Short-Term Special Projects
These structured programmes give volunteers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience by participating in activities as part of a group.
Short-term Specials are structured differently to other types of volunteering programmes with Projects Abroad, taking into consideration the requirements of younger volunteers. They have a set itinerary for the duration of the project which includes evening and weekend activities. The group will also spend each day with a member of Projects Abroad staff, who they will work alongside at the placement and who will supervise the evening and weekend activities.
We are offering a range of different projects in a number of destinations, including:
- Care & Community projects
- Conservation projects
- Archaeology projects
- Human Rights projects
- Law & Business projects
- Journalism projects
- Animal Care projects
- Medicine & Healthcare projects
- Sports projects
Visit our website by clicking above for a full list of available projects and dates.
How to apply?
Send us an email enquiry or visit our website - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
When you're ready to apply please complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.
A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.
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More information about this gap year opportunity...
Projects Abroad directly employ staff in all destinations. They will meet you on arrival at the airport and drop you off at the end of your placement. They will give you a full induction and safety briefing and are on-hand 24-hours a day.
- Airport transfers
- Daily travel to and from the placement
- Travel and medical insurance
- Evening and weekend activities
- 24-hour staff support and back-up
Do you accept non-UK citizens?
Projects Abroad is a leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Founded in 1992, we have now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers to projects all over the world!
Our projects run year-round and we offer a high level of flexibility and choice. With nearly 700 members of staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both before you leave and whilst you are overseas.
Whether you are on a gap year, a student, a career-breaker or a retiree, we have a project to suit you in one of the 30 fantastic destinations in which we operate! We welcome volunteers of all nationalities and backgrounds on our projects and even have projects for families to get involved in!
Projects Abroad also welcome volunteers who have professional qualifications and experience - we offer projects specifically designed for you to put your skills to the best use!
With placements available in over 30 destinations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the South Pacific and Europe, volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel whilst make a positive contribution within a developing country!
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