Overseas Care Projects

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Overseas Care Projects

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam
All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention and you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives on our projects.

Overseas Care Projects

No previous experience or qualifications are needed, simply a passion to care for those less fortunate than yourself. 

A Care placement with Projects Abroad offers the chance to work in either orphanages or care centres with children and adults from underprivileged backgrounds. In some destinations this will require caring for street children and people with varying mental and physical disabilities.

The main role of a volunteer will be to help out with the day-to-day running of these centres. You will assist with meal times, washing, dressing and also organising games, activities and day trips. Many volunteers choose to incorporate their own interests and talents in to these activities. This may include sports matches or arts and crafts sessions.

Conditions in these orphanages and care centres are often basic and the staff heavily overworked. Volunteers make an extremely worthwhile contribution by providing extra help to the local staff in caring for some of the developing world’s most vulnerable people. An experience like this is sure to be rewarding not only for the children and adults you work with, but also for you. You will gain a better understanding of the world in which we live. 

If you are a qualified care worker and would like to volunteer as a professional, you can do so by undertaking a project with Projects Abroad PRO. The main focus of these placements is to match your skills with a placement that is ideally suited to your experience. Please visit our specialist website for professionals to find out more.

How to apply?

Feel free to call or email us, we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions. Visit our website and complete the online application. 

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Price details:

from £995


From 2 weeks


The cost of your project includes your food, accommodation, travel & medical insurance and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff.

Overseas staff

Projects Abroad employs staff in every one of our destinations. They will meet you when you arrive at the airport and drop you off at the end of your placement. They will give you a full induction and safety briefing, and will visit you frequently at your project. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day should you ever need their assistance or support.

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Important Information

A deposit of £195 / €295 / AUS $495 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

About Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible – you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 500 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas. 

We have a huge variety of projects available, including: Teaching, Care, Conservation, Culture & Community, Sports, Medicine & Healthcare, Electives, Journalism, Business, Law & Human Rights, Archaeology, Veterinary medicine, Animal care and Language courses.

Projects Abroad also offer professionals the opportunity to utilise their skills through a new initiative called Projects Abroad PRO.

With placements in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific; volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel and make a positive contribution within a developing country.

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