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Volunteer Abroad for College and University Students Programs

  • Affordable college/university group volunteer abroad Starts $99
  • 20 Countries and 200 life changing projects to choose from
  • Share your compassion and love within poor communities
  • Highly rated programs that have been trusted by thousands of volunteers since 1998

Are you college/university professor or team leader? Are you looking for safe, affordable, and reputable college/university group volunteer abroad program for your students?? Then RCDP Volunteer’s overseas college / university volunteer abroad trip is perfect for them! In this type of program, your students will set off on the adventure of a lifetime and really help to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Have a tight budget? No problem! With programs starting as low as $99 (plus registration fee), RCDP Volunteer’s college volunteering abroad projects are affordable for any young visionary.

At RCDP Volunteer, we’re the experts in college volunteer abroad opportunities. Thousands of very satisfied volunteers have passed through our doors and found unforgettable adventures and challenges in 18 countries across the world. We invite your group to join us and embark on the journey of lifetime.

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Why You Should Join a College/university College/university Volunteer Abroad Program

Are you still sitting on the fence? Every college/university volunteer work abroad trip has countless benefits for both your students and the people to whom they help. We pride ourselves on providing the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to college/university students. To find out exactly what your group will be getting out of one of our programs, check out the benefits below.

A Mind-Expanding and Eye-Opening Experience

When your students travel overseas on their college/university abroad volunteer trip, they’ll be connecting with new cultures, experiencing different ways of life, and rising to challenges. Your group will see things that they’ve only ever dreamed of, and experience a life that’s often left by the wayside. Becoming a mature and responsible global citizen requires compassion, patience, tolerance, and knowledge. All of these worldly moments will give them viewpoints and personal growth that will benefit their lives well into the future.

Find Lifelong Friends

During their travels abroad, your students are guaranteed to meet people who think and share the same passions as them. A college/university volunteer vacation abroad gives them the incredible chance to share unqiue moments and bond with new friends from all across the world. Countless volunteers have come away from this experience forging lifelong friendships.

Unforgettable Memories

Any volunteering experience will change your students’ life forever. The memories they create while working on their college/university volunteer abroad project are those that will last. Whether it’s helping children in need, sharing their compassion for teaching, seeing stunning sights, or spending a quiet moment with their host families, your students will come away with memories that they’ll always cherish.

Immersion in a New Culture

Travelling the world is about seeing new sights, meeting new people, and trying new things. There’s no better way to truly immerse your group in these cultures than with one of our college/university volunteer programs. From the moment you arrive, your group will be working closely with locals and living with a local family. They’ll be sampling authentic dishes, discovering different traditions, and experiencing a side of the country that is often inaccessible to tourists.

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Why Choose RCDP Volunteer for a College/university Volunteer Abroad Program?

For over a decade, RCDP Volunteer has played a key role in connecting college/university  students with their dream volunteering projects. No matter what kind of experience you’re after for your group, we’ve got the knowledge and the passion to make those opportunities possible. We’re also one of the most highly rated, affordable, and effective volunteering companies in the field.

Our Experience

We’ve been running hugely successful overseas college/university volunteering programs for over a decade. Whether they’re a first-time traveler or a seasoned volunteer veteran, our teams – both local and abroad – have the expertise to help your students get to where they want to go in life.
With over a 100 different projects in 18 countries, and thousands of successful volunteer trips, we have in-depth and exact knowledge of how your program should operate. We’ve tested and personally approved all accommodations, food, host families, and projects, and ensured that they meet our rigorous standards.

Our Highly Rated College/university   Volunteer Abroad Programs

Many volunteer and travel companies can lay claim to exceptional support, but where we especially shine is in the quality of our volunteer programs. First and foremost, we are dedicated to making sure that each project is doing the best job it can to help the community, country, and environment. Our in-country team is always there to coordinate and review efforts between volunteers and locals, and to maximize the potential of the exchange.

Price and Value

Other companies have volunteering programs that run into the thousands of dollars, but RCDP Volunteers try to keep your costs to a minimum. We truly believe that the more affordable it is, the more volunteers can help out. It’s our passion to help out the world, not make a profit. Of course, all of our fees are also completely transport, so you know exactly what you’ll need to pay, and where your money is going.
Your program fees , which starts as low as $99 (plus registration fee), will cover expenses like airport transfers, meals, accommodations, project donations, and in-country support. But that’s just the start of it. Being able to experience incredible cultures, venture off the beaten track, and see wonderful sights is all part of your high-value RCDP Volunteers’ college/university abroad volunteer trip.

