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Deaf volunteering overseas

Deaf volunteering overseas

Deaf volunteering overseas

Deaf volunteering overseas

Challenge yourself to the experience of a lifetime!

What we do

VoluntEars arranges overseas volunteering trips for D/deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing people of all ages. Join by yourself or with friends.

Why choose us?

We are a small, specialised organisation working with the global Deaf community. Our trips always have the support of an experienced BSL Communicator and Trip Leader from our UK office.

What will you gain?

Our volunteers tell us they gain self-confidence, new friends, a deeper understanding of Deaf communities in other countries, broader horizons and travel experience.

Our trips are also a huge amount of fun.

How do I join?

It’s easy and quick! Once you have chosen your destination and trip options complete our short application form.

Our Destinations

Ghana

Known as the gateway to Africa, Ghana is safe and friendly. Help local D/deaf students in the beautiful Akuapem Hills north of the lively capital city of Accra. In your time off, explore canopy walkways through the jungle, colourful markets and more.

Nepal

Experience mountain life high up in the Himalayas while helping at a Deaf school in Kathmandu. Visit the famous Monkey Temple, relax in Pokhara and trek in the mountains.

Sri Lanka

This tropical island paradise is home to some of our most welcoming Deaf schools. You will also help at a sea turtle project, visit an elephant orphanage and explore Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

Our Trips

2 Week Group Trips

Our most popular trips! Combine practical hands-on renovation work at one of our partner Deaf schools, fun activities with local D/deaf students and visits to outstanding local places during free time and weekends. Our groups are a mix of D/deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing people. All trips include experienced BSL Communicators and Trip Leader from our UK office.

Family Trips

Volunteering abroad with your family is an excellent way to discover a more meaningful holiday experience. You will work together at a Deaf school doing practical work, arts and crafts and playing educational games with local students while learning about a new culture and having the holiday of a lifetime.

Tailor-made Group Trips

You decide which destination to visit, what date to start and how long to stay. We will design a trip especially for your group. You must have at least 6 people. Smaller groups can join a 2 Week Group Trip.

Did you Know?

Once you have completed your 2 Week Group Trip you can add extra time to gain classroom-based teaching experience in a local Deaf school with our Teaching Add-on.

Helping the community

Helping the local community is at the heart of what you will do on your trip.

Recently completed volunteer projects include:

  • Completion of mural for a children’s Deaf school in Ghana
  • Classroom refurbishment in Nepal
  • School dormitory renovation in Sri Lanka
  • Released hundreds of sea turtles

Reviews

“I always wanted to travel and work abroad, but felt nervous because I never did anything like this before. Once I heard about VoluntEars, I knew this was a perfect opportunity. All my worries vanished.”

Karolina Pakenaite


"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"

Tom Gerrard

“The best thing I’ve done in years”

Blanche Coy

“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!” 

David Hutchinson

“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”

Karolina Pakenaite

“Working with turtles was the best thing!”

Omar Mahmood

“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”

Keegan Hall-Browne

“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”

Jodie Winter

"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."

Stephan Pretorius

"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"

Katherine O’Grady

"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"

Ashley Hill

"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"

Clair Murray

“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”

Saira Shabbir

“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”

Stephanie Denison

“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”

Kimberley Bruce

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