International Volunteering

BUNAC Working Adventures Worldwide

Overseas work and volunteer programmes in countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

International Citizen Service

Government-funded scheme running development projects in some of the world's poorest countries.

Volunteering Solutions

Search for international volunteering projects by type, duration and country.

Responsible Volunteering

This website offers helpful advice for planning to volunteer abroad. It has tips on what to look for when researching projects and provides information on how to prepare for a project prior to setting off.

Original Volunteers - discounts available for University of Aberdeen staff and students

Affordable voluntary projects in 20 countries in education, construction, conservation, care and health. A further 20 percent discount is available on registration fees to Aberdeen staff and students. Additional discounts apply for group leaders organising 6 or more students/staff to travel at same time.


Searchable database with overseas and UK voluntary work.

European Voluntary Service

EVS is an initiative which enables young people to carry out voluntary work in a country other than their country of residence.

Xchange Scotland - international volunteering

Voluntary projects of various lengths (from 2 weeks to 1 year) in a wide range of countries, from Argentina to Zambia.

International Voluntary Service

IVS is the British branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement established in 1920. They offer short-term voluntary projects (2-4 weeks) in Britain and abroad.

Save the Children

Leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need. Their website provides details of internship and volunteering opportunities.

Voluntary Service Overseas

Information about the range of opportunities possible through VSO

Sudan Volunteer Programme

Charity offering opportunities to teach English in Sudanese universities.

Mary's Meals

An international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

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