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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 South Korea offer you the opportunity to create your own schedule in the most rewarding and impactful volunteering projects.

Also check out our South Korea Internship

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.

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 – 12 weeks

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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.

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.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. If you would be arriving earlier than Sunday then talk to our helpful support team so we can help you with that. 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. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender dorm-style rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.

But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too! You’ll enjoy three delicious meals per day from Monday to Friday, and two meals per day on weekends. Plus, if you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We can vegetarian meals for you.

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.

Allow the meticulously crafted itinerary to guide your days of exploration:

Commence your day with a delectable breakfast at the accommodation, fueling your spirit for the adventures ahead. Partake in an orientation session to familiarize yourself with the cultural intricacies awaiting your discovery. Embark on a voyage into the depths of the Korean language with an invigorating lesson. Savor a delightful lunch before setting out to explore the charming neighborhood. Unveil the grandeur of the Royal Palace or partake in a spiritual visit to the Shrine. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner, followed by a warm Welcome Party at the accommodation, fostering camaraderie and connections.

Awaken to a nourishing breakfast, preparing yourself for another day of cultural immersion. Engage in the second installment of your Korean language lessons, empowering you to express yourself in this captivating tongue. Delve into the ancient art of calligraphy, inscribing your name in Korean characters with an elegant brush. A sumptuous lunch awaits, followed by an opportunity to craft your very own authentic Korean stamp. As the day unfolds, venture into the bustling Gwangjang market, an emblem of tradition and local commerce. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner, savoring the diverse culinary wonders of Korea.

Indulge in a wholesome breakfast, invigorating your senses for a day of exploration. Enjoy a leisurely interlude, perhaps along the banks of the Han River, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Treat yourself to a delectable lunch before venturing to COEX mall, a captivating fusion of retail therapy and cultural encounters. Engage in planning for a thrilling weekend getaway, benefiting from the expertise of a local coordinator who will facilitate the necessary arrangements. As the day wanes, relish a flavorsome dinner while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of Gangnam, a district renowned for its dynamism and charm.

Welcome the day with a fulfilling breakfast, invigorating your spirit for the cultural treasures that lie ahead. Embark on a captivating visit to Jogyesa Temple, where you will have the opportunity to create a lotus lantern, an emblem of serenity and enlightenment. Relish a delightful lunch before embarking on an invigorating hike to Cheongwadae Observatory, where panoramic views await your admiration. Continue your journey to the enchanting Bukchon Hanok Village, where the past seamlessly intertwines with the present. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner, and for those who desire, indulge in the harmonious melodies of live jazz music at an optional venue.

Seize the day with a nourishing breakfast, igniting your culinary passion for a memorable cooking class. Discover the secrets behind the art of Korean cuisine, mastering the techniques that yield tantalizing flavors. Relish a self-cooked meal for lunch, savoring the fruits of your labor.

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.

Let us delve into the schedule, which can be adjusted to accommodate unforeseen circumstances:

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.

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.

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.

Throughout your experience, please note that our schedule remains adaptable to accommodate weather conditions, local requirements, and unforeseen circumstances. Together, let us seize this opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of these beloved animals, fostering a brighter and more compassionate future.

Seoul Homeless Support

“The Big Issue magazine” stands as a renowned global enterprise that extends a helping hand to the homeless community by empowering them to sell their street magazine, thereby sharing the profits and fostering financial independence. This noble endeavor aims to restore their confidence, dignity, and facilitate a seamless reintegration into mainstream society.

In collaboration with “The Big Issue Korea,” our program offers an opportunity to connect with the local team, enabling volunteers to work alongside salespersons and provide invaluable support. By offering moral encouragement and assisting in the sale of magazines, volunteers become catalysts for increased sales, amplifying the positive impact on these individuals’ lives.

The Homeless Support program operates in conjunction with “The Big Issue Korea,” an organization established in 2010. It focuses on empowering the homeless population to regain their footing through self-help rather than mere monetary donations, which can inadvertently undermine their sense of dignity. Embodying the ethos of “Helping people help themselves,” The Big Issue magazine represents a lifeline, extending a hand up rather than a handout. Nevertheless, it requires considerable courage to embark on a journey as a salesperson for The Big Issue magazine, as it entails standing for hours in bustling streets, tirelessly proclaiming “Big Issues!” Volunteers have the opportunity to stand side by side with these salespersons, providing invaluable companionship and support. While engaging in personal conversations and exploring diverse topics would be ideal, it is important to note that most salespersons may possess basic English proficiency.

Now, let us delve into the schedule, which remains adaptable to accommodate weather conditions, local requirements, and unforeseen circumstances:

Embrace the day with a nourishing breakfast at the accommodation, fortifying yourself for the transformative experiences that lie ahead. Engage in an orientation session at 10 am, where you will gain insights into the inner workings of “The Big Issue” initiative and the impact it has on the lives of the homeless. A fulfilling lunch awaits, fueling your spirit for a captivating city tour of Seoul, where you will immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry. As evening descends, gather for a well-deserved dinner, fostering connections with fellow participants and reflecting on the journey that awaits.

