There are a number of organisations, based in Wales and the UK, which support international volunteering. This page provides information on the opportunities that are out there.


Volunteering from Wales

Wales Africa Community Linking groups are always looking to recruit individuals to help promote their work locally, and support their work in partner communities in Africa. Involvement with these organisations may well lead to volunteer opportunities with those projects. Click here to find a group near you >>>

There are also specific schemes which encourage and support international volunteering in its own right;

International Learning Opportunities offers an 8 week immersive experience working with African organisations, and is designed to enhance your leadership skills. The ILO programme accepts applications on an ongoing basis.To find out more, click here >>>

UNA Exchange supports people to volunteer with a range of projects in over 60 countries. Click here to find out more about available opportunities >>> UNA Exchange is also part of the International Training Partnership (ITP), the official provider of all UK-based European Voluntary Service training. Click here to learn about the EVS scheme >>>


UK-based volunteer organisations and schemes

DFID VSO International Citizen Service supports young people aged 18-22 to volunteer in poor countries. There are some opportunities for team leaders to mentor the volunteers. Click here to find out more >>>

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) supports professional and skilled people to volunteer in over 30 countries in Africa and Asia. Click here to learn more >>>

UNA Exchange supports people to volunteer with a range of projects in over 60 countries. Click here to find out more about available opportunities >>>

Raleigh International supports people of all ages to volunteer with community, environmental and adventure projects in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, India and Tanzania. Expeditions are 5, 7 or 10 weeks for volunteers and 8 or 13 weeks for volunteer managers. Find out more here >>>

Working Abroad supports people of all ages, from students on their gap year or wanting to gain field experience to professionals taking sabbaticals, to volunteer with a wide range of projects. Learn more here >>>

Restless Development supports young people, aged 18 to 25 to volunteer abroad in 10 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. There are some opportunities for team leaders to mentor the volunteers. Learn more now >>>

Diaspora Volunteering Alliance supports individuals and professionals from diaspora communities in the UK to volunteer with development projects in their country of heritage. Learn more here >>>


Page last updated: August 22, 2014