Top Affordable Community Service Trips for High School Students

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Do wish you could find a once in a lifetime experience while travelling? Are you looking for an affordable way to see the world while helping others? Then you have found the right article!

Come check out the Community service trips for high school students on offer through RCDP so you can decide which life changing trip abroad is for you. RCDP is an organisation that organises and runs Community service trips abroad for high school students, providing you with a once in a lifetime experience through helping underprivileged people from different parts of the world.

Join RCDP’s volunteering programs for the chance to connect with others, grow your interpersonal skills, create new experiences, give back to the world, become part of a community, increase your confidence, make new friends, learn a language, challenge yourself, help others and stand out from the crowd!

RCDP International Volunteer is a non-profit humanitarian organization that empowers disadvantaged communities through meaningful volunteer programs and has been doing so successfully since 1998. RCDP offer unique, flexible, safe and very affordable programs in over 18 countries around the world.

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

Check out the special benefits of volunteering through the 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 Top Affordable Community Service Trips for High School Students

Self Confidence: Are you feeling lost in this hectic life? Self confidence is known as self-assurance in one's personal judgment, ability and power. Through RCDP’s volunteering programs you will find a new found sense of self confidence as you grow, learn new skills, be part of a team, overcome adversity / challenges and become accustomed to new environments.

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 community service trips abroad gives you the perfect opportunity to learn a new language and grow!

Helping others: There is nothing more liberating than enriching the lives of others. Joining one of RCDP’s Community service trips abroad for high school students gives you the opportunity to provide people from different parts of the world with the help that they desperately need. Research shows that benefits of helping others include improvement of physical well-being, Raises self-confidence and self-esteem, Encourages friendships and increases the buffer against stress.

Interpersonal skills: Our volunteers are always telling us that one of the most common benefits of RCDP’s High school community service trips abroad is the opportunity to grow their interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills include understanding people better, motivating others, and dealing with difficult situations. Through teamwork and new experiences in RCDP’s programs, volunteers will significantly increase interpersonal skills, which are essential to a fulfilled life.

 Challenge yourself: Volunteering with RCDP’s Community service trips for high school students will provide you with a variety of interesting challenges so you can overcome, achieve and grow as a person. Volunteering overseas puts you in a new environment that tests you and forces you to improve through tackling tasks that you have never experienced before. Join today and overcome adversity to grow!

New experiences: One of the best things about being involved in Community service trips for high school students with RCDP is experiencing new things. The incredible benefits of new experiences include overcoming fear, getting to know yourself better, stimulating creativity and can make you more confident. Are these personality traits you would like to have? Then look no further - RCDP volunteer programs are the place for you.

Learn new skills for future employment: Are you hoping to learn skills to help you with future job opportunities? RCDP’s Community service summer programs for high school students offer you the chance to learn a variety of new skills that employers look for when hiring. Such skills include teamwork, bilingual ability, interpersonal skills, planning, coordinating, organising, helping others and even just the life experience gained from volunteering itself is looked upon very highly by most employers.

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Check out RCDP’s Top Affordable Community Service Trips for High School Students below!

HIV/AIDS Project in Ghana

Ghana is still struggling with HIV/AIDS, with many families experiencing devastation each year as they lose their breadwinner, leaving the family with no one to provide for them. RCDP’s Community service summer programs for high school students in Ghana has teamed up with local initiatives and communities to provide much needed care to the victims and to spread awareness.

You will be engaged in training and educational activities such as creating awareness about preventive measures against HIV /AIDS. During the program you will also look after victims as well as work in a profound counseling role in hospitals, clinics and schools.

Help enrich the lives of others while creating new experiences working in a developing country today!

Turtle conservation in Mexico

If you’re looking to work with animals while experiencing one of the most diverse locations in the world, then joining the turtle conservation team in Mexico is for you! RCDP offer Community service trips for high school students in Mexico to give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to help save this majestic and endangered species.

You will be directly involved in the conservation efforts by working on the beach, where you will scan the area for an appropriate habitat, while helping with the capture and release of the turtles. You may also be required to do some more intensive work, such as radio tagging and studying the turtles movements. Daytime work includes cleaning nests, saving hatchlings and preventing contamination of the area. Sign up today for the time of your life, while helping a noble cause!

Orphanage construction project in Nepal

Due to war many children in Nepal have found themselves without parents, in poverty and with no one to help. There is an orphanage doing their best to help, however there is not enough space for the children to live, study or play. This is the reason why RCDP offer life changing High school community service trips abroad in Nepal. This construction project will provide the space that is so badly required for these kids to blossom and live fulfilled lives.

Each month, RCDP organise a small group of volunteers and hire local skilled laborers to lead the project. You will be assisting local people in the expansion of this current orphanage to create more space. The work will be physical and will include carrying sand, bricks and other jobs as required. You also get the chance to interact with the kids on your days off! What an experience!

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Disabled children project in Argentina

In this project, you will be working with disabled youth to provide support, education, care and recreation. RCDP offer  Community service summer programs for high school students in Argentina to give you the special experience of helping those in need while experiencing a new part of the world. You will be part of a team that consists of psychiatrists, physical education trainers and educational psychologists. The professionals with your help, will build a positive environment for the youth to learn, grow and have fun!

You will be involved in and spending time with the disabled children as well as organizing various activities and will also be required to assist the local staff in workshops and classes.

Teaching Project in Peru

Have you ever wanted to explore the vast beauty of Peru while enriching the lives of others? RCDP offers Community service trips abroad for high school students in Peru to provide you the opportunity to discover the world while changing the lives of others. Local Peruvians do not have a wealth of opportunity when it comes to schooling and education. Teaching english to underprivileged kids will open a new world for the Peruvian youth and will empower them to live more fulfilled lives. As a volunteer you will be required to teach a large class of students with the assistance of other teachers. This engaging role will usually last for around 2 - 3 hours a day, however we do encourage that you teach for longer. Apart from teaching English, you will also be required to arrange extra curricular activities, games and teach things such as mathematics and impart a sense of self empowerment.

Work in Orphanage in Kenya

This is your chance to give back to the world by becoming a volunteer to give orphaned children secure and healthy lives. RCDP has implemented Community service trips for high school students in Kenya to help orphanages feed, house and send local children to school for a good education.

You will provide knowledge, care and help to turn the children into strong minded individuals who are empowered. Your work will include jobs such as teaching English, Mathematics, nutrition, sanitation, gardening, assisting with administrative tasks, playing with children, assisting local staff and being a mentor for the students. Your work will mainly be in the mornings and evenings. You may also been involved in fundraising to help decrease the financial burden felt by the orphanage.

Women Empowerment Project in India

It’s a sad fact of reality that many women in India face discrimination daily. Your job as a volunteer will be to empower women by becoming their friend and teacher through RCDP’s Community service opportunities for high school students in India. The project offers a unique chance to observe the process of how handmade paper bags are made as well as experiencing the dynamic culture of India.

You will be directly involved in assisting these struggling women to be self-reliant by helping them develop skills and imparting knowledge on them, with them ultimate goal of empower them to allow them to live a better, more privileged life.

You are also encouraged to teach at a close by school that helps disadvantaged children.

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