Volunteer Abroad with United Planet!

Volunteer Abroad with United Planet!

  United Planet volunteers travel to over 35 countries worldwide to work in three main areas - Children and Education, Global Health, and Environmental Sustainability. We're here to help you to personalize your Quest based on where and how long you want to volunteer abroad, what type of work you want to do, and when you want travel!

  Join us on our mission to unite everyone on the planet in a community beyond borders - one relationship at a time.

Download the Quest Brochure!

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Volunteer Abroad


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Short-Term Quests

(1-12 Weeks)

  • United Planet's Short-term volunteer Quests are open to individuals of all ages and skill-levels and citizens of all countries. Volunteer abroad any time of year for 1 -12 weeks in any of 10 countries!

Long-Term Quests 

(6 or 12 Months)

  • United Planet's Long-term volunteer program is perfect for gap year students or career-breakers. With programs in over 30 countries, long-term Quests are open to citizens of the U.S. or Canada, ages 18 and up.

Group Quests

 (1-12 Weeks)

  • United Planet provides volunteer abroad trips for universities, corporate groups, youth groups, and more! Choose any of our short-term locations, and we'll customize your trip to fit your needs.
Plan a Short-term Quest!   Plan a Long-term Quest!   Plan a Group Quest!


Email quest@unitedplanet.org or call +1 (800) 292-2316 to speak with one of our program coordinators.




Search by Country

Click the map to explore over 35 countries to which United Planet sends volunteers!


Search by Country

I saw things and did things that will stay with me forever. The way that I see the world and make decisions has been completely altered. 

-Victoria Gan, Volunteer in India



Browse Volunteer Projects

Click a focus area to learn more about the types of volunteer work you can do.


Global Health
Children and Education
Environmental Sustainability
Global Health Children and Education Environmental Sustainability


From the moment I arrived, I felt like I had friends and family right there with me.

-Elizabeth McKay, Volunteer in Peru



 How to Enroll

Enrolling in your Quest is easy, and we'll walk you through the process. Just follow the steps below!



Choose your Quest.
First, decide how long you want to volunteer, what country you want to travel to, and what type of volunteer work you want to do. Browse through our destinations if you haven't already made a decision. If you have any questions along the way, call or email our office! We'll help you out.


Enroll online.
Select the correct enrollment form - Short-term Quests (1-12 weeks) or Long-term Quests (6 or 12 months) - and fill it out online. You'll indicate your Quest country and top choices for volunteer work. Once you've submitted the form and paid your deposit - congratulations!  You're enrolled! You'll receive a personal enrollment confirmation from your Program Coordinator within one business day.


Prepare for your Quest!
Once you've enrolled, your Program Coordinator will complete an informational phone session with you, confirm your volunteer project placement, and send you information about fundraising, booking flights, and scheduling your pre-departure training. As always, your Program Coordinator will be available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have during this process.

Get Started!



Our Program Coordinators would love to talk with you. Call our office Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm, or send us an email at any time. We're here to help!

+1 (800) 292-2316  /  quest@unitedplanet.org