Volunteer Abroad

Everything you need to know about how, where and for how long you can volunteer abroad with VAP...

Everything you need to know about how, where and for how long you can volunteer abroad with VAP...


Workcamps (2 to 4 weeks)

Workcamps typically bring together a temporary community of 8-30 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

Workcamps typically bring together a temporary community of 8-30 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

More about Workcamps (2 to 4 weeks).

Skills in Action programme

VAP is looking into the possibility of enlarging the range of projects available for older volunteers (40+) under a separate scheme. We feel that there are many people who may be retired, or would like to take a break from work to do something worthwhile and at the same time enjoy a new experience in a different surrounding.

VAP is looking into the possibility of enlarging the range of projects available for older volunteers (40+) under a separate scheme. We feel that there are many people who may be retired, or would like to take a break from work to do something worthwhile and at the same time enjoy a new experience in a different surrounding.

More about Skills in Action programme.

Medium and Long Term Volunteering (1 to 12 months)

VAP’s Medium/Long Term Volunteering (M/LTV) Programme gives you the chance to volunteer abroad from 1 to 12 months, working in a project organised by one of the many grassroots organisations that VAP co-operates with around the world. M/LTV is not only about work, but it is also a unique  experience of combining living abroad with learning a new culture and getting to know the local people, while being deeply involved with a project and its aims.

VAP’s Medium/Long Term Volunteering (M/LTV) Programme gives you the chance to volunteer abroad from 1 to 12 months, working in a project organised by one of the many grassroots organisations that VAP co-operates with around the world. M/LTV is not only about work, but it is also a unique experience of combining living abroad with learning a new culture and getting to know the local people, while being deeply involved with a project and its aims.

More about Medium and Long Term Volunteering (1 to 12 months).

Conditions of participation

Here is a list of conditions of participation on an international voluntary project abroad with VAP. Please read this very carefully as it will act as your contract as a volunteer with VAP.

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How To Apply?

If you wish to know how to apply for a workcamp or for a medium/long term project, please click here

How To Pay?

To access the "How To Pay?" section of this site and pay your registration fee for a project, please click here

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Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

Quote of the day

« If anyone is interested in doing some real volunteering and not paying stupid amounts of money to do it just visit VAP's website or drop them an e-mail. »

Miriam D. from Brighton

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