Under 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Well look no further! With The Mighty Roar, your age won’t stand in the way! We have over 20 projects for 16 and 17 year olds in some of our most popular countries.

You will get to travel to some of the most amazing and diverse parts of the world, releasing baby turtles in Sri Lanka, working with children in an orphanage in Nepal, or perhaps jetting off to see the Big 5 in Africa, which will definitely make your friends jealous! Or if you like, bring them along too and adventure to these incredible projects together.

You don’t need any prior know-how to volunteer, all you need is a bit of hard work and 100% commitment to supporting local communities in a range of unusual and inspiring destinations. This is a worthwhile and life changing experience, helping you to truly get a better understanding of this world we live in.


We know that the thought of your child travelling abroad on their own seems really scary! But rest assured mums and dads, we don’t just abandon your little one in the middle of no-where. With 24/7 support, fabulous local teams, our accommodation included and a personal pick up from the airport when their flight gets in, we are here to help your young person have the best experience they can, and we are here if you need us.

Volunteering helps to develop skills which are incredibly beneficial when entering the world of work or further education. Not only that but it will look fantastic on your child’s CV or educational application.

Most Popular Under 18 Programmes

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Conservation

Help to protect and conserve endangered sea turtles by volunteering at this incredible hatchery located on the beautiful west coast of Sri Lanka. Get involved with the daily operations within the sanctuary and take pride in the positive impact your time is providing.
1-24 Weeks

Bali Childcare Volunteers

Come and help at our hugely rewarding community run day care centre, where you will be welcomed with open arms by the children and staff. They will be sure to fill your life with laughter and unconditional love! Located along the North coast, this is your chance to live like a local while also exploring Bali.
1-24 Weeks

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Assist behind the scenes on this action packed game reserve with various on-going conservation and community projects. You'll get to meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife as you head out on safari drives everyday.
1-12 Weeks

Bali Marine Conservation

We urgently need support from volunteers from around the world to help restore and protect the coral reef in picturesque Tianyar. What once was a highly bio-diverse and healthy 3-kilometre reef, it is now in a poor condition due to many years of unsustainable fishing practices and from pollution. You
1-24 Weeks

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

Are you ready to take on a new experience where you can explore the real Africa, make lots of new friends and make a real difference to the lives of young underprivileged children? Your time and effort at our day care centre is vital and you will provide an important
1-24 Weeks

Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino Sanctuary

Get up close with rhinos and elephants where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species. This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals and lots more!
1-8 Weeks

Sri Lanka Childcare Volunteers

Get ready to experience the beauty of Sri Lanka while helping on this hugely rewarding project. You and other volunteers will play a crucial role in interacting with the children keeping them entertained and happy, while building their confidence and teaching them basic English and life skills. You will offer
1-24 Weeks

Ghana Medical Experience

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience into the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and to meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on
1-24 Weeks


Rewarding Experiences

Volunteer on worthwhile projects, explore exciting and beautiful new destinations, meet new lifelong friends and create lasting memories.

Safe Programmes

Safety is our number one priority. We personally visit all programmes we offer on a regular basis to ensure all standards are being kept.


It’s a big decision letting your son / daughter travel half way around the world. We are here whenever you need us to answer any questions or concerns.

24/7 Emergency Support

Our UK office and local teams are here to provide support while in-country and before you depart.

Structured Programmes

Meaningful, responsible and supportive programmes mean there is no better way to travel.

Value For Money

Affordable programmes with transparent fees and with 100% financial protection.

By Volunteers

Having volunteered across two countries with The Mighty Roar I can honestly recommend them to everyone and anyone! I was a bit nervous travelling for the first time by myself, but the team put my mind at ease and were so helpful with everything before I took off. The local team in Bali were amazing and I could not have wished for a better experience.


I always knew that I wanted to travel a lot, so as soon as I turned 16 I was off! At the end of 2017 I volunteered in Sri Lanka for an incredible 4 weeks teaching in the local community run school. My time here has taught me so much and I can highly recommend Chris and The Mighty Roar and will 100% using them again next year.

By Parents

My son and daughter volunteered with The Mighty Roar, each at a different location. I cannot praise them enough for all of their time and support they gave us. They both had the best time and have not stopped telling me wonderful stories. Am 100% sure that travelling has had a positive impact in their lives, especially as they are both under 18.


It’s a big step letting your youngest daughter head off around the world on her own. At first I had a few concerns but after talking over the phone and by email with The Mighty Roar my mind was put at rest. All questions were answered truthfully and quickly and I even got a few texts to let me know my daughter was enjoying herself while she was in Sri Lanka. Have recommended them to lots of my friends!