Volunteer Abroad Programs For University & College Groups

Volunteer Abroad Programs For University & College Groups

Volunteering Solutions facilitates professional, rewarding, and impactful volunteering projects for college and university students who are looking for international work exposure, hands-on work, and academic enhancement. College Student Groups, University Clubs, and Faculty-Led Student Groups can undertake the projects offered. In the last 17 years, we have hostel more than 150 college and university groups across the world, who traveled and volunteered to make a difference. Currently, we have group volunteering abroad projects available across 40+ destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.

Check out our specially curated sample itineraries for group volunteering abroad projects:

Given below are some sample itineraries of different programs available for groups. These are just a few examples of the amazing experiential service learning trips we offer for groups. All the itineraries can be fully customized depending on the group's requirements. Scroll down the page below to send in your query for a group Quote and get in touch with our group's team or write to us at with the subject title ‘Group Program Enquiry’  to get a customized itinerary for your trip.

Volsol has facilitated several faculty led and student led university and college groups in the past from institutions around the world, some of which include :-

  • Georgia Tech University, USA
  • Leeds University, UK
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • Trinity College, Ireland
  • IMEPAC Centro Universitario, Brazil
  • University of Wisconsin, AMSA
  • Florida International University
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
  • Grand Valley State University, USA
  • Gulf Dental Student Association
  • Touro College, USA

"The program was super fun and educational! The program coordinator went out of his way to make sure our group was having a great time.The doctors and nurses at the hospital were also friendly & accommodating. It was such a wonderful experience to shadow these medical professionals and gain insight into how the healthcare system works in Kenya.The program really exceeded my expectations. Everyone involved made this experience incredible and I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to volunteer in Kenya"



(Member of University of Wisconsin Pre Medical Group)

India - Kerala

Youth Travel and Volunteer Expedition
Program Overview

This program offers a balanced combination of trekking, leisure and volunteering activities in the southern state of Kerala which the students will enjoy and cherish for a lifetime. Experience the phenomenal nature through adventure; make a contribution to the local community and carry away huge learning's worth a lifetime.

  • Cultural Insight of God’s Own country – Kerala
  • Trekking through Hill stations and Global Bio Diversity Hot Spots
  • Participating in community based projects in rural Kerala
  • Leisure phase with lot of adventure activities
  • Great opportunity for self learning


Itinerary in Brief

Day 1 – Group arrival in Kochi, Kerala

Day 2 – Transfer from Kochi to Base Camp (approx-5-6hrs)

Day 3 – Trek to Anaerangal Lakeside

Day 4 – Mathekettan Shola Trek

Day 5 – Chaturangapara Trek

Day 6 – Transfer from Chaturangapara to Haripad ( 5 Hours)

Day 7 to 11 - Project Work At Haripad – Renovation work at a local school

Day 12 to 15  - Transfer to Alleppey for R&R

Day 16 – Day 16: Transfer to Airport

Program Length

The program length is 16 days

Group Size

The minimum group size for the expedition is 10 members. 

Customize your group

Thank you for your interest in developing a  program for your university group. At Volunteering Solutions we can customize a program that will meet your group requirements.


Bali & Gili Trawangan Trip
Program Overview

This fun trip is ideal for groups and includes volunteering activity in Ubud as well as other activities exploring the beautiful island of Bali and Gili Trawangan. The itinerary can be fully customised depending on the requirements of the group.

Sample Schedule

Day 1: Denpasar arrival – Ubud
Meals: D
Welcome to Indonesia! Arrive Denpasar Airport (DPS). Transfer over to your accommodation in Ubud. Ubud is Bali’s artistic heart and the center of cultural events. Surrounded by a beautiful rural landscape it is easy to see where the artists find their inspiration. This is a great place for buying special mementos in many small shops and galleries. For those wishing to know more about Balinese art, a visit to one of the local museums will provide some fascinating insight. Cultural events such as ceremonies, dances and temple festivals occur frequently and Ubud, which has many good restaurants where you can enjoy simple Balinese or European food. Ubud is also the center for studying Yoga in Bali. Welcome dinner with the group at one of the famous local restaurants. 

Day 2: Ubud Volunteering

Meals: B, L

After breakfast, it’s now time to make a positive impact! You will spend the day getting involved with a community service project at a local NGO which takes care of people with special needs! Get involved in their teaching classes, or help with craft activities, painting, gymnastics or whatever else is going on in their learning centre. The local teachers will guide you and this is a truly rewarding and beneficial experience to this NGO. The session will be split into two groups, so go either in the morning or afternoon.

