international development

Apply Your International Development Passion in 2023

Volunteer abroad programmes perfect for university students
Proven history of sending volunteers around the world
Cultural and community development placements
Gain valuable work experience and new skills for your CV
Ideal for first time and / or solo travellers

Why the international development internship volunteer programme is right for you

The international development volunteer abroad programme internship placement offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world. 

You will learn practical skills that will enable you to work in business, social enterprise and NGOs in the future.

Volunteer Abroad International Development Placement Focus Areas

  • Solve an international development problem, find strategies and resolutions
  • Understand the economic and political impact on international charities
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding around politics and international relations
  • Examine global challenges; women’s empowerment, gender equality, and health-care
  • Support an international NGO with core development goals


GHANA PLACEMENT: Work on developing workshops around sustainability & food forest project, book club, human rights, trafficking, child labour, mental health and well-being to deliver to school children on different school visits. Help communities continue their education, learn new skills and trades, become economically independent, and assist with career development. 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA: Working with an international charity supporting mums and children affected by HIV in Johannesburg, you’ll work directly with the residents to support their development. During your stay you will visit partner NGOs to give you a broad understanding of how this complex country tackles some challenging development issues.

DEVELOPMENT WORK IN INDIA: Understand cultural backgrounds, rituals and belief’s and know how important these things are in growing up in Rajasthan as an orphan. What alternative mechanism could be framed in institutional care for facilitating / inheriting these cultural values and practices? Also, supporting with administration, data management and the wellbeing of the children in care facilities and slums.


✔︎ Accommodation – You will stay in a secure and dedicated volunteer cottage/room. 

✔︎ Meals – You will eat with your host and residents and experience authentic local food. 

✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice

✔︎ Certificate of learning – proof this is not a holiday!

✔︎ 24/7 Support – We got you from the minute you commit, all the way through to completion. 

✔︎ Transportation – Airport drop off and collection. Plus all programme related transport (to and from partner NGOs and projects) 

✔︎ Experience of a lifetime – no exaggeration!

✔︎ Vocational Impact international development donation

✔︎ Weekends off for travel opportunities 


We will tailor the volunteer programme focus around your interests, whether you’re interested in conducting research for your education or degree subject, or joining an active team working on the front line in a different cultural environment, we will guide you through each step and make you feel like a VIP through the whole journey. 

  • A tailored overseas professional and student volunteer experience 
  • Comprehensive pre-trip preparation
  • Accommodation in a private cottage/room 
  • 24/7 in-country team to support you
  • Airport pickup/drop off 

Have a Question?

We have an extensive collection of answers prepared for you.


Complete the below enquiry form, and we will send you tailored information and guide you through the application process. We will then arrange to speak with you so we can answer any last questions, and then it’s up to you to make the final decision and commit. We know it is a HUGE decision, but we are here for you every step of the way.