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United Planet

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Women


361 Newbury Street, 5th FloorBoston, MA 02115 United States

Organization Information

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.


Would you recommend United Planet?
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by Julie B. (June 9, 2022)
This would a dream come true for my fiance and I to come help your cause! We're both intuitive empaths, healers, and very spiritual. Love to help others and would love to work on a grander scale as far as a humanitarian cause.
by anthony k. from GH (January 15, 2015)
my organization has been asking you for longtime to help for a partnership you did not response to us. Anthony
by mary b. (August 8, 2011)
United Planet went above and beyond in enabling a group of nursing students to have a wonderful experience volunteering in Ecuador. It was a big group from Mesa State College; United Planet arranged for 3 sites in different neighborhoods in Quito. A children's hospital, a public clinic, and a new NGO hospital. The students helped in a number of ways: giving vaccinations, helping women in labor, doing intake (height, weight, blood pressure) in clinics and orphanages, doing physical therapy -- and more. The country coordinator handled all the details without a hitch -- picking up and delivering 18 large boxes of medical supplies, arranging transport to the projects, handling excursions to the Equator, to Otavalo (including an indigenous clinic), to Old Town, making sure there were translators, meals, salsa classes, and much more.
by Samantha M. (June 9, 2011)
I was referred by my classmate who had gone for a volunteer quest in April 2010. I arranged all funds and cut drown drastically on lot of my expenses to add up the program fee. I had to bear airfare, visa and couple other costs. Moreover, the fee was so much that, one would assume lot of things to be inclusive. When in Chile, Paul was nice and he was really working hard. But host families weren't actually there, spent lot of days idling. I could have had saved funds but the united planet policy for nonrefund forced me to stay there. Back in boston before leaving, confirming quest was not a walk in a park as i had assumed. coordinators had little knowledge and i believe there was 1 person representing a bunch of countries and i had to wait 3 days to get an answer since the specific country coordinator was out on vacation. I would say.. they are COMPLETELY CARELESS ABOUT INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS.. NO PRESENCE IN HOST COUNTRY.. we are left on our own.. program is Terrible.. Sorry :(
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by Diane J. from Sudbury, MA (January 30, 2009)
United Planet is a great place to work. They walk the talk! They not only care about people on the other side of the world but they care about people in their own office. They treat volunteers with respect and they work hard to make the volunteer experience fulfilling and relevant.

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