Major destinations for volunteering abroad in 2021

With the arrival of summer and vacations, many of you may be thinking about volunteering abroad. At Cooperating Volunteers, we offer volunteering opportunities on every continent. But if you’re unsure where to go, let us tell you about the main destinations for volunteering abroad this year.

Within all the countries where we operate and the multitude of programs in each of them, there are three countries that stand out above the rest: Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Destinations for 2021

Uganda is a country where you can immerse yourself in its rich culture. It’s a volunteering opportunity focused on teaching and caring for children. Before selecting Uganda as your destination, it’s essential to know some general aspects:

  • It has a climate with predominant rains, but if you travel between June and September, it’s the dry season, making it the ideal time to visit.
  • Buses are the most convenient mode of transportation to get around.
  • During your free time, you can explore the city, visit its lakes, enjoy the landscapes, go on a safari, or visit museums in the city center.

The price of volunteering includes three meals a day, allowing you to taste typical Ugandan dishes like ugali, matoke, and luwombo.

  • Once you’re familiar with these aspects of the country, you need to think about the program you want to join, its duration, and, of course, the cost. Programs range from one week for €300, two weeks for €410, to five or six months for €2,390 and €2,830, respectively. Program options include childcare, teaching, sports, medical assistance, community education, and construction.

Volunteering Abroad in Kenya

Another destination for this year is Kenya. In Kenya, you can participate in projects of significant importance to the community. To choose between countries, you must know their general characteristics. In the case of Kenya:

  • It has a tropical climate. If you visit during the summer, you’ll enjoy one of the best times weather-wise, as July to October is one of the dry seasons.
  • Local transportation consists of buses or taxis, known as “matatus.”
  • A must-do tourist activity is visiting the Maasai Mara Safari.

You can savor typical Kenyan dishes like chapattis, ugali, and githeri.

  • The price depends on the chosen program, ranging from €180 to €210 per week of volunteering, with an additional €110 for each additional week. Available programs in Kenya include orphanage assistance, childcare, teaching, medical projects, special education, women’s empowerment, agriculture, among others. For more details on each program, visit their section.

Volunteering in Tanzania

Lastly, we want to highlight Tanzania as another major destination. Unlike the previously mentioned volunteering opportunities, Tanzania requires a medium to high level of English proficiency. Volunteering in Tanzania allows you to discover its rich tradition and culture.

  • The dry season runs from May to October.
  • The cheapest mode of transportation is the bus, but it requires time, and the roads are not in good condition. For intercity travel, flying is the best option.
  • As with all of Africa, the main tourist attractions are the national parks.

You’ll enjoy a diverse cuisine, including dishes with rice, exotic meats, eggplant, and more.

  • The average price of programs in Tanzania is €210 per week. The variety of programs in Tanzania includes childcare, teaching, environmental conservation, medical projects, and women’s development.

If you want more information about these volunteering opportunities or other possible destinations, click on this link.

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.