Volunteer Stories

United Planet volunteers talk about what it's really like to live and work in another country.

Visit the Page for Group Volunteer Stories

Volunteering abroad is a huge experience -- one that will have a transformative effect on the community where you work, and on you, the volunteer. We invite you to hear from returned volunteers about the joys and frustrations of working and living in communities and cultures that are new, foreign, exciting, and welcoming.

Individual Volunteer Stories by Region

international volunteers in Asia international volunteers in Latin America
international volunteers in Africa international volunteers in Europe

Individual Volunteer Stories by Type of Work/Project

international volunteers doing construction international healthcare volunteers
International Volunteering at Women's Shelter international volunteer with children
International Volunteering at Wildlife