Volunteer Programs Around the World

Find out more about our affordable volunteer programs overseas which all have excellent reviews from previous volunteers.

  • A fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunity to explore several different cultures by interacting with locals.
  • Spend your vacation making a difference in the lives of others by joining these exciting and affordable volunteer abroad programs
  • 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 Volunteer programs around the world

Do you want to make better use of your spare time by helping people less privileged than you, in countries less fortunate than yours? Are you willing to serve humanity and give back to local communities? RCDP’s volunteer projects around the world offer you a chance to choose from diverse locations and work under different developmental projects, all for very reasonable or budget priced fees.

Founded in 1998, RCDP is a non-profit humanitarian organization that has to date served over 20,000 satisfied volunteers. From its humble beginnings in Kathmandu, Nepal, the organization pioneered the idea of volunteering for the first time in Nepal and India. Since, then it has developed 200 volunteer programs all over the world.

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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 joining volunteer programs around the world

Volunteering is called a self-less act, yet in most cases the one who serves benefits as much as those being served. The way both groups experience the rewards of volunteer programs around the world may be different, but they share the positive long term effects of the actions. Here are some of the many ways volunteers benefit.

Learn new skills and build your abilities: Volunteering in an unfamiliar culture, as a stranger in a foreign land, gives a whole window of opportunity to learn a new language, and about an unfamiliar culture; practical skills such as teaching or writing proposals, not to mention developing interpersonal skills while dealing with different people and difficult situations.

Build your career: Choosing to do volunteer work around the world helps you explore possible new career choices. If you would like to make a move from the corporate world to non-profit organizations there couldn’t be a better option than this.

Improved mental and physical health: People who volunteer on projects around the world are more likely to be of a sound mind and body than those who don’t. People often get depressed when they don’t have a sense of purpose in their life. Volunteering options provide that purpose; to help others, and make world a better place.

Boost your resume: Another important benefit of these around the world volunteer programs is that it looks good on resumes, and is an optimal way of securing a position in prestigious academic universities.

A sense of Adventure Finally, what propels most people in seeking programs to volunteer abroad is the sense of adventure as they explore new land and get more stamps in their passport.

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How can you join volunteer programs around the world?

At RCDP it is really easy to enroll in the program of your choice; all you need to do is follow these simple steps. First, explore the different volunteer programs and destinations around the world we offer, checking out the program fees and what is included. After you have decided on your project and the place you’d like to volunteer in simply fill out an online application form and submit a $99 refundable application deposit fee. If you do not get a placement the company will refund your $99.

Upon receiving the application, RCDP will get back to you within 3 weeks with a letter of acceptance. Soon after you will receive your visa information and flight proposals, which is the time when you apply for a visa, gather medical reports, get the tickets and fax your passport and itinerary details to the office.

The final part of the booking process is to pay the outstanding balance of your program fee, which must be done at least a month before departure. From there you are ready to embark on a journey to volunteer across the world, on one of the three amazing continents we offer programs on.

RCDP can also customize volunteering program upon request, and tailor-make a project and itinerary to fit your specific needs. If you are interested and would like to find out more about our volunteer projects around the world feel free to contact us.

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