Volunteer Culture & Community Projects
Whatever type of overseas voluntary work you choose to do with Projects Abroad you will receive a unique perspective into the culture of the country in which you are working and you will become an integral part of a local community abroad.
The projects in this Culture & Community section place you at the heart of some of the most unusual communities in the world.
By volunteering abroad on these projects you will be contributing towards the preservation of some extraordinary ways of life and working with many local people to achieve a common goal.
"I did not come back the same person as I was when I left. There were many “gifts” that I bought home with me, none of them that you could see or touch. I gave them “things”. What they gave was more precious than gold. Whenever I need courage to live this life back in “civilisation”, I think of the nomads."
Nomad Project volunteer in Mongolia
Culture & Community Projects in:
Volunteers in South Africa work on building a community centre in the local township, running activities and sports for children, and assisting with an organic garden and nutrition project.
Volunteers on the Community Project will be fully immersed in the community and culture, getting involved in all aspects of village life in Fiji.
The Community Village project in Samoa gives volunteers the chance to fully immerse themselves in traditional Samoan village life and learn about their fascinating culture.
Experience a unique insight into the Maasai tribe's way of life and play a vital role when it comes to helping the Maasai people. Volunteers can get involved in tasks like teaching and building homes.
Explore the ancient civilisations and engaging culture of Cambodia on our volunteer Khmer Project. Learn some of the Khmer language, cooking and local crafts and visit the main sites of Phnom Penh and the magnificent temples at Angkor Wat.
Live with a traditional Maroon community in Jamaica. As a volunteer, you will help with a variety of tasks from teaching to gardening and cultural preservation projects.
Live and work on the Mongolian steppe with a Nomadic family. Riding horses and camels, collecting firewood, and living in a traditional ger are all part of daily life in the desert.
Live and work with a Moroccan nomad family. Experience the lifestyle of this ancient civilisation and get involved in looking after the livestock, building nomadic homes, sourcing water supplies and cooking.