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Volunteer in South Korea with United Planet: 6 or 12 months

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Ancient meets cutting edge in the unique character of South Korea. As one of the most technologically and scientifically advanced countries in Asia, South Korea is still loyal to its Confucian legacy, seeking harmony and balance in all areas of life. Tireless efforts by South Koreans have led to a tremendously successful recovery from both World War II and the Korean War. In South Korea, sunny springs are followed by hot, rainy summers, which then give way to a bountiful autumn showing of colors every year. Many travelers come to see its modern cities, but with beautiful mountains, enchanting ancient temples, and serene rice paddies, South Korea is an ideal destination for all.

United Planet is the US and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in South Korea, you will be hosted by ICYE South Korea, ICYE's South Korean partner organization. ICYE South Korea has been helping volunteers help South Korean communities since the mid-1980s.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Working in a center that builds community among the disabled, both young and old
- Assisting with the daily activities of a home for abandoned children
- Helping social welfare programs that work to give elderly a good quality of life
- Supporting children from low-income backgrounds with activities, motivating them to stay interested in learning

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.

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About United Planet


361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.


Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at, email:, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.


Education & Literacy
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Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


361 Newbury StreetBoston, MA 02115


  • Tutoring
  • Elder care
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen

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