International Volunteering Projects for Community Groups
Projects Abroad also offers group trips for various community groups and organisations, such as Scouts, Girl Guides and Young Farmers. These trips allow individuals and friends from various locations to come together with others from within the same organisation to volunteer on a project that is bespoke to them. This is a great opportunity for people who share the same interests to meet each other and get involved with volunteering work that will benefit communities and ecosystems all around the world, as well as themselves!
Since 1992, Projects Abroad has been specialising in arranging volunteer placements in communities around the developing world. We currently operate in 30 different destinations and, over the last decade, we have sent over 90,000 volunteers from each corner of the globe to volunteer on a huge variety of worthwhile projects. In that time, volunteering as part of a group has grown dramatically and the variety of groups that we currently work with reflects that.
What Projects Abroad provides
- Projects Abroad offers one free staff place for each nine individuals that travel
- Projects Abroad are happy to come and visit you to talk about the trip, before you’ve even signed up.
- Projects Abroad will talk to the individuals about all aspects of the trip and provide parents with the opportunity to have all their questions answered
- All our group trips have a full risk assessment carried out
- Projects Abroad will support you and the group from application to departure
- We can give ideas on fundraising and help with flights, insurance and advice on what the group should take with them on their trip
- Projects Abroad provides a comprehensive induction and orientation, as well as detailed itineraries
In recent years, many organisation groups have been planning annual trips with us, whether it’s to a new destination each time or not! The Girl Guides organisation has sent groups from it’s Slough, Anglia, Midlands and Warwickshire regions to a variety of our locations including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Cambodia. If you want to have a read about what each group got up to and what they thought about the trip, follow the links below.
Other groups that have arranged repeated trips through us is the National Federation of Young Farmers, who have helped on Agriculture & Community projects that are specific to their interests in India and Ghana. These projects not only allowed all those involved to put their acquired skills to work in a developing country, but it also allowed many of the individuals to make friends with those that share their same aspirations who they may not have met otherwise.
“The Projects Abroad team that looked after us were brilliant – they helped us whenever we needed it, and made us feel so welcome. This trip will forever be in our minds as it has shaped us all as people and the way in which we view the world.”
It doesn’t matter where your group or organisation’s interests lay, we can find a project and a destination that will put your skills to use and benefit both yourselves and the community in which you are working. Whether it’s a building project helping to rebuild homes and classrooms in Nepal for those with an interest in construction, or a marine conservation project studying and helping to preserve the unique reef habitats in Thailand for those with an interest in protecting our coastal habitats, we’ll plan a bespoke trip suited to you.
Hannah Gray – Anglia Girl Guides
If you want more information on the types of projects that your community group can get involved with, please see here.