Day 3: Full Day Tour to visit Gitgit Waterfall & Ulun Danu Beratan Lake

Meals: B, L

A day of exploring Bali’s hidden treasures deep in the forests of central Bali – this one is bound to take your breath away! Marvel at the cascading waters of Git Git Waterfall (the tallest waterfall in Bali, our guide will lead you to its finest vantage points, ensuring you don't waste time searching for the waterfalls. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters if you desire. Next visit is to enjoy the view at Bratan Lake in the afternoon. It’s set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful view and hills surround it also cool atmosphere and hills as a backdrop. Back to hotel. 

Day 4: Transfer Ubud – P. Bai – fast boat to Gili Trawangan 

Meals: B 

Today you will be transferred to Padang Bai harbour for your fast boat trip today to Gili Trawangan. Welcome to paradise!
Gili Trawangan is part of the Gili Islands archipelago just off the northwest coast of Lombok. Although it measures only 3 km long and 2 km wide, it’s the largest of the three Gili Islands and the only one to rise significantly above sea level. The island has many accommodations, restaurants, and dive shops and is known as a party island, where mostly young people stay. There are no motorized vehicles on the island and local transport is only by bicycle or horse and cart.

Day 5: Gili Trawangan - Biorock Snorkel Tour

Meals: B, L

Explore the underwater world and artificial coral reef restoration project. This tour is around 1,5hours starting at the Gili Eco Trush eco shop. Here you will watch a short documentary on how Gili Eco Trush build the structures and why they need them to protect the reefs around Gili Islands. It’s a short walk from Gili Eco Trush eco shop down to the sea, where you will swim out 50 meters to see the first solar powered Biorocks and the Vintage Vespa scooters (be sure to bring a camera if you have one, to ride Gilis only motorbikes!)

Day 6: Gili Trawangan

Meals: B 

Free day Gili Trawangan.

Day 7: Gili Trawangan – Kuta

Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a fast boat to go back to Bali and transfer to your hotel in Kuta.
Kuta is a beach and resort town in the south of Bali with a jumping nightlife that lies just north of Ngurah Rai International Airport. It was one of the first towns in Bali to see tourist development and is best known for its Indian Ocean surfing and party-centric atmosphere. Kuta's long, consistent waves make it one of the island’s most popular surf spots, particularly beginners, and plenty of outfitters offer board rentals and surf lessons. Along the length of its long sandy beach visitors can find a wide range of different accommodations, many restaurants and bars.

Day 8: Surfing Lesson & Tanah Lot Temple

Meals: B, L

Breakfast at the hotel. Our team will pick you up for a Surf lesson in the morning to catch some waves, or if surfing isn't your preference, you can opt to bask in the sun on pristine white sandy beaches and take a refreshing swim in the sea. A delectable lunch awaits you at a local restaurant. Followed with lunch, then seize the opportunity to witness the captivating sunset at the renowned 'Tanah Lot Temple,' often referred to as the temple on water. Drive back to hotel, free evening at leisure. 

Day 9: Kuta – Free day – Farewell dinner 

Meals: B, D

Free day at leisure

Enjoy an unforgettable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant, savouring the delectable flavours of authentic Indonesian cuisine.

Day 10: Departure

Meals: B

Departure transfer to Bali Airport for the flight to your next destination. 


Physiotherapy Placement in Vietnam
Program Overview

Our phsyiotherapy placement is highly recommended for physio students looking to gain hands on exposure of working in a developing country. The physiotherapy placement takes place in a treatment and rehabilitation center for children and veterans affected by the consequences of the Vietnam War. The center also provides the veterans’ children with special and integrating education, vocational training education and creates the favorable conditions for them in reintegrating into the communities.

The center is home to more than 100 disabled children, most of whom have both mental and physical disabilities. They require both basic and extensive treatments, as well as vocational training from the center.

Participants role initially will involve observing local healthcare staff and therapists to better understand common practices and attitudes towards the injured and disabled in the developing world. Students then assist with tasks such as capacity building, devising short and long-term therapy plans, implementing exercise programs for patients, and more.

  • Assist the rehabilitation center’s staff
  • Provide medical treatments and exercising activities to your patients
  • Learn basic Vietnamese phrases
  • Receive an induction and orientation class about living and traveling in Vietnam
  • Explore Hanoi like a local
  • Taste the local street food and experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine
Program Length

The program length is 2 weeks however it can be customized depending on the individual group requirements.

Customize your group

Thank you for your interest in developing a  program for your university group. At Volunteering Solutions we can customize a program that will meet your group requirements.

