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International Alternative Spring Break

Spring break is a time 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. United Planet offers International Alternative Spring Break volunteer opportunities in 35 countries, immersing you in local culture as you do your part to create a global community.

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Why volunteer with United Planet?

United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

  • We are a mission-focused, non-profit organization
    We are all about service, making a difference, building a global community.
  • Our programs emphasize authenticity
    Get outside your bubble, jump into a real experience, become a global citizen.
  • We provide everything you need to succeed
    Classes, in-country travel, home stays, meals, work –we are your cultural bridge.
  • Your safety is our most important concern
    From one-on-one assistance before you travel to experienced staff in country, everything is done to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
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    Your Quest is personalized to provide the opportunity for genuine, meaningful personal growth.
  • What we do is meaningful
    Your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

Current International Alternative Spring Break Abroad Opportunities

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Group Alternative Spring Break

United Planet works with individuals as well as university and high school groups to develop customized alternative break itineraries. All United Planet Group Quests combine meaningful service work with exciting excursions and cultural activities to provide a truly immersive, authentic, and comprehensive experience. Learn more about Group Quests.

Volunteers pose on Machu Picchu
A week in Peru

Volunteer for a week in Peru this spring break – whether this will be your first out-of-country volunteer experience or your hundredth, the warmth and kindness of Peru’s people will make you feel at home. There are volunteer opportunities for all interests and skill levels: work in community centers, after school programs, orphanages, women’s shelters, and youth organizations, or contribute to global health or environmental initiatives. Learn more about volunteering in Peru.

Female volunteers sit and smile in Nepal
A week in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal and take in the breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture. There are opportunities to provide care at local orphanages, assist teachers at local schools, and work in counseling centers for women and girls. You’ll return after your spring break with countless new friends and an expanded worldview. Learn more about volunteering in Nepal.

Volunteer smiles in Romania
A week in Romania

As a volunteer in Romania, you’ll have the chance to help at an orphanage located in Valea Screzii, a small village near the Carpathian Mountains. Life has changed little there over the last hundred years, and you can expect to see horses and carts on a daily basis. Try your hand at agriculture by helping on the orphanage’s small farm or be inspired by working with the children as they learn and play. Spend your spring break with this tight-knit community – it will be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. Learn more about volunteering in Romania.

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