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"Europe is the world’s wealthiest continent, and the need for international volunteers differs from the world’s poorer regions, such as Africa or Latin America. But despite well-developed welfare, education, and health programs, there are communities all across Europe that require volunteers, be it for teaching English, child care, summer camps, or preservation work. In addition, a volunteer vacation in Europe is a great way to help people and communities in need and an excellent opportunity to get to know Europeans and their cultures and experience Europe differently." — Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl.

Volunteer Reports from Europe
Volunteer in Europe fixing a castle The Guide to Volunteer Work and Vacations Abroad in Europe
Options for volunteer work in Europe, including organizations offering inexpensive workcamps with activities such as repairing old castles as well as volunteer vacations involving nature and wildlife conservation.
Volunteer on an organic farm in Italy with WWOOF Speak English? Volunteer in Spain
A unique program where you can volunteer to teach English in exchange for learning Spanish, often set in beautiful locations. Have all your expenses covered and meet incredible people in Spain; all simply for being a native English-speaker.
Volunteer farm work in Italy Learning Farm Work the Italian Way: Volunteer in Liguria
A unique program where you can volunteer to teach English in exchange for learning Spanish, often set in beautiful locations. Have all your expenses covered and meet incredible people in Spain; all simply for being a native English-speaker.
Cottage for volunteers in Saint Victor, France Volunteer in France Restoring Ancient Villages
Volunteering with a unique program called La Sabranenque and work to restore a medieval French village in a beautiful and peaceful location in the South of France near Avignon.
Volunteer fixing a lavoir in France with Volunteers for Peace Volunteer at Affordable Workcamps in France
Volunteer in France in rustic and beautifully located workcamps with very affordable fees and enjoy a memorable vacation experience.
Volunteer in an Archeological dig in Greece Summer Volunteer Work at Archaeological Digs in Greece
A student seeks and finds an exciting and inspiring summer volunteer opportunity in an archeological dig in Greece, and lists other available group field work excavating ancient ruins.
Volunteering at Organic Farms in Italy with WWOOF
Volunteer in Europe at a Youth Hostel
Volunteer to Help Refugees on the Greek Island of Samos

Volunteering in Europe European Volunteer Adventures!
GoEco offers a diverse selection of wildlife, humanitarian and environmental projects in Europe. You have the opportunity to choose among several exciting initiatives in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and the UK! Whether you’re interested in sea turtle conservation or a hospitality internship, you can expect the volunteer experience of a lifetime!

Volunteer in Italy United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in Italy for 2-12 Weeks
Our Quests in Italy encourage you to grow as a global citizen while discovering this European country of coastlines and mountains, robust art and deep history, charming cities and storybook villages. You have the choice among the northern, southern and central regions of Italy, in addition to working with local volunteers to help young children, the elderly, and to support the disabled and disadvantaged people.

Volunteer in Spain Volunteer in Spain
We offer immersion Spanish courses all year round at special prices, jobs in hospitality management all around Spain, affordable internships in different cities throughout Spain, culinary arts in top hotels, field trips for schools and colleges, unpaid volunteer programs, Spanish online courses, and Dele preparation exams.

Volunteer in France with Aliore Aliore
Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

This volunteer programme is a great opportunity to experience French lifestyle and improve your linguistic skills at a low cost.
You live with a host family and in exchange for your own room and meals, you share your English language skills for around 15 hours a week. This programme has a focus on cultural exchange, it is designed for those of you wishing to experience the French culture in depth. Placements are usually in Southern France, however, positions are available in Paris, and other areas in France.
Seniors welcome!

Volunteer in Spain International Volunteer HQ
Volunteer Abroad in Europe — Starting at $504
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. Volunteers can participate in Animal care, teaching English, NGO support, environmental, sports, agriculture, and many other projects. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!

