As a rule, we used to only offer volunteering projects to people over the age of 18; however, there have been a number of developments that have compelled us to gradually warm to the idea of relaxing our volunteering age limit.
We’ve looked hard at ways of introducing more young people to the concept of volunteering abroad - increasing their level of awareness on key global issues, and highlighting how their voluntary actions can have a positive impact on locations around the world.
We have a number of overseas volunteer projects that work extremely well with young people, and over the years we’ve seen an increasing number of students (aged 16 yrs 18yrs) approaching us for volunteering opportunities abroad.
It is for this reason that we’ve decided to lower our volunteer age limit for 16-18 year old students travelling in a group as part of a school trip abroad .
The projects we have available to our School Groups are :