Treasure the exhilaration of helping others
Volunteering has no limit – not age, not location and not length of service. Sign up by yourself or with friends or family and be part of a team travelling to a country where the need is great and where your actions count. Adult and Family trips can take you around the world, to one of many destinations.
What you’ll experience
Connect with local people in a new country as well as bonding with your fellow volunteers. Take time for reflection and reconnect with yourself.
Immerse yourself in a new culture, where everything is different: language, sights, smells, sounds, food, people and even animals. Learn about others and yourself through unique travel adventures.
Work hard on a project that will have long-lasting impact for a family or a community. Rest your muscles while playing with curious children who always seem to come around to ‘supervise.’
Feel the deep inspiration that comes from creating positive change through volunteering. Develop a more profound sense of empathy and understanding from doing volunteer work that has meaning.
Where do you want to go?
Take a volunteer holiday abroad, see someone else’s world and change yours
Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest; DWC volunteers are building homes for people in need
Guatemala is distinguished by steep volcanoes, vast rainforests and ancient Mayan sites; its people are enjoying better health when they receive eco-stoves and community programs via DWC
India's historic terrain stretches from the Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline; DWC teams help people improve their lives in one of the driest parts of this vast country through water projects or education
Peru is home to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu and part of the Amazon rainforest; DWC's teams build schools that make education more accessible to those who need it most
This East African nation features stunning coastline, savanna grasslands, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife, including lions, elephants and rhinos
Nicaragua is known for its dramatic, undeveloped terrain, friendly remote communities, strong folklore and traditions.
Sri Lanka features rugged rainforest, diverse wildlife, vast beaches and ancient Buddhist ruins; volunteers continue building up lives affected by the 2004 tsunami and by poverty
“Today we had the honour of having the chief visit the site. He came to welcome our team and thank us for coming to help improve the community. He especially expressed gratitude for DWC coming in to help their community on their terms, in their ways and for not coming to try and change them.
“It is reassuring to know that we are employing many residents of the George Brook community. The husband and wife team breaking rocks for the cement are a great example of this; not only are we helping to improving their income, but also we are saving money for the project by not having the rock hauled in.”Jacquie Shinkewski