Volunteer in Spain with Connect-123 Connect-123
Volunteer Programs in Europe

Connect-123 links you to volunteer projects in Barcelona, Spain and Dublin, Ireland. According to interests and skills, volunteer programs include Animal Science and Wildlife, Community Service, Economic Development, Education and Teaching, Environment, Human Rights, Medical and Public Health, Social Work Volunteer, Youth Development and Sports.
What's included: Finding a volunteer project that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance.

Volunteer in Austria United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in Austria for 4-16 Weeks
Landlocked in the heart of Europe, Austria is home to 8.7 million people. The majority of the country is shaped by the extensive Alps mountain range, to the north is the Danube Valley, and to the east are steppe-like plains that lead into bordering Hungary. Due to its location, Austria has a moderate climate with warm summers and winters that are rich with snow. Austrian culture draws heavily from Germany but, that does not define the unique society. Austria boasts a wide variety of historical architecture, music, art and literature, and much, much more.

Volunteer English Exchange Program
Angloville is looking for volunteers who are available for short courses (1-8 weeks) to help local participants improve their language skills. We offer a stay in one of our beautiful venues in Poland, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Malta, England, and Ireland. We only ask you to help our clients improve their English through a series of general conversations and activities. In return, Angloville provides accommodation with full board and an unforgettable cultural exchange experience.

Volunteer with the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Enthusiastic and committed volunteers are required for demanding sea turtle conservation projects run by ARCHELON in Greece. Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete are major nesting areas for the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtle in the Mediterranean and have been monitored by ARCHELON, a non-profit making organization, for 20 years. In Athens, ARCHELON also runs the only Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Greece. Volunteers are invited to work on the island of Zakynthos where the first National Marine Park for sea turtles in the Mediterranean was established in 1999 and assist the Management Body of the Park in its task to protect the nesting beaches. In Peloponnesus, volunteers will protect nests from foxes and other mammals, experience the pilot project of sand dune restoration, help maintain nature trails and the running of the newly established Nature Information Centres. On the island of Crete, participants will work for the implementation of a Management Plan for the nesting areas. At the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist our staff in daily treatment of sea turtles that suffer from accidental and deliberate injuries.

Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC)
Provides a way for Diasporan Armenians to come to Armenia and be easily integrated into the society. By way of cultural and language training, combinded with appropriate volunteer work placement. AVC volunteers work towards rebuilding a great and historic nation. For the amount of time of your choice you can join us and walk away with the expirience of a lifetime.

Balkan Sunflowers
Volunteer with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities in Kosovo

Projects require help, including education for disadvantaged children, minority and human rights advocacy, women's rights, etc. Intensive language and development training during the first month. Work to help develop the program for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo.

Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Europe

Participating in an international short-term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.

Earthwatch | Non Profit Environmental Organizations
Volunteer Conservation Expeditions in Europe
Spanish Dolphins
On a fantastic 10-day boat trip help gather vital data that is leading directly to the implementation of conservation measures.
Whales and Dolphins of Moray Firth, Scotland
Stay in a beautiful village surrounded by majestic cliffs and rolling farmland. Spend your days on the water looking for Whales and Dolpins and gathering crucial population data on these populations to improve their conservation.
Icelandic Glaciers
Stay in a remote part of the beautiful Skaftafell National Park and collect important data on glacial retreat to help understand how climate change is affecting glaciers. This is a unique opportunity to explore one of the most geologically active areas in the world with a team of leading earth scientists.

Discover Germany in an English Conversation Holiday

The Pueblo Ingles program has been described as an inspiring cultural adventure, an enriching personal journey, and a unique, human experience. Each week 15-20 Native English speakers are sponsored to stay in beautiful hotel resorts in different regions of Germany so they can converse with German professionals who want to improve their English. Accommodation, food and drinks are provided in exchange for your conversation. It's a unique and enjoyable experience and the best way to learn about Germany if you don't speak the local lingo.

