Two High School Special volunteers overseas for Christmas enjoy spending time teaching children in Sri Lanka.

Christmas Volunteering Abroad

Make the most of the holidays and use your time and energy to help support communities in need overseas

Join one of our Christmas volunteering opportunities abroad and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You won't just be working on a quick fix, you'll be using your time and energy to help us implement long-term, sustainable solutions where it's needed most. It's a way for you to celebrate giving by making a tangible difference.

In the winter, we offer Team Trips that take place over Christmas and New Year. You'll travel over fixed dates and work towards specific goals with a group of passionate individuals.

As a bonus, many of these programmes double as the perfect escape from frosty winter days. There's no better way to escape the winter blues than by jetting off to countries like South Africa, the Philippines or Fiji!

Choose a Christmas Trip

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From 6,495 AED

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From 7,370 AED

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers assist with childcare volunteering for teenagers in Kenya as they play educational games with the children in the school yard

From 8,270 AED

Volunteer Work with Children in Kenya for Teenagers
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Take part in community work with other teenagers in Kenya and help local children to learn through play

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A lawyer consults with a client on the Law and Human Rights internship for teenagers in South Africa

From 10,645 AED

Law and Human Rights Internships in South Africa for Teenagers
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Live in beautiful Cape Town and work alongside professionals to gain practical legal and human rights experience

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From 9,745 AED

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
High school student volunteers doing building work in Nepal pose for a photo with young children and locals.

From 7,670 AED

Volunteer Building in Nepal for Teenagers
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Volunteer in Nepal on a Building Project for teenagers and help rebuild school classrooms

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing building work in the Philippines work on a structure’s roof

From 9,145 AED

Volunteer Building in the Philippines for Teenagers
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Work with teenagers your age and build much-needed homes, schools and toilets

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While doing community volunteer work in Ghana, teenagers take a group photo with children.

From 8,270 AED

Volunteer Work with Children in Ghana for Teenagers
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Team up with young people your age to help support disadvantaged children and do community work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer working with children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica, leads a ball activity at her placement.

From 9,745 AED

Volunteer with Children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica
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Join a group of teenagers your age and work with young, disadvantaged children at a summer camp

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Is volunteering abroad during Christmas right for me?

By volunteering abroad during the winter, you can pair the tradition of Christmas with giving back to communities and travelling.

Our volunteer Team Trips over Christmas are based on a short-term model that’s part of our long-term goals. What you do is part of a long-term plan. It’s not a quick fix for the holidays.

We also provide you with a hassle-free experience, and you’ll have 24/7 support from our in-country staff while you’re abroad.

What can I do?

Christmas volunteering abroad is a wonderful way to give back and embrace the true spirit of the holiday season.

Over Christmas and New Year, you can choose from a range of Team Trips and work on a variety of projects. You could:  

  • Support early childhood development at care centres
  • Help communities build schools and other important infrastructure
  • Bring basic medical care to communities that lack healthcare services

Many of our destination countries are experiencing their warmer months during this time. You can enjoy the beautiful weather of countries like Fiji, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, and Nepal.

With our fixed dates, you can maximise your time off and spend more of it engaged in rewarding, structured volunteer activities.

For any last-minute winter volunteering applications, please contact our office.