Volunteer abroad summer programmes

Browse our opportunities that let you volunteer abroad over the summer.

There are two ways to volunteer abroad for the summer: 

Please note these pages refer to information on Summer Abroad activities in 2022/2023. Information will be updated later in the year for 2023/2024. 

University of Bristol partner summer abroad volunteer programmes

We work with carefully selected organisations that offer opportunities to contribute to sustainable projects, including youth projects in Fiji, conservation work in Honduras, and playground building projects in Uganda. 

You will be supported by the Bristol Abroad team through the process of applying. You will attend the volunteer programme with other students from Bristol.

For all University of Bristol partner programmes, there is funding available to help with the cost. You will be able to apply for the available funding as part of your overall application.

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Operation Wallacea: volunteer in conservation

Volunteer as a research assistant on a conservation research project for one month in locations including: Croatia, Dominica, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Fiji, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa and Transylvania.

Open to all undergraduate students not in their final year.

Play Action International

Join a volunteer project in Uganda or Kenya for a month and help build a playground for a local school.

Open to all undergraduate students not in their final year.

Think Pacific: volunteer in Fiji

Join a volunteer expedition in Fiji and contribute to a sustainable community project for one month.

Open to all undergraduate students not in their final year.

Find your own volunteer abroad summer opportunities

You can attend any summer volunteer programme from around the world. You will need to apply directly to the programme provider. The costs will be your responsibility but you can apply for the Global opportunities scholarship to help with the costs.

Find your own volunteer abroad summer opportunities.

Contact us

If you have a question or for more information about going abroad.

Keep up to date

Sign up to the summer abroad mailing list to receive updates on: 

  • summer programmes
  • information sessions
  • funding opportunities
  • application deadlines. 
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