International Volunteering Projects for Girl Guides
Recently Projects Abroad have been approached by an increasing number of Girl Guide groups looking to travel abroad in order to positively impact the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. Projects Abroad can offer Guides the opportunity to volunteer in other nations and spread desire to make a difference around the world. Projects Abroad has been specialising in arranging volunteer placements in the developing world since it was founded in 1992.
There are a broad range of volunteer trips that can be joined by a Girl Guide group and volunteers often combine a few different elements on one project. The group could spend a week teaching children English in a school in Ghana and the next helping to build a medical facility for a local community. Projects Abroad recognises that every group will have their own aspirations for a project, so we offer you the chance to customise your placement - choosing where you go, how long for and when you want to leave and return. You tell us your time frames and we will fit these in with the needs and requirements in our destination countries.
Several groups have taken part in Care and Community Projects across the world; Slough Girl Guides travelled to Nepal, Midlands Girl Guides took a trip to Sri Lanka and Anglia Girl Guides ventured to Cambodia! Have a look at our Case Study page (link) to discover which Girl Guide groups have already taken part in our unique group projects. Over the last decade we have sent over 90,000 volunteers from each corner of the globe to hundreds of different projects across 29 destinations and volunteering as part of a group has grown dramatically during that time.
By joining us your group becomes part of a global community working on worthwhile projects and together we have a positive impact on the people we serve, whilst also setting our own lives on a meaningful course.
Beverley Suffell, Warwickshire Girl Guides Group Leader
"This was an amazing trip. We learnt how to live in a completely different culture to that of the UK. We were supported by our Projects Abroad staff wherever we travelled. They helped us at the markets with our bartering and enabled us to have the confidence to purchase our souvenirs at good prices. They advised us on customs and how to behave whilst out and about and generally looked after us during our trip. It was brilliant to see the confidence of the girls increase during the 2 weeks we spent on the project. They worked extremely hard during their time at Marcoff and the experience all the girls had there will no doubt have an impact on their future life choices."
Nikki Lake, Anglia Girl Guides Group Leader
"Our trip to Nepal was a complete success. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the girls and Leaders I took with me grow in confidence during our time in Nepal. I am really proud to have been able to represent Girlguiding Anglia and to have worked with such amazing young women. I also feel proud to have been able to make such a difference to the lives of many children in Nepal who are not as fortunate as we are."