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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

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute - Taskent Nature Park

We are a non-profit charity working on well being of the nature and wildlife of Cyprus and the wider Levantine Basin.


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.

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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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HUMAN EQUITY LIBERTY PROTECTION

We fight against racism, hate crimes and human trafficking


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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SEED Madagascar

SEED Madagascar operates in southeast Madagascar, we manage a wide range of sustainable development and conservation projects across the Anosy region.

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Volunteer in Teaching related activities

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.

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The Great Generation

The Great Generation is a social enterprise with charitable status committed to solving the issues of communities living in tough social and economic conditions. We use our expertise to lead mutually beneficial projects that leverage local insights with the knowledge and skills of volunteer participants.

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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.