Women's Empowerment Volunteer Quests

Work with women and girls in communities in need all over the world.

"My trip to Peru has changed my entire perspective on life, and the experiences and faces of those I worked with are in my heart forever. I can only hope that the help I gave may equal the love and friendship that was given to me."

--Caitlin Erinn O'Neill, United Planet Volunteer at Women's Shelter in Peru

All over the world, many women and girls still lack sufficient access to education, employment, and health care. Women remain among the most vulnerable members of society. Women’s empowerment and vocational training programs offer sustainable solutions, giving women the tools necessary to gain social and economic independence to lift them and their families out of unhealthy circumstances. 

United Planet’s unique Volunteer Abroad program combines volunteering abroad, language learning, cultural activities, and excursions to provide an incredibly fulfilling experience for volunteers and valuable support for communities in need.

Women's Empowerment Volunteer Quest Locations

Women's empowerment project Cusco, Peru


United Planet supports a home for teenage women and their children who are placed there by a family judge and stay 4-5 years. The children go to school and get after school help and babies stay in day care. Mothers work on-site, take classes, are taught trades, and receive psychological counselling and health care. The goal is to break the cycle of violence by giving them the self-confidence and skills for better jobs. Intermediate Spanish required. Read more
empower women volunteer abroad

Volunteers work with children in a women's shelter, taking care of them and helping with daily tasks around the shelter. This Quest is open in January, February, the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of December. Basic Spanish required.
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empower women volunteer abroad

Volunteers will work at a counseling center in Kathmandu. The center is run by women, who counsel young children and who have been victims of abuse. The children can live at the counseling center for up to a year while they receive counseling. Volunteers can live and work at the center and help take care of the girls, giving them love and attention and helping them with homework. For experienced volunteers, there is also the option of working on community workshops educating local communities on many topics from parenting to the effects of abuse. No experience or language skills are necessary but volunteers with a background in social work, health education, or teaching are appreciated. Read more


For this program volunteers will work in a women's clinic in Quito under the the supervision of a local medical professional. The clinic offers various departments such as gynecology, neonatology, general surgery, etc. Volunteer tasks will vary depending on lenght of stay and skill set of the volunteer. Basic Spanish requiredRead more


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!