Answered By: Andy Billington
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2019     Views: 12

Many students decide to volunteer abroad during their studies or after graduation.

International volunteering offers:


  • a great feeling of achievement
  • an opportunity to make new friends
  • a chance to experience other cultures
  • a chance to travel


International volunteering is an exciting experience, but it also means hard work far from home, so it’s vital that you are passionate and enthusiastic about it. Read through the International Volunteering Handbook for more information and the types of questions you need to consider before you sign up.


It is important to research any opportunities thoroughly before you commit, ensuring you volunteer with a reputable organisation.


Volunteering Advisers can offer advice on volunteering abroad.  You can make an appointment to speak with Volunteering Advisers or contact them using the online “Ask a Question,” form - both via the Careers website


You may also wish to contact the Edge Hill University International Office, who will be able to tell you more about studying abroad and summer opportunities linked to the University.