UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. There are over 40 projects in different fields, including: caregiving, education, health, and business development.
- Affordable: Without compromising quality, the world's most affordable international volunteering opportunities.
- Flexibility: Pick from 100+ projects across Africa, Asia and South America. Volunteer 1 week to 6 months. Start any week.
- Support: Work one-on-one with a UBELONG Mentor throughout your volunteer experience.
- Comfort: Housing and meals included, as well as 24/7 field support.
- Network: UBELONG is based in Washington, DC, the capital of international volunteering.
- Impact: UBELONG is a social venture led by international volunteers and university professors driven to make a real impact.
Without compromising safety or impact, UBELONG offers the world's most affordable 1-week to 6-month international volunteering opportunities.
Fees vary by location and placement duration. They start from US$150 for one week. Fees include:
-Housing and meals
-24/7 in-country support
-Continual one-on-one mentorship from a UBELONG Mentor (including written materials and a phone/Skype Briefing Meeting)
-Peace of mind from joining the leading short-term international volunteering program, which is based in Washington, DC
-Networking opportunities through the powerful UBELONG community
*The UBELONG Campus Leaders program offers scholarships to university students. Contact us for more information.
Questions & Answers
Does UBELONG have staff on location at all of the programs? Was the mentorship only in the lead up, or throughout your trip?I can't answer for all programs, but I know that there was staff location in Cusco, Peru. The mentorship lasted throughout the trip. The woman who spoke to me before hand (Adriana) contacted me dur… Read moreAnswered by Angela on 09/29/2015
I chose this program in particular because it highlighted something specific that I am interested in: trauma recovery for survivors of sexual violence. I also knew that I wanted to go to a country w… Read moreAnswered by Angela on 09/24/2015
EmAge: 19-24FemaleMadison, WIUniversity of Wisconsin- Madison
ErikaAge: 19-24FemaleNewark, caSamuel Merritt UniversityCusco, Peru with Ubelong01/09/2015How could this program be improved?
If I had to change anything about it, I would say that I wouldve liked to know more about the specific place I was going to volunteer at. I felt like I kind of went into the project blind and did not know what to expect. However, this was not necessarily a bad thing because it left me with no expectations.
ChloeAge: 19-24FemaleAthens, OhioOhio University
NicoAge: 18 or youngerFemaleOntarioPersonal schedule and what to bring for kids07/23/2014How could this program be improved?
Tell the volunteers more about the accommodation (that it is located in a Spanish school previous to their arrival), especially when it is mingled with other programs/organizations: in our case, the Spanish school. We would have had taken more of the classes if we had known that we were going to live there.
The brochure / instruction booklet is REALLY clear and straightforward; because of that, we didn't have any surprise or unprepared experience.
VanessaAge: 25-30FemaleGreenville, NCEast Carolina University
About the provider
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.