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International youth volunteering

Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for eight to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

About international youth volunteering

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Find out who can volunteer overseas and what skills you need.

Placements abroad

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See the full range of international projects that are open to volunteers aged 18 to 30 who live in the UK.

Volunteers from overseas

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We offer volunteering placements to people aged between 18 and 30 from some European countries outside the UK.

Morgan's story

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Morgan Mead describes her experience of volunteering in Iceland with people with mental health issues.

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Youth volunteering true stories

Morgan Mead describes her experience of volunteering in Iceland with people with mental health issues.

John, 24, volunteered with the Red Cross in Germany at an after-school centre for 360 children.

Sona Gevorgyan from Armenia volunteered with the Red Cross fundraising team in Surrey.