International volunteering

International volunteering

Volunteering overseas gives you the opportunity to experience new cultures and meet new people whilst challenging yourself to develop and share your skills. It's your chance to contribute towards the aims and goals of one of our fantastic projects, and to the communities you'll visit. Working towards a shared goal, and helping to develop the global community you're part of, will enhance your life experience and make a great addition to your CV.

• Romania – Little John's House 

• Guatemala – Education for the Children 

• Uganda – East African Playgrounds 

• Fiji – Think Pacific


Financial assistance

A 40% discount is available for students from low-income backgrounds as determined by data from Student Finance England, with the option to also apply for further funding through a scholarship at the post-application stage.

Nottingham Trent Volunteering will check your eligibility to receive this discount, which will be determined by the household income information that either you or your legal guardians shared with Student Finance England.

Please note that this is information submitted to Student Finance England, not information gathered by Nottingham Trent University. If either you or your legal guardians have chosen not to allow this information to be shared with Nottingham Trent University, then we will not be able to check your eligibility to receive this discount, and it will be assumed that the household income provided does not fall under the necessary threshold.

If you'd like to find out whether you're eligible for financial assistance, or if you'd like to learn more about international volunteering, please email us


View our frequently asked questions about international volunteering.

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Sourcing your own International Volunteering

If you are interested in international volunteering, then we would suggest that you look into the opportunities above in the first instance.

However, if you can't find what you are looking for there, you will need to look into sourcing your own volunteering. To begin with, it would be good to look into the organisations supported by the International Citizen Service. But as with any volunteering abroad, you will need to look into the opportunities very carefully. Make sure you are happy with how your money is spent, the ethics and nature of the organisation you are going with and what involvement the local community have in the opportunity. Look at our ethical volunteering page for more information.

Children in Uganda
Student Volunteer in Romania
Student Volunteer hand printing wall in Sri Lanka
Student volunteers build a playground in Uganda