Volunteer Abroad

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Volunteer Abroad with CISaustralia. Academically-focused overseas volunteer projects, from health to education and business development. Lend a hand in developing communities and gain valuable personal and professional experience.

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Volunteer Abroad Programs

Big Five Wildlife Management and Conservation in South Africa
Big Five Wildlife Management and Conservation in South Africa South Africa

If you love nature, the environment and big friendly giants, then volunteering in Port Elizabeth is for you. This incredibly rewarding ecotourism project involves working at a game reserve where you’ll have the opportunity to work with South Africa's Big 5: rhinoceroses, lions, cape buffalos, leopards and African elephants.

Community Development in Fiji
Community Development in Fiji Fiji

Fiji is known as a tourist’s dream, with its pristine beaches, clear water and friendly locals. Besides its endless coconut trees, abundance of marine wildlife and countless natural wonders, visitors often reflect that Fiji’s people are what make the country so special.

Community Development in the Philippines
Community Development in the Philippines Philippines

Community volunteering doesn’t get more rewarding than this. On the island of Leyte, a one hour flight southeast of Manila, a community development project has been established. At the heart of the program volunteers are needed to help staff at the local community centre. The centre is the lifeblood of the community and provides vital support for the local people.

Leadership and Cultural Development in Thailand
Leadership and Cultural Development in Thailand Thailand

Spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand being challenged and building on your teamwork and leadership skills! Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits, and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village.

Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research in Tanzania
Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research in Tanzania Tanzania

The Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research Project is based in the Menai Bay Conservation Area in Zanzibar. Established in 1997, it is home to a vivid array of marine creatures including whales, bottlenose and humpback dolphins. Through participation in this project you’ll help collect data for research studies, assist the community in developing sustainable tourism and lend a hand with beach clean ups, tree planting and more.

Marine Conservation in Belize
Marine Conservation in Belize Belize

For most of us space exploration is a dream, but you can feel like an astronaut discovering a foreign planet as you dive and explore the blue waters of the Caribbean when you volunteer for the Belize Marine Conservation Project.

Marine Conservation in Thailand
Marine Conservation in Thailand Thailand

The very best dive schools have teamed up with the local community to develop a marine conservation project to protect the precious coral reefs within the Koh Tao national park. By becoming a volunteer you can play an integral part in this program.

Rainforest Environmental Conservation in Peru
Rainforest Environmental Conservation in Peru Peru

This project is no ordinary walk in the park and getting back to nature really doesn’t get more natural than this. The Rainforest Environmental Conservation in Peru program is located in a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the foothills of the Amazon.

Rural Community Development in Nepal
Rural Community Development in Nepal Nepal

This is a true immersion experience; it’s your opportunity to experience the “real” Nepal. As a volunteer you’ll live and work in a local community and immerse yourself completely in village life. This project provides an experience that is unmatched!

Rural Healthcare and Education in South Africa
Rural Healthcare and Education in South Africa South Africa

Assist with health promotion activities alongside nurses and caregivers in the rural villages surrounding the beautiful area of St. Lucia, South Africa. Provide much needed home-based care, educate about nutrition, and raise awareness about diseases such as HIV.

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica Costa Rica

Groove to a Latin beat, soak in the culture, catch some waves (or simply admire them…), roll up your sleeves and get heavily involved in sea turtle conservation when you volunteer in Costa Rica! There may be no better combination of the fun, nature, culture, language, and philanthropy than our Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica program.

Sports Coaching in South Africa
Sports Coaching in South Africa South Africa

In 1994 the South African Government removed Physical Education (PE) from school curriculums. Not surprisingly, this lead to a decline in the students' involvement in day-to-day physical activity. Volunteers are needed to fill the role of community sports coaches in Cape Town where sports coaching and PE teachers are desperately needed.

Teaching and Community Development in Cambodia
Teaching and Community Development in Cambodia Cambodia

Spend three weeks discovering the real Cambodia through rewarding volunteer work, engaging cultural exchange, and visits to impressive sites. Volunteers assist with education at a centre or kindergarten, as well as helping out with community development efforts in a rural village. Make friends, lend a hand, and take in Cambodia's beautiful scenery and history on this rewarding volunteer program!

Teaching in South Africa
Teaching in South Africa South Africa

Caring for fellow human beings and nourishing the minds of youth through education, kindness and compassion has to be on the most selfless and rewarding acts of a global citizen. By becoming a teaching volunteer in some of South Africa's more poverty stricken communities you’ll provide essential teaching support.

Women’s Empowerment in Livingstone, Zambia
Women’s Empowerment in Livingstone, Zambia Zambia

Women are a powerful force for change in Africa – investing in adolescent girls is essential to reducing poverty, improving health and encouraging future economic growth. Students, both male and female, should expect a life-changing experience!