International Volunteering Projects for Scout Groups

Scout leader playing with child on Cambodia group trip
Scout leader playing with child on Cambodia group trip

Interest has risen significantly amongst Scouts groups wanting to get involved in projects across the world. Every year Scout Groups help 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures and now Projects Abroad can offer them the opportunity to do the same for people in less developed countries. We can provide Scouts Groups the chance to take on a huge variety of important roles and have experiences that will be truly unforgettable. Projects Abroad has been specialising in arranging volunteer placements in the developing world since it was founded in 1992. 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. Volunteering as part of a group has grown dramatically during that time.

Scouts volunteer on Care project in Sri Lanka
Scouts volunteer on Care project in Sri Lanka

There are a broad range of volunteer trips that can be joined by a Scout Group and volunteers often combine a few different elements on one project. Your group could spend a week coaching football on a Sports project in Jamaica and the next helping renovate a local school. Projects Abroad recognises that every group will have their own aspirations for a project, so we offer you the chance to customise your placement. Choose where you go, how long for and when you want to leave and return.

Scouts on football group volunteer project in China
Scouts on football group volunteer project in China

Our groups have taken part in a wide variety of projects across the world; Anglia Girl Guides travelled to Nepal to take part in a Care and Community Project, students from Ardingly College ventured to India for a Care and Conservation Project and a Young Farmers Group headed to Ghana to get involved in an Agriculture and Community Project. Have a look at our Case Study page (link) to read more about the fantastic experiences other volunteers have had on our Groups Projects so far! 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.

"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."

Beverley Suffell, Warwickshire Girl Guides Group Leader

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