We’re an American Company

Often, signing up with a company from overseas means that if things go wrong, it can be hard to get assistance. RCDP Volunteers is an American company, based in Texas, and we’re covered by all US state and federal laws. In the very unlikely event that something goes wrong with the trip, we’ve got the resources and backup to help you out.

Our Grassroots Approach

With in-depth knowledge and experience of the volunteering landscape, we are well placed to maximize on a grassroots approach to change. We guide our volunteers towards overseas college/university volunteer projects that will have the best impact and be the most effective at that time.We analyze and monitor communities to determine who needs the most urgent aid and most assistance, and develop our programs accordingly.

Fully Customizable College/university   Volunteer Abroad Trips

We know that every potential volunteer has different hopes and ideas for their trip. No person is truly alike in his or her passions and skills, and we want the developing global community to fully benefit from what our volunteers can offer. That’s why we don’t go for a one-size-fits-all approach to volunteering. Working with our local experts and the US team, you’ll be able to make an informed decision for your students and customize their trip accordingly.

Our Global and Local Responsibility

To be one of the best volunteer companies, we have to ensure that our programs are exceeding every expectation. College/university   volunteer programs such as ours are an integral part of a healthy world, and we have strict guidelines and very high goals to make sure they’re operating at maximum effectiveness. We are constantly liaising with community leaders and stakeholders, and working with their feedback, so that we can deliver high-impact, viable, and highly satisfactory work to those in need.

As along with this, we strive to guarantee that the personal impact of your students is a positive and happy one. Prior to every college/university volunteer abroad trip, they’ll be fully briefed on what to expect, in terms of culture, the project, our expectations, and community standards. This way, you and your group can not only help maintain a strong and healthy relationship with each community you work with, but also work with clear direction and purpose.

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Dates and Costs

Dates:  Your group can start the program any day they like.  Our group programs are highly flexible.

Fee

RCDP Volunteers offers the most affordable college/university   volunteer abroad programs

We pride ourselves on providing the most affordable volunteering trips in the world. Some of our programs start as low as $99, plus a $269 registration fee.

Considering what you will get out of it, it’s incredible value. We try to make our programs that way so that everyone, no matter what their financial position, has the unrivalled and simply wonderful chance to volunteer!

The registration fee will go towards business costs for our US office – things like advertising, wages, and administration expenses.

In addition to registration fee, there is a weekly program fee. The weekly program fee is used for your room, food, project donation, and to provide other logistical support for your trip.

Click on the links below to learn more about the program fees for each specific country.

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College/university   Volunteer Abroad Trip Options

RCDP Volunteers has been offering its program in many countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. There are over 200 different programs in 18 different countries across the globe to choose from. No matter how your students want to help out, we’re sure to have the perfect project – and the perfect destination – for you and your students.

Here are few countries and projects that your group can choose

Costa Rica

Friendly, peaceful, and bursting with life and color, Costa Rica’s beaches and national parks are a magnet for wildlife lovers everywhere. From helping turtles to volunteering with children, there’s plenty to do and explore on a college/university volunteering trip to Costa Rica.

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Volunteer with children in orphanages and social welfare projects

In a Costa Rica orphanage volunteer program, your students will provide kindness and warmth to both orphaned and street children with an uncertain future.

Volunteer at a medical clinic

Help medical clinics supply a community with proper healthcare by signing up your students to a medical College/university    volunteer Costa Rica project. Their help is needed to work alongside overworked and understaffed professionals.

Teach English

In a country that relies heavily on tourism, sharing their English language skills in a Costa Rica teaching English college/university volunteer program will ensure a new generation of learners can provide for their families.

Work on a marine project

Help ensure the future of Pacific turtles through beach maintenance, conservation, and education. A Costa Rica marine project college/university volunteer vacation like no other.

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Working with kids

Your group will make a difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in a Costa Rica working with kids college/university volunteer program in San Jose.

Teaching English

Your students can give the gift of education to Costa Rican children through a Costa Rica teaching English college/university volunteer program by teaching them English, a vital skill in today’s market.

Health Care (non-medical)

Help trained staff as they treat and care for disadvantaged and low-income local residents in a Costa Rica health care college/university volunteer trip.

School/orphanage construction

A Costa Rica school construction college/university volunteer opportunity that assists in building badly needed schools and orphanages for a brighter future for Costa Rica’s kids.

Conservation and environment

With the Costa Rica conservation college/university vacation, help protect the magical Costa Rican landscape and spread the word about vital conservation efforts in San Jose.

