Thinking of volunteering abroad? Going abroad can be very expensive. Program fees, international flights, visa and vaccinations start to add up quickly. The sooner you start planning the more effective your efforts will be not only for fundraising and crowdfunding, but also for coordinating grants and scholarships.

Tips for Finding Financial Aid

  • Ask your parents if they have an employer donation match program
  • Check local organizations like Kiwanis Club or Rotary Club
  • Contact your advisor and ask about scholarships specific to your college major
  • Visit your study abroad office or language department to ask about grants/aid for traveling
  • Look into federal aid options: Federal Student Aid

Scholarship and Grant Resources

University Funds or Scholarships

Your university or college may be the best place to start looking for scholarships to help you realize your dream of volunteering abroad. Get in touch with the International Office on your campus and tell them your plans – they may offer stipends, grants, or scholarships to help you raise your volunteer fee.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Employers often offer a matching program which can be a great resource for employees wishing to dedicate their vacation to volunteer work. Inquire at work to see if your company provides this service.

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Volunteer Abroad Reviews

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Volunteering in Nepal

I found myself looking forward to seeing different procedures and talking to the staff every day.

Volunteering in Peru

The first day I got there the girls came up to me hugging me and were filled with so much love.

Volunteering in Ghana

Monica M. Volunteer Ghana

How quick I felt and was made to feel at home in a foreign land. We have made long-term friends here.


Volunteering Destinations

Volunteer around the World with ABV, a registered USA NonProfit Organization

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Volunteering in Ghana
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