Volunteer Charity Work Abroad

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Best Inexpensive Volunteer Charity Work Abroad Projects

Are you looking for a meaningful and life-changing journey overseas? Do you have some time off to do a philanthropic deed?

RCDP has an impressive collection of reputable, safe, well-organized, budget-friendly, and exciting volunteer charity work abroad programs. We also make sure to plan your volunteering trip as per your convenience.

Joining the charity volunteer work abroad is an opportunity to visit any of the eight beautiful countries involved, namely Peru, Thailand, Mexico, Nepal, Ecuador, India, Costa Rica and Kenya. The volunteering projects vary from country to country.

You can choose to be a part of projects related to education, special children, elephants, marine life, HIV/AIDS, cloud forest conservation, or a volunteering program in the Himalayas.

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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 Volunteer Charity Work Abroad Projects

A good deed always gets rewarded and volunteering is no exception. It may seem difficult to take time out from you busy life in order to travel abroad for volunteer charity work. But, if you manage to spare some time, you will see that there are countless benefits.

Enriched retirement

Although the majority of volunteers are from a young generation, there are a few people who are 50 years or older who love traveling for the purpose of helping others. Many medical and teaching projects appreciate the participation of older volunteers, as those who have medical or teaching experience will be more helpful.

Thus, volunteering for charity works abroad or participating in any other project after retirement can help to enrich your life.

Personal growth

Volunteering requires you to step out of your comfort zone, as you will travel to different parts of the world where you will have to adjust to different situations. Dealing with a new environment and culture can be challenging, but during your time of volunteering you will learn to blend in as circumstances demand it.

Development of leadership skills

Leadership is something sought after in almost all of the employment sectors these days. But chances to demonstrate your leadership qualities are not always frequent. Therefore, volunteering abroad for charity work is the best way to develop such skills, as you will get the opportunity to lead various projects.

Positive impact on your health

The charity work volunteering program abroad offers some health benefits too. Research has proven that volunteering improves your mental health, as the satisfaction of helping somebody else creates a positive impact in your life.

Exploring new places

Volunteering for charity works abroad requires you to travel to different countries that host the program. Similarly, during you off days you can always explore the nearby villages of the city, which is one of the main advantages of volunteering overseas.

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RCDP Best Inexpensive Volunteer Charity Work Abroad Projects

RCDP provides excellent packages of affordable, reputable, and well-organized volunteering programs for charity work abroad. The projects are designed for people with different interests, budgets, time constraints, and personal volunteer and travel goals.

Medical Project in Peru

Poverty is a great issue in most parts of the world. There are many people in need of help and comparatively less individuals willing to succor. Thus, the volunteering projects for charity works are greatly significant.

Peru, a fascinatingly beautiful country, needs your help too. Many people residing in the rural area of Peru and those who fall under the poverty line are lacking proper healthcare services and medical treatment.

While volunteering for the medical project in Peru, you will be working with hospitals and clinics that deal with various fields of medicine including neurology, gynecology, psychology, pediatrics, obstetrics, dentistry, counseling, rehabilitation, and others.

Volunteers will also be assisting the medical staff with their tasks by measuring temperature, BP, height and weight, providing immunization, counseling patients, and helping in health camps and other activities.

If you are a medical student practicing medicine or if you are interested in the field of healthcare, you can volunteer to do charity work in Peru. All the volunteers are expected to be adaptive, flexible, patient, and enthusiastic about serving people in need. Also, knowledge of basic Spanish is mandatory for volunteering in this project.

Teaching in Buddhist Temple School in Thailand

Thailand is a country with over 30,000 Buddhist temples in which monks live, meditate and study for all their life. Besides their traditional work, the monks in the Buddhist temples are involved in various kinds of social work, including running schools for poor families who cannot afford to send their children to other schools.

Therefore, monks seek people who can volunteer in the Buddhist Temple School to teach English to children, as the standard of English being taught there isn’t impressive.

Joining the program as a volunteer to teach in Thailand’s Buddhist Temple for charity work provides you with the opportunity to help those children to create a better future.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in pursuing a career in education, you can gain some experience as well. The temples in Thailand run primary and secondary schools where the volunteers are supposed to teach. You will follow the official curriculum and teach the local students for five days a week from Monday till Friday. You can also organize some extracurricular activities

To join the Teaching in Buddhist Temple School volunteering package in Thailand you don’t need to have prior teaching experience. Also, volunteers do not need to be native English speakers but should be fluent in English. You will be expected to be patient, flexible and respectful towards Thailand’s Buddhist tradition, custom, and local people.

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Special Children Project in Mexico

The special children volunteering charity work in Mexico focuses on giving ample support to children with special need, as they tend to require extra assistance at times. There are children who deal with different issues such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, deafness, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

Children with such issues require adequate support, but, due to its cost or unavailability, the families of those children are not able to give it to them. As part of this project, you will be offering care and attention to those children by teaming up with some organizations. You will be working in a school that runs volunteering programs for special children in Mexico to offer them the best education.

Volunteers will get to work as an assistant of the local teacher and therapist for children from pre-school till primary level. You can also participate in extra-curricular activities and be a part of fundraising events and organize different programs. Being a part of this project requires certain attributes like flexibility and patience. However, you don’t need to have prior experience to volunteer in the special children charity work program. But if you have worked with differently abled children before, it will be of great help.

