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.

Nicaragua National Zoo Nicaragua National Zoo

Country: Nicaragua · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $296

This program invites you to work with Casa-Nica as they improve programs at the Nicaragua National Zoo.  Your work will further the development and continuing services of the country's only animal refuge for abandoned exotic pets and injured... Read more!
Pre School Children Pre-School Teaching & School Enrichment

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $2,381

You will provide much needed teaching support and manpower to underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. You will be assisting with teaching our fun and educational workshops and will help local children... Read more!
Rural Medical Outreach

Country: Madagascar · Program Type: Community Development, Healthcare · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,582

There is a serious lack of trained medical professionals and manpower in the rural villages in South East Madagascar. No matter what your level of health care knowledge is, there is a large amount of work that needs to be done. It is extremely... Read more!
Measuring sea turtles Save Endangered Turtles at Osa In-Water Project

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $438

Help save endangered sea turtles in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica! Volunteers will assist our scientists and researchers in: • Collecting data on population structure, genetic origin and in-water habitats of endangered sea turtles • Hands-on... Read more!
Social Networking And Blogging Social Networking And Blogging

Country: Belize · Program Type: Business Development, Information Technology · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $247

Volunteer for social networking and blogging in Caye Caulker, Belize!  Through this project, you'll update the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary and Humane Society website, write blog posts about news and events, and market the work they do through Facebook... Read more!
South Pacific Coast National Park

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Environment, Trail Building · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $534

Through this project, you will assist with: Trail cleaning and maintenance Sign repair Public area maintenance Beach cleanup Organic agriculture Plant taxonomy Bird identification. You'll volunteer with Volunteering Design, a local organization... Read more!
Spanish Language Immersion Spanish Immersion Classes

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Language Immersion · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $677

Learn Spanish with our language immersion program in Costa Rica! Enjoy learning Spanish with the benefits of this amazing language immersion program in San Jose, Costa Rica. Our partner Volunteering Design will assist you in setting up a class... Read more!
Special Needs Education Special Needs Education

Country: Nicaragua · Program Type: Children & Youth, Education · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $296

This program invites you to help Casa-Nica and their community partner, the Melania Lacayo School of Special Education, with their work within Masaya. This is the only school in the city that provides special needs education for children with... Read more!
preparing for soccer Sports Coaching & Community Outreach

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $2,381

Sports is often the last priority in local schools when funding is limited therefore, we aim to provide an opportunity for local children to develop their love of sports where they may have otherwise missed out. We feel that sports can be an... Read more!
Teach English Teach in Primary & Junior High Schools

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 52 weeks · Cost: From $727

Volunteers can teach in primary and junior high schools, where volunteers being placed in communities, cities and villages (urban and rural settings) in Ghana, where they are to teach English as well as other subjects to the local children. You... Read more!

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