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High School Specials: Volunteering Abroad for Under 18s

A group of students volunteering abroad under the age of 18 finish a building programme in Africa.

Make this your year to volunteer abroad, meet amazing teenagers from around the world, and help people in developing countries. We run a wide range of short-term programmes designed specifically for volunteering abroad under the age of 18.

Our summer volunteer abroad programmes for teenagers are a great way to make the most of your time away from school. You can use it to get work experience and learn new skills, which will add a lot of value to your CV or UCAS form. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 18 can join. This kind of volunteering abroad is especially popular for 16 and 17 year olds.

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Each High School Special is a combination of hands-on work, observation, taught sessions, social and cultural activities, and weekend sightseeing trips. Our staff are there every step of the way to guide and support you. You can explore our High School Specials below:

CHOOSE A HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL PROJECT:

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Projects Starting July 8th 2018
Building & French in Senegal (2 weeks) Care & Community Village Project in Fiji (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Care & Community in Cambodia (2 weeks) Care & Community in Ghana (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Care & Community in Kenya (2 weeks) Care & Community in Madagascar (2 weeks) Care & Community in Nepal (2 weeks) Care & Community in Senegal (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Care & Community in South Africa (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Care & Community in Tanzania (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Care & Community in Vietnam (2 weeks) Care & Galapagos Island Conservation in Ecuador (2 weeks) Dentistry in Sri Lanka (2 weeks & 3 weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation & Community in Thailand (2 weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand (4 weeks) Football in Ghana (2 weeks) General Building Projects in Nepal (2 weeks) General Building Projects in South Africa (2 weeks & 4 weeks) General Building Projects in Tanzania (2 weeks) Human Rights in Ghana (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Human Rights in South Africa (2 weeks) Law & Business in China (2 weeks) Medicine & Spanish in Bolivia (2 weeks) Medicine in Ghana (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Medicine in Nepal (2 weeks) Medicine in Peru (4 weeks) Medicine in Philippines (2 weeks) Medicine in Sri Lanka (2 weeks & 3 weeks) Medicine in Tanzania (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Physiotherapy in Nepal (2 weeks) Public Health in Cambodia (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Public Health in Mexico (2 weeks) Rainforest Conservation & Community in Madagascar (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico (2 weeks) Shark Conservation in Fiji (2 weeks) Tropical Dry Forest Conservation & Community in Costa Rica (4 weeks) Tropical Dry Forest Conservation in Costa Rica (2 weeks & 3 weeks)
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Download our High School Specials brochure or contact us on +44 (0) 1903 708300 to request a printed version.

If you’re interested in learning more about our summer volunteer abroad programmes for teenagers, you can read on further:

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.

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