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Overview

Overview

Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) is an international volunteer placement organization that offers volunteering and internship opportunities in more than 20 different countries, spanning across all major continents: Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and Australia. Established in 2007, the organization has managed to place more than 13.5k volunteers overseas in different programs across the globe. We have amazing and affordable volunteering projects abroad that would perfectly suit the interests of high school students, college and university students as well as gap year travelers who aim to contribute meaningfully towards the society.
Solo travelers and backpackers, as well as student groups with supervisors, can choose from an array of volunteering opportunities provided by VolSol.

Types
  • Intern Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Education & Literacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Teach English
  • Ecotourism
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
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Countries
  • Vietnam
  • Morocco
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • China
  • Philippines
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Cambodia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
  • Guatemala
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78 Participant reviews

Lori Stokes

5 Oct 2019

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Our 18 year-old daughter went to Portugal for the 2-week experience in September 2019. It was one week in Lisbon, then one week in Porto. The week in Lisbon was...Read more

Our 18 year-old daughter went to Portugal for the 2-week experience in September 2019. It was one week in Lisbon, then one week in Porto. The week in Lisbon was outstanding, but her experience in Porto was an utter disappointment and potentially dangerous. After two days in Porto, we counseled her to leave the program.

In Lisbon, she stayed at an Impactrip hostel that was sex segregated and safe. In Porto, she stayed at a run-down hostel and was assigned to a room with a middle-aged male tourist—not a program participant. In Lisbon, she was with a cohort of other program participants her age. In Porto, she was alone. In Lisbon, she worked until 6 PM. In Porto, she was expected to work alone until midnight and travel alone back to the hostel. Perhaps you can see why she and her parents were so surprised and disappointed by the Porto experience.

We talked with a VolSol rep in Lisbon and told her that the situation was unacceptable. The rep offered to find another volunteer option, but by this point, all trust had been lost. At our own expense, we put our daughter up in a hotel and she finished out her remaining days in the city as a tourist. The clear reality is that VolSol has a strong program in Lisbon and a terrible, ineffective, and dangerous program in Porto.

Laurine

3 Dec 2017

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To give a summary, the last five weeks have been the most amazing five weeks of my life. When arriving at the center you are warmly welcomed and shown around....Read more

To give a summary, the last five weeks have been the most amazing five weeks of my life.
When arriving at the center you are warmly welcomed and shown around. It is a lot to take in because the center is pretty big and there are a lot of animals.
Working hours are from 8 till 12 and half past 2 till 5, which is a good amount. Every day the animals need to be feed and there cages to be cleaned and when that is done we work on extra work, which is really diverse.
I have loved every day of my stay here and that is partly because of the animals and of the amazing people of yana cocha.

Xinyi Yang

27 Sep 2017

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It's a interesting journey. In this journey I tried a lot thing that are first time.Read more

It's a interesting journey. In this journey I tried a lot thing that are first time.

Shuwen Tang

26 Sep 2017

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This volunteer experience for me is very meaningful. I was really enjoy the two weeks I spent in Thailand. I knew many new things, the stuffs are all very responsive...Read more

This volunteer experience for me is very meaningful. I was really enjoy the two weeks I spent in Thailand. I knew many new things, the stuffs are all very responsive and the members in our group are very nice. That was a challenge for me to be a volunteer, with their help I made it successfully. I would be thank you for everyone who help me during this journey.
Thanks for you all.