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
New-born turtles make their way to the ocean on a black sand beach after being released by a group of Conservation volunteers.
Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico

From €1995

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Live and work with a group in Mexico and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer prepare for their ziplining experience through the Costa Rican forest
Conservation Service Learning in Costa Rica for Middle School Students

From €2895

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Live in the Costa Rican tropical dry forest and work with other middle school students on important conservation work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 12-15 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.
Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica

From €2220

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Live in Costa Rica’s dense tropical dry forest and work on the frontlines of conservation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.
Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya

From €2220

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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Teenagers conduct a wildlife census as part of their conservation volunteer work in Kenya
Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya for Teenagers

From €2670

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Join people your age and work together to protect endangered wildlife in East Africa, like the Rothschild’s Giraffe

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers
Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers

From €2220

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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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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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