TYPES OF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS ABROAD AND INTERNSHIPS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM
The types of
volunteer projects abroad you
can choose from are briefly described below. To read more detailed information
about the different types of projects, please click on the relevant links.
projects abroad suit everyone, from 16/17 year-old gappers to Career Breakers
and Grown Up Gappers in their 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, as well as for the more
volunteers who have retired but have lots of experience and energy to give
to society (read more). And if you want
some additional short adventure activities, like tours, safaris and cultural
courses while you're on your placement,
we have lots of Optional Add-Ons too!
Conversational English and other subjects in most of our destinations:
don't need any qualifications. You'll give much-needed help to children in
local communities. You can also teach Sports, Drama, IT, academic subjects,
Music, Football, Cricket - the list is almost endless. Your help is very
Teach Drama, Music and
Dance in most of our destinations:
Teach Drama, Music and/or Dance in schools in poorer communities. The
Arts are an excellent means of communicating and are also huge fun for
the kids! You don't need any qualifications., just lots of enthusiasm.
You can also take Dance Courses yourself.
and/or Play Sports in most of our destinations:
the largest provider of Sports coaching and playing projects. For
example, Football is very popular in Brazil, Ghana, South Africa, Sri Lanka
and India. We've started a Cricket Coaching project in Ghana which desperately needs
volunteers to ensure that the project continues. You can also teach sports
that don't have such a high profile, such as basketball or netball - there
are over 20 different types of sports for you to choose from.
Care and Orphanage Projects,
plus Community Development in most of our destinations:
projects are extremely fulfilling with a huge "feel good" factor. You
can help in orphanages, creches, street centres and Centres for the
mentally or physically disabled. You'll give so much and gain so much
Placements in most of our destinations:
Work with orphaned Elephants, Orang Utans,
Lions, Rhinos, Leopards, Cheetahs, Wild Dogs and many more different species. You can also
help to maintain coral reefs, natural forests and waterways.
Internships in most of our destinations:
Travellers is the leading provider of well-structured
work experience placements. Gain experience in Law,
Journalism, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Architecture, Hotel & Catering, Web Design, Veterinary
Medicine, Tourism, and more. An excellent entry on your CV.
Courses: in Argentina, Brazil, China,
Live the language! We have courses in Spanish in Argentina
Ecuador, Portuguese in Brazil, Mandarin in China,
Tamil in India. You can also combine a language
course with any other type of project if you'd like to!
Something Different! Cultural Courses in
Learn the Salsa and Tango in Argentina, or take a Photography course,
or Tai Chi,
Chinese Paining, Asian Cookery, Meditation and Yoga .... We have lots of
cultural opportunities and "off
the wall" projects to make your time overseas even more exciting!
YOUR WORK LIVES ON AFTER YOU
Our programmes continue after your work
is completed, ensuring that the help you provide is long-term and
on-going. On most of our projects, the much-needed work involved would
have to stop owing to lack of funding and/or expertise if it weren't for
your help and our financial support.
Your placement will be interesting and rewarding
for you and the people you help in your
host country - and you won't want to leave!
"It was a very sad goodbye at the school ...
the experience we had was amazing. We still think back on it
every day and we know that there are already lots of letters waiting for us."
Carlijn and Debbie, South Africa
"The teaching was hard work
at times ... however, the whole experience was very rewarding and we both gained
so much from it. The school were very friendly and welcoming and all the staff
looked after us very well. We were made to feel wanted and they were very
appreciative of all our efforts." Nicholas Harland and Tom Gilchrist, India.
"I want to praise your services at
Travellers - everyone I've spoken to or been in touch with has been
very helpful. On top of this I'd like to say that the website is absolutely
wonderful. I have had a good look through it and it has all the kind of
details people would ask questions about, on top of advice etc., and overall
it was just very detailed and extremely helpful. So if there's anywhere
that customer comments are accepted, please pass on how happy I have been
both with my staff encounters as well as the website there at Travellers!"
Katy Bradbury, Sri Lanka and Malaysia
(Stephanie Edwards on her placement in South Africa!)