JCR Overseas Volunteer Programs


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Volunteer abroad with us, hands-on volunteer projects based in amazing locations around the world! Make a sustainable impact, discover new countries and engage in a meaningful cultural exchange.

Volunteer Programs

All our volunteer work overseas projects are run alongside, and with the collaboration of, local partners and communities. This helps to determine their needs to empower them to meet their goals.

JCR run volunteer programs for all ages, from durations as short as 1 week, all the way up to 6 months! Whatever your interest, you can get involved as a volunteer overseas, making a sustainable difference in a variety of fields, whilst impacting yourself personally and professionally.

JCR have one goal and that is to make your volunteer experience the most amazing it can be. We work together to ensure that you are matched with the right program, we discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.

Volunteering with JCR not only allows you to participate on programmes assisting disadvantaged communities or endangered ecosystems but it also offers wonderful opportunities to travel in the local area in your down time or further afield either before or after your program.

Make JCR volunteering an experience on it’s own, part of a longer overseas adventure or like many participants, travel after your volunteering program, solidifying the lifetime friendships established on program.

Highlights include

24-hour emergency phone
24-hour in-country support
Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
All necessary project equipment and materials
All necessary project training by experienced staff
Comprehensive training program that encompasses theory lectures, group study and field practise
Location orientation
Long term experienced staff
Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
Required transportation for the duration of your stay
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
Welcome meeting

All our volunteer work overseas projects are run alongside, and with the collaboration of, local partners and communities. This helps to determine their needs to empower them to meet their goals.

We run volunteer programs for all ages, from durations as short as 1 week, all the way up to 6 months! Whatever your interest, you can get involved as a volunteer overseas, making a sustainable difference in a variety of fields, whilst impacting yourself personally and professionally.

Being a volunteer overseas is an amazing opportunity but can seem daunting at first. It need not be. Hopefully this website will help answer some of your initial questions.

JCR have one goal and that is to make your volunteer experience the most amazing it can be. We work together to ensure that you are matched with the right program, we discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.

It is the reason JCR Volunteer overseas was created: to create lasting memories from amazing cultural exchanges.

If you have more questions, drop us a line – we’re always happy to help.

 

Fully updated and regularly reviewed field manuals tell you all you need to know about your program, destination, travel requirements, equipment and much more

Ambassadors: JCR’s program partner has a great team of ex-participants from around the world who are only too happy to talk about their personal experiences

A unique Live platform provides real-time updates from the ground, putting you in touch with the field staff and fellow volunteers you’ll be on the project with before you depart

A variety of pre-departure training opportunities including free online wildlife courses and weekend teaching courses, all exclusively developed for the programs

– Pick up from the airport
– Welcome and orientation sessions
– Food and accommodation
– JCR’s Partner Programme staff only operate the programs so they, not anyone else, look – after you from start to finish
24 hour emergency phone line
– Fully comprehensive on-site training, often including language classes
All training materials

On return from your trip, become part of JCR’s volunteer Alumni, and stay in close contact with your work and projects.

If you’ve performed highly while volunteering, you may be able to receive references from in-field managers giving you a little bit extra on any job search

Most importantly, as a past volunteer, you automatically receive a discount if you volunteer with us again, helping you get back into the field that bit quicker

A deposit will be required in order to confirm your place. You will then receive pre-departure information; a training manual and a field manual for your program. Our program partners experts will also be available to you as you prepare for your program.  They have helped over 20,000 people volunteer in their programs over the last 15 years, so they have a lot of experience in making sure you are ready for life abroad. You can also start meeting up with other travellers on our program partners community networks.

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