Requirements for volunteering abroad 

All programs offered by Cooperating Volunteers that take place abroad have a series of conditions. Not all countries ask for the same requirements. For this reason, we detail each of them according to the country. This way, you will know in advance whether you can select that country as your destination for volunteering abroad.

Requirements for Volunteering in America

America is a continent where we develop various programs. Depending on each country, the requirements vary. However, there is one requirement that is common in most of them and that, in some cases, becomes the only one you must meet to enroll in the project. The requirement is to be over 18 years old at the start of the program. This is the only requirement requested in countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Other countries have some additional requirements. For example, Argentina requires being over 18 years old for programs involving childcare, teaching, and medicine, but for others such as sports, it is only necessary to be over 17.

To volunteer in Brazil, in addition to age, you need to present your curriculum vitae and a passport photo, and in Peru, some additional requirements are added. You must be over 17 for teaching programs and present a criminal record certificate. You must be over 22 for the medical program. Additionally, you must present your curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter of motivation.

Requirements for Volunteering in Africa

To volunteer in Africa, you must be over 17 years old for some countries and over 18 for others. Below, we specify the requirements for each country.

For programs developed in Cape Verde, you must be over 18 years old, and if you are over 65, a medical authorization is necessary. Additionally, if you decide to go to this country, the minimum stay for programs is two weeks.

For Ethiopia, you must be over 18 years old, additionally you must be vaccinated against yellow fever if the program takes place in Bahir. On the other hand, in Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Morocco, only being over 17 years old is required. In Madagascar, the requirement is one year older, 18.

In Tanzania, the requirements are more numerous: over 18 years old, minimum stay of one week and two for the medical program, as well as a medium to high level of English. If you choose Uganda, you must be over 17 years old and present a certificate of criminal records.

Requirements for Volunteering in Asia

The most common requirement, as in the countries mentioned above, is to be over 18 years old or 17.

For programs in Bali, volunteers must be over 18 years old. If you are 17, you can also do it but with a signed authorization from your parents in English. Additionally, a medium level of English is required to allow communication.

In Cambodia, programs related to medicine are highly sought after. Therefore, one of the requirements is to have at least one year of medicine, professional training, or nursing studies. In addition to being of legal age (18 years old). Similar requirements apply in Vietnam: over 18 years old, one year of study in the medical field, and a minimum participation of four weeks.

In Laos, the requirements are: medium level of English, criminal record certificate, and medical and travel insurance. For the Maldives, the only exception, volunteering is allowed for minors under 18, but parental authorization is required. For those over 65, medical authorization is required.

To volunteer in Nepal, you must be over 18 years old. Depending on the chosen program, some other requirement is required. For the canica rehabilitation program, the rabies vaccine is required, for medical programs and assistance to people with disabilities, a certificate of studies is required, and for dentistry, you must be studying something related.

On the other hand, countries like China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand only require being over 18 years old, and in India, being over 17 is sufficient.

Requirements for other countries

If you want to know the requirements to volunteer in Oceania or in some countries in Europe, click on this link and access all the information about them.


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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.