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Volunteer in South Korea

Experience the adventure of a lifetime by becoming a volunteer in South Korea. Our volunteer programs in Seoul, South Korea, offer you the opportunity to create your own schedule in the most rewarding and impactful volunteering projects. You have the choice between different projects in Seoul. With us, you can start from 1 week, create your own unique schedule, and even combine all the locations, all of this for affordable prices that are all-inclusive without any registration or administration fees!

Create Your Own Unique Schedule In South Korea!

With the freedom to choose your own unique schedule as you want week by week. With us, you have the power to create your own tailor-made volunteer program that aligns with your passions and interests. You have the flexibility to start any Monday and stay for anywhere between one to twelve weeks.

With the freedom to choose your own unique schedule as you want week by week. With us, you have the power to create your own tailor-made volunteer program that aligns with your passions and interests. You have the flexibility to start any Monday and stay for anywhere between one to twelve weeks.

Our projects in Seoul:

Seoul Culture Week
Seoul Rescued Animal Care
Seoul Soup Kitchen
Seoul Childcare

If you are a passionate volunteer with a heart for nurturing young minds and an eagerness to transform lives in South Korea, then these programs are tailor-made for you. With a focus on early childhood education, these opportunities provide an ideal platform for you to channel your enthusiasm and create a positive impact on the lives of the little ones in this beautiful country.

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Start Dates: Start every Monday
Duration: 1 week – 8 weeks

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Seoul

Welcome to South Korea

Seoul, the bustling capital city of South Korea, stands as a vibrant metropolis that captivates with its diverse offerings. Boasting a population exceeding 9.9 million residents, Seoul pulsates with energy and embodies the harmonious coexistence of ancient traditions and modern marvels.

Immerse yourself in the rich historical tapestry of Seoul, where splendid royal palaces and revered shrines gracefully intermingle with contemporary architecture and awe-inspiring skyscrapers. This juxtaposition creates an enchanting blend of old and new, providing visitors with a captivating glimpse into the city’s dynamic evolution.

Prepare to be enthralled as you wander through sprawling markets and captivating underground shopping malls, discovering treasures at every turn. Lose yourself in the halls of captivating museums and the serenity of ancient temples, immersing yourself in the city’s rich heritage. And when you yearn for a respite from the urban buzz, Seoul’s verdant parks beckon, inviting you to revel in the embrace of nature’s tranquility.

Indeed, Seoul is a city that caters to all passions and desires. From the grandeur of its historical landmarks to the pulsating beats of its nightlife, this metropolis offers a tapestry of experiences that will leave an indelible imprint upon your soul. Embark on a journey of discovery, as Seoul invites you to delve into its vibrant tapestry, weaving together a tapestry of memories that will endure for a lifetime.

Why Join With Abroad Escape

Abroad Escape is committed to providing you with the highest-quality and most meaningful travel experiences possible. With our 133 international volunteer abroad projects and immersion internships in 21 countries, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of local communities. With our immersive volunteer programs, you’ll have the chance to engage with local communities and make a real impact in the lives of those around you. But that’s not all – you’ll also be creating lifelong friendships with fellow international travelers who share your passion for travel and making a positive impact.

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We are Loved ♥️ by our Trusted Customers

The program was a great experience for me. The kids I taught were very smart and happy. They were very willing to learn which was amazing.

Kate from Australia

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome to South Korea! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday in Seoul at Incheon Airport between 10:00 and 17:00.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow volunteers from around the world.

Your Orientation

On Monday, our experienced coordinator will lead an exciting orientation session. This is your chance to get comfortable with your surroundings and dive into the local culture, while also receiving important health and safety advice.

During the orientation, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to your program, accommodations, and the exciting projects that await. Plus, you’ll learn all the do’s and don’ts of local customs, giving you a head start on immersing yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of South Korea.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in your package from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey.

You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other volunteers, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe. And don’t worry about gender issues, we’ve got that covered too! You’ll be accommodated in single-gender dorm-style rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.

Private rooms are available at an extra cost, please contact us for details and availability.

But that’s not all – we’ve got some of your meals covered too!

South Korea

Our projects in Seoul. You can choose which project you day week by week and create your own unique schedule in South Korea!

Culture Week

Embark on a remarkable journey to Korea, an extraordinary nation nestled in the heart of Asia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Seoul, a bustling metropolis pulsating with energy and innovation. Unveil the captivating essence of Korea, transcending the realms of K-pop and K-movies, as you savor the authentic flavors of Korean cuisine, wander through the resplendent halls of the royal palace, and unwind at the trendiest pubs in Seoul’s urban oasis.

Venture into the enchanting landscapes of Korea alongside your esteemed colleagues or venture solo, traversing pristine beaches and picturesque countryside aboard the efficient train and local metro systems. Embrace the local way of life as you relish the traditional combination of chicken and beer at neighborhood pubs, ascend majestic mountains, and bask in the awe-inspiring vistas that unfold before your eyes.

