Alternative Breaks

Volunteer Global - Alternative Breaks

These one to two-week projects have shorter orientation periods allowing university students or professionals with time obligations to get settled quickly and be able to make a substantive contribution to their chosen area.

Make an impact on a variety of projects working with conservation and trail-building, animals & wildlife, agriculture, construction, and more.

Coach Children football Coach Football to Children in Schools

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 24 weeks · Cost: From $727

Volunteers will be able to harness children’s enthusiasm and teach them how to utilize their raw talent more effectively and in a structured way. Though the children are known not to have the opportunity to receive or acquire proper coaching at... Read more!
Community service & travel Community Service & Travel

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 6 weeks or longer · Cost: From $1,526

This program runs for approximately 6 (six) weeks. The first, second, third, fourth and fifth week is dedicated to volunteering in rural communities in Ghana. The sixth week involves exploring the country (Ghana) and taking part in some... Read more!
Community Surveying Community Surveying

Country: Belize · Program Type: Community Development, Research · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $247

Volunteer for community surveying in Caye Caulker, Belize! Through this program, you'll ride a bike from house to house on the island, asking residents: How many cats and dogs live there How many are spayed or neutered Plus, you'll take notes... Read more!
Construction And Gardening Construction And Gardening

Country: Belize · Program Type: Construction · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $247

Volunteer for construction and gardening projects in Caye Caulker, Belize! Construction There are five catteries at P.A.W., one of which is in great need of repairs. The structure is rusted and rotting after many of Belize's rainy seasons, and... Read more!
Our volunteer Jay Van interacting with the elders and community members about their challenges. Construction of the Vocational Training Center

Country: Uganda · Program Type: Administration, Construction · Timeline: 8 weeks or longer · Cost: From $103

Lack of Vocational training services and volunteer support has the devastating potential to create a severe of economic and social impacts. Young people have struggled with life and they need a hand that can support them through vocational... Read more!
Great dental elective internship Dental Elective Internship

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 24 weeks · Cost: From $506

Elective dentistry can be done in Ghana if you wish to go, where a participant has choices of working in cities or villages with professional dentists in hospitals/clinics. Dental students who are looking to gain more working experience which... Read more!
Dolphin sightings Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,588

By joining this Initiative you will have the unique experience of working alongside an Eco-tourism company in their efforts to research and conserve dolphin and whale populations.  You will also have the chance to educate local children about... Read more!
Elephant Research Elephant Conservation & Environmental Restoration

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,588

You will have the opportunity to make a real and tangible difference to sustainable conservation projects. Not only will you work hands on with meaningful local conservation projects but you will also participate in educating the wider... Read more!
English Teaching & School Support

Country: Madagascar · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $2,996

EDGE of AFRICA is currently working with a local junior school in Fort Dauphin to whom we provide teaching support and manpower through volunteer involvement. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of this very underpriviliged school assisting... Read more!
Assist local host families in kitchen Foreign Exchange & Immersion

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Agriculture, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 52 weeks · Cost: From $1,034

Though this is to enhance and inculcate into participants experience in Africa. Learning and sharing the local skills, tradition, customs, ideas, drumming and dances, and languages will give a participant the great opportunity to interact with... Read more!

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