Volunteer Overseas

Join United Planet for the adventure of a lifetime
Volunteer Overseas with United PlanetWhen you choose to volunteer abroad with United Planet, you become part of a movement to build a better world. We hope you will join us in a journey that will open your mind, your heart, your world.
  • "I've tried, but can't yet find all the words to describe the feelings and experiences that I've had while volunteering abroad. And I'm not talking about feelings of sadness for the poverty that I was witness to everyday, but the feelings of knowing that I'm contributing to something that is greater than anything I've done, and having a place in the world that is more than I thought possible for myself. And that's not even mentioning the friends I made from all over the world... The only way to know everything is to experience it for yourself."  -- Jeffrey, United Planet volunteer in Mozambique


United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Program

United Planet will tailor a trip just for you. You can volunteer for one week, or for a whole year -- or anywhere in between. You can choose any one of 40 countries. You can choose the project of your choice -- from teaching to environmental conservation to women's empowerment -- and more!

We will work with you to make it happen! Email or call 1-800-292-2316

United Planet Quest Brochure

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  • Volunteering abroad
  • Language learning
  • Cultural activities and learning excursions (offerings vary by country)
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Programs Available

Short-term Quest (1-12 weeks):

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

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

  • Long-term programs are perfect for high school and college-aged students taking a semester or year off.
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More Information:

Three Easy Steps to Apply

Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316

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.

Contact us today - 1 800 292 2316Step 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, someone from the United Planet Team will contact you, and arrange a time to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!


  • Cost Savings Guide with tips on finding an affordable program, fundraising and more.
  • Scholarships and Grants page for current opportunities and resources.
  • Fundraising page

Special Discounts:

  • If you are participating in a Short-term Quest and refer someone who participates in a Short- or Long-term Quest, you will receive 5% off your total program fee.
  • Participate in 2 Short-term Quests (or a Long-term Quest followed by a Long-term Quest) and receive 10% off of your second Quest.