Summer Community Service Programs for High School Students

RCDP offers 200 programs which lets you share your passion for children, women and rural communities with people in need.

  • Do something worthwhile during your summer break and make memories that last a lifetime.
  • Experience the joy and satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of those you volunteer with.
  • Unparalleled high reviews and ratings, Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting from $100 - $200 per week.
  • 18 countries, 200 projects and thousands of happy volunteers since 1998. Contact us for more information.
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Most Affordable Summer Community Service Programs for High School Students

Are you looking for a cost effective way to see the world while helping others? Do wish you could find a rare, special and exciting experience while travelling?

Look no further than RCDP’s volunteering Summer community service programs for high school students. RCDP runs highly popular Community service summer programs abroad, providing you the ultimate platform for a life changing experience while helping less fortunate people from various countries around the world.

Join RCDP’s volunteering programs for an incredible opportunity to connect with others, grow your interpersonal skills, create new experiences, give back to the world, learn new skills, increase your confidence, make new friends, learn a language and become part of a team!

RCDP International Volunteer is a non-profit humanitarian organization that focuses on empowering underprivileged communities through volunteer programs and has been doing so since 1998. RCDP offer flexible, unique safe and very cost effective programs in over 18 countries.

With over 200 programs on offer and 18,000 satisfied volunteers, RCDP is highly trusted and is designed to let you share your passion for children, women and rural communities with people in need.

Check out the special benefits of volunteering and different programs below and join the RCDP community today!

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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 volunteering for Summer Community Service Programs for High School Students

RCDP offers a huge variety of Summer volunteer opportunities for high school students, each providing you with an incredible list of amazing benefits! Benefits include growing your interpersonal skills, being part of a community, helping others, new experiences, learning skills valuable for future employment, learn a new language, challenging yourself and much more.

Many of the benefits of volunteering with RCDP will stay with you throughout your entire life.

See below our list of benefits you have to gain from an RCDP volunteering program:

Interpersonal skills: One of the best and most common benefits of RCDP’s Community service summer programs abroad is the opportunity to grow your interpersonal skills, which will help you in various aspects of your life. Interpersonal skills include understanding people better, motivating others, and dealing with difficult situations.

Through RCDP’s volunteering programs you will significantly grow your interpersonal skills, which are a vital aspect of a healthy and happy life.

Learn a language: Studies show that speaking more than 2 languages is an amazing way to increase your brain's cognitive functioning. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those of people who only speak a singular language. These differences offer a variety of benefits!

Volunteering through RCDP’s High school abroad summer programs gives you the perfect opportunity to increase your brain function and have a whole new language in your life. Incredible!

Helping others: There is nothing more selfless and special than helping others who are in need. Joining one of RCDP’s Summer volunteer programs for high school students will allow you to enrich lives and give people from different parts of the world hope. Become addicted to the feeling of selflessness and earn those good karma points by joining today!

Being part of a community: RCDP’s Summer volunteer opportunities for high school students are the ultimate opportunity to make new and interesting connections through teamwork. These unique volunteer programs that RCDP offer give you the chance to bond with the people around you.

You will quickly find yourself being part of a special community that you will never forget!

New experiences: One of the best things about being involved in Summer volunteer programs for high school students with RCDP is the chance to experience new cultures, languages, skills, people and parts of the world. RCDP’s volunteering programs give you the opportunity to gain valuable life changing experiences that will last forever!

Self Empowerment: Are you feeling a little bit lost in this world? Are you looking to take back control of your life? The general definition of self empowerment is taking control of your own life, growing from experiences, making positive choices and knowing yourself well enough to understand your own strengths and weaknesses.

I can assure you that a one of RCDP’s many Spring break service trips for high school students will provide you the opportunity for a newfound feeling of self empowerment, while you learn amazing new skills, meet incredible new people and have life changing experiences that give you the strength for self empowerment that you have been looking for.

Challenge yourself: Volunteering abroad with RCDP’s Summer volunteer programs for high school students will provide you with a special challenge so you can put your character and resilience to the test.

