking lessons!
10. Volunteer with Elephants in Surin, Thailand
Surin, a town in Thailand, is popularly known as ‘The Elephant Capital’ where hundreds of elephants dwell. Volunteers who are interested in spending time with the elephants, interacting, feeding and bathing them, can join the Elephant Volunteer Project in Surin.
11. Kindergarten Project in Bangkok
How wonderful it would be to spend time teaching and playing with little Thai kids on weekdays, and exploring the floating markets on weekend! This program in Thailand is perfect for those who wants to travel and volunteer in one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world.
12. Child Care and Social Welfare Program in Cape Town, South Africa
Volunteers joining the Child Care and Social Welfare Program will have to work with children and women in Cape Town’s townships and suburban areas which are socially disadvantaged areas of the city.
13. Township Project in South Africa
Volunteers will have to dedicate themselves for ‘Edu-Care’ – educating and caring for the children and also look after animal rehabilitation in the township of Imizamo Yethu. Enthusiasts joining the Township Project will get the opportunity to spend ample time with the locals, and can also go for wildlife safaris on weekends.
14. Volunteer for Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
While there are so many things to do in Costa Rica, being a part of the Turtle Conservation Project would be a cherry on the cake! Volunteers would clean the beaches, look after the turtle nests, monitor the eggs and take care of the little ones after the eggs hatch.
15. Health Care Volunteering Program in Arusha, Tanzania
Placements are provided in and around the city of Arusha and pre-med as well as medical students, dental students, nursing students as well as medical professionals looking for an opportunity of international hands-on experience can join the Health Care Program in Tanzania.
16. Orphanage Project in Arusha, Tanzania
The Orphanage Volunteer Program focuses on the development of the underprivileged orphans dwelling in the shelter homes. College/University students who are looking for an opportunity to travel and volunteer in Africa can opt for this project.
17. Health Care Program in Cusco, Peru
Volunteers joining the Health Care Program in Peru, will have to work in hospitals, health clinics and medical camps along with doctors and nurses. The main tasks would be to assist the doctors and observe the improvement in the conditions of the patients.
Volunteering Solutions has more than 120 projects in 19 different countries across the world, and you can choose for any of those. But, in order to make the hunt easier for you, we have given the list of the best volunteer abroad programs of 2017.