Volunteering Solutions

Volunteering Solutions

Why choose Volunteering Solutions?

Since 2007, Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) has been working with the aim of providing support to the underprivileged societies of the world in order to make a difference. Over the last 17 years, VolSol has placed more than 20000 volunteers across 26 countries in different parts of the world. Meant essentially for high school, college and university students as well as gap year travelers and backpackers, the projects have been reasonably priced, starting at a cost as low as $200 only!

Volunteering Solutions aims to promote affordable 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 surely something available for everyone. It'll be an incredible opportunity for you! At the end of the program, volunteers and interns are awarded a Certificate of Project Completion.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!!

The experience with VolSol in Ghana was incredible. I followed the program for 4 weeks at the girls' school. I became very fond of them and a lot was done together. Frederick, the buddy, took care of me in every way. I had a great time with him and his family (with 4 children). The spirit of adaptation is very important, both for the lack of running water, for the hygienic conditions (different from Western standards), and for the relative perception of time (in Ghana time does not exist and there are no clocks). I spent an extraordinary month, got to know a culture that was totally different from mine, met people who became friends and helped the girls at school a lot (thanks to donations from a fundraiser that I set up for the school). Tamale is a very simple, rapidly growing city with a prevalent Islamic religion. Ghanaians are an extremely kind, welcoming and friendly people. I really recommend going to Tamale to volunteer: there is a lot of need and the experience is life-changing. I recently returned to Italy and I already want to go again!

Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hello Fernanda,

Thanks a lot for your kind words and leaving a lovely review of your experience in Ghana. We are so happy to know that you had a great time in Tamale. You really did a commendable job for the project and the students would would be thankful to you always. Thanks once again for sharing your feedback. We look forward to having you back again in the program soon.
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing experience

I really appreciate everything! It has been a wonderful experience and an opportunity to put yourself out there, to learn a lot and to discover another reality.
I would recommend this program to anyone.
The local coordinator, Joe, is very kind and he is always ready to help you if you need.
Very good and professional organization. The company looked after us from the beginning to the end.
I absolutely loved everything.
Thank you very much volunteering solution for making this possible!

Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Lucrezia,
Thanks for leaving a review of your experience in Kenya program. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time with us in the program and really enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot for recommending the program and we hope to have you back in the program again soon.
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Amzing experience in Kenya!

My experience in Kenya was amazing!
I learned and did a lot in the hospital thanks to the availability of the doctors and all the staff. I had the opportunity to deal with a different contest from my own and this enriched me from a professional and human point of view.
I had the opportunity to meet other volunteers from all over the world. I did a spectacular 3-day Safari organized for me by the local staff.
I'd like to thank you to Volonteering Solutions for the opportunity and I recommend it!

Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Giulia,

Thanks for your wonderful review for the Kenya Program. We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience in the program in Kenya and had the opportunity to meet other volunteers from around the world as well. Thanks once again for recommending the program to others. We hope to have you back in our other programs soon too.
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Yes, I recommend this program

Culturally Enlightening & Personally Enriching Trip

From the moment we arrived at New Dehli Airport we felt safe and completely looked after by the Volunteer Solutions team.

Sahil and the team took care of our every need ensuring our volunteering journey met with our expectations and more. From the wonderful places visited such as Taj Mahal to the placements where the real magic happens.

I would not hesitate to recommend VolSol for a safe and secure way to Volunteer Overseas. Nothing is too much trouble and customer satisfaction is a priority.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go with an open mind and a full heart. The time will pass so quickly so make sure to live in the moment and embrace every second of the wonderful journey.
  • The wonderful people
  • The India culture is so non judgemental and accepting
  • The food is utterly amazing
  • Crossing the road is an art form - be careful
  • We travelled in August - it's hot - very hot - drink lots of water
  • Mosquitos can be pesky
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Vicky,
Thank you for your kind words regarding your experience with Volunteering Solutions in New Delhi. We are delighted to hear that Sahil and our team were able to provide you and your University Group with a safe and fulfilling volunteering journey. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we are committed to ensuring the satisfaction of all our volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Team Volunteering Solutions

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Delhi and Jaipur

My time in Delhi and Jaipur, India has been the most rewarding experience of my life! I split four and a half months between Delhi and Jaipur volunteering in special education schools.
The support I have received from the local coordinators has been amazing. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe at my accommodations and projects. Perfect for university students as well as people who have just graduated and who are looking for an opportunity to give back and go abroad. I highly recommend volunteering in India.

  • People
  • Food
  • Sightseeing
  • Weather
Response from Volunteering Solutions

Hi Zoe,
Thanks for your wonderful review of your experience in the India Program (Delhi and Jaipur) with Volunteering Solutions. We are delighted to hear about your enriching experience in Delhi and Jaipur, India. Your dedication to volunteering in special education schools is commendable. It is heartening to know that you felt safe and supported by the local coordinators during your time there. Thank you for sharing your positive experience. It was indeed a pleasure to host you in the program.
Team Volunteering Solutions


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Sophia Campbell

Gap year student looking to travel and work to gain experience and take part in every opportunity presented.
Sophia Campbell


Why did you choose this program?

