United Planet Programs
Peru is filled with friendly people and is one of our most popular volunteer destinations. Ancient ruins and breathtaking landscapes pepper the region, and the society is...
Experience the sights and sounds of this microcosm of South America – Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galápagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after...
Serene, breathtaking, and captivating, volunteers in Nepal are immersed in a vibrant culture. Most famous for Mt. Everest, but brimming with hundreds of other remarkable
Volunteers looking for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with an adventurous edge will love the Buena Onda (good vibes) that Chileans live by. Chile is known for its striking,...
Be prepared to celebrate as a volunteer in one of Africa’s most stable countries, known for lively festivals and hospitality. Ghana’s economic development is largely
United Planet invites you to slow down in Tanzania. One of the most popular and exotic tourist destinations on the planet, Tanzania is also brimming with opportunities for...
Costa Rica is known for its amazing natural beauty, biodiversity, eco-tourism, and warm, relaxed culture. As a volunteer in this Central American republic, you'll immerse...
Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago state, made up of an astounding 17,508 islands in Southeast Asia. Securing its independence after World War II, Indonesia has...
Volunteers in India experience what is arguably the oldest society in the world, with traditions dating back 5,000 years. India is vast and diverse, with terrain and culture...
Volunteers and paradise-seekers alike favor the natural playground that is New Zealand. With everything from extreme mountains to coastal farmlands, volunteers here are in...
Experience the sights and sounds of this microcosm of South America Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galapagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after...
With United Planets China Summer Teaching Program you will have the opportunity to provide educational opportunities to rural students and help strengthen their personal...
Picture yourself as a volunteer in South Africa, a land famous for cosmopolitan cities, lush vineyards, magnificent wildlife and miles of coastline. South Africa comprises...
In China, home of one of the world's oldest civilizations, United Planet volunteers experience the enormous diversity of this vast country. In spite of a rapidly growing
United Planet Reviews
It was such a great experience!
Submitted by Robert B. | April 13, 2017
The two best parts of my quest were:
1) Host family - they were incredible in any way you could imagine. Extremely caring and considerate. They were fun and ensured that I got the full Chile experience.
2) The teaching experience - working with the elementary school children was a humbling experience. They were very happy, eager, and attentive to learn and practice their english.
The chance to have our entire family experience a new country has been amazing!
Submitted by Cory B. | March 17, 2017
The chance to have our entire family experience a new country, culture and language has been amazing. At the same time being able to offer service has helped us reach beyond ourselves. In so doing, we have seen that whatever we are able to give is easily reciprocated 2 fold. My wife and kids have been able to connect at a personal level at the orphanage and my kids have exceeded my expectations in their willingness to get out of their shells. Language skills came faster than we expected. Working at the clinic was very rewarding with the sincere gratitude of the patients being my greatest reward. Going out to the small communities to connect with people in rural areas with virtually no access to health care was truly remarkable. This experience leaves me wanting more like it--that's what is neat--It makes you want to give more rather than want more for yourself.
It was unlike anything I'd ever imagined, and I truly enjoyed every second of it!
Submitted by Fatima E. | March 02, 2017
It was exciting and new. I never felt unsafe, despite travelling alone, and everyone involved with my Quest was incredibly nice and accommodating. I loved my volunteer location, my host family, my classes, and my experience. It was unlike anything I'd ever imagined, and I truly enjoyed every second of it. During this Quest, I learned how to take initiative, how to solve problems, how to improvise, and how to be flexible. It changed the way I see the world, the way I view my own world and circumstances. It is impossible to replicate, difficult to explain, but I learned more about myself and about my country. It changed me because I became more self-aware; it changed me because it taught me lessons in resilience and perseverance, courtesy of the animals I helped take care of in my three weeks.
I went to an amazing spanish school!
Submitted by Laura Y - United States | January 27, 2017
I was placed in two volunteer projects in Cusco. I went to an amazing spanish school where teachers offered one on one classes that were tailored to the specific needs of the students. I loved exploring Cusco with fellow volunteers and especially enjoyed going on field trips with the professors who knew the city much better than the students.
It was an uniquely amazing experience!
Submitted by Clara W | January 27, 2017
Hetauda center is a close and cozy working environment and I was given much support to start my art therapy program and was able to engage all children on a more intimate and trusting level, which resulted in good feedback from both the Hetauda management and the children.
Homestay family arrangement was excellent choice and I was able to learn and involve with the local culture on a deeper level. The overall experience was like with my own family where everyone cared for each other.
The Quest has certainly made a positive impact on my life and my counseling style, it was an uniquely amazing experience.