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Short Term Volunteer Abroad

Volunteering Solutions has a wide range of interesting, meaningful & affordable Short Term Volunteer Programs starting from 1 week, available across different countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa & Australia. These programs are meant for those who have limited time in hand, yet keen to serve the underprivileged society and make a difference through their active contribution. No matter whether you are a pre-med student looking for a medical mission trip abroad, or a solo traveler keen to volunteer with children, or maybe a backpacker who's interested in volunteering for a conservation program abroad - we have it all for you! 

Our short term volunteering opportunities include various programs ranging from Teaching, Child Care, Conservation Programs, Women Empowerment, Community Development, Disabled Care and much more. Although your contribution might seem little to you, you surely can make a huge difference in the lives of the people you'll work with.

Perfect for high school & college students as well as for those who have a regular job and can't afford to volunteer for a longer period, these short term volunteering programs will be the best way to serve and gain the first-hand experience. It's definitely one of a kind learning journey, and you'll get to meet & connect to people from different parts of the world, know more about their culture and lifestyle, and widen your social network. We’ll provide you with a Certificate of Completion, once you finish your volunteering trip, which will enhance your CV and boost your career. You'll also have ample time to wander and explore the popular sites in your host country and savor the authentic local delicacies as well.

Scroll down to take a quick look at the short term programs that we have in store for you, and pick the best one that aligns with your tastes and preferences!

Most Recommended Short Term Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Childcare Volunteer Program in Arusha, Tanzania

Childcare Program

  • Arusha
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  • Childcare

Volunteers in the Childcare Program work in different childcare centers and street children projects in and around the region of Arusha. Due to...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer Program in Nepal

Childcare Program

  • Kathmandu
  • |
  • Childcare

Be a volunteer for the Childcare Program in Kathmandu, Nepal and render invaluable support to the kids who live underprivileged lives

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer With Children in Surin Thailand

Childcare Program

  • Surin
  • |
  • Childcare

Volunteer with children in Surin, Thailand, work at a daycare and assist the local staff in taking care of children. The project involves 5 days...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer NGO Support and Human Rights Morocco

Volunteer NGO Support

  • Rabat
  • |
  • Community Development

Under this program volunteers are placed with local NGO's working towards the upliftment of the society and the downtrodden. NGO's focus on many...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Mexico

Mexico - 2 Week Special

  • Merida
  • |
  • 2 Week Specials

Are you looking for a short term volunteering program in Mexico? Be a part of this 2 weeks special volunteer program and make a difference.

  • 2Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer in India - Dharamsala

Childcare Program

  • Dharamsala - Palampur
  • |
  • Childcare

Volunteers in childcare program to work in local daycare centers or “Anganwadis” as they are locally called, located in and around Palampur....

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer in Uganda

Childcare Program

  • Kampala Region
  • |
  • Childcare

Volunteer in the Childcare Program in Uganda to help young children in the Kampala region, work with the local staff and assist in the children’s...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer Program in Costa Rica

Childcare Volunteer Program

  • Santa Barbara De Heredia
  • |
  • Childcare

In Childcare Volunteer Program in Costa Rica, work in local childcare centers, community centers, take care of children, make meals for them,...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer Program in Kenya

Childcare Program

  • Nairobi
  • |
  • Childcare

Volunteering in Kenya with children is the most rewarding experience for volunteers. Volunteers work alongside the existing staff to care for the...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Childcare Volunteer Program in Morocco

Childcare Volunteer Program

  • Rabat
  • |
  • Childcare

Under the childcare program, volunteers work in childcare centers, NGO's that help street children and run kindergartens for underprivileged...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Childcare Volunteering in Brazil

Childcare Program

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Childcare

Childcare Volunteering Project in Brazil will be a fun-filled affair, as you'll get to spend all your time with the little ones while playing,...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Community Development Volunteering

Community Development

  • Nosy Komba Island
  • |
  • Community Development

Be a volunteer and contribute towards the development of infrastructures where the entire community in Nosy Komba gets benefited as a whole

  • 2-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Conservation Volunteer For Endangered Animals

Conservation Of Endangered Animals

  • Gladstone
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a volunteer for the Conservation Of Endangered Animals in Australia and make a meaningful impact while gaining first-hand work experience.

