Volunteer in Europe

You are needed in communities: 1-52 Weeks to open your heart, mind, world
“The Romania Quest was fantastic! Everyone was so welcoming and I just felt so brave and empowered like I never have before being an American. I felt so useful and appreciated. Even a few hours of playing with the kids makes such a difference to them and I miss them already. It really opened up my world view and makes me appreciate where I live even with its own problems. I'm so happy I went!”   
--Autumn Arp, United Planet Romania Quest Volunteer

United Planet’s unique Volunteer Abroad Quest program combines volunteering abroad, language learning, cultural activities, interesting excursions, and more to provide an incredibly fulfilling experience for volunteers and valuable support for local communities worldwide. Read testimonials from our Quest volunteers here!

Volunteers of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds are invited to join in six different countries to volunteer abroad in Europe. Volunteer opportunities range from teaching to orphanage work, social development projects and construction.

Volunteer Abroad Programs

Short-term Quest (2-12 weeks):

  • Popular with students and families during summer, winter, and spring breaks. Adventurers and retirees may join programs year-round

Group Quests:

  • Universities, Schools, Corporate, Youth Groups, Spiritual Organizations.
  • Create your own customized Group Volunteer Programs such as alternative breaks, or team-building trips for employees in Europe.

Long-term/Gap Year Quest (6 months; 1 year):


More Information:

Locations in Europe

Quests projects vary by location and are offered to both skilled and unskilled volunteers.



Search our programs using our Interactive World Map >

Three Easy Steps to Apply

Questions about applying?

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!