Volunteer in Law Abroad

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Legal Volunteering Abroad


208 Law Volunteer Abroad Programs


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Love Volunteers' participants will have the chance to travel abroad and experience new cultures all while providing essential support to communities in real need. Join us now! Participate in Love Volunteers' Law-based voluntary service projects and have a truly exciting experience volunteering abroad. Check out our exciting program options!


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Volunteers will engage in daily morning surveys to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against inundation by sea water and predation by mammals. Volunteers will also help provide conservation information to the local community and overseas visitors. Lakonikos Bay, situated in the Peloponnese, is an important nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. How this...


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Project Abroad’s Human Rights project in Argentina is based in Córdoba and offers interns the unique opportunity to get involved at a grass roots level, raising awareness of human rights in a variety of marginalized communities or at risk groups Daily tasks may involve interviewing victims of human rights abuses, academic research and reporting, out-of-office field work, presenting to local co...


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Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research. The loss of wildlife in the area has been devastating in recent years due to increased human settlement in and around the Masai Mara. As a wildlife volunteer, you will go out on research drives to do game counts, document big cat sighting...


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Volunteer in a lion breeding and rehabilitation project in Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, with Kaya Responsible Travel. The project, supported by some of the world's leading ecologists, has three stages: pre-release, release, and post-release. First, lions are taught survival and instinctive skills they need in the wild. Next, lions are released into a semi-wild environment to hone their hunting skil...


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As a volunteer you can use your unique set of skills to benefit a local community in Barcelona through a range of different Connect-123 volunteer program opportunities. A variety of projects exist, and community service volunteers may find themselves caring for toddlers and infants at an orphanage, working with drug users or disadvantaged communities, or assisting with education and literacy in...


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CrossContinental offers affordable intern abroad, volunteer abroad, culture/language immersion programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Gain hands-on experience, improve your resume, enhance cultural understanding, and build global network. Stay with a host family for culture and language immersion.


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Adelante Abroad offers low cost volunteer programs in a wide variety of fields and causes (listed below) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Volunteers can work for up to 12 months and programs are offered year round. Programs are customizable; you'll be paired with organizations in need of specific skills while allowing you to reach your academic and career goals. Oaxaca is one of the most biodiverse ar...


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Work with an international community development volunteer project in Uganda. Participants work with a grassroots community-based organization focused on improving the quality of life through a wide variety of community development initiatives, including adult education programs, income-generation activities, such as poultry and livestock rearing, HIV/AIDS education, construction projects, and ...


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Combine literacy teaching in rural primary schools with an amazing wilderness experience! This project is perfect for people who want to help improve literacy levels in rural schools and work in local communities whilst experiencing life on a privately owned game park. Become part of the family, get involved with daily life around the reserve and work with inspirational children, teachers a...


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ISA Service-Learning provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn first-hand about social issues that communities around the world face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, you will learn how local professionals and experts are addressing these issues with the available resources while developing intercultu...


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VFP offers over 3000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 100+ countries, including 30 in Serbia each summer. These international voluntary service projects are an opportunity to participate in meaningful community service while living and interacting in an intercultural environment. Volunteer projects vary greatly since they arise wherever there is a need in a given community. ...


The Special Needs School in San Ramón is a school for children with disabilities, such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s and blindness. The school provides the education and support that children with special needs require in order to give them the chance of a better life. The institution provides several services such as language therapy, assistance with emotional problems and conduct, phys...


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UBELONG offers 1 week to 6 month volunteering opportunities in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. In India, volunteer with UBELONG in caregiving, education and NGO support - explore UBELONG and join the thousands of people who have already become UBELONG Volunteers!


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The Intern Group provides you with top internships in London! Partnering with a range of great companies and NGOs, our London internship program will fulfill your career potential. We are regularly featured in mainstream international media like CNN International. Apply now to intern in the greatest city in the world and propel your career development! Our internship programs take place thro...