Tuesday to Friday
Each morning commences with a nourishing breakfast, energizing your soul for the day’s endeavors. As noon approaches, indulge in a satisfying lunch, replenishing your energy for the meaningful work ahead. From 3 pm to 6 pm, you will volunteer alongside “The Big Issue Korea,” providing your support and assistance to the salespersons. These invaluable hours spent together will create lasting connections and contribute to increased magazine sales. Conclude each day with a delightful dinner, embracing the camaraderie that has formed and celebrating the positive impact you have made.

Please bear in mind that our schedule remains flexible, subject to change based on weather conditions, local dynamics, and unexpected circumstances. Together, let us embark on this transformative journey, empowering individuals and instilling hope in the hearts of those who need it most.

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.

Let us now explore the schedule, which remains flexible to accommodate weather conditions, local considerations, and unforeseen circumstances:

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.

Please note that our schedule remains adaptable to accommodate weather conditions, local dynamics, and unexpected circumstances. Together, let us combat hunger and ignite a beacon of hope, one nourishing meal at a time.

Ecological Park Rehabilitation

The Han River holds immense significance for the people of Korea, symbolizing a connection to their cultural heritage. However, the rapid economic growth and industrialization that occurred during the 1960s took a toll on the environment, leading to severe pollution and damage to the river’s ecosystem.

Recovering and rehabilitating the Han River’s ecological park requires unwavering dedication from both the government and volunteers. By engaging in various activities such as tree planting, rubbish collection, and the removal of harmful organisms, these collective efforts have yielded remarkable results. Thanks to these endeavors, otters, once driven away by a polluted habitat, have returned to the Han River, finding a new sanctuary to call home.

The Han River is the lifeblood of Seoul’s citizens, yet it has faced the brunt of pollution and exploitation resulting from the city’s rapid development in the 1980s. Since then, ongoing efforts have focused on rehabilitating the river’s ecosystem and fostering cultural activities that celebrate its significance.

Our program operates within the Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park, which was established in 1997 as Korea’s first-ever ecological park. This sanctuary is designed to be a passive space, encouraging visitors to maintain a respectful distance from nature to preserve its delicate balance and safeguard the natural habitats within. Saetgang, a branch of the Han River, stretches all the way to the West Sea and boasts a rich landscape adorned with willow, oak, elm, and mulberry trees. Herbivores like reeds and moonroot grass further enhance the park’s enchanting scenery.

During your time in the program, you will engage in a variety of tasks that contribute to the park’s well-being. These activities may include tree planting, monitoring the wetland environment, constructing environmentally friendly fences and animal pathways, building bird nests, and providing nourishment to wild animals. The specific tasks assigned each day will be determined by the Eco Park managers, taking into account weather conditions and task priorities. If fortune favors you, you might even catch a glimpse of adorable creatures like otters and ducks along the riverbanks, adding an extra touch of wonder to your experience.

Let’s delve into the schedule, which remains adaptable to accommodate weather conditions, local dynamics, and unforeseen circumstances:

Begin the day with a nourishing breakfast at the accommodation, preparing yourself for the rewarding experiences that await. Immerse yourself in an enlightening orientation session at 10 am, equipping you with valuable insights into the ecological park’s mission and significance. Following a satisfying lunch, embark on a guided city tour of Seoul, immersing yourself in the city’s vibrant culture. As the day draws to a close, gather for a delightful dinner, fostering connections with fellow participants and reflecting upon the transformative journey ahead.

Tuesday to Friday
Each morning commences with a wholesome breakfast, providing the energy and enthusiasm needed for the day’s endeavors. From 9 am to 12 pm, relish the opportunity to contribute as a volunteer at the Eco Park, actively participating in activities that nurture its ecosystem. After a fulfilling lunch, resume your invaluable assistance from 2 pm to 5 pm, leaving a positive impact on the park’s well-being. As evening approaches, savor a well-deserved dinner, celebrating the collective achievements you have made alongside your dedicated team.

Please bear in mind that our schedule remains flexible to accommodate weather conditions, local dynamics, and unexpected circumstances. Together, let us make a lasting difference in the restoration and preservation of the Han River’s ecological park, ensuring its vitality for generations to come.

Program Prices

1 Week: 895 Euro
2 Weeks: 1345 Euro
3 Weeks: 1845 Euro
4 Weeks: 2395 Euro
+1 Week: 595 Euro


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

What’s included:
Volunteer program
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
– You need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

Testimonial Sarah Snook

A testimonial from Sarah Snook the famous Hollywood actress who joined our volunteer program.