Going to Australia was on my bucket list of things to do, I feel very passionately about animal welfare and I wanted the opportunity to make a difference and help out where I could. I did some research into volunteer programmes and I chose this one as it’s something I wouldn’t usually go for, it’s different to normal life and I don’t think I would have the opportunity to do this anywhere else. It’s a real once in a lifetime thing.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The program provider assisted me with completing my booking application, provided me with all the information I’d need to be aware of during my stay and they organised my airport transfer by getting in touch with the people running the animal conservation and forwarded all the details onto me. They also answered all of my concerns via email in a short amount of time and were helpful when answering my questions.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Make sure you take some form of entertainment like a book or a deck of cards, as the program is based in the middle of nowhere and during free time there isn’t a great deal to do. Take your walking shoes as there are many paths you can go down and explore during the day. Go with an open mind, it’s a new experience and make the most of your stay as time flies.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Waking up at 5/6am every day, starting off by feeding the wallabies and kangaroos their bottle milk, then feeding the older kangaroos their oats. Next up is preparing the food for Mario the emu, chopping up lots of fruits and vegetables to feed him and changing is water every day. Shortly after, we clean the sugar glider enclosures and change all their water bowls. At around 7.30 we count the koala poo and make sure they have enough leaves to eat, then also clean their enclosures. Finally we clean the wombat sheds and make sure they have fresh water. Some days we water the plants and do the laundry and always ask if there is anything else that needs doing before starting afternoon work at 3.30pm.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was travelling alone at a long distance. I overcame this by going into the program with an open mind and not having any expectations of what it would be like. I gave everything my best shot and took advantage of the time I had there. The travel was long but I knew that it would be worth it when I got there and I was met at the airport by the person running the program which made me feel more secure.

What is your favorite moment from your experience?

The loveliest moment of the trip and probably the most heartwarming for me was feeding the bottle milk to the wallabies. It’s a moment when they are calm and loving, some of them will hold your hand and they close their eyes as if they’re about to fall asleep. They are comfortable with you and you are able to share that moment with them as they all don’t have mothers so they look for comfort in us.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Riyanka Roy

Job Title
Content Marketing

What is your favorite travel memory?

Being a mountain lover, all my favorite memories have been weaved around the Himalayas. If I have to pick one from a bundle of memories, then that would be the day I climbed the Dzongri Summit (4725 mt or 15,500 ft), on my way to Goechala.

Never before in life did I feel that the world can seem so gorgeous, that the warmth of the first rays of the sun feels exactly like mother's touch and every breath I took made me feel how alive I am.

I was standing with my feet tucked in the snow, my nose turned red and the snowclad mountains around me were all draped in gold. I felt strange goosebumps, not because of the cold but because of the happiness of climbing a height I never imagined I could.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

The success is the result of the hard work of an entire team, and the coordinator among the members is perhaps the biggest strength. If all the people working for the company can think and put in their best, then nothing can stop the company from achieving success.

For Volunteering Solutions, whether it’s the people sitting inside the office space or those who are coordinating with the volunteers in different parts of the world -- the efforts of all are counted equally.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Being here for the last 10 months, I believe my skills of writing and communication have improved manifold. I've learned how to come up with quick innovative ideas, how to convince people on the other side of the screen to accept my articles, and how to use social media as a tool for growth and enhanced outreach.

I'm a more confident at my work now, and I look forward to continue polishing my skills under the guidance of the seniors.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

Every company has certain unique qualities that make it different from others. I believe that the work VolSol does is in itself a great work for humanity. There's transparency, honesty, strength and a combination of soulful ideas that make it special.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.

On one occasion, I got a chance to visit a dozen Dutch volunteers who were working at a slum school in New Delhi, India.

After interacting with them, I got to know that not only had they traveled all the way from the Netherlands to India for volunteering, but they had also raised enough funds to provide water purifier, air cooler, mats and paints to that slum school, which was in dire need of those things.

Not only did I feel proud to be a part of the team that day, but I also started believing in the fact that there are still nice people in the world.

How would you perceive the safety concerns being a solo woman traveler in India?

I guess it's the media that has made this entire fuss about India being unsafe for women travelers, but the reality isn't anything close to that.

I won't disagree with the fact that late night outings and too much interaction with a stranger can at times turn a bit messy, but personally, I've never experienced anything of that sort. I've always come across warm people, smiling cab drivers, helpful autowallahs, humorous co-passengers and above all, truck drivers who shared their life tales with me.

And I don't think that I'm the only lucky one -- there are hundreds of other women who are traveling solo in different parts of the country and they do get a safe sleep at night. You just have to be a little cautious about your steps, and everything will fall into place.


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