AIESEC provides volunteer projects that help you to discover your next steps in life
Experience new cultures
There’s nothing quite like living in a brand new country, volunteering with people from all around. Imagine the things you’d learn!
A unique journey
Dare to be different! Contribute to one of the Sustainable Development Goals and volunteer for a cause you are most passionate about.
Get out of your comfortzone
If you don’t try and experience new things, you’ll never find your full potential. Challenge yourself, and discover the best version of yourself.
Together we are watching how the COVID-19 situation is developing, to make sure you can travel safely and responsibly. Take a look at our exciting volunteer projects in Europe. Move your mouse over the points for more information. There are many more volunteer projects to choose from!
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The AIESEC initiative to activate youth towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
Each of our volunteering projects is linked to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so you can contribute to a better world on a topic you are most passionate about!
The impact you’ll make
Let’s be honest. You are not going to change the world by a six-week volunteering project. We focus on leadership development, so with impact, we mostly mean the impact you can make on yourself. By learning from another culture and gaining experience in a new setting, we aim to develop the mindset & skills of a future leader. And if you are fully committed to your project, who knows what you can mean for other people too.
Special volunteer projects
Next to our regular global volunteer projects, we also have three special projects which each focus on a different area of volunteering. Check out their pages below!
Projects in the MENA region
How it works
In the Netherlands, we will personally guide you to find a project you like and that fits your personal needs and we will help you prepare for your time abroad. Abroad, another AIESEC office will be your support system during your experience.
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Experiences of others
Brechje Peelen - Guatemala
We had to work in a garden/ do some clases with the kids of the village concerning gardening and recycling/ motivate 5 women of the village to maintain their garden. It is incredible how much you can achieve without properly speaking a specific language! Key is to never give up and believe that help will always come if you open up to people.
Jochem Claes - Indonesia
The main goal of my project was to help a local village nearby Bandung, Indonesia with the growth of their local business. (…) My main impact was to partner up with the largest engineering university in Bandung such that they can sell on a more frequent basis. All in all an amazing experience of which I learned a lot!
Nadine Klibingat - Indonesia
The Mahidana 5.0 project is an environmental project that focuses on the SDG 15, life on land. With the help of different actions and activities, we tried to help solve one of Asia’s biggest environmental problems, waste and plastic management. Being a group of volunteers from all over the world we used our individual knowledge and experiences to help create awareness for plastic related problems and consequences and offered innovative solutions to the local communities.
Take the first step.
Book a free consultation call in one of our cities to explore your opportunities!
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I do a voluntary project?
Projects are available all year long, so you can go at any date. However, busiest times for projects are during summer and winter.
Do I get paid?
Global Volunteer is in itself a non-paid project in which accommodation is often provided. Some projects as well cover food and/or transportation to the voluntary project. If you are looking for a paid project abroad, check out our Global Talent projects.
How long in advance should I start applying?
The matching process for a global volunteer project can go very fast. Do you want to be sure you’re matched to a good project and want to buy a flight ticket in time? Then you can already start applying now!
In which countries can I do voluntary work?
Our voluntary projects take place anywhere around the world since AIESEC is present in 126 countries! Right now we are focusing our projects on Italy, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Colombia and Ghana.