Peru 

Rich Incan heritage and the awesome and stunning countryside make Peru a wonderful destination. Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca beckon to every curious adventurer, and reward anyone undertaking a college/university volunteering trip to Peru with unforgettable memories and an awakening of the soul.

Working in an Orphanage

Give and receive joy and a new perspective on life to young orphaned children in a Peru orphanage volunteer college/university program.

Street Children and Educational Program

Learn the economics and background to Peru’s at-risk street children in a Peru street children volunteer college/university program, and your students can change their lives for the better.

Teaching English

Your group can assist intelligent and enthusiastic Peruvian students to learn a valuable second language. A Peru English teaching volunteer college/university trip that will reap benefits forever.

Medical/Healthcare Project

In a Peru healthcare volunteer college/university program, they’ll provide urgent healthcare alongside qualified medical professionals to the disadvantaged.

Summer Escape

Experience an unforgettable four-week adventure with your team and tackle a range of pressing issues across the country in a Peru summer escape volunteer college/university vacation.

Guatemala

Although poverty-stricken, hard-working Guatemalan locals will always have a smile for the understanding traveler. Help them lighten their load with a college/university volunteer project in Guatemala, all the while taking part in millennia-old Mayan culture that still lives strong in this incredible land of natural beauty.

Teaching English at a Rural School

Give some of Guatemala’s poorest youth access to a global marketplace by sharing your students’ English knowledge in a Guatemala English teaching volunteer college/university program.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Your students can learn and teach how to love, smile, and live life with some of the country’s most unfortunate youths in the Guatemala orphanage college/university volunteer program.

Health/Medical Volunteering

Poverty and remoteness restrict access to quality medical care for many Guatemalans. Working with a Guatemala medical volunteer college/university program will help expert staff care for those who really need it.

Work with Street Children

The street children of Guatemala need guidance and compassion to overcome life’s obstacles. Share with them experience and understanding to improve their lives through a Guatemala work with street children volunteer college/university trip.

Guatemala Women’s Project

Many Guatemalan women rely on others to provide for their family. A Guatemala women’s project volunteer college/university program will assist them with new businesses like handicrafts, so they can become self-sufficient and empowered.

Ecuador

A progressive government and forward-thinking policy have made Ecuador the place to be in Latin America. Rounded out with unbelievable natural gems such as the Galapagos islands, Andes mountains, and Amazon rainforest, their college/university volunteering help in Ecuador will not only be a feast for the senses, but can make all the difference in its bright future.

Teach English in a Rural School

Enter into Ecuador’s dramatic rural landscape and impart valuable language skills to traditionally isolated communities in an Ecuador English teaching college/university    volunteer program.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Joining the Ecuador orphanage college/university volunteer program will make a difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Ecuador.

Volunteer with Street Children

With an Ecuador street children college/university volunteer program, your students can have the chance to guide and share wonderful moments with at-risk youths in the nation’s fascinating capital, Quito.

Conservation Project in Ecuador

Celebrate the Ecuador’s natural beauty and preserve it for generations to come. They’ll be working hard in an Ecuador conservation college/university volunteer program to conserve and educate in the jaw-dropping Los Cedros Biological Reserve.

Conservation Project in the Galapagos Islands

Get your hands sandy and help in an Ecuador Galapagos conservation  college/university volunteer program to preserve one of the world’s most biologically rich and stunning zones.

Argentina

A country full of highlights that dances to a rhythm all its own, Argentina has it all. However, recent economic troubles have given the welcoming people cause for concern. Experience cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and lend them a steadying hand with a college/university    volunteering trip to Argentina.

Disadvantaged/At-Risk Children Project

Through the Argentina at-risk children college/university volunteer program, your students will support and provide mentoring to the children that usually fall through the cracks, unlocking a more promising future for them.

Teach English Project

Your group will put their English skills to the test with an Argentina English teaching college/university volunteer program by teaching the language and empowering a new generation of learners.

Community Development Project

Apply existing skills and knowledge to assist small to mid-sized NGOs in building a safer, better, and more equal community across Argentina. Get your hands dirty in an Argentina community development college/university volunteer program.

Healthcare Project

Provide humanitarian relief while enjoying an Argentina healthcare college/university    volunteer trip alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society.

Dental Project

An Argentina English teaching college/university volunteer opportunity that lets your students give a smile and a better quality of life to the many people who can’t afford adequate dental care, working with qualified dentists.

Professional Support

The Argentina professional support college/university volunteer program is a perfect fit for those with specific professional skills, as your group will work with various governmental and non-governmental organizations to perfect their community aid programs.

