Original Volunteers was founded in 2006 with the purpose of filling the gap for affordable volunteer placements around the world suitable for students who might otherwise struggle to fund a placement. Typical program fees are in the region of $150...
Original Volunteers was founded in 2006 with the purpose of filling the gap for affordable volunteer placements around the world suitable for students who might otherwise struggle to fund a placement. Typical program fees are in the region of $150 a week or less including accommodation and in-country support from experienced teams.
Programmes last 1 - 24 weeks and are available in health, education, construction, animal conservation, care work and sports teaching.
Customized placements are also available for anyone looking to make use of existing skills and knowledge or gain experience for the first time. Examples of tailored experiences: dressmaking, health education work shops, chiropody in India.
With over 25,000 volunteers placed since 2006, Original Volunteers has had a long history of supporting grassroots projects in need. Will you join us?
Volunteer abroad and make a sustainable difference and help change lives and communities for a better future!
Top Areas of Work
Volunteer in Africa and choose from 9 projects in need across the continent: Work with rescued monkeys in South Africa, help vulnerable children and isolated villages in Eastern Ghana, experience living with a Maasai tribe in Kenya, take a trip far off the beaten track into the heart of Africa to Cameroon and help in a small town where volunteers are in short supply, work at a variety of different charities and children's homes in the exotic spice city of Marrakech in Morocco, help at a rural school and clinic in the Ugandan heartlands near the Rwandan border, get involved in the small town of Iringa in Tanzania surrounded by the country's famous national parks. Help ex-street kids in Kenya turn their lives around and make a new start through education and vocational training.
Volunteer teaching abroad is available to everyone with a basic level of spoken English. Volunteers work as classroom assistants or can take a class or small group independently. 12 projects are available around the world. Many of our volunteer teaching roles are being provided where local children do not have adequate access to local schools so any help in any way is extremely appreciated.
Volunteer nursing abroad is available to both nursing, health care, medicine students and anyone planning to start a career in health and would like to gain some experience abroad. Tailored placements can also be provided. Examples include: Bio medicine and bio chemistry placements in Ghanaian hospitals.
No experience is required for Original Volunteer programmes, just the willing to get involved and help. At most projects volunteers can choose to work alongside staff, their fellow volunteers or choose to take on a challenge independently.