Your Group Can Volunteer Abroad

United Planet Group Quests Are a Wonderful Way to Connect, Learn, Bond, and Do Good!

"Manfred, our in-country-coordinator, was tremendously helpful with everything from the tour to the trip to Machu Picchu. The students loved the entire time in Peru. The highlight of the Quest was getting to work with the children. Our volunteer work was creative and our group was definitely impacted by the experience."

-University of Central Oklahoma group leader to Peru

  • Check out reports from several groups who've gone on United Planet Volunteer Abroad Programs.
  • A wonderful video about a group of nursing students in Ecuador.
  • If you organize a group of ten or more, you don't pay the program fee!

Join a Summer Group Quest as an individual or with a friend!

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Form Your Own Group

2014 Groups BrochureUnited Planet can organize a volunteer experience for your university, high school, religious community, employees, family, and other types of groups.  All United Planet Group Quests combine meaningful service work with exciting excursions and cultural activities and can be tailored to fit your group's needs.

Download the 2014 Groups Brochure!


Where can your group go?
 Click a country name for more information and a sample itinerary.


Included in a Group Quest
  • If the group has ten or more, the leader doesn't pay the program fee.
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Pre-departure training and support
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Customized itinerary
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in country
  • Language lessons
  • Medical Insurance

Does Your Group Have Special Interests or Skills?
United Planet is happy to organize a volunteer program that meets your group's exact needs. We have organized programs for photographers, doctors, business school students, indigenous people -- and more! Please contact us to talk about it.

Why Choose United Planet for Your Group Service Trip?

United Planet believes that offering quality international volunteer programs and engaging in societal challenges through meaningful projects helps to increase cross-cultural understanding, nurtures friendships across borders, and provides much needed support to communities worldwide . Over the years, we have tailored group trips for hundreds of people, and served thousands of people.

Each trip features:

international volunteer as a group"I loved working with United Planet because of their emphasis on cross-cultural understanding. I was told from the start that I was not in Ghana to impact change, but rather to experience a different culture and gain a greater understanding of my own culture and beliefs. My experience with UP was phenomenal. I learned just how important it is to take the time to understand the perspectives and backgrounds of others…"

--Shannon Coyne, Quest Volunteer, Ghana 2010

Three Easy Steps to Apply

Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316Contact us at 1 800 232 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!