Our top picks for student volunteer travel opportunities for students interested volunteer travel for high school students, gap, and college students looking for rewarding experiences.
international volunteering is more than a vacation. This experience has the added benefit of giving students a new perspective and insight into the culture and themselves.
High School Programs - These are 3 - 5 five-week summer community service programs for teenagers with opportunities to children in orphanages, build schools or the underprivileged people in rural international villages.
Gap Year and College Students - These a re 3 month programs for students interested in teaching overseas. the opportunities include teaching English abroad where you can live with a family with the benefit of a leader providing support in a group of like-minded volunteers
Intern Programs - These programs are structured to supplement your college education. In addition to receiving college credit, you receive the added benefit of gaining an insight into the world.
These volunteer opportunities typically charge for their programs.
Each program requires materials, equipment, personnel, and training, and in most cases, includes airfare, lodging and food. A significant donation to the project is often included in the price which provides vital income to the local community.
Please exercise caution when booking with tour operators to ensure that their priorities are with the volunteer project and the communities they serve, and not just trying to generate business by misrepresenting the volunteer programs they are promoting.
Cross Cultural Solutions
2 Clinton Place
New Rochelle, New York 10801
They offers Intern volunteer travel abroad programs with College Credit. The programs include Gap year, Spring Year, Career Break, Summer Break, and Winter Holiday programs
International Student Volunteers
4848 Lakeview Ave., Suite 100-A
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
They offers students hands-on volunteer and adventure travel programs in Australia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, and Thailand. The volunteer programs include: community development, children programs, environmental management, and wildlife conservation.
They also offer High School student opportunities spending 2 to 3 weeks overseas on a program that combines leadership, volunteerism and educational adventure travel, for High School students age 15 to 18.
One Short Street
Northampton, MA 01060
They offer teen summer community service travel programs for high school students, gap-year and semester internships for students 17 years of age and older, and customized programs for schools in Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India,Kenya, Morocco,Nepal, Peru, Tanzania & Thailand.
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