Projects Abroad volunteers visit Machu Picchu on their adventure holiday to Peru.

Adventure Holidays

If the idea of a standard holiday somewhere doesn’t excite you anymore and you’re looking for something a little different and out of the ordinary, then an adventure holiday might be just what you need. And by adventure holiday we don’t just mean skydiving out of a plane at 18,000 feet or white water rafting. Adventure travel has recently been defined as any tourism involving physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction with nature.


Projects Abroad offers volunteers the unique opportunity to get involved in meaningful projects in a variety of destinations around the world. You’ll have the option to participate in adventure activities either on the project itself or as an addition outside of volunteering hours.

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A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa
Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa

From €2070

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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local women in Fiji perform a ceremony for the opening of a Community Centre at a placement lead by Projects Abroad Staff.
Community Volunteer Work in Fiji

From €1845

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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.
Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village

From €1915

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Experience life in a Samoan village and explore a different culture and way of life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Culture and Community volunteer walking yaks during a Khmer Project in Cambodia.
Khmer Cultural Immersion Project in Cambodia

From €1695

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Experience the ancient Khmer culture and learn about the country’s history while exploring Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers over 50 learning about the Khmer culture in Cambodia, take part in basic farm work with locals.
Khmer Cultural Project in Cambodia for Volunteers over 50
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Immerse yourself in the Khmer culture while learning about Cambodian history with a group your own age

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 50 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.
Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia

From €2045

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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji
Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers

From €2220

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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of Community volunteers are outside being taught about Maasai Culture during their Community volunteer work in Tanzania.
Volunteer with the Maasai in Tanzania

From €2705

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Help with building and teaching in a Maasai community and learn more about this rich culture

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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A volunteer goes diving with sharks during an adventure holiday in Fiji at our Conservation Project.

Why adventure with Projects Abroad?

Adventure with a community of like-minded volunteers: We send over 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. You'll have a community of other travellers built right into your time abroad.


Adventure with the support of local staff: Our local staff will meet you when you arrive, help you settle in, introduce you to other volunteers. We’ll arrange a worthwhile placement for you, help you make travel arrangements, and more. Most importantly, they are available anytime you need them, 24 hours a day.


Adventure without being a tourist: Live with a host family, eat local food, and take local transportation. Truly experience the country in which you've chosen to volunteer and travel.


Adventure with a purpose: Don't just be an observer. Be part of our ongoing volunteer work. You'll have a truly useful role while you explore and you'll be travelling through the structure of volunteer work.

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