Most of the volunteer programs cost exorbitantly high to the volunteers aspiring to pursue their dreams. This, sadly, works to scare many potential volunteers away and prevents many needy people from getting the help the desperately need.
Helping Abroad was established to address this common experience. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Helping Abroad has grown to become one of the leading and most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Since 1998, thousands of promising volunteers have participated with us in our programs across 19 countries.
As a minimalist lean organization, we have worked hard to make our programs more affordable and cost efficient than other volunteering organization. It has resulted into more productive volunteering. Besides, our volunteers pay directly to the host projects and derive satisfaction from knowing where their contributions go.
A network of highly experienced coordinators and their collaboration with the host communities provides a safety net to our volunteers.
Are you from one of these countries? We have amazing volunteer opportunities for you
Humanitarian Volunteering Opportunities are available in 17 countries world wide
“– Volunteer (Nepal) 2015
It has truly been a great experience volunteering through Helping Abroad. Something I will never regret nor forget. It has been wonderful establishing strong friendship, both with other volunteers and within the host family.
“– Volunteer (Costarica) 2015
A new world opened up for me. If you want to make a difference in friendly communities, meet amazing people, experience new things.
“Volunteer (Sri Lanka) 2014
The deep interest of staffs upon every volunteer inspired to work more interestingly. Helping Abroad really worked hard to make our stay more comfortable and flexible.
prices start at $99 per week - the cheapest around.
you are fully insured and safety is always the number one priority before placing volunteers.
you always know exactly how much money is helping the host project: you pay us a one-off fee and the rest is paid directly there.
Because every single program is different from another, there is no one-size-fits-all price tag. However, a 4-week program in Costa Rica, for example, costs about $764 and covers meals, accommodation and program support and project coordination. The fees for the same kind of 4-week program with other US volunteer organizations would cost between $1060 and $4976.
While many organizations use a larger portion of project fees in staffing and administrative expenses, we stand different by allocating most part of the fee to the projects and host communities. We have adopted a model in order to maintain honesty and financial transparency. The volunteers pay a small fee upfront, and they pay the remaining large part directly to the projects and host families.
We have 7 destinations in Latin America, 5 destinations in Africa, and 7 destinations in Asia. We carry out projects in some of the most impoverished areas of the world that rightfully deserve volunteers’ help. Remarkably, the locations are also favorite travel destinations among the travelers passionate about trekking, travelling, and adventure.