Two High School Special volunteers overseas for Christmas enjoy spending time teaching children in Sri Lanka.

Volunteer Abroad over the Christmas Holidays

Join one of our Christmas volunteering opportunities abroad and become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. You won't just be working on a quick fix, you'll be using your time and energy to help us implement long-term, sustainable solutions where it's needed most. It's a way for you to celebrate giving by making a tangible difference.

In the winter, we offer Team Trips that take place over Christmas and New Year. You'll travel over fixed dates and work towards specific goals with a group of passionate individuals.

As a bonus, many of these programmes double as the perfect escape from frosty winter days. There's no better way to escape the winter blues than by jetting off to countries like South Africa, the Philippines or Fiji!

Choose a Christmas Trip

1-9 of 55 Projects

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Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From €1,620

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
TY Special
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From €1,845

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
TY Special
Projects Abroad volunteers play ball sports with children in Tanzania on our placement for teenagers

From €2,070

Volunteering with Children in Tanzania for Teenagers
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Work with volunteers your age in local communities and help children learn through play

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
TY Special
While doing community volunteer work in Ghana, teenagers take a group photo with children.

From €2,070

Volunteer Work with Children in Ghana for Teenagers
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Team up with young people your age to help support disadvantaged children and do community work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
TY Special
A volunteer works with children on English exercises in Sri Lanka on our project for high school students

From €1,845

Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka as a Teenager
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Join teenagers from all over the world to help support disadvantaged children at care centres

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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High school student volunteers doing building work in Nepal pose for a photo with young children and locals.

From €1,920

Volunteer Building in Nepal for Teenagers
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Volunteer in Nepal on a Building Project for teenagers and help rebuild school classrooms

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From €2,220

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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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
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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From €1,620

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From €2,070

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • From 2 weeks
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Is volunteering abroad during Christmas right for me?

By volunteering abroad during the winter, you can pair the tradition of Christmas with giving back to communities and travelling.

Our volunteer Team Trips over Christmas are based on a short-term model that’s part of our long-term goals. What you do is part of a long-term plan. It’s not a quick fix for the holidays.

We also provide you with a hassle-free experience, and you’ll have 24/7 support from our in-country staff while you’re abroad.

What can I do?

Christmas volunteering abroad is a wonderful way to give back and embrace the true spirit of the holiday season.

Over Christmas and New Year, you can choose from a range of Team Trips and work on a variety of projects. You could:  

  • Support early childhood development at care centres
  • Help communities build schools and other important infrastructure
  • Bring basic medical care to communities that lack healthcare services

Many of our destination countries are experiencing their warmer months during this time. You can enjoy the beautiful weather of countries like Fiji, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, and Nepal.

With our fixed dates, you can maximise your time off and spend more of it engaged in rewarding, structured volunteer activities.

For any last-minute winter volunteering applications, please contact our office.