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

Cambodia Project

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 workplacements@leeds.ac.uk 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

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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

Cambodia project

Think Pacific

Think Pacific Fiji offers volunteer programmes in partnership with the Fijian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Projects work with the rural communities of Fiji, where volunteers can inspire Fijian children through education, youth and sports activities. 

For more details including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Think Pacific website