Summer Break Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re searching for a unique and exciting way to spend your summer break this year, you should consider looking into one of the volunteer organizations listed below.  These programs offer more than the typical volunteer opportunities like picking up trash or working at a soup kitchen.  You’ll get the chance to have the experience of a lifetime while making a positive impact.

Volunteering Solutions

This site offers summer volunteer opportunities in many different locations around the world.  It does cost money, but the price includes accommodations, meals and travel.

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities all around the world to suit individual interests.  Some of the choices include performing arts, archaeology, teaching, medicine, journalism and business.  You can choose to volunteer from one week up to three months.

Student Conservation Association

Students who are interested in nature and preserving the environment should consider signing up for the SCA.  Volunteers have the opportunity to work in teams at one of many locations around the United States.   You’ll have the opportunity to complete a variety of tasks, including trail restoration, environmental and invasive species education, and wildfire management.

Cross-Cultural Solutions

This organization offers volunteer opportunities in many different countries around the world.  Volunteer coordinators will work with you to determine your strengths and interests, and then place you in a personalized volunteer position that will best suit you and the needs of the community in which you to choose to volunteer.


AmerCorps offers numerous opportunities for students and recent graduates to volunteer all over the country.  AmeriCorps is probably the best volunteer opportunity when it comes to building your resume and getting real-world work experience.  Recent grads can take advantage of the AmeriCorps Vista program and receive a monetary stipend while completing your volunteer obligations.

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One Response to Summer Break Volunteer Opportunities

  1. It’s a great idea to spend extra time in helping others. It’s a good experience having a positive impact to others.

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