Why volunteer abroad?

Volunteering abroad can change your life whilst making a small but significant contribution to the project you choose. It gives you the opportunity to learn new skills, immerse yourself in unfamiliar cultures and develop as a person. On top of this, it is a fantastic way to travel and see the world, experiencing destinations in a way that is impossible on the more heavily trodden backpacker route, all the while giving something back to local communities. Importantly, you will also be spending money in areas where there is little revenue from mainstream tourism.

With Oyster, you can do voluntary work overseas in a project that suits you, for the amount of time you prefer. We offer a wide variety of volunteering projects of different timescales, so volunteers can find the perfect project for them. Whether you choose to become a volunteer teacher in Nepal for 16 weeks, or to help with turtle conservation in Costa Rica for just a week – you will come away from an experience of a lifetime, with memories that you will cherish forever.

You may have a specific destination in mind, you might have a particular volunteering project that you have always wanted to be involved in, or you might just be an adventurous soul who wants to see the world from a different perspective. Whatever your motivation, Oyster can help you find the most suitable volunteer project and guide you along the route to the experience of a lifetime.

For inspiration on some great volunteer projects overseas, follow the links below:

Want to travel to unique destinations? Read our volunteering abroad blog.

Alternatively, why not send us an enquiry email. We are always delighted to answer questions and help you to decide what might be the best worldwide volunteering project for you.

“Volunteering abroad on a gap year is something that really makes you stand on your own two feet and gets you out of your comfort zone (something employers like to see). It can also really help you discover yourself and find out what ‘makes you tick’.”

Will, teaching volunteer

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