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Short-Term Volunteer Abroad

“It changed me. I didn’t want to come home.”

Transformative. Immersive. Important.

You will have an impact, both on the community you serve and yourself.
You will feel connected to a culture you don’t know.
You will learn, and you will teach.
You will discover, understand, grow.
You will come home a different person than when you left.

Imagine yourself on your Quest … then contact us to bring it to life.

Short Term Volunteer Abroad

Project Type

What’s It Like?

“I have made some of the best memories during my Quest, and my stay in Peru was and always will be a monumental time in my life. I feel that I made a real difference in the lives of the children in my project, and I can say without a doubt that they had (and are continuing to have) a huge impact in mine. I felt immersed in the culture and lives of the Peruvian families. My excursion to Machu Picchu was an amazing and spiritually enhancing experience. I will forever cherish the memories of my day at the monumental Incan ruins. My overall experience on my United Planet Quest to Peru was everything I had hoped for and more. I will have these memories for the rest of my life.

I have always been bothered by people who come back from life-changing experiences and simply say ‘it can not be put into words,’ but I am beginning to understand where they are coming from.”

Karsen G., volunteer in Peru

Program Details

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.

Your comprehensive Quest fee includes:

  • Lodging (usually at a local homestay)
  • Three home-cooked meals per day in your host country
  • Language lessons, cultural activities and excursions
  • Online pre-departure training with our Boston staff
  • In-country airport transportation
  • Emergency medical and travel insurance
  • 24/7 in-country support and supervision, ensuring complete safety
  • A United Planet t-shirt

How to Enroll

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