Volunteer Abroad

with aiesec.

AIESEC provides volunteering projects that help you to discover your next steps in life

volunteer abroad

6 -8

weeks

20+

destinations

NGO

based work

Experience new cultures

cultures

There’s nothing quite like living in a brand new country, working with people from all around. Imagine the things you’d learn!

A unique journey

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

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.

Explore Europe

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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All destinations, projects and fees lined up.

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!

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impact

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.

Learn more about our leadership development model >

Special 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

Medical Internships

Health
Project

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.
Read more about the process >

1. Search

2. Apply

3. Interview

4. match

5. Go

What you’ll get

assistance

Personal assistance from start to end

We are here to support you! Before the experience with preparing a visa, booking flights and during through airport pick-up and support on-the-job

pricing

Honest pricing

What’s the best thing money can buy? For many, it’s a unique experience. Being non-profit, we put all the money back into the organisation, back into you. 

experiences

Honest experiences

You won’t find luxury with us, but you will be surrounded by honest people with honest intentions. You will get information about accommodation and basic living costs. 

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.

Interested?

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 the only exchange that is possible is in Europe. In normal circumstances, you can travel anywhere in the world.