Community Service Trips for High School Students

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  • Take a week or two from your vacation to help disadvantaged communities across the world on our rewarding and fun program.
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Are you a high school student who would like to participate in an international community service trip for high school students? Do you also want a community service trip abroad for high school students that is very affordable, safe, reputable, well-organized, and impactful?

Look no further! RCDP has the most affordable and amazing community service programs abroad for high school students in 18 different countries around the globe.

You can choose to explore parts of Asia, Africa, Central America, or South America all while helping children, the elderly, the sick and injured, whole communities, diverse ecosystems, or exotic animals.

There are so many impactful, meaningful, and life-changing high school community service abroad opportunities through RCDP for all different interests, budgets, and travel and volunteer goals.

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The volunteer experience was very eye-opening and I felt very much needed at the site. I would greatly recommend it.

Frances Yuan


The strong ties we built and the rewarding experiences that we made here were really very priceless.

Amelie Lim

- Australia

A lifetime experience, which has opened my eyes to so much, and impassioned me to pursue future volunteer trips.



Overall a great experience! I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't recommend the program to others!

Lena Gustke

- Germany

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Benefits of Community Service Trips for High School Students

There are immense benefits that accompany the noble decision to embark on a community service trip abroad for high school students with RCDP. While everyone will have their own individual experience, it is likely that there will be benefits shared across the board.

You will surely feel a great sense of accomplishment, fulfillment, and joy from helping those who are less fortunate than you are. The realization that you have the power to change lives and change the world is life-changing.

During your high school community service program abroad, you will gain some valuable life lessons and skills. You might develop a new skill set, learn a new language, or even discover a passion you didn’t know you had before.

This is a chance to be on your own and away from your parents and guardians. It is a chance to test yourself and what you are truly made of. It is also an experience that will look exceptional on a college or professional resume.

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RCDP’s Best Budget Community Service Trips for High School Students

HIV/AIDS Project in Ghana

When you join the impactful HIV/AIDS community service program for high school students in Ghana, you will be working with a team of likeminded individuals who are working to eliminate this devastating virus. Through health education, awareness campaigns, and other powerful initiatives, you can help change lives in Ghana.

When you set off on the life-changing community service trip for high school students in Ghana, you will have the opportunity to become immersed in a culture entirely different from your own, interact with individuals from all different backgrounds, and explore some of the most popular natural and cultural landmarks in Ghana.

Turtle Conservation Project in Mexico

How would you like to spend time on a picturesque tropical beach in Mexico where you will have the opportunity to protect and save sea turtles?

The sea turtle conservation community service program for high school students in Mexico is a phenomenal opportunity to help protect the sea turtles that return to a few beaches in Mexico every year to nest while also having time to enjoy this beautiful destination.

You will spend your days collecting and relocating turtle eggs, assisting with valuable research and data collection, cleaning beaches, and educating the local communities about the importance of marine and sea turtle conservation. Your dedication to this program will help secure a future for the sea turtles of Mexico.

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Orphanage Construction Project in Nepal

The orphanage construction program for high school students in Nepal is working to build an orphanage for the abandoned children in Chitwan. There is currently an orphanage there, however it is very over crowed. This construction project has multiple phases, but the end goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing place for these poor children.

When you participate in this hands-on community service program in Nepal for high school students you will see your hard work pay off. The rewards of building something, especially something for children, are extraordinary, heart fulfilling, and life-changing. You are literally building a home for children who don’t have one.

Disabled Children Project in Argentina

The amazing and highly necessary disabled children community service program in Argentina for high school students is working to provide children with disabilities the care, attention, and treatment that they need.

Most families cannot afford specialized care and treatment for their special needs children. Your dedication to this special program can really make difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

When you take part in this community service opportunity for high school students in Argentina, you will work alongside local teachers and therapists. As a team, you will help make a significant difference in the day to day lives of these special needs children. You will help with specialized therapies as well as fun activities like arts and crafts.

Volunteer Teaching Project in Peru

Many of the local community schools in Peru are understaffed, underfunded, and greatly lacking resources. There is also an insufficient number of teachers who can give proper English lessons.

When you join the teaching English community service program for high school students in Peru, you will help bring valuable English education to students who might not receive it otherwise.

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Volunteer in an Orphanage Project in Kenya

Unfortunately, due to the HIV/AIDS virus, extreme poverty, and a number of other tragic circumstances, thousands of children are left as orphans every year in Kenya.

There is a constant need for high school orphanage volunteers in Kenya. Your help is greatly needed in order to give the proper care, education, support, and nourishment that these poor children deserve.

As a volunteer with this amazing community service program for high school students in Kenya, you will fill many important roles in the lives of the orphan children there. The time you spend with these children will have long-lasting and positive impact on their lives.

Women Empowerment Project in India

India is a fascinating country to visit, but one where local women there do not have equal rights and opportunities as men.

The women empowerment community service program for high school students in India is aimed at helping discriminated against women rise up and pursue a brighter and more successful future. Though workshops and mentoring, you can help these amazing women go on to live a better life.

RCDP also offers community service trips for college students, international summer programs for high school students, international camps for high school students, gap year programs abroad, and an assortment of other volunteer programs for high school students.

Check out all of the amazing and affordable volunteer opportunities available to you through RCDP. Contact RCDP today to learn more about the programs and destinations that you are most interested in.

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