High School volunteering

Are you a high school teacher or team leader looking for an affordable way for your students to travel abroad with other likeminded high school students? Global Crossroad has several exciting options for those looking to venture out into the world, while giving back something in return through a volunteer with a high school group program. Global Crossroad has been working with high school groups since 2003, and have been providing the best possible programs and experiences ever since.

  • Affordable volunteer opportunities for high school students
  • Global Crossroad’s programs are highly reviewed and reputable, so you know your students’ experience with be outstanding
  • Broaden your students’ cultural horizons and world perspective
  • Have your students be a part of something meaningful, impactful, memorable, and life changing for both you students and the people or animals whom they help

High school years are an excellent time in your students’ life to begin to explore our greater world. It is a time when you are old enough to really test what you are made out of. There are countless volunteer with a high school group program opportunities if your students are seeking out a safe, budget-friendly, and exciting way to travel and commit to some humanitarian work. What better way to explore a new country than by also giving back to that country?

Global Crossroad offers several different types of volunteer opportunities for high school students. They can work with orphan children, students from rural up beginnings, animals, nature conservation, or even building projects. There are high school group volunteer trips spread out across the globe that could really use a compassionate, energetic, adventurous volunteer just like your students! This is your students’ grand chance to make a grand difference in the world all before they even leave their homes for college. Check out what Global Crossroad has in store for your students today!

Proposed Itinerary for High School Group Volunteer Trips

Phase 1: Orientation

Depending upon the specific high school volunteer abroad opportunity that your students choose to join, your students’ orientation will last between one and seven days. This is where they will be introduced to various important aspects of the culture, traditions, religions, and societal components of the country that they are visiting. For orientations that are longer than two days, they will be exposed to some language and cultural immersion opportunities.

Phase 2: Volunteer Program

This is the core of your students’ adventure. They will choose to dedicate their time to a program that involves things like teaching, orphanage work, animal conservation, nature conservation, and construction. Most groups are no bigger than four to five volunteers. Everything will be set up for your students, including their accommodations and transportation.

Phase 3: Travel (2-12 days)

During this exciting phase, your students will be exploring the country in which they decided to visit. They will see areas and monuments of historical importance, beautiful natural landmarks, and become immersed in the culture and traditions of the native people. This will be a highly enriching and eye opening experience! If they are with a group of more than three people, they have the opportunity to customize their travel itinerary. Talk to a Global Crossroad representative about this unique option.

Possible High School Group Volunteer Trips Options

Building and Construction Project

There are many rural communities that do not have the funds, resources, or manpower to construct and rehabilitate community building, like schools, libraries, and orphanages. Your students help with a building project as part of a high school volunteer abroad opportunity can greatly improve the lives of the community in which they volunteer.

Teaching Project

Your students’ work as a teacher is invaluable to the students from rural and poverty stricken areas of the world. English is often a make or break skill set that will decide if someone is going to obtain a decent job and make a good living. Your students’ work will help shape and improve the present and future lives of their students.

Orphanage Project

Sadly, there are a lot of children who find themselves abandoned due to a number of tragic situations. These children deserve love, care, food, shelter, and education the same way any other child does. This high school volunteering abroad opportunity is your students’ chance to brighten the present and future lives of these poor children.

Turtle Conservation

If your students are turtle lovers and want to travel to places like Mexico and Costa Rica, a turtle conservation project might be just for your students! They will work with likeminded volunteers and established organizations to help protect and restore turtle populations in beautiful coastal areas of the world.

Nature Conservation

There are so many stunning and special places of the world that are under constant attack from growing populations and the demand for natural resources. If your students are looking for a high school volunteer abroad opportunity where they will work in nature to protect nature, check out some of the great options from Global Crossroad.

Customized Project

If your students are traveling with a group of three or more, they have a unique opportunity to customize their volunteering experience based on the interest and goals of your group. A Global Crossroad representative will help your students design the perfect high school volunteering abroad opportunity for their group.

Some Features of Global Crossroad’s High School Group Trip Programs

Customize Your Group Itinerary

Regardless of your students’ interests, we can craft a personalized itinerary to ensure that your students’ needs are met.

Group Accommodations

All students will be kept together in a group living situations, such as a hostel or nearby host families. This will ensure that they can share their experience, remain connected, and feel safe.

Orientation and Cultural Immersion

Unlike individual volunteer programs, we invite local expert to give an orientation about the local country, history, life, and safety measures to your students.  Depending upon the needs of the group, we also organize local cultural immersion programs, like observing local dances, visiting local villages, cooking classes, and language studies.


Over the weekend or during times of no volunteer commitment, small trips will be organized to expose your students to different parts of the country in which they are visiting.

Designated Group Leaders

Safety and the experience of the students or volunteers are very important to us. So depending up on the number of volunteers, either someone from the US office will serve as a team leader or if group is small, our local country coordinator or staff will serve as a team leader.  Our leader will stay with group 24/7 to make sure the program is going well and the students are safe at all times.

Group Discount

Global Crossroad offers the world’s most affordable programs! However, we are still willing to offer discounts to groups.

Our experience with high school students

Since we started in 2003, we have work with many high schools, colleges, and other groups all over the world. We work in all different areas of interest that range from building schools to wildlife conservation. Our group programs are always successful because we customize the program based on the individual needs of the group. There will always be a group leader present to ensure 24/7 safety and satisfaction.

Please feel free to contact us via email or phone, if you are planning a group program for your students.