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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 Community Adventure

Madagascar Community Adventure

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

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"“First off I had an amazing time here and I would recommend it for anyone and everyone. Whe..."

prices from CA$1145

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MCA

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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$1145

Region: Africa

Activity: Construct

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MCT

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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$1245

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGH

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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$1145

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MCC

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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$2295

Region: Australasia

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 week +

Project Code: FJC

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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$1145

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$2545

Region: Australasia

Activity: Community

Duration: 3 weeks +

Project Code: FCA

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Ecuador Missionary Work

Ecuador Missionary Work

Help enrich the lives of local disabled children as you immerse yourself in traditional Ecuadorian life in the vibrant city of Quito

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"My experience in Ecuador far exceeded my expectations! The most special part of volunteering for..."

prices from CA$745

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: EMW

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Vietnam Hill Tribe Experience

Vietnam Hill Tribe Experience

Visit the incredible indigenous hill tribes of northern Vietnam on this trek of a lifetime through lush green mountain rice paddies.

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"I arrived into Hanoi one day before my project started and spent my extra day visiting temples/pa..."

prices from CA$1095

Region: Asia

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 1 week

Project Code: VHT

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South Africa Zulu Community Project and Adventure

South Africa Zulu Community Project and Adventure

Work in this rural Zulu community and help those who are less fortunate; experience the magical culture, environment, wildlife and people of the incredible destination that is South Africa!

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"The best aspect of the project was definitely the satisfaction you get from helping and seeing a..."

prices from CA$1395

Region: Africa

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: ACV

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