Volunteer Abroad with Original Volunteers,the UK’s leading independent provider of volunteering holidays

Original Volunteers is the UK’s leading independent volunteering specialist. Every year we send volunteers abroad to more than 100 projects across 18 countries. Our placements are ethical, flexible, low-cost and tailored to you.

  • We’re trustworthy

    We’ve helped thousands of people enjoy life-affirming experiences volunteering abroad around the globe. But don’t take our word for it, read their reviews.

  • We’re low cost

    We are budget volunteering specialists, with projects starting from a very affordable £12.50 per week including accommodation in Cambodia or stay for free for two weeks in India. Even our most expensive animal project is only £175 per week, but that’s only because animals can cost quite a bit more to look after in feed and vets fees!

  • We’re flexible

    We offer volunteer placements from just one or two weeks and don’t restrict you to fixed start dates at most destinations so you can tailor your dates around your home commitments.

  • We offer variety

    We offer a range of placements, from work with orphans, street kids and students to animals, conservation and health care and medical electives.

  • You’re fully supported

    We have a team of experienced local staff at every project to support you. You’ll never be on your own.

  • Bespoke

    We can tailor placements to your requests. Have a skill or specific idea in mind and can’t find it on our site? Ask us!

About us at Original Volunteers

Mexico Ecuador Peru Argentina Bulgaria Morocco Ghana Cameroon Uganda Kenya Tanzania Malawi South Africa India Nepal Thailand Honduras Cambodia
View Destinations Mexico Ecuador Peru Argentina Bulgaria Morocco Ghana Cameroon Uganda Kenya Tanzania Malawi South Africa India Nepal Thailand Honduras Cambodia

Testimonials

Emily Holm, from Bucks, UK

“Go for it! It was worth it. I am a much stronger person as a result.”
Emily Holm
Bucks, UK