Schedule

Monday
Orientation
Korean Language Lesson part 1
Walk around (get to know the neighborhood)
Visit to Royal Palace or the Shrine
Welcome Party at the accommodation

Tuesday
Korean Language Lesson part 2
Calligraphy: Writing your name in Korean with a brush
Carving/making authentic Korean stamp
Visit to traditional market “Gwangjang market”

Wednesday
Free time (Hang out at Han river)
Visit to COEX mall
Planning for weekend getaway. Local coordinators will help arrange and book necessary accommodation and transportation.
Hangout in Gangnam

Thursday
Visit to Jogyesa temple. Make lotus lantern
Hiking to Cheongwadae observatory
Visit Bukchon Hanok village
Live music jazz bar (optional)

Friday
Cooking class (Korean food cooking)
Museum
Hike up Namsan mountain to the Seoul Tower.
Finale party at the accommodation

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Seoul Childcare Placement

This program involves visiting a nonprofit childcare facility that caters to children from multicultural backgrounds, providing afterschool care.

Participants assist with various activities, including teaching English, playing games, crafting, and even dancing to K-pop. The program focuses on providing care, support, and educational activities to these children, who may come from diverse backgrounds and may not have had previous exposure to foreigners.

The children’s daycare facility is conveniently located, just a 20-minute subway ride away from the accommodation.

You will play a vital role in facilitating basic English education, which can include activities tailored to the skills of the participants or specially planned programs based on the season or occasion. Additionally, participants have the chance to learn Korean from the children, fostering a cultural exchange experience.

No specific qualifications are required to participate in this program. The emphasis is on offering assistance in any way possible, whether it’s through language exposure or aiding with academic skills. Participants are encouraged to engage in various activities, from playing games to assisting with meal times and supporting basic hygiene routines.

Participants will be interacting with children of Ages 6-12 who are in their Middle Childhood. Overall, this program aims to provide a nurturing environment for children from multicultural backgrounds, offering them opportunities for language development, cultural exchange, and personal growth. Participants have the chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of these children while gaining valuable experiences themselves.

Schedule

Monday
Orientation, Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice, handling of documents & Signing up of relevant documents and South Korea Do’s and Don’ts, Dress Codes and basic Culture Lessons
Seoul City tour

Tuesday to Friday
Morning: Preparation for children’s education
Afternoon: Visiting childcare facilities and taking care of children
On one evening from Tuesday to Thursday, depending on the decision of the local staff,
We will visit Gwangjang Market, one of Korea’s top traditional food markets.
We will visit a jjimjilbang near the accommodation, a popular Korean ‘entertaining sauna’ experience.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Seoul Rescued Animal Care

Are you a passionate advocate for the welfare of our furry companions? Join us in Korea to make a profound difference in the lives of animals that are in desperate need of care and compassion. The Animal Care Program provides invaluable support to local animal shelters throughout Korea, ensuring that stray cats and dogs receive the attention, nourishment, and care they deserve. Together, we strive to rescue animals affected by natural disasters, cruelty, and the harrowing conditions of dog farming, where these beloved creatures are mistreated and even destined for consumption.

During an impactful week, you will actively contribute to the well-being of the animals residing in shelters around Seoul. Collaborating with a reputable non-profit organization named “care,” established in 2002, we share a common mission to combat animal abuse and abandonment. Additionally, “care” spearheads campaigns encouraging foreign adoption of stray animals, facilitating their journey to loving forever homes.

Schedule

Sunday
Upon your arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed. After settling in at the accommodation, take some time to unwind and acclimate to the surroundings. As evening descends, join us for a delightful dinner, fostering camaraderie and preparing for the meaningful days ahead.

Monday
Awake to a nourishing breakfast, replenishing your energy for the transformative journey ahead. Engage in an orientation session at 10 am, where you will gain insights into the intricacies of the Animal Care Program. Following a satisfying lunch, embark on a guided tour of the captivating city of Seoul, immersing yourself in its vibrant culture. Conclude the day with a satisfying dinner, savoring the local flavors while forging bonds with fellow participants.

Tuesday to Friday
Commence each day with a hearty breakfast, igniting your spirit for the fulfilling work that lies ahead. From 9 am to 12 pm, devote your time and skills as a valued volunteer at the Animal Care Shelter. Your compassionate efforts will encompass cleaning, feeding, and providing essential care to these deserving animals. After a nourishing lunch, resume your noble duties from 1 pm to 2 pm, ensuring that no animal feels neglected or alone. As dusk falls, indulge in a well-deserved dinner, reflecting on the positive impact you have made.

