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

Cambodia Project

The Cambodia International Volunteering Project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to undertake a challenging but extremely rewarding project at a school in rural Cambodia.

During July and August 2022, a team of University of Leeds students will make a positive and practical difference to the lives of young people aged 4-14 studying at Seametrey Children’s Village, Tonle Bati, as well as experience the extraordinary culture of Cambodia. The team will live at the school during the week and offer activities such as sport, art and craft, and basic English classes. At weekends students can visit other areas of the country including Seam Reap and the incredible Angkor Wat.

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 to recruit a team of 20, consisting of 4 Project Leaders and 16 volunteers.

Project Leaders will each receive a minimum of £1,000 funding and volunteers will receive a minimum of £500 that can be put towards the costs of taking parts (e.g. flights and vaccinations). All team members will be required to fundraise an amount that is still to be confirmed (in 2019 it was £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 finalists and postgraduates) 
  • Students must be available for the full duration of the programme

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