UBELONG

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UBELONG is the most affordable, professional and supportive international volunteering organization in the world.

Volunteer abroad in Africa, Asia and Latin America from 1 week to 6 months.

WHAT can you do?

For one week to six months, live in a community and volunteer on a community or environmental project.

WHERE can you go?
Asia: India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
Latin America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru
Africa: Ghana, Morocco

WHEN can you go?
Projects run year-round and you can join from one week to six months.

HOW much do you pay?
Costs start as low as US$350 for a 1 week placement.

Among other world-class services, you work 1 on 1 with a UBELONG Mentor and receive a Preparation Booklet, in-country orientation, housing, meals, project supervision and 24/7 support.

UBELONG Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Programs from UBELONG

  • Peru
    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. There are over 40 projects in...
    48 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad ECUADOR
    Ecuador
    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in 5 Ecuador locations: Quito, Amazon and Galapagos. There are...
    43 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad CAMBODIA
    Cambodia
    UBELONG offers 2-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Phnom Penh across many different fields: business...
    32 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad VIETNAM
    Vietnam
    UBELONG offers 2-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Hanoi. There are over 20 projects in different fields,...
    25 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad MOROCCO
    Morocco
    UBELONG offers 2-5 weeks volunteering opportunities in Rabat across many different fields: women's empowerment, NGO support...
    18 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad  GHANA in Public Health
    Ghana
    UBELONG offers Volunteer Abroad projects in Ghana anywhere from 1 week to 6 months, in Accra. Volunteer Abroad projects in...
    11 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad LAOS
    Laos
    UBELONG offers 3-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Vang Vieng across many different fields: agriculture,...
    11 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad Mexico
    Mexico
    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Merida. There are over 40 projects in different fields,...
    7 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Cartago. There are over 40 projects in different fields,...
    3 reviews
  • Galapagos Islands
    Multiple Countries
    UBELONG offers several environmental and agricultural projects in Latin America and Asia. This is your opportunity to get...
    3 reviews
  • Multiple Countries
    In these countries, resources and funds are too low to provide proper infrastructure. Institutions like schools, care...
    2 reviews
  • UBELONG Volunteer Abroad India
    India
    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Delhi. There are over 40 projects in different fields,...
    1 reviews

Program Reviews

  • Natalie
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Madison, WI
    University of Wisconsin
    Great organization!
    04/03/2015

    UBELONG is a fantastic organization because they have lots of programs in all different places around the world. They also allow you to choose how long you want to stay, so there's no problem creating a volunteer trip that fits all of your needs. The UBELONG leaders on site were absolutely fantastic! They were extremely helpful in getting us comfortable with our project and even showing us all around Merida. However, there was some disorganization with figuring out the volunteer projects. I signed up for the trip to Merida because it was advertised that I'd be teaching English in schools, and I didn't get to do that. I really enjoyed my project, but I wish I could've done what I signed up for.

    How could this program be improved?

    This program could improve their organization when managing and assigning projects to volunteers. While I enjoyed my project, I was not assigned to the one I signed up for.

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    The kids were very curious to learn about us and where we came from!
    The kids really enjoyed playing basketball!
    Exploring the ruins of Uxmal on the weekend!
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  • Yun Zheng
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Toronto, Canada
    University of Waterloo
    Rewarding and fun experience!
    03/31/2015

    Thanks UBELONG! I had such a wondering and unforgettable volunteer experience in Hanoi, Vietnam! My three-week project was to teach elementary students English. The class size was about 60, which was a lot bigger than I expected. When I first started teaching Grade 1 students, I found them very difficult to teach. Their vocabulary was very limited even in their native language. It also didn't help that I did not understand Vietnamese, so I could not understand what they wanted to say. Coming in with very little experience in teaching, I found it difficult to communicate with them or understand their behaviour. But after a few classes, I found some ways to talk to them. For example, I drew pictures, used my body language and used simpler words to communicate with my students. This helped the school children understand me a lot better than before! The locals I met were very warm and friendly. Most Vietnamese people that I met outside of the school didn't speak much English, but they knew that smile is a universal language. They always smiled at me and tried to talk to me and help me, which really made me feel welcomed in this country! On the weekend, I usually went outside of Hanoi with other volunteers to explore the beautiful nature. Overall, I had an amazing experience because of the great volunteer organization, local supporters, other volunteers and my students!

    How could this program be improved?

    The food and the living condition could be better in the volunteer house.

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    with my students!
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  • Katja
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Berlin
    Other
    Teaching in Vang Vieng with UBELONG
    03/30/2015

    I am more than happy that I chose UBELONG as the organization to volunteer abroad. I always felt secure, because I had contact persons of UBELONG and intense support by the people in Vang Vieng. I really hope that the teaching at the college is pursued, since the students there really need to speak to foreigners to improve their English.

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  • Sarah Baldwin
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Sydney, NSW Australia.
    Other
    Life Changing Experience that Helps Change Lives
    03/25/2015

    UBELONG really is an amazing organisation that provides you with support from your point of inquiry to the end of your placement. The preparation materials are great and help clarify any confusion about the country you're going into and the role you're taking on. The in country support and relationships you build with other volunteers is unbeatable. Its great value for an experience you will never forget and the difference you can make to the lives of others.

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  • Kelsey
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Madison, WI
    University of Wisconsin
    UBELONG in Peru
    03/24/2015

    UBELONG is, in my mind, the best organization for international volunteering. There are a variety of groups that exploit the travel- and service-hungry millennial generation - providing overpriced trips that don't actually immerse students in the culture. UBELONG is NOT one of these groups. I was impressed in every aspect of their program, particularly in-country issues focus and immersion. I have recommended UBELONG to everyone I know who would like to volunteer abroad, and will continue to do so.

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