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Volunteer Opportunities for Young Adults

Volunteer Opportunities for Young Adults Do you want to make a difference in the world, but don’t know where to start? Do you feel that as a young adult you have skills and time to offer?

If so, some of the great value volunteer opportunities for young adults offered by Globalcrossroad could be exactly what you are looking for.

We have scoured the globe looking for the most affordable and authentic volunteer opportunities for young adults, so that you don’t have to!

Globalcrossroad Cheap Volunteer Opportunities For Young Adults

Below you will find a selection of our very best volunteer programs for young adults.

If you are unsure of where you want to go but want to volunteer abroad for a week, a month or as part of your gap year then check out Globalcrossroads different volunteer opportunities for young adults.

Orphanage Volunteering in Nepal

Orphanage  Volunteering in Nepal

One of our most popular projects is our Nepali based orphanage. As a volunteer on this project you will help to develop new programs, activities and opportunities for the children and assist with the teaching of English and other subjects.

The children in the orphanage are some of the most disadvantaged in a country that is already desperately in need of assistance.

Panda Conservation in China

Despite monumental efforts, pandas unfortunately remain at severe risk of becoming extinct in the wild.

In conjunction with the Panda Conservation Center, we are able to offer volunteering opportunities for young people who care about panda conservation and want to help save these gentle giants.

In this program you will help to care for pandas that are being prepared for release back into the wild, making a real impact on the survival of the species.

Medical Volunteer in Ghana

Ghana Healthcare

Ghana is a vibrant country making efforts to improve conditions for the populace, but unfortunately medical care for the vast majority of Ghanaians is severely lacking.

Our volunteer projects in Ghana are designed to help both government and international efforts at providing critical health care to the people of Ghana.

These volunteer programs for young adults are perfectly suited to those who are interested in a future career in medicine.

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Project in Kenya

While the spread of HIV/AIDS has abated in the west, the disease still runs rampant in nations such as Kenya and this largely comes down to one thing - education.

This volunteer program in Kenya is focussed on helping local health workers develop and deliver educational programs to HIV/AIDS patients to try and slow the spread of the disease.

Volunteering opportunities for young adults that focus on educational programs and disease awareness are great for those looking to develop social work skills or instructional techniques and interpersonal skills in general.

Teach English in Uganda

Teach  English in Uganda

If you have a sound knowledge of the English language and a passion for teaching, then this just might be the volunteering opportunity for you! In Uganda English is widely used already, but quality education in this subject is sorely lacking.

As a part of this program, you will help to deliver and develop quality English lessons to school children who will be grateful for the opportunity to study English.

These volunteer programs for young adults are the perfect way for you to experience beautiful Uganda and gain an understanding of this vibrant culture, whilst also making a real difference to the lives of local children.

Jessica Mills

It was all worth it. I treasured the intimate moments travelling and experiencing together

Jessica Mills


Roberta Quis

I was not ready to leave when my two months were up. It was an unforgettable experience.

Roberta Quis

- Australia

Kenneth Janes

This was an amazing trip. I was immersed in new experiences, cultures, languages and people.

Kenneth Janes

- Canada

Lindsay Scott

This experience was both exceptional and valuable. Project was extremely enlightening.

Lindsay Scott

- Germany

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Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and a big part of the appeal of this beautiful country is the diverse wildlife, including the majestic elephants that call this island home.

Globalcrossroads has some exciting volunteer opportunities for young adults in Sri Lanka for those who would like to work in elephant conservation projects.

Alongside our dedicated conservation partners in Sri Lanka, you will help to care for elephants and work closely with their local mahouts carrying out the daily duties at the conservation center.

This is perfect for anyone who loves animals and who wants to make a difference in elephant conservation.

Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica

Sea turtles bear the brunt of the environmental damage we humans are responsible for. After struggling to the shoreline to lay their eggs, they face often insurmountable man made obstacles as well as environmental damage.

We are proud to offer volunteering programs for young adults who are willing to travel to Costa Rica and assist in sea turtle conservation at Costa Rican Lora Turtle.

You will be accepted to assist with night patrols for laying turtles, shifts in the hatchery, the release of juvenile turtles and maintaining records that will help with future conservation records.

Support an HIV/AIDS Program in India


The life of HIV positive patients in India is not pleasant. There is a severe social stigma attached to the disease and those who are infected.

One of our volunteer programs for young adults focusses on addressing the needs of these desperate individuals and educating the local population on the facts of HIV to try and change perceptions of the disease.

If you join our projects in Delhi and Jaipur you will be tasked with a wide range of critical tasks including education about HIV and caring for patients.

As you can see, the volunteer opportunities for young adults offered by Globalcrossroads give you the opportunity to make a real difference while experiencing a new culture and improving your own skills.

We have done the hard work in finding and organising these opportunities so that you can focus on the important work at hand. For more information on any of our volunteering opportunities, please contact us.

Benefits of volunteer opportunities for young adults

But why volunteer instead of just having a relaxing vacation you ask? Well, research has shown that volunteer programs for young adults help them to develop key skills such as leadership and teamwork, while growing as a person and having the opportunity to explore future career opportunities.

Even if you think you don’t have time for volunteering, think again! Professor Mogilner from Wharton found that those who volunteered their time were found to feel less rushed in their day to day lives.

There really is no excuse not to give back and volunteer. In this article, you will find some of the best volunteering programs for young adults that Globalcrossroad has to offer.