Flexible Trips & Volunteer Projects

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.

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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  • Price: $3,000 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $500 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
Volunteer with rhinos in Nepal
Rhino Conservation in Nepal
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  • Price: $3,140 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $470 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
Female Medical intern treats a local woman's finger at a Public Health Outreach programme during her Medical placement in Ghana.
Medical Internships in Ghana
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  • Price: $2,500 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $400 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
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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.

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

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.

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

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