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Volunteer Opportunities in Europe

Volunteer Opportunities in Europe

There’s a really good reason that Europe is such a popular destination for people who want to volunteer abroad.  For people already living in Europe, travelling to other countries is very easy, and there are thousands (if not millions) of volunteer projects that will suit the needs and skills of potential volunteers .

And of course there’s the sheer beauty of Europe, from the grassy greens of the Scottish highlands to the white-sand beauty of Mediterranean beaches.

GivingWay offers many opportunities for volunteering in Europe, including dolphin research, sports, working with children in hospitals, helping disabled children, farming, conservation and more.

You can find volunteering opportunities in almost any country in Europe, including Italy, Greece, France, Romania, Portugal, Spain, and more.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Lubicka Sport Club

We are a family farm raising animals, growing fruits and vegetables. We also organize baby swimming classes and other sporting activities.

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Kibbutz movement

The Kibbutz Volunteer Program Center offers working and living on the Kibbutz while learning about the country.

Volunteer in Childcare


ALEH believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available care in order to reach his or her fullest potential.

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Association Footura

We are charity nonprofit organization working for better health, active lifestyle and sports development

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU)

Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a small non-profit research organisation in northeast Scotland dedicated to the welfare, conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises through scientific investigation, education, and the provision of a 24 hour rescue service for stranded animals.

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Vivamar, Bottlenose Dolphin Research

Vivamar, established in 2002, is a non for profit research organisation taking care for conservation of the last resident Bottlenose Dolphins in the NE Adriatic. A true Ambassador of dolphins to people. doing a good thing to preserve the whole Marine Ecosystem. Join us and help dolphins!

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Volunteer in Teaching related activities

ALIORE Worldwide workshops

ALIORE, Worldwide workshops is a non profit French association formed in September 2005. The aim is to offer an alternative and participatory tourism connecting with locals.


We are a charity helping refugees integrate into the receiving European countries by teaching them computer programming and then connect them with the private sector for job placement.

How to Volunteer in Europe

How to find volunteer opportunities in Europe

It’s important to find a volunteering project that really suits your needs and your skill set, so that both you and the local communities that you work with get the most out of your time with them.

One of the advantages of volunteering abroad in Europe is the long list of volunteer work available. Once you’ve found, via GivingWay a few potential non-profit organizations that are a good fit for you, we suggest contacting them directly on the website, and asking for any additional information that will help you ensure your volunteer trip is a huge success.

Best time to volunteer in Europe

Being a large continent, Europe has different climate zones. This means that when it’s sunny and warm in Greece it could very well be snowing in Norway. We recommend that potential volunteers look up local weather reports and travel recommendations for the countries they plan to travel to.

As a general guide, southern Europe (which includes countries like

Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Italy) remains sunny and warm most of the year. These Mediterranean nations experience moderate rain during winters.

Northern European countries are close to the North Pole, and experience cold weather from December to March.

Overall, August marks the peak of the high season and streets are often crowded when travelling to popular European destinations.

Essential information about Europe

Volunteers to European countries need to ensure they meet all the necessary entry requirements, such as visas, vaccines, or more.

Before starting their volunteer jobs in Europe, participants may also be required to take country-specific language and introduction courses.

The cost of living in Europe varies from country to country. Nations such as Switzerland, France, Israel and Italy are considered to have a high cost of living. However, Eastern European nations like Romania, Ukraine, and Macedonia are generally inexpensive.