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Volunteering Solutions started its operations in 2007 and has sent over 10500 volunteers abroad, and now has projects in more than 30 destinations across Asia, Latin America and Africa. Volunteering Solutions is dedicated to providing authentic, reasonably priced and meaningful volunteer programs around the world.

Volunteering Solutions aims to promote volunteer work in countries that need it the most by connecting the right people with the best projects abroad. With such a wide variety of projects around the world, there is sure to be something for everyone. At the end of the program, volunteers and interns are awarded with an internship or volunteer certificate.

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Programs from Volunteering Solutions

  • Volunteer in Thailand programs from Volunteering Solutions
    Thailand
    Join one of Volunteering Solutions' many volunteer programs in Thailand! Thailand is a great travel destination full of...
    28 reviews
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  • A Volunteering Solutions volunteer with children in India
    India
    Take a trip to India and volunteer with Volunteering Solutions! Volunteering is a great way to immerse yourself in the...
    23 reviews
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  • Volunteering Solutions childcare volunteers in South Africa
    South Africa
    If you're looking for an adventure where you can make a difference at the same time, join Volunteering Solutions in South...
    13 reviews
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  • A Volunteering Solutions volunteer with children in Nepal
    Nepal
    Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, with Volunteering Solutions! As one of the poorest nations with some of the...
    11 reviews
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  • A Volunteering Solutions volunteer in Tanzania
    Tanzania
    Join Volunteering Solutions in Tanzania to learn become immersed in another culture while making a difference! Volunteer...
    7 reviews
  • A Volunteering Solutions volunteer with children in Peru
    Peru
    Join a volunteer program in Cusco, Peru with Volunteering Solutions! Volunteering in Peru is a great opportunity to learn...
    7 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Group Volunteering Programs in Morocco
    Morocco
    Volunteering Solutions providers quality volunteer programs in Morocco. We have a variety of placements available in the...
    6 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Volunteering Solutions childcare volunteers in Ghana
    Ghana
    Join one of Volunteering Solutions many volunteer programs in Ghana! Since 2007, Volunteering Solutions has been partnering...
    5 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    Staff Interviews
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Work with children in Cambodia with Volunteering Solutions
    Cambodia
    Learn about volunteering in Cambodia with Volunteering Solutions! A recently popular tourist destination, Cambodia offers...
    5 reviews
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  • VS conservation volunteer in Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
    Join a volunteer project with Volunteering Solutions on the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka! By partnering with local...
    5 reviews
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  • Volunteering Solutions childcare volunteers in Kenya
    Kenya
    Volunteer in Kenya with one of Volunteering Solutions' great volunteer projects! Kenya, located in East Africa, is known for...
    5 reviews
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  • A Volunteering Solutions childcare volunteer in Vietnam
    Vietnam
    Find a volunteer project in Vietnam with Volunteering Solutions! Volunteering Solutions offers two programs in Hanoi and Ho...
    4 reviews
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  • women empowerment
    Multiple Countries
    If you are interested in working to improve the lives of women around the world, consider one of our projects in women's...
    3 reviews
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  • Volunteering Solutions volunteers with children in Honduras
    Honduras
    Take the volunteer trip of a lifetime in Honduras with Volunteering Solutions! Although Honduras is famous for its beaches...
    2 reviews
  • Multiple Countries
    If you have participated in a program with Volunteering Solutions but can't find the corresponding listing, please leave...
    2 reviews

Program Reviews

  • Charlotte
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Paris, France
    10/10
    Amazing experience
    01/21/2016

    I spent one month in Phnom Penh as a volunteer in an orphanage (MOC). I loved both the country/city and the mission: Phnom Pemh is a really nice place to live, Cambodian people are adorable and the weather there is very pleasant. The mission in the orphanage was great, 20 kids from 4 months to 4 years old, all cute, nice and gentle. It was a real pleasure to work with them. We had to play with them, feed them, dress them up and make them go to bed. There is a lot of love in this place, and the kids are happy to see volunteers. I would totally do it again if I could!!

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  • Eva
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Germany
    10/10
    Amazing time in South Africa
    01/04/2016

    In April 2015 my adventure started. I was really ecxited to go to South Africa to make new experiences with a different culture and living standard.
    I worked in a kindergarden for nine weeks. It was such an amazing time I never wanna miss.
    On my first day when I came into class all the kids came to me and said 'teacher, teacher!', 'Hello, who are?' It was a great feeling to see how open-hearted the children are.
    But there was one child who was withdrawn and quiet. So I decided to spend her more attention. After a while she talked much more and played with other kids, too. Her insecurity and and all her worries were reduced. To see such a development is still a unique experience for me.

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  • Absera
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Erlangen, Germany
    Other
    10/10
    Volunteering Solutions Review - 2014
    01/04/2016

    -Volunteering in Southafrica, cape town -
    My dream at the age of sixteen girl, being in southafrica and teaching there.