  • 2-6 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Conservation Volunteering Program in New Zealand

Conservation Volunteering

  • Auckland, Christchurch, Punakaiki & Wellington
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Join the Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand & work for making a difference towards the environment. Live amidst nature, share your hands in...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Disabled Care Volunteer Program

Disabled Care

  • Merida
  • |
  • Disabled Care

Be a part of the disabled care volunteering program in Mexico and make a difference in the lives of those who are special.

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Elephant and Community Volunteer Project

Elephant & Community Project

  • Kegalle
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Volunteers working in this program will work in Kegalle taking care of abandoned elephants as well as getting involved in other community projects...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 16 years+
English Teaching Volunteer in China - Beijing

School for Poor Children

  • Beijing
  • |
  • Teaching

The Teaching Volunteer Program in China, Beijing is dedicated to children from poor immigrant families. Volunteers will work at local schools,...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
English Teaching Volunteer Program

English Teaching

  • Nosy Komba Island
  • |
  • Teaching

Make a difference by volunteering for the English Teaching Program in Madagascar and help the youth to shape a better future.

  • 2-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
English Teaching Volunteering in Brazil

Teaching Program

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Teaching

Being a volunteer for the English Teaching Program in Brazil, you'll have to teach the children & adults. It'll be a great opportunity for those...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Food Waste Management Volunteer Program

Food Waste Management

  • Porto
  • |
  • Community Development

Being a volunteer for the Food Waste Management Project would be a perfect choice for gap year travelers as well as college student groups, who...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Giant Panda Volunteering Program

Giant Panda Volunteering

  • Chengdu
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a part of the Giant Panda Volunteering Program in China and make a difference in the conservation of these endangered animals.

  • 1Week
  • |
  • 17 years+
Kindergarten & Teaching Volunteer Program

Kindergarten & Teaching

  • Galle
  • |
  • Childcare

Being a volunteer for Kindergarten & Teaching Program with VolSol, you can think of creative ways to involve the children in activity-based...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Language & Orientation Week Delhi - India

Language & Orientation Week

  • Delhi
  • |
  • Language - Orientation Week

The 1 week long Orientation week is highly recommended for volunteers to understand and soak in a bit of India before the start their volunteering...

  • 1Week
  • |
  • 17 years+
Language & Orientation Week Nepal

Language & Orientation Week

  • Kathmandu
  • |
  • Language - Orientation Week

Volunteering Solutions gives it's volunteers a great opportunity to learn the culture, history and language of Nepal. Orientation week is aimed to...

  • 1Week
  • |
  • 17 years+
Manual Labour Volunteer Project in Brazil

Manual Labour Project

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Community Development

If you wish to get your hands dirty and do some hard work for ensuring a better life for the underprivileged people living in the favela, then you...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Turtle Conservation

  • Galle
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Join sea turtle conservation program in Sri Lanka with Volsol and contribute meaningfully towards the wellbeing of the Sea Turtles and play an...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Spanish Immersion Week Costa Rica

Spanish Immersion Week

  • Santa Barbara De Heredia
  • |
  • Language - Orientation Week

Join the Spanish Immersion Week in Costa Rica and get to improve your Spanish skills and also live like a local from taking dancing lessons to...

