What do we do?

Travel, Culture and Education

uVolunteer offers a variety of affordable and culturally insightful volunteer abroad placements in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand.

Are you interested in teaching English in elementary schools or in daycare centers in Thailand, helping at an orphanage in Ghana, turtle conservation in Costa Ricacoaching sports or physical education or building homes for low-income families? All projects are in safe locations, sustainable and have a genuine need for volunteers.

All nationalities are welcome. You don’t need any special skills or experience to join one of our projects. Just a passion to help and a desire to contribute in any way you can to the communities that you visit.

What you get

When you travel with us:

  • Airport Pick-up service
  • 24/7 in-country staff support
  • Sustainable local community projects
  • Projects that support the local economy
  • Wifi internet
  • 4-day work week, 3-day weekend
  • Volunteer dormitory accommodation
  • 2-meals daily (breakfast and dinner )
  • Meet other like-minded volunteers
  • Cultural exploration and adventure
  • Free cultural guidebook

Project Destinations

Project Categories

Volunteer Abroad in Childcare

You will help local staff with daily tasks at an orphanage or daycare center, teach English and other subjects, assist students with homework, help during mealtimes, play games and interact with children to build confidence and improve their conversational English skills

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Volunteer Abroad in Community Development

Our community development projects help the local communities where our volunteers are based. Whether you’re working on construction projects to build homes for local residents. For teaching adult classes at a community center, you’ll help improve economic prospects and living conditions for locals.

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Volunteer Abroad in Conservation

Help maintain national parks and reserves, care for endangered wild animals at refuges and zoos, greet visitors, and lead tours of the facilities to support critical environmental conservation efforts in Costa Rica, Ghana or Thailand.

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Volunteer Abroad in Healthcare

You will assist doctors and nurses at a busy, local hospital in areas such as physical therapy, surgery, maternity care and dentistry. Pre-med students and medical professionals will enjoy the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and get insight into what healthcare looks like in a developing country.

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Volunteer Abroad in Sports

Assist local sports teachers and share your skills in sports like soccer, football, track and field, basketball and volleyball by leading classes and activities at schools and local community clubs. You will help teach new sports, prepare for PE classes and encourage students to participate in activities.

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Volunteer Abroad Teaching

Work with local teachers to plan and teach classes in English and other subjects, like art, drama, geography and math for children and adults in public schools, community centers and orphanages. No teaching experience is needed to participate in our teaching volunteer projects.

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I was humbled by the compassion of those who had so little

Program Information Brochure

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

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