Social Work Volunteering

Give something back to societies abroad

Volunteering as a social worker abroad gives you the opportunity to provide essential support to children, young people, and adults alike who are vulnerable and in need. Social work development programs encourage volunteers to actively take part in training, practice, and evaluating results over time. Placements are available all over the world, from India to Ghana to Thailand, and in all kinds of different communities.

Volunteer social work abroad is a great way to help people in need, and also to gain invaluable experience if you are interested in a career in social care. Your duties can often be difficult, as you will work with people who have suffered neglect, abuse, and exploitation. Routine tasks may include running workshops on key social subjects, organising and managing support services, maintaining accurate records, and more.

If becoming a social work volunteer abroad is something you’d be interested in, take a look at the options on this page.

Top social work volunteering projects

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Volunteer with Kids in Romania

from £1,795.00

28 days

Work with abandoned and disabled children in Romania, helping to give these kids a stronger foothold in life

Volunteer with Children in Nepal

from £945.00

14 days

Travel to the Nepali city of Pokhara and volunteer alongside an international team in a care centre or children's home,...

Fiji Community Adventurer

from £1,190.00

21 - 140 days

Help contribute to providing an improved quality of life for local people living in such an underprivileged yet beautiful area...

Experience the India few others see

from £820.00

28 - 112 days

For a limited time we are giving anyone who applies for this program and travels with us before 31st May...

Nutrition Internship in Fiji

from £1.00

14 days

Our Nutrition internship offers you the opportunity to gain practical experience and learn from professionals. At the same time, you’ll...

Surf and Adventure Volunteering in Cape Town

from £615.00

14 days

The program takes underprivileged children out of the townships and off the streets and teaches them valuable life lessons in...

Conservation and Adventure in Guatemala

from £2,305.00

42 - 70 days

Venture to Guatemala to get stuck into a mix of turtle conservation and community development whilst exploring National Parks and...

Southeast Asia Explorer

from £2,200.00

28 - 56 days

From Bangkok to Halong Bay on an 8 week adventure!

Volunteer with Children in Fiji

from £1,195.00

14 days

Travel to the exotic islands of Fiji and volunteer to support under-resourced local schools and teachers.

Sri Lanka – Caring for Children

from £1,265.00

14 - 56 days

Volunteer in one of our care projects in a community centre or care home for disabled children. Typical jobs involve...

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