Volunteer in Himalaya in Nepal

Are you willing to visit a mesmerizingly beautiful place and be a part of a volunteering campaign for charity work abroad at the same time? Well, if you are looking for such package, the volunteering in the Himalayan region in Nepal is the perfect program for you. Surrounded by captivating snowcapped mountains, the Himalayan region is what every nature lover must visit at least once in a lifetime.

What is more, the opportunity to volunteer in this region makes the trip even more memorable. While visiting Nepal for volunteer charity work in Himalaya, you will be teaching in schools to help the children of the Sherpa community. You can teach during mornings and afternoons, and during the free hours, you can explore the nearby villages. Also, during your day off, you will have the option to trek to different places that offer spellbinding views of Mt. Everest.

During the volunteer charity work in the Himalayan region of Nepal, you will stay at monasteries or with Sherpa host families. You don’t need to have prior experience in teaching to qualify for the project, but being enthusiastic and passionate about helping others is a must.

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Marine Project in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is famous for its rich bio-diversity. But the sundry marine wildlife in this country, including sharks, pelicans, turtles, crocodile and others, is at risk due to water pollution, food chain issues, and water recycling. By volunteering charity work opportunity for the marine project in Costa Rica, you are expected to help in the rehabilitation, conservation, educational care, breeding, and protection of those animals.

There are three different projects in which you can participate during the marine project volunteering program for charity work. If you chose the Marine Education project, you will help in workshops about overcoming the hurdles concerning terrestrial and oceanic animals, marine food chain issues, water pollution, and waste recycling. If you wish to volunteer for Marine Maintenance project, you must help in the process of selecting, capturing and transporting animals, and assist in the breeding, nursery, acclimation and quarantine, and maintenance of animals.

Similarly, if you opt to serve for the Marine Conservation project, you will be given an opportunity to participate in the rehabilitation and rescue of marine animals to release them to their natural habitat. There is no set of skills or qualifications required to volunteer for the Marine Project in Costa Rica. If you are fit and ready to work under hot and humid conditions outdoors, you are perfect for this opportunity.

Cloud Forest Conservation Project in Ecuador

Illegal loggers and squatters have been a major threat for many forest all around the world including Ecuador’s cloud forests. The forests, located from 500 meters to above 4000 meters, comprise many abundant plants and are the habitat of many birds. Thus, by participating as a volunteer charity work for the cloud forest conservation program in Ecuador, you can contribute in protecting the pristine rainforest and promoting eco-tourism.

The main objective of the project is to raise awareness regarding the importance of conserving natural resources and finding alternatives to selling the wood from the rainforest for a living. Therefore, your responsibilities at the project might include checking the reserve borders, helping with research, developing new projects, growing vegetables and raising chickens in farms, developing and maintaining trails, and others.

The tasks to be performed at the cloud forest conservation volunteering charity experience can be both relaxing and physically challenging at times. However, there will be no pressure on you to complete a task, as you can work at your own pace.

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Elephant Project in India

If you are you an animal lover wanting to be part of a volunteering program to take care of them, then RCDP’s charity work volunteering program for Elephants in India will serve your interests just right. This project, which takes place in Jaipur, one of the most alluring cities of India, is an excellent package that allows you to spend time with the largest living terrestrial mammals.

There are several elephants in this region and the families of the Mahout also reside nearby. Most of the elephants in this project are brought from Southern India by their owners, who pay Mahouts to take care of the animals. Therefore, by joining as a volunteer for the elephant project in India you will be assisting the Mahouts, who provide the elephants with daily care and maintenance. You will get the opportunity to develop good relationship with these animals,  as you help to bathe, feed, and walk them to the water ponds.

You also will be assisting in sanitizing and cleaning the elephant's shelters and embellishing them before the joyride. Likewise, you can also participate in teaching the children of Mahouts, educate the females regarding personal hygiene, and involve the kids in fun and creative activities.

HIV/AIDS Project in Kenya

According to the UNAIDS, in 2016 there were 36.7 million people around the globe who were living with HIV/AIDS. Though education and awareness regarding this disease has become common, there are still places that are unaware of the disease and its preventive measures. Kenya belongs to one of such countries which have suffered massively from HIV/AIDS due to the lack of proper knowledge. Therefore, by joining the HIV/AIDS project in Kenya as a volunteer, you will help to spread the valuable information and awareness necessary to save many lives.

Currently, there are plenty of local initiatives in Kenya to treat victims and raise awareness. Many of such efforts have been very effective and have resulted in thousands of saved lives. You will be working with adults and children to educate them about the disease. You will also be offering counseling to the communities that have been severely affected by HIV/AIDS. Similarly, you will help to organize seminars, strategies, and fundraising campaigns during this project.

No specific qualifications are required to be eligible to join this volunteer charity work. If you have time and willingness to make a positive change in the lives of Kenyans, then you will only need the drive and enthusiasm to work in unfamiliar conditions. 

Aside from Volunteer Charity Work Abroad, RCDP also offers a range of affordable volunteer opportunities that address different passions, budgets, skills and interests. You can choose from adventure trips for college students, gap year programs abroad, community service trips for high school students, family volunteer opportunities abroad and many more programs. Contact RCDP today to learn more about the places and programs that you find yourself most interested in.

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