Weekends
Recharge and rejuvenate during your well-deserved free time on weekends. Explore the wonders of Korea, savor its culinary delights, or immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. These moments of leisure allow you to reflect on your remarkable contributions and find inspiration for the journey ahead.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Seoul Soup Kitchen

The issue of world hunger is a grave concern that demands our immediate attention. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated this crisis on a global scale, and Korea is no exception. The brunt of this hunger epidemic is felt most acutely by the most vulnerable members of society, including young children, senior citizens, and those without a stable home.

We invite you to join the Soup Kitchen program in Korea, where you can actively contribute to serving meals to hundreds and thousands of individuals who are struggling to navigate their daily lives. The local team leading this noble endeavor is “Dail Community,” a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact in various ways. One of their remarkable initiatives includes operating a soup kitchen that serves as a beacon of hope for those in need.

Established in 1998, Dail Community embarked on a mission to alleviate hunger by providing instant noodles and rice to those experiencing hardships, such as the homeless, wanderers, and impoverished senior citizens. Through this initial act of kindness, the organization has expanded its efforts, offering free meals to the community, providing education to underprivileged children, and contributing to medical care for low-income families in Korea, as well as in underdeveloped countries lacking access to essential medical technology, medicines, and professionals.

As a participant in this transformative movement, you will play a pivotal role in the fight against hunger, ensuring that no one goes without a nourishing meal. The soup kitchen typically serves meals to 800 to 1,000 individuals each day. This campaign involves a wide range of tasks, both visible and behind the scenes. You will assist in preparing ingredients, such as washing, chopping, and storing, as well as participate in cooking, serving, or packing meals into individual portions on take-out trays. Additionally, you may contribute by washing dishes, cleaning tables, and maintaining the kitchen. Regardless of the task at hand, every action you take will be immensely gratifying, knowing that you have helped feed hundreds and thousands of people in need.

Schedule

Monday
Commence the day with a nourishing breakfast at the accommodation, fortifying yourself for the impactful experiences that lie ahead. Engage in an orientation session at 10 am, where you will gain valuable insights into the mission and operations of the Soup Kitchen program. Following a satisfying lunch, immerse yourself in a guided city tour of Seoul, immersing yourself in its vibrant culture. As the day draws to a close, gather for a well-deserved dinner, savoring the opportunity to bond with fellow participants and reflect on the transformative journey ahead.

Tuesday to Friday
Each morning begins with a nourishing breakfast, providing the energy and enthusiasm needed for the day’s endeavors. From 9 am to 12 pm, you will lend a helping hand at the Soup Kitchen, playing an active role in providing nourishment to those in need. After a fulfilling lunch, resume your invaluable assistance from 1 pm to 2 pm, ensuring that no one goes hungry. As evening descends, join your fellow volunteers for a well-earned dinner, celebrating the collective impact you have made.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Program Prices

1 Week: 875 Euro / 980 US$
2 Weeks: 1255 Euro / 1390 US$
3 Weeks: 1745 Euro / 1935 US$
4 Weeks: 2225 Euro / 2455 US$
+1 Week: 575 Euro / 645 US$

* The Culture Week costs an extra 95 Euro / 115 US$

 

With us there are NO registration or administration fees!
Plus you can easily combine the different projects.

What’s included:
Volunteer program
Accommodation
Meals
24/7 in-country support
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee

Requirements to join:
– Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
– Participants under 16 need to join with a parent/guardian
– Participants aged 16 to 18 need to have parental consent
– Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
– Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
– Rabies vaccination is mandatory for all participants joining a Canine project
– You need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

How to Book

Fill out the online Application Form

We give you outcome within 48 hours

Book your program by paying a deposit

Frequently Asked Questions
South Korea

When should I start to apply?

It is best to apply as early as possible as we have limited placements available in our programs, especially during summer.

You can apply up to 1 year in the future to guarantee your placement.

We do however accept late applications up to 2 weeks before the start date, let us know and we will check the availability for you!

How long does the application process take?

Very fast with us! You fill out the application form, and we go to work for you within hours! For most placements, you will get an answer within 1-2 days.

Can I get a certificate after the program?

Yes, we will provide you with the Certificate after the successful completion of the program. This certificate is provided on request, so just let us know if you would like this!

How does my airport pickup work?

Your airport pick-up is included, and we will arrange this for you on Sunday.

Can I volunteer with a friend or a group?

Yes you can! We can organize your program together with a friend, just let us know this in the comment section on the application form.

We can also organize. a family trip or a group, just contact us, and we will be happy to help you!

How many hours per day do I volunteer?

Volunteers usually work for about 4 to 6 hours a day depending on their program type, and there can also be extra preparation time.

You have the weekend off so you can explore the area, go traveling, or just chill and relax on weekends.

Any More Questions?

We’re always here to help. Get in touch now!

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