    Seven years later, I couldnt believe it. I am in South Africa :D
    Its is so beautiful- people, food, sun, landscape..everything.
    -LIVING-
    In my volunteerhouse, there were amazing people from everywhere. We spend breakfast and evening together. Noel, our father in our volunteer house, he is an amazing man. I learn about life so much. He is inspiring me for my life. I am so glad that I met him in my life.

    -WORK-
    My work at the ellerton primary school, it was a amazing experience. It change my view of life completly. How?
    Me as a eritrean- german girl, who raised up in germany and who is origin from eritrea, could understand my life in germany over there.
    Seeing girls at the age of twelve or thirteen and they doing their hair each other, my heart flourished!
    Back in the days, I always wish that black girls like me are in my school. But I didnt get that. Seeing 10 years later, in southafrica, it was an amazing feeling. THIS IS WHAT I LOOKED FOR :D
    At the same time, I saw that children have many problems for getting education. School money, money for studying at the university, money for themselves- the oppurtunity what I have in germany, its incomprehensibly.

    Another beautiful experience is, how beautiful the kidz are. One situation, I will never forget in my life.
    I : What you write it down?
    The boy: I write NIKE.
    I: Oh, nike. cool. Do you like Adidas, Puma, too?
    THE WHOLE CLASS LAUGHING.
    I: What is wrong?
    Girl : We call it PuuuuMa. Not Puma. Beacuse puma means, go away.
    ThEn, I Laughed.
    After two weeks, one of the girls give me a cut out paper like a shoe and write abouve it: Puma.
    Miss, this is your gift from our class.
    I laughed the whole time. They steal my heart <3

    I loved it teaching in this class. Being there. And I really appreciated everyone. People in the volunteer house and People in the school.

    SOUTH AFRICA- CAPE TOWN- I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU <3

    How could this program be improved?

    sometime the volunteer house, there were too much people there. It was a lil bit not enough place.

    Photos:
    My beautiful class
    CLIMBING THE TABLE MOUNTAIN
    MY FIST DAY- LOVE AT THE FIRST SIGHT
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  • Kelsey
    Age: 18 or younger
    Female
    Scotland
    Other
    10/10
    Thailand Summer Program - One to remember
    01/02/2016

    In July 2015, myself along with two friends travelled to Thailand to begin our program. At 16 and 17 we were the youngest participants there but this did not affect the bonds we made within our group. In total, our group consisted of fourteen people from all different walks of life, from all over the world and becoming more like a family with these people is definitely one of the main highlights of our time there. Many were traveling alone but by day two you would think we all travelled together.

    Our trip was planned very well. We received information at the start of each day as to what we would be doing and when we would have time to explore ourselves. Immense credit has to be given to our appointed guide and other vol-sol guides that were more than helpful throughout the duration of the experience.

    We decided to set a goal of trying something new each day. This consisted of trying new food -which included scorpions at one point- to trying to learn some of the Thai language and this made each day more interesting.

    I was incredibly pleased with the content of the program. There was a very good balance of volunteering and leisure time. This was important as it was amazing to travel and explore the city and also the rural areas of Thailand, as well as teaching children, working on local projects and living in an elephant village.

    Bangkok was our first and final destination. We were ideally located as the famous Khao San Road was situated less than a minute's walk from our hotel and the markets did not disappoint. The nightlife is also a must. There are misconceptions about Thai nightlife however, personally, I had no worries about venturing out as long as there was a small group of us to ensure safety. It is definitely a unique experience but in the best way. The locals are always more than happy to help and most will try to engage in conversation just out of pure fascination. We also visited temples and learned about the culture of Thailand. We also volunteered at the Wat Pho temple, teaching children some English as well as playing games they came up with.

    After Bangkok we travelled by train to Surin. Trains can be busy and the journey was long (thankfully there was air conditioning), however, this was not a big worry as vol-sol pre-book seats for the volunteers to make the journey as comfortable as possible. - The long journey's are a good time to reflect on the trip so far and I would definitely recommend having a journal of some sort on hand to document the trip as you go -
    Initially in Surin we stayed in the '' hotel which was the most luxurious accommodation of the program. We soon set off to spend 4 days in an elephant village. We stayed in a house and the facilities were basic but nothing was missed. We were fortunate enough to be up close to one of the most beautiful animals. We got to feed, play with and bathe the elephants in the river daily. It is impossible to not become immersed in the culture and fall in love with the sights of Thailand.

    After returning to our hotel in Surin we spent the remainder of our time volunteering at a childcare centre. We played with the children and taught English in the mornings and worked on improving the facilities in the afternoon and returning back to the hotel with plenty of time to explore the city in the evenings.