  • 1Week
  • |
  • 17 years+
Sports Volunteering in Ghana | Football Coaching

Football Coaching

  • Tamale
  • |
  • Sports Coaching

Volunteer in the Football Coaching Program in Ghana, teach soccer to young children in schools & soccer clubs in Tamale, assist the coaches of the...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Street Children Volunteer Program Delhi - India

Street Children Program

  • Delhi
  • |
  • Childcare

Be a part of Street Children Volunteer Program in Delhi, teach the children, play with them, take them on educational tours of the city, fundraise...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Teach Art or Paint Murals Project

Teaching Art & Painting Murals

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Teaching

For all the art lovers who wish to take a break and volunteer in Brazil, this would be a meaningful and unique step, as it'll give you the chance...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Teaching English Volunteer Program

Teaching English

  • Merida
  • |
  • Teaching

Wish to be a part of the teaching English volunteering program in Mexico and spread the light of education among the underprivileged ones?

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Township Volunteering Program in Port Elizabeth

Township Volunteer Project

  • Port Elizabeth
  • |
  • Childcare

Volunteering Solutions provides affordable and meaningful opportunities for those who are keen on volunteering with children in the Port Elizabeth...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Turtle Conservation Program in Northern Australia

Turtle Conservation

  • Cairns
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a part of the Turtle Conservation Program in Northern Australia and contribute towards protecting these animals thriving at Great Barrier Reef.

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Urban Gardening Volunteering Program in Brazil

Urban Gardening

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Community Development

Learn more about tropical urban gardening and help the local favela community in understanding the necessity of this. You'll also have to work in...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Urban Reforestation Volunteer Program

Urban Reforestation

  • Merida
  • |
  • Environment Conservation

Join the urban reforestation volunteering program in Mexico and contribute to environmental sustainability. It’ll be a great way to protect Mother...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer at a Food Bank

Work At Food Bank

  • Merida
  • |
  • Community Development

Incredible opportunity to Volunteer at a food bank in Mexico and help several people to satiate their hunger by having a meal.

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Construction & Community Development Uganda

Construction & Community Development

  • Kampala Region
  • |
  • Community Development

Volunteers who enroll for this projects enjoy a wide variety of work opportunities. Depending on the time of the projects, volunteers will be...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Girls Teaching Program Ghana

Girls Education Program

  • Tamale
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteer to provide education to young girls in the Girls, help young disadvantaged females living in urban village around Tamale, assist in...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer in Costa Rica At Wildlife & Rescue Center

Wildlife & Rescue Center Volunteering

  • Various
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Take up Volunteer work for conserving the wildlife in Costa Rica, explore the rich biodiversity of the country and explore its eco-reserves, work...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer in Costa Rica with Turtles

Turtle Conservation Program

  • Various
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Join the exciting Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Program in Costa Rica, work with turtles to help conserve their habitat and their receding...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer in India For Disabled Care

Special Needs Care Program

  • Delhi
  • |
  • Disabled Care

Volunteers working in this program can help mentally challenged, children with multiple disabilities and autistic children. assisting the local...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer in Peru - Cusco For Disabled Care

Volunteer with Disabled Children

  • Cusco
  • |
  • Disabled Care

Volunteer with disabled children in Cusco - Peru to work in a local school for mentally challenged and deaf students, teaching the kids, playing...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer Projects in Ghana for Community Development

Community Development Project

  • Tamale
  • |
  • Community Development

Volunteers working in the Community Development Project work in village communities located 15-20 kms outside the city of Tamale. Our volunteers...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teacher Assistant in Kindergartens Cusco, Peru

Teacher Assistant in Kindergartens

  • Cusco
  • |
  • Teaching

Work in rural kindergartens and assist as a “Promoter” to enable better learning and assist the local teachers, a rewarding opportunity for people...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

Teaching English Program

  • Santa Barbara De Heredia
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteer in the Teaching English Program to teach English to primary and middle school students in schools, assist the local teachers to improve...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching English in Cusco, Peru

Teaching English Program

  • Cusco
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteers in this program teach English to local Peruvian students in English schools. The schools are in need of English speaking volunteers on...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching in Ghana

Teaching Program

  • Tamale
  • |
  • Teaching

As a volunteer, you will be teaching English and other subjects such as Mathematics, Geography and General Knowledge to the children. The...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching in Kenya