Global Volunteers
Volunteer to Teach English in Greece

Volunteer to teach English to youth and adults as well as gardening on the island of Crete in Greece.
Teach English in Italy
Volunteer to teach English to students in the Puglia region of southern Italy.
Teach English in Poland
Volunteer to teach English to children in Poland, help disabled youth, and participate in creating community gardens.
Teach English in Portugal
Volunteer to teach conversational English to youth and adults.

Turtle Conservation Volunteer Program in Greece 
This volunteer program gives you the chance to live in the beautiful Bay of Lakonikos in the southern Peloponnese, while working with a team of international volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.
Your team will perform surveys every morning to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against predation by mammals and inundation by sea water. Volunteers also provide important conservation information to overseas visitors and the local community. Opportunities exist for you to explore the fascinating Greek culture and to enjoy the sights of the surrounding local area in your free time.

La Giraudiere
Volunteer in France
The volunteer program provides a comfortable, affordable place for a diverse group of people from all over the world to meet and to work towards a common goal together. La Giraudiere is an old French residence which the owner, Pau, aims to turn into a place for primary school children to come and immerse themselves in the true French culture. Don't miss this chance to exchange and to learn new skills across different fields of work, from internet optimization to plastering!

La Sabranenque
Volunteer in the South of France
Volunteers needed to help preserve and restore villages and monuments in beautiful locations in France, primarily in Provence near Avignon. Work in an international and peaceful communal environment helping to restore and maintain one of the most beautiful villages in a country overflowing with beautiful villages.

Live it Lisbon!
Summer Volunteer Program in Lisbon, Portugal
A non-profit and low-cost summer experience. The program aims at promoting intercultural dialogue and social justice. It is meant to be a responsible and meaningful alternative to mainstream tourism, as over half of the time of the program is spent on intercultural activities and on giving back to the socially and economically challenged host community of Bairro Padre Cruz in Lisbon, Portugal. The program has been run since 2015 by a small independent Development NGO.

Love Volunteers
Make a Ddifference in Central and Eastern Europe with Love Volunteers!

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures, whilst providing help where it is really needed. Join the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization on an affordable, safe and responsible voluntary service project in Albania, Moldova, Ukraine or Russia for a truly memorable experience! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!

National Trust Working Holidays
Britain’s National Trust cares for more wildlife, including 1,250 vulnerable species, than any other European charity. It owns more than 240,000 hectares of land and 575 miles of coastline, making it the largest private landowner in Britain. A virtual army of staff and volunteers assist in managing these habitats with 450 well-organized holidays a year in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The catalog is online. Bookings from overseas volunteers between 18 and 70 are welcome and very inexpensive, including food and hostel accommodations. Most older adults choose projects classified as Oak, Oak Plus, and Archaeological Holidays because they are less physically rigorous.

Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Transylvania, Romania
Support communities in need and experience life in Transylvania, Romania. You can work in archeology, childhood development, or write for a magazine.

PuebloIngles — Volunteer in Spain in an English Conversation Holiday
Pueblo Ingles has been described as an inspiring cultural adventure, an enriching personal journey, and a unique, human experience. Each week twenty Native English speakers are sponsored to stay in a beautiful, picturesque 3-4-star resort in Spain so they can converse with Spanish professionals who want to improve their English. Accommodation, food and wine are provided in exchange for your conversation. It's a unique and enjoyable experience and the best way to learn about Spain if you don't speak the local lingo.

Summer Volunteer Workcamps
Volunteers are need to help restore and care for ancient monuments, including castles, throughout France. 3,000 volunteers participate yearly, of which 25% are from abroad. Projects are led by expert local technicians and charges vary, so see the website for details.

SCI (Service Civil International)
Volunteer Projects in France
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 45 countries, including France. For all overseas camps for a small fee. Workcamps include shared accommodations, group self-cooked meals and basic health/accident insurance, without additional cost, unless otherwise noted in the camp description. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.

Volunteers for Peace
Projects in France
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including France! Project costs starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of projects include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 32,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)
Volunteer locations in countries worldwide, including most countries in Europe. Members may exchange farm work for food, accommodations, and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

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