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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 Abroad with Local Non-Profits


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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Volunteer in Childcare

ADI

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

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Himmel und Erde Association

We are a nonprofit, non-governmental association based in Arad, founded upon the desire to contribute to the development of human resources. We want to promote multilingualism, projects for children and youth, and to provide opportunities for young people who want to get valuable experience and give back to society, whether it is time, skills, know-how, experience, or financial support. In order for our organisation to be more "international", you can find us on Facebook under the name of NGO4people.


Volunteer in Conservation Work

Terra Sylvestris

We are a non-profit non-governmental organization registered and based in Greece composed of a dedicated group of people driven by our desire to protect the environment through specific courses of action such as environmental conservation projects and scientific research targeted towards sustainable development.

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Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU)

Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a small non-profit research organization 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.

4 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Poraka Nova

Center for improvement of the quality of life of the persons with intellectual disability and their families

4 Reviews

Hope and Health

Hope & Health is a non-profit, non-government organization that supports adults with intellectual disabilities (PwID) and their families living in the municipality Chisinau.

2 Reviews

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.