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About Volunteer Alliance

Watch our video to find out how to Volunteer Abroad (in 1 minute) then Volunteer in 4 easy steps

  1. Search for an Organization. Our search lets you filter Organizations based on location, causes, accommodation, cost and reviews.
  2. Create a Volunteer Alliance profile. If you find an Organization you like, you need to create a Volunteer profile so you can contact them - your profile is what the Organization will see - like a CV or Resume.
  3. Contact the Organization with any questions you have and to request to volunteer! Once you contact the Organization, they will send you a 'Volunteering Request'.
  4. Pay for your Volunteering Request. Pay the Volunteer Deposit to secure your booking, and the remaining balance 3 weeks before the arrival date of your Volunteering Request.

Volunteer Direct for low cost

Volunteer Alliance is the only way to contact Organizations directly. Volunteer direct and save!

Volunteer Alliance removes the middle man which saves you money.

Volunteering through a Volunteer Placement Organization (like Projects Abroad) can cost several thousand dollars for stays as short as two weeks with little choice or flexibility. This is because Volunteer Placement Organizations charge administration fees for making the connection, similar to a recruiter.

With Volunteer Alliance you can volunteer directly, at the same Community Based Organization, for as little as $50 per week.

Note that it does still cost to volunteer at most Organizations.

Just like if you were at home, there are living expenses, such as food, accommodation and transport. Most Community Based Organizations cannot afford to pay for your living expenses - even if you are working for free. Community Based Organizations set their own prices according to how much it costs to host you as a Volunteer.

More volunteering opportunities, with more information

Volunteer Alliance is a comprehensive database of international volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers, Community Based Organizations, and Volunteer Placement Organizations create profiles on Volunteer Alliance. Profiles are free and easy to create, meaning that there are already thousands of Volunteers and Organizations on Volunteer Alliance.

Organization profiles contain include everything that you need to know to volunteer, including location, causes, skills required, accommodation and cost. And if you have more questions, you can contact the Organization directly!

Profiles also include reviews by past Volunteers, to give you confidence in the Organization, and so you know exactly what to expect.

Matching skills and needs for a more rewarding volunteering experience for everyone

Our search function allows you to explore volunteer opportunities based on location, causes, accommodation, cost, and reviews.

Volunteer Alliance search promotes skilled volunteering. Skilled volunteering refers to Volunteers working in an area of skill or expertise. This guarantees maximum impact for both the Volunteer and Organization, and a more rewarding volunteering experience for everyone.

Note that skilled volunteering is not limited to people with qualifications or professional experience. Use our search to find the right Organization for you!

Volunteer securely with our Money Back Guarantee

Volunteer Alliance guarantees the safety and accuracy of our Organizations profiles with our 100% Money Back Guarantee.

If you Volunteer with an Community Based Organization whose profile is false or misleading, Volunteer Alliance will refund 100% of the Volunteering Request Subtotal. See our Terms of Use for full details.

See Payment System for more information.