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Community Development Projects Overseas

A lack of infrastructure, support and trained workers are major problems for many developing countries, and this contributes to poverty and marginalisation, meaning that for many communities there is no way out of this cycle.
Community development volunteering aims to help these poorer communities by offering the skills, enthusiasm and commitment that volunteers can bring.

What kinds of community development projects are there?

There are a great range of types of community development volunteering projects, both for those who already have experience and qualifications in the area they are volunteering in, and those who do not yet have experience, or are working towards qualifications.

One of the most popular forms of community development volunteering is teaching.  This will usually involve teaching English to groups of disadvantaged kids from orphanages or deprived backgrounds.  This kind of volunteering can have a huge positive influence for the kids, helping to break the cycle of lack of education and poverty.  On many of our projects, the volunteer can also earn their TEFL certificate while they are volunteering.

Construction projects are also very highly valued, and although experience is useful, energy and enthusiasm are just as important.  Overseas construction volunteering with Frontier could involve building safe watering locations for endangered elephant populations, or helping to construct a new village school in rural Tanzania.

Where could I go to take part in a community development project?

We have a great range of projects all over the world.  Your placement could take you Madagascar, Kenya or plenty of other countries in Africa.

In Asia, you could lend your skills to projects in Cambodia, Thailand or Nepal.

If the Pacific islands interest you, we have community development projects in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands.

Our projects in South and Central America take place in countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador and Brazil.

Community development with Frontier

With community development projects in hundreds of countries, we believe that we at Frontier can find the perfect placement for you, wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do.  To find out more, just click on “Apply Now” and fill in the short application form.  A volunteer adviser will then call you back to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.

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Madagascar Medical

Madagascar Medical

As a Madagascar medical volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.

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"Healthcare in Madagascar has suffered terribly because of the political paralysis that emerged af..."

prices from CA$1195

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGH

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Fiji Healthcare

Fiji Healthcare

As a Fiji healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Fiji.

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"The frontier fiji project has been an amazing experience. I have currently been here for 8 weeks..."

prices from CA$2195

Region: Australasia

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 week +

Project Code: FJC

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Madagascar Childcare

Madagascar Childcare

Make a difference in the lives of children and help to offer them the start they deserve. Have the time of your life as you embrace this country and discover its delights.

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"I arrived at Les Abeilles on Monday morning about 7:30 am.  James (the teaching project co-o..."

prices from CA$345

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MCC

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Madagascar Healthcare

Madagascar Healthcare

As a Madagascar healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.

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"Overall, had a great time working at the special needs school. It was a great chance to help the..."

prices from CA$895

Region: Africa

Activity: Medical

Duration: 1 weeks +

Project Code: MGR

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Fiji Community Adventurer

Fiji Community Adventurer

Help contribute to providing an improved quality of life for local people living in such an underprivileged yet beautiful area in Fiji.

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"I am half way through my teaching project in Fiji at John Wesley primary school. I teach children..."

prices from CA$345

Region: Australasia

Activity: Community

Duration: 3 weeks +

Project Code: FCA

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Madagascar Construction

Madagascar Construction

Work in the heart of this rural African community, building and developing sustainable education infrastructure for local children whilst putting a smile on the faces of the people you meet!

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"I have been working with Frontier in Madagascar for a month now, and so far my experience has bee..."

prices from CA$345

Region: Africa

Activity: Construct

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MCT

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Uganda Community Volunteering Programme

Uganda Community Volunteering Programme

Help this rural Ugandan community move towards a brighter and healthier future, becoming involved in many different capacities!

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"The airport pick up was excellent!! We arrived late as our flight was delayed but the Frontier re..."

prices from CA$1045

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: UHP

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Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

Gain experience and new skills in the journalism field whilst staying in Argentina, a country renowned for its spectacular scenery and bustling capital city; Buenos Aires.

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"I had always wanted to try my hand at journalism but never pursued that career path at home. Arme..."

prices from CA$3445

Region: The Americas

Activity: Internship

Duration: 2 months

Project Code: AJI

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Uganda Missionary Work

Uganda Missionary Work

Contribute to improving the livelihoods of children and communities by volunteering on a faith based project in the Pearl of Africa.

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"When I went off, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was quite nervous about it all. How..."

prices from CA$1095

Region: Africa

Activity: Missionary

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: UGM

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Uganda Build A School Programme

Uganda Build A School Programme

Work in the heart of this rural African community, building and developing sustainable education infrastructure for local Ugandans whilst putting a smile on the faces of the people you meet!

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"I volunteered with Frontier for several weeks during January and February 2012. It was a great ey..."

prices from CA$1845

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: UGV

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