Peace Corps Alternative

United Planet volunteer abroad Quests offer a perfect Peace Corps alternative for volunteers seeking a shorter engagement or preview into what the Peace Corps is like before making the twenty-seven-month commitment. United Planet Quests are flexible, available year-round, from one week to twelve months.

United Planet shares the Peace Corps’ mission to create responsible global citizens and to foster cross-cultural understanding. Quests are comprehensive, letting volunteers immerse deeply engage with the culture. Volunteers learn, work, serve and collaborate in local communities resulting in improved cultural insights, cross-cultural communication, language abilities, and impact on a locally-driven community project.

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Why volunteer abroad 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 Peace Corps Alternative Volunteer Opportunities

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