Teaching English Program

  • Nairobi
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteer teaching program in Kenya is an opportunity to teach English to the children of undeserved communities, directly engage with locals and...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching in Surin Thailand

Teaching Program

  • Surin
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteer Teaching program in Surin, Thailand, teach students in local schools, responsibilities include teaching different subjects, assisting...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer Teaching in Tanzania - Arusha

Teaching Program

  • Arusha
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteers in the Teaching program work in primary and secondary schools in and around the region of Arusha which aims at educational development...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching Program in Morocco Rabat

Teaching English or French

  • Rabat
  • |
  • Teaching

Morocco has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, despite the fact that government provides free education to children below 15 years of age.

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer Teaching Program in Nepal

Teaching Program

  • Kathmandu
  • |
  • Teaching

Join the Volunteer Teaching program in Nepal. Volunteers work at local schools in Kathmandu to educate children by teaching English, Maths,...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching Program in Uganda

Teaching Program

  • Kampala Region
  • |
  • Teaching

Educational opportunities are one of the few ways where the kids in Uganda can break their cycle of poverty and prepare for a brighter future....

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer Teaching Programs in India - Dharamsala

Teaching Program

  • Dharamsala - Palampur
  • |
  • Teaching

Volunteer Teaching Program in India allows volunteers to improve literacy levels of students at local primary and secondary schools, get practical...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Volunteer With Elephants in Surin Thailand

Volunteer at an Elephant Village

  • Surin
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Thailand elephant volunteering program in Surin is a unique opportunity, not only to get up close and personal with them but to live in a genuine...

  • 1-4 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand - Chiang Mai

Elephant Camp Project

  • Chiang Mai
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Volunteer with elephants in Chiang Mai province, work with mahouts, collect elephant feed from the forest, help in making their vitamins, take...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Volunteering With Disadvantaged Children

Work With Disadvantaged Children

  • Merida
  • |
  • Disabled Care

Are you excited for Volunteering With Disadvantaged Children & Adolescents in Mexico and share some joy while making an impact in their lives?

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Program

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

  • Yackandandah
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Join the Wildlife Conservation Program in Australia and contribute towards protecting Mother Nature, being a responsible traveler.

  • 2-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Wildlife Volunteer Projects in South Africa

Wildlife Reserve Volunteer Program

  • Port Elizabeth
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a part of wildlife volunteer program in South Africa, located in Port Elizabeth, get an opportunity to ethically experience African wildlife...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Women Empowerment Volunteer Program

Women Empowerment

  • Kathmandu
  • |
  • Women Empowerment

Be a volunteer for the women empowerment project in Nepal with Volunteering Solutions and contribute effectively towards the lives of the...

  • 1-24 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Women Empowerment Volunteer Program Delhi - India

Women Empowerment Program

  • Delhi
  • |
  • Women Empowerment

Join Women Empowerment Volunteer Program in India, help underprivileged women to get a better life, make a big difference by sharing love and...

  • 1-18 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Youth Athletic Volunteer Program in Brazil

Youth Athletic Program

  • Rio De Janeiro
  • |
  • Sports Coaching

If you are sports lover and feel the zeal to coach the youth and students, then you can join the Youth Athletic Program and help to educate the...

  • 1-8 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Marine Conservation Volunteering Program in Portugal

Marine Conservation

  • Lisbon
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

As a part of the Marine Conservation Program, you will have the opportunity to join a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of...

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Teaching Volunteering Program in Pokhara

Teaching Volunteering Pokhara

  • Pokhara
  • |
  • Teaching

Join the Teaching Volunteering Program in Pokhara, Nepal and teach the little ones as well as young adults, spreading the lights of education.

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 17 years+
Wildlife & Penguin Care Program

Wildlife & Penguin Care

  • Tasmania
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Ready to be a part of the Wildlife & Penguin Care Volunteer Program in Tasmania and gain some first-hand international work experience.

  • 2-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+

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