    We had a free weekend and were given the choice of visiting Cambodia or going to Koh Samet (a beach island). The three of us and three more opted for the island as we were not going on the extended beach week and could not turn down the white sands and clear seas Thailand has to offer. This was very well organised by the vol-sol staff and even though this was our own choice and there was no obligation from the staff to help they went that bit further to ensure our safety. - I would highly recommend the beach weekend if you are not doing the extended beach week- The weekend was fun and full of new experiences that make great memories.

    Back on the mainland we travelled to Khao Yai and trekked through the national park where we encountered a variety of wildlife within the jungle.

    Finally we went back to Bangkok for our final couple of days. Returning to where it all began was a nice touch to end our journey. It definitely made us realise how much we had experienced and how we weren't ready to go home yet. It was sad to depart from our group as we had all grown so close as well as leaving Thailand where the people as so nice, the culture is incredible and the food is authentic and delicious.

    Overall, I would not hesitate to return to Thailand and the vol-sol program was perfect, especially for a first time traveller. I'm so glad I used volunteer solutions for my first trip and I would not hesitate to try another vol-sol program in another destination. The best way to learn about the different cultures of the world is through first hand experience and I cannot recommend travelling new places highly enough.

    How could this program be improved?

    When you know about volunteer solutions it is very easy to find out information about all the programs, however, I feel volunteer solutions need to make the organisation more known especially to first timers who may not know such organisations exist. We were highly impressed by the affordability and value of the program and upon our return home have written about the organisation and the program in our local newspaper and have conducted talks to make young people aware of these programs.

    Photos:
    Bathing the elephants at the river in Surin
    Childcare project in Surin
    Group photo at Khao Yai National Park
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  • Neil
    Age: 18 or younger
    Male
    Montreal, Canada
    McGill University
    10/10
    Medical Volunteering in Nepal
    12/29/2015

    Volunteering Experience Feedback 2015

    In July 2015, I enrolled in a volunteering trip to Nepal. The program that I signed up for was the medical volunteering program as I am a student currently studying physiology at McGill University.

    Whilst I was nervous due to the earthquakes that preceded my trip, I was mentally motivated, determined to help make a change. The program set up by VolunteeringSolutions allowed me just that. I arrived and was picked up by the designated driver on time and was shown around the city on my way to the residence. I stayed with Miss Uma, who felt like a mother to me by the end of my experience. Her children, both adopted and not, felt like siblings and the hospitality was unforgettable. Daily her food made us feel like we were local residents of the community, and the humble accommodation showed us what life was truly like. Miss Uma was also extremely understanding of each individual's background and facilitated the processes of travelling throughout the country. She also assisted in establishing relations with the appropriate volunteering programs by dropping us there, introducing us to the appropriate people and setting up a proper plan for our stay.

    The hospital that I volunteered at was Shahid Memorial Hospital. The walk to and fro the hospital was 25 minutes and provided me with time to take in my surroundings and prepare myself for the day. Once at the hospital, my duties varied. I had a schedule which changed between departments throughout the hospital ranging from the emergency room, the ICU, the general ward and the operating room. The tasks assigned were appropriate to my skill level; as I am still studying the profession and have not been exposed to appropriate hands on activity, the program allowed me to learn practical skills such as taking vitals and patient interaction as well as theoretical understanding by access to medical professionals. The most engaging and interesting experience throughout my time at the hospital was working with Dr. Deepak in the operating theater, he allowed us to assist on surgeries in ways that were appropriate for us, taught us how to scrub in and explained to us his procedure.

    Furthermore, the city of Kathmandu was beautiful, there is so much to do in and around Kathmandu that allowed me to engage with the city and make me want to stay. There are cultural excursions to temples such as the 'Monkey Temple' and 'Pashupatinath', there is night life in the Thamel area which is always buzzing with life, there is beautiful nature and forestry surrounding the city and I truly felt connected to the people by interacting with them. The freedom in the program allows one to travel throughout the country, explore particular interests yet the schedule allows one to make a positive change.

    I felt appropriately equipped as the handbook that was provided before the trip had prepped me well for the trip. However, the one suggestion that I had was keeping some more money than recommended as there are costs such as eating out, travelling around the country, activities and transport.

    I strongly believe that the program that I was enrolled in taught me the practicalities of the medical industry in a developing nation, and throughout the facilitation of our host parent, I was able to interact with local orphanages, and specially-abled individuals' homes to help in as many ways as I could.

    A beautiful product came out of the experience; friendships with people that I had never met before. In one room, we sat and had dinner representing over 10 nations who all got along and connected through a common goal of making a change and learning something new. I can positively say that I did just that and I had a lot of fun along the way!

    I am definite on returning to VolunteeringSolutions to try and volunteer more and explore more of the programs available as I believe that I have developed as an individual and learnt to have a more positive impact on the global community.

    Thank you VolunteeringSolutions,

    Neil Tanna

    How could this program be improved?

    Having a little bit more variety in the food, and recommending to keep more money in the handbook!

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