BaseCamp's Volunteer Abroad Program is one of the longest running and most affordable international volunteer programs in the world. Since 1998, our Volunteer Abroad Program has coordinated international volunteers working on projects with small community groups, non-governmental organizations and institutions seeking volunteer assistance.
From our roots as a student-run volunteer abroad program, we have grown to become a leader in coordinating well vetted and successful international volunteer programs. We pride ourselves on providing the information, support and training that we believe is essential for a volunteer abroad experience to be safe and meaningful. We understand that there can be challenges when looking for an opportunity to volunteer abroad, and know that our program provides you with the most detailed information and in-country training and support at the lowest cost.
Our goal is that your volunteer abroad placement is as well matched to your interests and expectations as possible. We want to ensure that well before you are paying any fees and committing to a volunteer program, you fully understand the details of the placement and what you might expect as a volunteer. Your placement coordinator is also available to answer any further questions or provide more detail about the placements with which you have been matched.
In addition to ensuring that you have all of the necessary information in advance, our program also includes extensive in country orientation and training. It also includes:
support staff in each country
weekly progress evaluations with the volunteer and the placement
comprehensive 7-day volunteer orientation
basic language training included in program fees
extended language training available on-site