Mexico

Just over the border from the USA, Mexico is almost another world. While typically considered a resort destination, and almost an extension of the western world, it offers so much more to the considerate volunteer. The people still need your team’s help to prosper – so come on over for a Mexico college/university volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer in an Orphanage Project

A Mexico orphanage college/university volunteer vacation will truly make a difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Mexico.

Teach English

In a Mexico college/university English teaching volunteer trip, your students will have the wonderful chance to assist intelligent and enthusiastic Mexican students to learn a valuable second language.

Special Education

Often overlooked by developing countries, a Mexico special education college/university volunteer project can help fill the needs of special children through help with education and compassion.

Sea Turtle Conservation

Help ensure the future of sea turtles through beach maintenance, conservation, and education. Get up close and personal with the wildlife in the Mexico sea turtle conservation college/university volunteer program.

Brazil

A land of festivals and samba that takes lively to a whole new level, Brazil is also a country with heart-breaking poverty and great need. College/university volunteering in Brazil makes for an unforgettable experience.

Childcare Project

Help with family cohesion and a brighter future with a Brazil childcare college/university volunteer trip by looking after some of the most wonderful and impoverished children in Rio de Janeiro while their parents seek sustainable work.

Teaching Project

A Brazil English teaching college/university volunteer program that lets your students share their command of the English language with a new generation of eager learners.

Teaching Computer Skills Project

Your students can give the gift of education to Brazilian children by teaching them computer skills, which are vital in today’s jobs market. This is a Brazil teaching computer skills college/university volunteer program for the modern age.

Youth Athletics Project

Turn your group’s love of sports into a pathway for disadvantaged children towards happiness, fulfillment, and success. Sign on with a Brazil physical education college/university volunteer trip today.

Handicraft Project

Many disadvantaged Brazilian women rely on others to provide for their family. By assisting them with new businesses like handicrafts with a Brazil handicraft college/university volunteer opportunity, they can become self-sufficient and empowered.

Nepal

You’ll never forget your college/university volunteering in Nepal. Despite setbacks and difficult living conditions, the people are proud and warm. With the backdrop of the Himalayas, Nepal is perfect for those seeking adventure and fulfillment.

Teach English

Give some of Nepal’s poorest youth access to a global marketplace by sharing your students’ English knowledge in a Nepal English teaching college/university volunteer program.

Teach Buddhist Monks

Help continue the rich spiritual tradition of the Buddhist monks in a Nepal teaching Buddhist monks college/university volunteer program by teaching them English, which they can use to impart their wisdom and knowledge to visitors.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Learn, and give your students the opportunity to teach, how to love, smile, and live life with some of the country’s most unfortunate youths in a Nepal orphanage college/university volunteer program.

Nature Conservation

Restore nature to a pristine state in badly damaged areas. In a Nepal nature conservation college/university volunteer program, your group will work with a nursery to grow and plant trees in Nepal’s beautiful forests.

Healthcare Project

Provide humanitarian relief alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society with the Nepal healthcare college/university    volunteer program.

Be a Photojournalist

Highlight the wonders and share the plight of Nepal with the world through a Nepal photojournalism college/university volunteer program.

Summer Escape

Looking for a Nepal summer escape college/university volunteer vacation? Your students can experience an unforgettable four-week adventure and tackle a range of pressing issues across Nepal.

Nepal Himalayas

In the Nepalese Himalayas, you’ll find everything this Earth has to offer. With unspoiled natural beauty, incredible landscapes, and picturesque rural villages, the welcome your group will receive on their college/university volunteering opportunity in Nepal will make it all worthwhile.

Teach English

Enter into the dramatic Himalayan landscape in a Nepal English teaching college/university volunteer program and impart valuable language skills to traditionally isolated communities.

Teach Buddhist Monks

A Nepal teach Buddhist monks college/university volunteer trip will help continue the rich spiritual tradition of the Buddhist monks by teaching them English, which they can use to impart their wisdom and knowledge to visitors.

India

Those looking for a spiritual awakening need look no further than India, a magical land full of mystery and culture. Although there is vast impoverishment, college/university volunteering in India will make a huge impact to the community and help a mighty nation find its feet.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Provide kindness and warmth to orphaned children with an uncertain future through an India orphanage college/university volunteer opportunity.

Teach English

In a country that relies heavily on tourism, sharing their English language skills will ensure a new generation of learners can provide for their families. Ensure the future with an India teaching English college/university volunteer trip.

Volunteer at a medical clinic

An India medical college/university volunteer program will help your students help overworked and understaffed medical clinics provide adequate healthcare to the community, by working alongside trained professionals.

