United Planet: The United States Volunteer Project

    United Planet: The United States Volunteer Project


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Join us over your summer break for an immersive cultural experience in Boston, Massachusetts. You’ll live with an American host family while learning about and addressing social issues currently facing the U.S.A. Find out more!

    Renowned as the land of the free, the United States holds a challenging, often spotlighted position in global affairs. Volunteer projects are based in our home, Boston, Massachusetts, which was the center of many of early America’s most revolutionary moments. Volunteers quickly fall in love with the charms of historic New England and delight in the region’s aura of civic duty and social responsibility. Spend your free time strolling through centuries-old streets, or soaking up the wealth of knowledge that abounds here – home to some of the most elite institutions of higher education in the world.

    As a volunteer in the United States you will live with host families, which creates an intimate experience of sharing and learning in an authentic setting. Community service projects include working in food banks, teen empowerment programs, homeless shelters, and more. If you want to learn English as part of your trip, you can add a few hours of English classes for a more intensive learning experience.

    Note: As our programs emphasize cultural exchange, volunteer projects in Boston are only available to those outside of North America.

    Community & Social Work Volunteer Projects

    Volunteers in the United States can work at a variety of projects during their time in Boston. This allows volunteers to gain a wide range of experience while learning about the non-profit and social sector in the U.S.A. United Planet works closely with several local organizations to provide services for people, such as those who are homeless or living in poverty. Volunteers participate in a variety of activities, including mentoring, coaching sports activities, directing craft activities, preparing meals and clothing donations for families, and organizing collection drives.

    Available Dates: Year-round

    Minimum Stay: 1 – 4 weeks

    Requirements: At least 15 years old

    *Teens may be asked for a preliminary interview prior to enrollment completion to understand previous experience and motivations.