International Development Volunteer Programs

What do they involve? Who do they help? Who can take part? Find all the answers here.

  • Join a worthwhile volunteer abroad program which is committed to helping communities in need.
  • We have helped thousands of people share their skills and talents on these meaningful programs.
  • Help contribute to long term change for the better by joining one of our affordable programs – your fee is paid directly to those you live and work with.
  • These opportunities are open to all, but are especially good for a longer term volunteering commitment.
  • Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting from $100 - $200 per week.
  • 18 countries, 200 projects and thousands of happy volunteers since 2003.
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International Development Volunteer Programs


Ready for a life changing experience overseas? Would you like to volunteer abroad but are a bit short of cash? Globalcrossroad offers a range of life changing international development volunteer opportunities to suit all bank balances. Globalcrossroad provides a unique opportunity to participate in the best and most affordable international volunteer programs.

From Africa to South America and South East Asia Globalcrossroad’s range of international volunteer programs are matched with your passions, interests and skills. Opportunities range from teaching in Cambodia, to working with Massai families in Africa to taking care of disabled children in Argentina.

International development volunteer programs are community oriented, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time and share skills with local people. So if you are interested in doing something memorable and meaningful during your vacation, or even volunteering as part of your Gap year, Globalcrossroad has some enjoyable and very affordable volunteer options for you.

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Benefits of International development volunteer programs

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Looking for an affordable International development volunteer program but wondering what the benefits might be? The benefits of volunteering are countless! First, as a volunteer you are sharing your time and skills with community organisations, and have a positive impact on the ground.

Volunteers for international development programs participate a range of activities (from health care to animal raising, and social media) and the local community benefits enormously. What’s more, you learn on a daily basis from your co-workers and often form long lasting friendships.

The benefits of international volunteer programs are two-way.  Find the right volunteer opportunity and you will not only have a life changing experience, but learn new skills useful in developing your career at home.

Volunteering is also a good opportunity to take some time to take a break from your normal routine and reflect on your own life and view things from a fresh perspective. Globalcrossroad has affordable international volunteer programs that provide an opportunity for this life changing experience. As a volunteer you can start to transform your life while at the same time connect to others less well off.

Our income across the world is relative and you will experience over and over again the value of personal cross-cultural relationships. International development volunteer opportunities also give you a chance to explore other ways of living and languages. Learning a language opens up a whole new world as you communicate with people in the communities where you live, and share these experiences with folks back home.

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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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Highly affordable and unique International Development Volunteer Programs.

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If you are dreaming about an affordable international volunteer program, look no further than Globalcrossroad. Globalcrossroad has highly affordable and unique international development volunteer programs. Global crossroad has sourced three unique Community Development volunteer projects and can arrange these programs for you depending on how many weeks or months you would like to volunteer. 

Community Development Volunteer Project in Cambodia

Have you ever had a burning desire to experience an international volunteer program in South East Asia? Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is at the same time a very friendly place, with committed community workers. Oftentimes the staff are also volunteering with no salary.  Globalcrossroads has set up placements with impressive local organisations working on important issues such as community organization, income generation, micro-credit programs, land reform, agriculture, animal raising and gender empowerment. Placements are located in and around the bustling capital and are a four week minimum for community development projects and five weeks for human rights projects.

Community Development in Kenya

Dreamt of going to Africa?  Globalcrossroads offers a wonderful opportunity to work alongside the Massai, a fascinating group of nomadic people living near game parks and lakes in Southern Kenya. The Massai are welcoming volunteers for international development programs. The program aims to increase their quality of life while preserving their culture. Globalcrossroad is seeking English teachers, law students, sports and arts educators, fundraisers and all kinds to volunteer. No specific qualifications are needed just an open mind, care, patience, and a willingness to learn and share. This wonderful, once in a lifetime program also provides the opportunity to live with a Massai family and share their ethnic food.

Community Development Project in Argentina

Are you a lover of the Spanish language? The Community Development Program in Argentina is looking for people with good English and Spanish skills to volunteer with disabled children. It is a wonderful example of Globalcrossroad’s remarkable international development volunteer opportunities. There is also an opportunity to study Spanish. The volunteer will play with disabled children and provide them with love, care, attention and basic necessities. A truly unique and unforgettable experience.

International development volunteer programs in Cambodia, Kenya and Argentina are a unique way to spend your vacation or Gap year, without breaking your bank balance. Global Crossroads has facilitated more than 18,000 volunteers since 2003, and are dedicated to offering the best, affordable and meaningful international volunteer programs. If you have ever thought about taking part in international development volunteer programs the take a look at what Globalcrossroad has to offer. Contact us today for more information about our affordable and memorable volunteer opportunities.

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