HIV/AIDS Project

Help combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in third world communities with the India HIV/AIDS college/university volunteer program, through education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid.

Support a Women’s Group Project

Many disadvantaged Indian women rely on others to provide for their family. By assisting them with new businesses like handicrafts, an India women’s group college/university volunteer project can let them become self-sufficient and empowered.

Teach English in a Rural School

Hand in hand with the India teaching English rural college/university volunteer program, your team can travel deep into the Himalayas and impart valuable language skills to traditionally isolated communities.

Work with At-Risk/Street Children

The at-risk and street children of India need guidance and compassion to overcome life’s obstacles. Your students will share their experiences and understanding to improve their lives with an India street children college/university volunteer vacation.

Summer Escape

Experience an unforgettable four-week adventure on your team’s India summer escape college/university volunteer trip and tackle a range of pressing issues across India.

China

The exotic east has never needed your students’ help more. Although China is now one of the world’s great powers, it faces problems with wildlife conservation and the protection of a new generation of thinkers. Your group can make a difference to both this nation and the world by undertaking a college/university volunteering abroad trip in China.

Teaching English

Assist intelligent and enthusiastic Indian students to learn a valuable second language through a China teaching English college/university volunteer opportunity.

Paid Teaching English Program

Get immersed in the ancient and modern Chinese culture in this long-term paid China paid teaching English college/university volunteer opportunity, all the while imparting your English knowledge on eager learners.

Thailand

A land of smiles and rare beauty, Thailand’s jewel-like islands and verdant interior offer rich rewards at every footstep. However, there are still many disadvantaged people who need ready and willing college/university volunteers to help out in Thailand.

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Working with Disadvantaged Children

The disadvantaged children of Thailand need guidance and compassion to overcome life’s obstacles. A Thailand working with disadvantaged children college/university    volunteer program will let your group share their experiences and understanding with them, to improve their lives.

Teach English

In a country that relies heavily on tourism, sharing their English language skills through the Thailand English teaching college/university volunteer program will ensure a new generation of learners can provide for their families.

Healthcare Project

Your students can provide humanitarian relief alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society. A Thailand healthcare college/university volunteer opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

Elephant Conservation Project 

The Thailand elephant conservation college/university volunteer program is an incredible opportunity for your students to get up close and personal with these unique creatures and protect them and their habitats.

Building Project

Help your students build, maintain, and improve vital community structures with the Thailand building project college/university volunteer program. They’ll see immediate and gratifying results from their own two hands.

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Child Development Project

A Thailand child development college/university volunteer program will help with family cohesion and a brighter future by nurturing some of the most wonderful and impoverished children in Thailand while their parents work.

Teach in a Buddhist Temple School

Help continue the rich spiritual tradition of the Buddhist Monks by teaching them English, which they can use to impart their wisdom and knowledge to visitors. The Thailand teach in a Buddhist temple college/university volunteer program that really lets your students get in touch with themselves.

Teach English

Your students can give gifted Thai pupils access to a global marketplace in the Thailand English teaching college/university volunteer program by sharing their English knowledge.

Sri Lanka

Now is the perfect time to take on a college/university volunteering trip in Sri Lanka. The economy is flourishing and the nature is still pristine. At the same time, this small, beautiful island faces big difficulties with a poor underclass and badly needed conservation efforts.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Provide joy, warmth, and opportunities for recovery to orphaned children in a Sri Lanka orphanage college/university volunteer program. Your students will be rewarded with huge smiles and unconditional love.

Teach English

Your team can give some of Sri Lanka’s poorest youth access to a global marketplace by sharing their English knowledge in a Sri Lanka English teaching College/university    volunteer program.

Teach English to Buddhist Monks

Help continue the rich spiritual tradition of the Buddhist Monks by teaching them English in a Sri Lanka teach English to Buddhist monks college/university volunteer program, which they can use to impart their wisdom and knowledge to visitors.

Elephant Conservation in Kegalle, Pinnawala, or Udawela 

The Sri Lanka elephant conservation college/university volunteer project is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with these unique creatures and protect them and their habitats. Three separate locations available.

Cambodia

The income gap between rich and poor remains large in this once-troubled nation, but the efforts of your students towards college/university volunteering in Cambodia can go a long way. In their time off, they can explore stunning beaches and the mystical temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Provide joy, warmth, and opportunities for recovery to orphaned children in the Cambodia orphanage college/university volunteer program.

