A Projects Abroad volunteer who works with children enjoys her volunteer placements abroad.

Flexible Volunteer Projects Overseas

A flexible project that gives you the support and independence you need as you volunteer

Our Flexi Trips are at the core of what we offer at Projects Abroad: flexible, tailored volunteering experiences that are right for you.


You can pick your own start and end dates, and your project doesn’t follow a set itinerary. This gives you freedom to spend your weekends and time off how you want, whether that’s travelling, exploring or resting. Our in-country staff check in with you throughout the project, but you’re always in control.


Anyone over the age of 16 can join a Flexi Trip. You’ll be volunteering alongside people from all over the world, with different experiences and backgrounds.


If you want a trip tailored to your interests and strengths, our Flexi Trips are a great place to start.

Choose a Flexi Trip

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A Projects Abroad Medicine intern listens as a doctor explains the results of an x-ray at a hospital in Vietnam.

From 8,265 AED

Medical Internships in Vietnam
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
In an project volunteering with children in Tanzania a child smiles outside a care centre.

From 6,795 AED

Volunteer with Children in Tanzania
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Work on life skills and basic education with children in colourful and vibrant Tanzania

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns gain micro-finance work experience in Tanzania advising entrepreneurs

From 7,520 AED

Micro-finance Internship in Tanzania
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Support female entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities in Tanzania and help them secure financial independence

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.

From 6,795 AED

Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.

From 6,195 AED

Building Volunteer Work in Nepal
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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From 5,295 AED

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From 9,595 AED

Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Childcare volunteer plays a game with children during her work experience in Ghana.

From 6,795 AED

Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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Gain childcare experience and help children develop their skills in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
During a Childcare Project in South Africa, a young girl hula hoops outside a care centre.

From 8,120 AED

Volunteer with Children in South Africa
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Do volunteer work with children in South Africa and focus on supporting early childhood development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small. 

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Conservation volunteers and staff help with reforestation as part of our flexible volunteer projects abroad.

What are Flexi Trips?

Flexi Trips are our standard trips that we’ve been running for decades. They're designed to give you the most control over how you spend your time abroad.


Most of our projects can be done in this way, with you choosing when you join and leave the project. You’ll live with a host family and be immersed in the local community straightaway. Projects Abroad staff are available 24/7 in the country you’re staying in, so you'll have a support system in place.


All our projects are sustainable, targeted and focused on helping the local community. You can be assured you’re taking part in an ethical project that has lasting impact.

Is a flexible volunteer project abroad right for me?

Our Flexi Trips are for any volunteers who want to make an impact while having the volunteering experience they really want. Because you’re more in control of your time, you’ll be able to focus on the skills and experiences you want to gain and the causes you care about.


Flexi Trips are a great choice if you don’t know how long you want to travel for or if our other trips’ set itineraries don’t feel right for you. They also suit volunteers who want to get to know new people on their project. You’ll be with people from all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.


If you’re interested in our Flexi Trips, but would like to take on more than one country or project, check out our Combination Trips. You can also read our full list of trip types here.

A local woman has her blood pressure measured by a Medicine intern doing a placement abroad in Mexico.

What will I gain from a volunteer placement abroad?

All our trips are designed to help you make the most of your time abroad and your volunteer project. Previous Flexi Trip volunteers talk about:


  • Safety and security of travelling with a trusted organisation with decades of experience.
  • Benefits of working with in-country staff who know the local community well.
  • Developing confidence, skills and friendships with other volunteers who are a similar age.
  • Doing a trip tailored to your strengths and interests.
  • The experiences you want to have during your weekends and time away from the project