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Legal Volunteering Abroad

For many around the world, laws and human rights are foreign ideas rather than tangible, enforceable policies; therefore, many international agencies are focused solely on changing legal policies and practices, to ensure power is properly and legally distributed in every nation. Whether you are just beginning your career in law, are still studying, or have an established legal career, taking time to volunteer abroad will expand the way you operate in the field, while also exposing you to the awe-inspiring power legal policies have around the world.

Why Volunteer Abroad in Law

Those interested in studying law are typically interested in improving the lives of others through legal recourse; volunteering abroad then becomes a natural interest for many lawyers and law students. Volunteering abroad takes this leaning toward humanitarianism to the next level, since laws aren’t equally respected or well-established in every country around the world.

Those that volunteer abroad in law often come back more satisfied with their career choice and profoundly appreciative of their opportunities in life, as well as their legal education. Legal volunteering in an underserved nation will most certainly broaden your perspective of the field, the world, and the populations that need your legal help most. Without venturing outside the walls of your home nation, it can be easy to forget the importance and power that law has on your life, and therefore you may not realize the ability you have to change lives for the better abroad.

Lastly, the most practical reason to volunteer abroad in law is the valuable experience you are sure to gain. If you are applying to law schools, legal volunteering experience will be a huge selling point, and if you are already a practicing lawyer, volunteer experience will speak to your personal dedication to helping people, and may even be factored in when you are considered for promotions or professional advancement.


The most popular destinations for legal volunteering abroad are in the developing world, where non-governmental organizations are prevalently working to improve the lives of citizens by promoting legal action. Developing countries tend to be where human rights violations, mistreatment of workers and child labor, or poor compensation issues are most prominent. 

Lawyers and law students alike can volunteer abroad in law in almost any country though, including developed nations; even countries with firmly set legal standards still struggle with exploitation, abuse, and a lack of equal access to fair legal aid.

If you’re interested in refugee legal aid, great locations for legal volunteering abroad are both Kenya and Tanzania, where hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees have settled. Lawyers and law students who volunteer with refugees can work to ensure refugees are afforded necessary human rights, such as a living wage and fair treatment. Volunteering your time to provide legal assistance to those living in refugee camps will be a humbling experience, as volunteers will often get to work one-on-one with refugees.

For Spanish speakers, Latin America draws many legal volunteers to cities and rural areas in Mexico specifically. In many struggling cities, there is a larger population of abused women, who need legal assistance to rise above their circumstances. Many non-governmental organizations seek volunteers who can help individuals take legal action against their abusers, whether partners, employers, or strangers. Those who volunteer in law in Mexico can also advocate for better legal policy and practices that protect vulnerable populations and ensure offenders serve appropriate sentences for their crimes.

In India, law volunteers most often work in issues surrounding the societal caste system. Volunteers often help women and families combat discrimination based on family wealth, marital status, or physical limitations. Similarly, in Cambodia and Vietnam, law volunteers can seek out solutions to end human trafficking and violence against women, such as by pushing for stronger legal action against offenders and traffickers.


Those who volunteer abroad in law will most definitely gain valuable workplace experience that will look excellent on any resume or law school application, but there are additional benefits too!

Expand Your Experience. If your legal experience up to the present moment has only entailed paperwork and memorization, then legal volunteering abroad can take your passion for law to the next level. When you volunteer in law abroad, you will be exposed not only to new branches, practices, and policies, you will also be introduced to the people that these laws personally affect and protect. Legal volunteers will see first hand the life changing impact that standard legal documents or fair laws can have on individuals, and entire nations.

Take The Plunge. Legal volunteering abroad will introduce you to a type of cultural immersion you can’t get while simply traveling or touring. When you volunteer abroad you will get the chance to interact with local citizens, from all different walks of lifes, which will expose you to new situations, cultures, and stories; this experience will help you understand only a small slice of what life is like around the world, but it will help you better defend a larger population of clientele more easily.

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