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A Guide to Short Term Volunteer Trips

One or two week long volunteer opportunities? Heck yes! You don't need to do the Peace Corps or volunteer for multiple years on end to have a meaningful impact while volunteering abroad. You've already asked yourself "How long should I volunteer abroad?" and know the answer—short-term. You already know that you can positively contribute to sustainable projects and ongoing improvements in as little as 1-2 weeks, so you're ready to make some moves. Short term volunteering abroad is the new black; all that's missing is you. Check out any of the organizations listed here to get your meaningful travel adventure started. 


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Short Term Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Volunteering abroad can be a life changing experience, but with busy work and study schedules it may seem impossible to find the time. Because of this GoEco provides a wealth of short-term volunteering options lasting 1 to 2 weeks. These programs fit into any busy schedule, yet still provide volunteers with a sense of adventure and a chance to make a meaningful contribution to their cause.


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Inspiring Adventures from only 1 Week

Frontier offers a range of adventure travel & volunteering experiences which you can take part on from only one week. Some of our most popular short-term locations include Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji & Tenerife. You can take part in a marine conservation project, work as a teacher or sports coach, care for rescued animals or live on a research camp in one of the most biodiverse areas on earth.

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Affordable 1-2 Week Volunteer Programs Fees from $10/day!

Short on time? International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different destinations around the world with programs available from 1 week to 24 weeks.


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Make a REAL difference with Love Volunteers – From US$175!

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures, whilst providing help where it is really needed. Join us on an affordable, safe and responsible 1-2 week voluntary service project for a truly memorable experience! Check out our exciting program options!

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Renowned for friendly people and a relaxed pace, Laos is a perfect place to visit for volunteer travel, and teaching monks could be a great and rewarding way to spend your time while you are there. Many rural boys move to urban areas to ordain as Buddhist monks for low-cost living and for the opportunity of an education. You will teach English to the monks at Wat Siphoutthabat School in Luang P...


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Projects Abroad

Interning abroad in Medicine & Healthcare in Tanzania is an excellent way to gain experience combined with the chance to help people in some of the most under-resourced medical institutions in the developing world. Projects Abroad works with both small health clinics and large government hospitals in Tanzania, allowing interns the unique opportunity to experience a variety of different depar...


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African Impact

Share your passion for people and love of teaching in Cape Town, as you work with underprivileged inner-city communities, teaching and caring for disadvantaged children and creating fun learning activities. Although voted one of world’s top tourist destinations, Cape Town has many informal settlements ridden with poverty, substance abuse, unemployment and HIV/AIDS; issues which largely stem ...


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Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies. As a leader in the field of international volunteer travel since 1995, we know that the best approach to international volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community. In every communi...


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Volunteers work with at-risk children in and around the historic city of Cusco, Peru. Placements include working in community centers, orphanages, rural schools, and street children programs. Projects focus on providing boys and girls with shelter, food, and education. Various educational, recreational, and health projects are ongoing to support these unfortunate children. Volunteers work to he...


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Kaya Responsible Travel

Volunteer in the east of Thailand on this elephant welfare project and work with communities that have lived with elephants for centuries. Since the ban on logging and the introduction of machinery, opportunities to work for these communities has become limited and people and elephants often starve. As a result the government has introduced initiatives to use the elephants to encourage ethical ...


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CrossContinental offers affordable intern abroad, volunteer abroad, culture/language immersion programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Gain hands-on experience, improve your resume, enhance cultural understanding, and build global network. Stay with a host family for culture and language immersion. Affordable program fees start from only USD180 (accommodation & meals included). These vo...


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Volunteer with Children Rescued from the Dumpsite

Volunteer with children being rehabilitated from a local dump in the Philippines and have the opportunity to not only participate in a rewarding outreach project but also help contribute to making long-term actions to remove more children from working at the Tacloban City dumpsite. Scavenging for plastics and other recyclable items at the city dump is a grim reality of life for many children i...


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ELI Abroad

Nepal is a country beloved by all who visit. Warm and friendly people, a rich cultural heritage, and scenic beauty that defies the imagination. Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world, and one of the few places where Hindus and Buddhists live together in harmony. This country has long been a popular destination for explorers and nature lovers. At any given moment Kathmandu is overflowi...


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Volunteering Journeys

Join our Teaching English in Sri Lanka program, a volunteering opportunity that offers you numerous enriching options: working in local government schools, helping out in local community centers within villages affected by tsunami, and teaching Buddhist monks in monastery schools. Your tasks depend mostly on your placement, ranging from assisting local teachers with English teaching to educ...


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Performing Arts Abroad

Spend your time living on Costa Rica’s breathtaking Pacific Coast and enrich your appreciation of the power of music, and impact local children by volunteering at a local music school. Contribute your skills by giving individual lessons and teaching group music courses to local low-income children. Through volunteering you will give the school and community a great resource and gain an intricat...