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Experience international development first-hand by visiting Free The Children projects overseas. Build a school alongside newfound local friends and immerse yourself in the daily life of a rural community. Learn about the important social issues the community faces and see how they overcome their challenges.

Free The Children has teamed up with its partner organization, Me to We, to create an unforgettable volunteer experience for young people who want to build schools and water wells for which they have fundraised. Me to We’s trips are good for the traveller and the community.

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Return with new perspectives and more energy than ever before to get your family and friends involved in raising awareness and funds for overseas development projects through Free The Children.

Me to We’s international volunteer and leadership experiences take place in Kenya, Ecuador, China, Nicaragua, Ghana and India.

Me to We trips at a glance…



Ecuador’s natural landscapes are an ideal classroom for lessons on conservation, biodiversity and rural development issues. The country’s rich cultures, contrasted against a history of indigenous issues and economic disparities, makes for a truly hands-on global education experience.

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Embark on a journey to West Africa, to a country enriched with culture, environmental diversity, a beautiful coast and an unmatched history. As you make your way through dusty air brought by the wind from the not-so-distance desert sands, you’ll volunteer in the community, play with local children, hike and visit ruined European forts.

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Our Me to We trips to China are fascinating adventures into an ancient civilization few visitors have ever seen. Experience the vivid contrasts of a country rooted in tradition and a growing modern class.

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Visit beautiful Udaipur, the “city of lakes,” where your senses will be overwhelmed with the aroma of samosas cooking in street stalls, the vibrant colours of the sari-clad women and the sound of hundreds of conversations in dozens of languages and dialects and the thick, sticky heat of India.

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If you are interested in taking a walk in someone else’s shoes—sometimes quite literally—this is the trip for you. Building schools, digging wells, planting trees—that’s just part of the fun, part of creating change in the world.

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On a Me to We volunteer trip to Nicaragua, journey into the mountains of southwest Nicaragua, and take part in grassroots development projects with your own two hands, empowering local families to improve the lives of their children.

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