Teach English in a Local School

Assist intelligent and enthusiastic Cambodian students to learn a valuable second language by undertaking a Cambodia English teaching college/university volunteer program.

Community Development

Your students will apply your existing skills and knowledge to assist small to mid-sized NGOs in building a safer, better, and more equal community across Cambodia. A Cambodia community development college/university volunteer opportunity perfect for professionals.

NGO Volunteer Project

A perfect fit for those with specific professional skills, in the Cambodia NGO college/university volunteer program your team will work with various non-governmental organizations to perfect their community aid programs.

Healthcare Project

With a Cambodia healthcare college/university volunteer program, your students can provide humanitarian relief alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Project

Help combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in third world communities, through the Cambodia HIV/AIDS awareness college/university volunteer program, which involves education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid.

Kenya

Kenya is the very epitome of Africa: vast savannahs, unique cultures, relaxed lifestyle, and memorable wildlife. From the Serengeti to Nairobi, there’s a college/university volunteering opportunity available, which can help your group to protect and improve a beautiful nation.

Work in an Orphanage

A Kenya orphanage college/university volunteer program will provide kindness and warmth to orphaned children with an uncertain future.

Teach English

Your students will give some of Kenya’s eager youth access to a global marketplace by sharing their English knowledge with a Kenya teaching English college/university    volunteer program.

Volunteer at a medical clinic

Help overworked and understaffed medical clinics provide adequate healthcare to the community, by working alongside trained professionals through the Kenya medical clinic college/university volunteer program.

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Project

Help combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries through education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid. Your students’ assistance is vital for the Kenya HIV/AIDS college/university volunteer project.

Community Development

Apply the existing skills and knowledge of your group through the Kenya community development college/university volunteer program to assist small to mid-sized NGOs in building a safer, better, and more equal community across Kenya.

Cultural Conservation

Work with the Maasai tribal people in a unique Kenya cultural conservation college/university volunteer opportunity to protect their culture from the effects of globalization and generational shift.

Summer Escape

Your students can experience an unforgettable four-week safari adventure and, through the Kenya summer escape college/university volunteer program, tackle a range of pressing issues across Kenya.

Ghana

Tucked away in Western Africa, Ghana is a country that brings every highlight of the region together. Incredible beaches, animal sanctuaries, a safe environment, and lovely locals are just some of the things that Ghana has to offer. What are you waiting for? Get on board a college/university volunteering trip to Ghana today!

 

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Your students can provide kindness and warmth – through the Ghana orphanage college/university volunteer program – to orphaned children who would just love their care and affection.

Teaching English to Children

Give some of Ghana’s poorest youth access to a real future by putting your students’ English skills into the Ghana English teaching college/university volunteer program.

Healthcare Project

With the Ghana English teaching college/university volunteer program, your group will provide humanitarian relief alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society.

HIV/AIDS Volunteer

Through the Ghana HIV/AIDS college/university volunteer program, your group’s desperately needed help will combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in third world communities through education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid.

Summer Escape

The Ghana summer escape college/university volunteer program is an experience like no other – an unforgettable four-week adventure for your students and a chance to tackle a range of pressing issues across Ghana.

Uganda

Uganda has both eyes fixed on a bright future, and it needs help from your students to get there. If they’re in the mood for wonderful and optimistic people, fascinating landscapes, and intrepid travel, they’ll find it with college/university volunteering in Uganda.

Work in an Orphanage

With the Uganda orphanage college/university volunteer program, they’ll have the remarkable chance to provide joy, warmth, and opportunities for recovery to orphaned children in Uganda.

Teach English

Participating in an Uganda English teaching college/university volunteer program will give some of Uganda’s poorest youth access to the world by sharing their English knowledge.

Volunteer at a medical clinic

Help overworked and understaffed medical clinics provide adequate healthcare to the community, by getting your students to work alongside trained professionals in a Uganda medical college/university volunteer trip.

HIV/AIDS Project

Africa needs your help. A Uganda college/university volunteer program is designed to help fight combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in developing communities through education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid.

Tanzania

Volunteers and travelers are always welcome in Tanzania, a vibrant place stuffed to the gills with some of Africa’s most beautiful landmarks and a diverse array of wildlife. College/university volunteering in Tanzania is both an eye-opening adventure and an incredibly satisfying meeting of cultures.

Work in an Orphanage

A Tanzania orphanage college/university volunteer program will truly make a difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children in Tanzania.

Teach English at a Rural School

Enter into the amazing Tanzanian landscape and impart valuable language skills to traditionally isolated communities. The Tanzania English teaching college/university    volunteer project is an unforgettable opportunity for students.

