Volunteer Abroad on your Spring Break!

  Spring break is a moment to wind down and have fun -- but it's also a chance to reach out and do good, forge some amazing relationships, and open your heart and mind. On a United Planet Quest, you live with a family, work in the local community, build language skills, and do something to build a better world.

Our Suggestions:

Spring Break in Peru

A week in Peru

Explore Peru’s living past in the city of Cusco, ancient seat of the Inca Empire. Peru is an archaeologist’s dream: the ruins of several ancient civilizations can be found within the country’s borders. Volunteers in Peru can help to alleviate poverty at wide range of community centers in Cuzco. All Quests include home stays, Spanish or Quechua classes, and a trip to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!



Spring Break in Ecuador 

A week in Nepal

Famous for Mt. Everest, part of the highest mountain range in the world, Nepal has long been a destination of choice for those seeking adventure and excitement! The country is an interesting mix of Hindu, Buddhist, and traditional culture and customs. Despite its appearance as a Himalayan Shangri-La, and the friendly and peaceful attitude of its people, social and economic issues continue to plague Nepal. Volunteers can work at a local orphanage in Kathmandu or teach general education in the classroom. You can also assist at a counseling center for victims of abuse or have the opportunity to work at an NGO that deals with travel, philanthropy and social responsibility!



Spring Break in Costa Rica

A week in Romania 

Situated in Eastern Europe, Romania is a country rich in natural resources as well as history and culture. The orphanage programis located in the village of Valea Screzii, a rural area in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. The local way of life has changed little over the last hundred years, with horse and carts still a regular sight on the roads. Volunteers in Romania can explore this area and learn more about Romanian life by helping out in the orphanage. You can visit nearby castles and villages, and take a stab at learning a few Romanian words and phrases (lessons provided)!




We can tailor a trip for your group, as well!

international volunteerUnited Planet works with individuals as well as university and high school groups to develop customized alternative break itineraries. This is truly a great opportunity for your group to make a difference in a community overseas, immerse in another culture, explore a new part of the world and learn new things about each other! All United Planet Group Quests combine meaningful service work with exciting excursions and cultural activities!

Take a look at our Groups page. And request more info here.


In addition to the above locations, you can coordinate a Quest to any one of our Short Term countries! You can choose from countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We offer a wide range of projects, such as: orphanage care, teaching English, environmental work, healthcare and more. You will be 100% immersed in the local culture though cultural activities, excursions, and host family stays, and you will be supporting essential community development work through your efforts!

Want to volunteer abroad but don't have a lot of cash? 

You can do it! Our Fundraising Guide can help make it affordable!


Three Easy Steps to Apply


Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316

Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help!  We'd love to talk to you. Email or call  1-800-292-2316.

Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).

Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!