South Africa

Global Healthcare in South Africa
Program Overview

South Africa is a country of immense natural beauty, many diverse cultures and a unique political history. With its distinctive history of apartheid and transition to multi-cultural democracy, South Africa is a profoundly unique place to engage with issues of diversity, social justice and reconciliation. South Africa is positioned as a leader on the continent in terms of economic growth and political progress, yet it struggles with massive unemployment, slow economic growth, widespread poverty, income inequality and political stagnation. South Africa offers the opportunity for students to engage in social issues, interact with the stories of everyday South Africans and to practically make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. 

  • Hospital and clinic visits
  • Service learning in an underprivileged community in Cape Town. This includes working in a children’s clinic, adult respite center and in a home-based care program.
  • Lectures and workshops with healthcare professionals
  • Immersive cultural engagements; township bicycle tour, Cape Malay cooking experience, Robben Island prison tour and talk with former political prisoner
  • Leisure activities; city sightseeing, Table Mountain and Cape Point
Activites and Experiences included in the Program
  • Table Mountain
  • Oranjezicht City Farm
  • Company Gardens
  • Greenmarket Square
  • Cape Malay Cooking Experience
  • Masiphumelele Township Bicycle Tour
  • Bay Harbor Market
  • Robben Island Prison Tour
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Ex-Robben Island Prisoner Talk with Lionel Davis
  • Cape Point
  • Simon’s Town
  • Groote Schuur Hospital Tour
  • Heart of Cape Town Museum
Program Length

The program length is 2 weeks however it can be customized to a duration depending on the group requirements.

Customize your Program

Thank you for your interest in developing a  program for your university group. At Volunteering Solutions we can customize a program that will meet your group requirements.


Oral Health Placement for dental students
Program Overview

Our exceptional oral health placement program allows dental students to carry out dental care for children in rural community of Cambodia. Students are accompanied by experts who  have the adequate background in providing children healthcare programs, including dental care.

The students will receive sufficient training after arrival in Cambodia. On the ground training will be given upon arrival in Cambodia, to make sure the students feel confident and comfortable with the equipment used during placement. Every day the students will have the opportunity to handle good number of children that will certainly improve their skills and confidence level.

  • Explore the heart of Phnom Penh, visit the famous attractions
  • Immerse in the local Cambodian culture and learn Cambodian language
  • Visit a hospital and learn about health and dental care system in Cambodia
  • Exchange knowledge with local experts about dental care in Cambodia
  • Join dental treatment training with local experts
  • Take part in a dental check up camp for children and promote dental awareness among them?
Program Length

The program length is 3 weeks however it can be customized to a shorter duration depending on the group requirements.

Customize your Program

Thank you for your interest in developing a  program for your university group. At Volunteering Solutions we can customize a program that will meet your group requirements.

What kind of group volunteer abroad opportunities are available for college and university student groups?

Volunteering Solutions provides a range of projects covering Community Development, Education for underprivileged groups, Women's Empowerment, and Medical Volunteering including Physiotherapy, Dental, and Nursing.

These opportunities are tailored to meet academic, research, and professional learning needs, suitable for students studying Social Work, International Relations, Development Studies, Business Management, and Gender Studies, as well as Medical, Pre-Medical, Public Health, Nursing, Dental, and Physiotherapy. Under the guidance of professionals at all times, participants are encouraged to engage in 'hands-on' work according to their competence, skill set, and willingness to learn. 

Why should you choose the college and university group tours with Volunteering Solutions?

Volunteering Solutions offers comprehensive information booklets about both the destination and the project. We provide plenty of learning opportunities and immersive international travel experiences for high school, college, and university students. Additionally, we arrange smooth transportation and assistance within the country, along with quality and safe accommodation and meals. Each program is adjusted to meet the group's needs, ensuring a fulfilling experience for students and aligning with the requirements of their home country. After the program is over, each participant will get a ‘Certificate of Program Completion’.

Faculty-Led Group Volunteering

Perfect for university students in professional courses, our Faculty-led projects offer hands-on learning with professional guidance. Medical, Dentistry, Nursing, and Physiotherapy students can choose from medical, dentistry, nursing, and physiotherapy volunteering projects in various destinations. Additionally, students of Social Work, International Relations, Development Studies, Business Management, and Gender Studies can participate in community development, women's empowerment, and girls' education projects. 

Student-Led Group Volunteering 

University students seeking a meaningful and affordable volunteering experience during their Summer or Spring break can opt for these student-led group volunteering programs. They can pick from various projects available in 24 countries. Whether they want to teach kindergarten kids, help in childcare centers, or support orphanages, there's something for everyone. For those eager to work in the field, there are opportunities in community development, construction, and renovation projects. Medical or pre-med student groups can gain valuable experience by volunteering in medical clinics and hospitals alongside professionals.

Please note that a minimum of 5 students is required to participate in a group project.

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