Volunteering overseas puts you in a new environment that tests you, challenges you, and allows you to grow as a person through new challenges that you have not experienced before.

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Special Children Project

This Community service summer programs abroad Mexico is designed to be a helping hand to children who may be dealing with issues such as learning disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome and deafness.

There are many different jobs for volunteers within this program. All volunteers will work as assistants to local teachers and therapists. You could be working with kids from preschool to primary school who have a variety of different disabilities. Volunteers also participate in extracurricular activities and can be involved in planning and fundraising.

Work in Community Development Project in Cambodia

RCDP is providing you with the chance to help disadvantaged Cambodians fight poverty by empowering them through Summer volunteer programs for high school students.

RCDP is working with community projects to provide placements to volunteers where you provide provide substantial assistance in the areas of education, women's development, peace and justice & children development.

Your duties depend on your skills, experiences, qualifications and requirements of the project.
Your work can include:

  • Organizing workshops, trainings and community events
  • Improving healthcare programs and promoting prevention of disease
  • Assisting non-governmental offices
  • Organizing development projects (small)
  • Fundraising
  • Helping locals with farming and gardening
  • Teaching a variety of subjects depending on your interests

Join the project now and share your skills and passion with Cambodians while immersing yourself into their culture.

Street Children/Children at Risk Project in Ecuador

Unfortunately, abandoned children are a common sight in the streets of Ecuador. The majority of these children don’t have a place to live or even parents. RCDP’s Community service summer programs abroad Ecuador provides you the opportunity to work along side local communities to help get these children off the streets.

Your role will be to work with partner organizations and give support to these children. You will be sharing skills, knowledge and talents with the youth as well as offering your genuine care.

You may be teaching them about a number of topics such as:

  • Health,
  • English,
  • music,
  • mathematics and
  • computer skills or assisting them with a variety of skills.
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Teaching English in Kenya

Community service summer programs for high school students Kenya through RCDP gives volunteers the chance to be an English teacher to children from underprivileged families while exploring the unique Kenyan culture. Due to poor financial conditions many schools cannot provide the education required.

Your job as a volunteer here will be to work as an English teacher. You can start teaching straight away if you are confident, or you can assist the local teacher at first. You may also be involved in organizing special extra-curricular activities like plays and games.

Join our Teaching English volunteer project now to give hope to students.

Child Care in Brazil

This RCDP Summer community service programs for high school students Brazil offers you the chance to work with children from poor backgrounds and help them gain confidence. The attention you give will provide the kids with affection and their confidence will grow.

Volunteers will work in a day care center helping the local staff take care of the children. You will spend time with the children helping them with learning activities like developing fine motor skills, teaching writing, painting, playing games, teaching English and even music.

Women Support Project

Through community summer service programs abroad Guatemala, you can Join this Women Support Project to help empower women through education.

The project is for women volunteers only and candidates much have at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. You will work in both the office and the field.

As a volunteer you will be involved in educational and awareness programs and will give skills to the women. Our volunteers will also work in administration.

Some of your activities can include:

  • Admin work in office – Including; translation, planning, consulting and court visits.
  • Workshops and training – Volunteers will make visits to villages and get involved in training and educational activities.
  • Publishing – Generating materials on public health, women’s rights and other subjects on women empowerment.
  • Awareness campaigning – work with TV and radio to produce programs.

Street Children Project in Peru

There are many children living in the streets of Peru who face exploitation and get involved in crime, So they desperately need help to be rehabilitated. RCDP’s Summer volunteer programs for high school students Peru focuses on supporting the youth by leading them on a path to a better life.

Your role as a volunteer will be to help them learn skills, such as computer literacy, English and social skills.

Volunteers will work with the children by providing them:

  • Teaching,
  • Counseling,
  • Organizing games, plays, sports, and
  • Other creative activities.

While working in this project, you will receive opportunities to share time with the children.
The work is difficult, but it is also VERY rewarding.

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