In today's world, a career break can take you to unexpected places. Instead of staying close to home, do something different and explore our career break opportunities abroad.
With Projects Abroad, you'll travel overseas and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You'll work on long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. And throughout it all, you'll work alongside passionate volunteers and our dedicated in-country staff.
If you're interested in professional volunteering abroad, we can help you use the skills you've honed throughout your career to make a difference. It's a great way to break away from your 9-5 routine and adapt to a new environment and challenges. Or, you can do something completely different. We'll be able to help you realise your potential and discover what you're capable of regardless of the project you choose.
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Volunteering Abroad for Professionals
For professional volunteering abroad, we recommend our Flexi Trips. These trips are at the core of what we offer at Projects Abroad: flexible, tailored volunteering experiences that are right for you. We can chat to you directly about the placement where you’ll be able to make the biggest difference with your skillset.
If you’re a medical or healthcare professional, you can volunteer in a rural clinic or community hospital. Here, you can use your skills to run workshops and help local professionals learn about improved or new treatment methods. We also have a number of childcare and teaching placements that would benefit from having professional social workers, teachers, and psychologists there.
You can also choose to work in law and human rights or as a business consultant on one of our Micro-finance Projects.
Volunteering Abroad for Career Breakers
On a career break, you have the freedom to do something different and explore a completely new field. You don’t need to stick to what you know. We’re here to help you discover you’re capable of more.
Here are some of our favourite opportunities for career breakers wanting to try something new:
- Uncover history and help preserve ancient cultures at an Archaeology Project in Romania
- Live with a nomad family and experience a more traditional way of life on a Nomad Project in Mongolia
- Travel to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest and protect endangered wildlife and forests in Peru
We’re here to help you find the project that matches your goals for your career break.