Top Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs For 2019


Volunteering abroad endows you with the scope to travel and explore a country with the locals, and the experience you gather would last a lifetime. Summer is the best time for interested candidates to set sail and travel abroad to volunteer. Most of the high school/ college/ university students aim to optimize their summer break and engage themselves in quality learning.

Off late, more and more people from all across the world are opting for summer volunteering projects and therefore, Volunteering Solutions has come up with specially crafted ‘Summer Volunteering Programs’ in 6 exotic destinations where one can get a perfect experience of volunteering and travel, utilizing their break in the most brilliant way possible.

Let’s take a quick look at the destinations where students and gap year travelers can travel to volunteer, this summer!

1. Thailand

Volunteer In Summer 2018

Ranking among the Top Destinations of South East Asia according to the Lonely Planet, Thailand welcomed more than 6 million travelers from all across the world in 2015. If you’ve always dreamt of exploring the nightlife of Bangkok, shopping at the floating markets, or spending time with elephants in Surin – then be a part of the Thailand Summer Volunteering Program. You’ll get ample time to spend with the locals while volunteering, and also learn to cook delicious Thai food.

Volunteer with elephants, take care of them and feed them while knowing how the mahouts usually take care of them at an elephant village in Surin. During the second half of your stay, you will get to work in the community – volunteers can redecorate a school, make proper drainage system in the villages or maybe construct a toilet for the host community.

  • Duration of The Program: 3 weeks (Extended Beach Week at Koh Phangan is available at an extra cost)
  • Location of Project: Surin, Bangkok
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years

2. India

Summer volunteer program in India

If you have always wanted to explore the glory of India, then shout out this summer! Join the India Summer Program and discover the hidden gems of India. Experience volunteering in the capital city of Delhi, go for trekking in the Himalayas in Dharamshala, savor the delicious Indian spicy food in Jaipur and gather blessings at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. And of course, how can you miss the Taj Mahal when you are traveling in India?

All the participants will get to spend quality time with little kids in New Delhi while volunteering for the Street Children project or Orphanage Project. Those who are eager to work with children can choose this program and shower the little ones with immense love and care while teaching them through activities and fun games.

  • Duration of the Program: 3 Weeks (Additional Goa Beach Week is available at an extra cost)
  • Location of Project: New Delhi, Palampur
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 Years


3. Nepal

summer volunteer in Nepal

The little-landlocked country nestled in the lap of the Himalayas would be a great destination to travel and explore during the summers. Nepal is a beautiful country surrounded by snow clad mountains and has hundreds of temples making it a paradise on Earth. The 3 weeks Nepal Summer Volunteering Program is essentially crafted for those who are looking for a summer plan.

Volunteers will get to explore the capital city of Kathmandu and volunteer with the little kids, and also discover the nearby sites of Pokhara, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur. For those who want to experience some adrenaline rush can travel to Nepal for paragliding, trekking and river rafting.

  • Duration of The Program: 3 weeks
  • Location of Project: Kathmandu
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years

4. Ghana

summer volunteer in Ghana

Ghana is one of the most favored African destinations for volunteer traveling, as the country provides a lot of scope for learning. Volunteers get to know about the culture and traditions of the tribes and spend time with them while engaging in community development projects. Ghana Summer Volunteering Program is designed in such a way that volunteers can get to explore the country and tick everything in their bucket list.

Those who choose this program will get two sets of work – one is community development where they have to help the locals in the construction work, second is teaching the little kids in a rural school. Volunteers will get a chance to explore the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Ghana.

  • Duration of The Program: 3 weeks
  • Location of Project: Tamale
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years

5. Tanzania

summer volunteer in Tanzania

Get a chance to meet the Big 5 of Africa while exploring the Serengeti National Park this summer. Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, explore the markets and museums, gorge on the amazing local delicacies that are there for you and know the Maasai community closely during the Summer Volunteering Program. Our team has created this program so that you can experience the best of Tanzania within a stipulated time frame.

Volunteers will have to assist the staff at the childcare center where they need to feed and take care of the little ones. The children should be kept engaged with fun-filled games and activities. Volunteers can also assist the staff members in the administrative work. Volunteers will also be taken to meet the HIV/AIDS victims at an Outreach Medical Program in Arusha. It would be a great learning opportunity for the participants.

  • Duration of The Program: 3 weeks
  • Location of Project: Arusha
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years

6. Cambodia

summer volunteer in Cambodia

A country with immense historical significance amalgamated with the sparkles of nature, Cambodia is one of the most preferred countries where volunteers travel every year. From the Khmer Dynasty ruins at Angkor to the peaceful beaches at Sihanoukville – the country has so much to offer that you might feel like putting a pause to time. Cambodia Summer Volunteering Program tactfully includes volunteering and traveling in the most effective manner, in order to ensure that each volunteer can make the most of his/her trip.

Volunteers will have to teach English to the local youngsters in Kompong Speu, a rural part of Cambodia. The support by the volunteers will help the people to choose a better career option and get well-versed in the English language.

  • Duration of The Program: 3 weeks
  • Location of Project: Phnom Penh
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years


The wait is over! Take a volunteer trip during your summer break and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. All the summer volunteer abroad opportunities that are provided by Volunteering Solutions are extremely affordable and exciting.

For more info, get in touch with our Program Advisors – [email protected]

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