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High School Specials: Volunteering Abroad for Under 18s

A group of students volunteering abroad under the age of 18 finish a building programme in Africa.

Make this your year to volunteer abroad, meet amazing teenagers from around the world, and help people in developing countries. We run a wide range of short-term programmes designed specifically for volunteering abroad under the age of 18.

Our summer volunteer abroad programmes for teenagers are a great way to make the most of your time away from school. You can use it to get work experience and learn new skills, which will add a lot of value to your CV. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 18 can join. This kind of volunteering abroad is especially popular for 16 and 17 year olds.

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Each High School Special is a combination of hands-on work, observation, taught sessions, social and cultural activities, and weekend sightseeing trips. Our staff are there every step of the way to guide and support you. You can explore our High School Specials below:

CHOOSE A HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL PROJECT:

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Projects Starting July 7th 2019
African Bushveld Conservation in South Africa (2 weeks) Building in Philippines (2 weeks) Building in Tanzania (2 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Cambodia (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Ghana (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Jamaica (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Peru (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Philippines (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Senegal (2 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Sri Lanka (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Community Work in Tanzania (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Childcare & Galapagos Island Conservation in Ecuador (2 weeks) Childcare & Pacific Island Village Project in Fiji (2 weeks & 3 weeks) Dentistry in Sri Lanka (2 weeks) Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Football in Ghana (2 weeks) Human Rights in Ghana (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Incan & Wari Archaeology in Peru (2 weeks) Medicine in Ghana (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Medicine in Peru (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Medicine in Philippines (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Medicine in Sri Lanka (2 weeks & 3 weeks) Medicine in Tanzania (2 weeks & 3 weeks & 4 weeks) Physiotherapy in Philippines (2 weeks) Public Health in Cambodia (2 weeks) Public Health in Mexico (2 weeks) Public Health in Philippines (2 weeks) Rainforest Conservation & Community Work in Madagascar (2 weeks & 4 weeks) Rainforest Conservation in Peru (2 weeks) Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico (2 weeks) Shark Conservation in Fiji (2 weeks)
Projects Starting December 1st 2019
Projects Starting January 5th 2020
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Download our High School Specials brochure or contact us on 021 671 7008 to request a printed version.

If you’re interested in learning more about our summer volunteer abroad programmes for teenagers, you can read on further:

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2018 High School Specials Impact Report.

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