Healthcare Project

Provide humanitarian relief alongside skilled doctors and nurses to poorer and disadvantaged members of society. Help out by joining a Tanzania healthcare college/university volunteer trip.

Volunteer in HIV/AIDS Program

Your group will help combat the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS in third world communities with the Tanzania HIV/AIDS college/university volunteer program, which through education, adjusting social norms, and delivering medical aid can change the lives of countless.

Women Empowerment

Many disadvantaged Tanzanian women rely on others to provide for their family. The Tanzania women empowerment college/university volunteer project assists them with setting up new businesses like handicrafts, so they can become self-sufficient and empowered.

Summer Escape

Experience an unforgettable four-week safari with the Tanzania summer escape college/university volunteer vacation and tackle a range of pressing issues across Tanzania.

South Africa

South Africa has an ever-burgeoning economy and stunning landscapes, but it still has echoes of a more troubled and divisive time. By tackling a college/university volunteering project in South Africa, your students can help these resilient people celebrate and promote diverse cultures, and grow as one.

Teaching Project

In a country that relies heavily on tourism, a South Africa English teaching college/university volunteer program where your students can share their English language skills will ensure a new generation of learners can provide for their families.

Physical Education Project

With a South Africa young athletics college/university volunteer trip, your group can turn their love of sports into a pathway for disadvantaged children towards happiness, fulfillment, and success.

Volunteer at a medical clinic

Help overworked and understaffed medical clinics provide adequate healthcare to the community, by working alongside trained professionals in the South Africa medical college/university volunteer program.

Volunteer in an Orphanage

Vital for the forgotten youth, a South Africa orphanage college/university volunteer program will provide kindness and warmth to orphaned children who desperately need your students’ care.

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Sample College/University Volunteer Abroad Itinerary

There’s no set itinerary for a college / university volunteering abroad opportunity, since each project and country is different. However, there are a few key parts of your group’s trip, which will be the same for all. These are in place to ensure they get the best, most memorable, and most enjoyable trip that we can deliver. The following sample is a loose schedule for most of RCDP Volunteers’ volunteer programs.

Orientation

The time period for orientation can vary from one hour to few days, depending on which program and which country you sign up for. During your students’ college/university    volunteer abroad program orientation, our expert staff will cover topics which are vital for a successful stay, including traditions, cultural differences, religions, language, and societal norms. The content of each topic will depend on the country, but will really help them fit in and feel comfortable. At the same time, it will give your students an opportunity to learn what their project will require of them, and how best to tackle their upcoming goals.

Volunteer Program

This is where they get their hands dirty! When you sign up for a college/university volunteer vacation, you’ll have the chance to decide how long you want their volunteer time to go for. There is usually no compulsory amount of time – we’re flexible! After the orientation, your students will start their volunteer work, which is usually 4-6 hours per day, for 5-6 days per week. How they spend the rest of your time is up to them. During the volunteer program, you’ll also liaise with the in-country coordinator for guidance, and to address any concerns that might arise.

Travel

After all the good work they’ve done, it’s time to relax and soak up the sights of the country. For 2-12 days, you and your students will have the chance to visit beautiful sites of cultural, natural, and historical significance, and take part in a wide range of adventure activities. As always, what they take part in is up to them. And if you’re a group of three or more, you can fully customize the magical journey,

College/University Volunteer

As part of your RCDP Volunteers experience, we’ll help you out every step of the way. Both accommodation and three meals a day are included in your group’s weekly fee, and we’ll make sure you get the best of both. Depending on the requirements of the project and your wishes, the accommodation can range from a volunteer house to a hostel or budget hotel, all of which are guaranteed to be safe, clean, and comfortable. To make the most of your students’ cultural immersion, many projects offer the unique opportunity to stay with a host family, who will generally cook fresh, tasty, local food for them. As always, when you’re booking your overseas college/university volunteer trip let us know what they’d prefer!

Free Time

Their volunteering should be an enjoyable challenge, not difficult or stressful. When your students aren’t volunteering (work is normally 4-6 hours per day, 5-6 days a week), the rest of the time is theirs to do what they please. During this time, they can explore, study, spend time with new friends or their host family, or simply relax. It’s up to them.

Safety and Field Support

At RCDP Volunteers safety of our volunteers is #1 priority. All of our programs are backed with the assurance that no matter what, your team will be safe at all times. We are always double- and triple-checking our projects, locations, and facilities to make sure that you are comfortable and secure. For over a decade, RCDP Volunteers has had a perfect track record when it comes to our volunteers’ safety.

