Volunteering Abroad

Affordable international service projects in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand. Try doing something different for your next vacation and make a difference in the world that you can see for yourself.

CHOOSE from a wide range of 20+ service projects abroad with year-round start dates. If you are considering traveling overseas for an authentic experience off the beaten track, looking for a gap year volunteer program where you can leave your mark on the places and people you visit, stepping out of your comfort zone and learning a new perspective of the world, we have just the right project for you.

CHOOSE from a variety of projects such as turtle conservation, environment conservation or coaching sports. You also choose the destination, how long to volunteer for and when you wish to arrive. All participants on our programs work a 4-day week, receive 24/7 in-country support from our full-time staff, are provided with accommodation and meals in safe and secure housing.

UVOLUNTEER is a small boutique volunteer abroad organization founded in 2007. Over the last decade, we have helped thousands of travelers experience affordable volunteer abroad placements in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand. Our service projects projects are run in collaboration with local communities and non-profit social projects. Our close relationships with the local communities help us better serve their needs and empower positive social change.

Contact us today +1 877-535-2159

Project Destinations

Most Popular Projects


Volunteer in Costa Rica Teaching English

As a teaching English volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and adults in Costa Rica. Conversational English is a skill sought by many employers; by teaching English, you can help people...


Volunteer in Ghana in Healthcare

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with uncommon ailments in Ghana by joining the uVolunteer Medical and Healthcare Project. Get hands-on in busy hospital departments like maternity, surgery and physical therapy, and observe diagnoses and treatment of conditions like...


Volunteer in Costa Rica in Building and Construction

Volunteers help build houses for local residents and assist with tasks like clearing land for the build site, digging foundations, laying bricks and roof tiles, mixing cement, plastering, painting and fixing dilapidated buildings.


Volunteer in Thailand in Childcare

Sports education volunteers encourage physical activity among public school students and introduce them to new sports. They plan and deliver physical education lessons with a qualified teacher and assist with school events and inter-school competitions.


Volunteer in Ghana at an Orphanage

Work with children at orphanages in Ghana to provide vital life-enriching support and interaction. Help children develop emotionally, socially and academically by encouraging routine, engaging with youngsters and teaching English and other subjects at the onsite school, as well...


Volunteer in Thailand Teaching Computer Skills

Working with a teacher in an IT class, you’ll help public elementary school students master fundamental computer skills like Microsoft Office, Internet research and typing. You can also teach classes based on any specialized computer skills you may have.

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Building & Construction Volunteering

Day Care Center Volunteering

Sports Education Volunteering

Special Needs Volunteering

SVSU.EDU - Alternative Breaks

Teaching English Volunteer

Program Information Brochure

If you are interested in joining the program, you should download and read this program information brochure.

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