Summer Volunteering Abroad
International volunteering offers you a chance to help support a cause you feel passionate about and can be a highly rewarding experience.
For more information about any of the volunteering opportunities listed below, please contact the Work Placement team.
Due to the ongoing global situation regarding Covid-19, the Cambodia International Volunteering Project will not take place in summer 2021. We will monitor international travel restrictions throughout academic year 2021-22 and hope to run the project in summer 2022. Please check this page for further announcements or contact email@example.com with any questions regarding the project.
The Cambodia International Volunteering Project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to undertake a challenging and rewarding project at a school in rural Cambodia.
During July and August, you will have the opportunity to make a positive and practical difference to the lives of young people living in Tonle Bati, as well as experience the extraordinary culture of Cambodia. The team will live at the school during the week and run a summer camp for children aged 4-14, offering activities such as sport, art and craft, and basic English classes.
This project is run in partnership with Seametry Children's Village, a school approximately 30km from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. This will be the 8th year the University of Leeds has run the programme, and we are looking for two Project Leaders and eight volunteers.
Project Leaders will each receive a grant of £1,000 and volunteers will receive £500 towards the costs of taking parts (e.g. flights and vaccinations). All students are required to fundraise £900 each which is donated to the school.
Deadline for Project Leader applications: TBC
Deadline for volunteer applications: TBC
- Open to all students studying any degree programme at any level (including final year and postgraduate)
- Must be available for the full duration of the programme
For more details including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Think Pacific website.
European Solidarity Corps | Europe
The European Solidarity Corps is an EU initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer for projects abroad that benefit communities around Europe.
European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects such as: helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.
For more details including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the European Solidarity Corps website.