Here’s how we do it:

In-Country Coordinator and Support Staff

The eyes, ears, and heart of the RCDP Volunteers operation is our in-country coordinator and support staff. In every country where we have a project, we have dedicated local staff to help manage and guide volunteer efforts. They know the country inside and out, have lived there for years, and will do everything in their power to make your students’ college/university volunteer abroad opportunity perfectly memorable and truly rewarding. Some of their duties include:

  • Airport pickup
  • Transfer from the airport to your accommodation, and vice-versa
  • Introduction to project staff and host family
  • Conducting your orientation
  • Follow-up visit to your project for guidance or queries, generally weekly
  • Advice and help to resolve any concerns or problems you might have during your stay

Airport Pickup

From the very moment you land, your students will be in the sure hands of our local support team. We’ll have someone waiting for them at arrivals to pick them up and personally transfer them to their accommodation.

Orientation

Making your students feel immersed and comfortable in their volunteering destination is important to them and the community they’ll be working with, and many countries have rules and codes that might seem alien to your students. That’s why each college/university    volunteer abroad program will begin with a comprehensive orientation course. These courses cover a broad range of topics – like etiquette, customs, culture, history, and language – that will help your group immensely to understand and participate in life in their new country.

Accommodation

We guarantee that accommodation provided will be clean, safe, and comfortable, no matter where your students are staying. We hand-pick and approve all host families and accommodation before we use them in a teen volunteer abroad project, and they have to live up to our very high standards. Host families, especially, have been confirmed to be safe, friendly, and active members of the community, and a majority of them have hosted volunteers before.

Insurance and Evacuation Plan

RCDP Volunteers offers comprehensive third-party insurance for everyone undertaking a college/university volunteer abroad vacation. This insurance gives excellent protection in cases of decline in health, accident, or disaster. Additionally, our in-country coordinators are well equipped and well trained in case of any emergency evacuation or mishap.

International Travel Advice

Traveling anywhere, whether for volunteering or for a holiday, requires that you are aware and alert. No matter what country you visit, you’ll be subject to their laws, and their culture. We won’t ever send you somewhere that’s not safe, but it’s still a good idea to consult with your country’s travel office before you go. Situations may change, and it’s wise to keep informed. The following links can provide useful information:

American State Department

British Foreign Office

Australian Government Advice

Canadian Government Advice

For health-related information and information on possible risks while your students are volunteering, visit the Center for Disease Control website . As with all developing countries, the sanitary conditions will probably be poorer than what they’re accustomed to. We advise that you do not drink the tap water in these countries.

Once you have arrived in the country, our local team will be happy to help and advise you on any situations where you might feel uncertain. They’re experts on the country they live in, and they’ll do everything they can to make sure you and your students are safe and happy. We’ll provide all contact information for the in-country support staff before you leave.

FAQ – College/University Volunteer Abroad Program

Who will lead the college/university group?

Your college/university group will typically be managed by a designated group leader, who will be appointed by your school. This will normally be a teacher, parent, or senior student. While they will be organizing the students on a day-to-day basis, the in-country support staff and coordinator will always be there to actively lend a helping hand and guide the project.

Where do students stay during their college/university volunteer abroad work?

All the students for each project will stay close together, and often with multiple students in the same accommodation. The nature of the accommodation depends on preferences, the country, and the project, but it will usually be with host families, a hostel, or a dedicated volunteer house.

Will there be time for traveling and excursions?

Absolutely! At the end of your college/university volunteer abroad trip, your students will embark on an eye-opening tour – organized by us – of many of the country’s most beautiful and significant attractions. As well as that, their usual volunteer commitment is 3-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. The rest of the time is free for them to explore their surroundings and get up close and personal with local sights.

What is the food situation?

Included with each college/university volunteering overseas experience is three delicious and healthy meals per day. They’ll have the chance to sample local delights and hearty home-cooked fare from their host family, should your students be staying with one. Apart from that, they are free to purchase any meals or food during their spare time.

Will my group and I be safe?

RCDP Volunteers prides itself on its safety record, and takes each volunteer’s safety very seriously. We only send our volunteers to safe and peaceful locations, and select and monitor each project and host family personally. Our in-country staff is on the ground at all times, making sure that they’re comfortable and secure.

Is there an opportunity to learn the local language?

Of course there is! In fact, we highly recommended that your group picks up at least some of the local language, since it will make their stay and interactions that much more enjoyable. While many groups choose to learn Spanish while in Latin America, there are language opportunities available for every country, and you can slot the lessons into a time that suits them.