Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a humanitarian? If you're a people person who wants to help others, then why not consider volunteering abroad on your gap year?
You can play a part in making a huge difference to the quality of life of those living in underprivileged communities, giving them the skills and means they need to earn money. Becoming a community volunteer is exceptionally rewarding and a way of marking your mark on your gap year. If you think that volunteering in developing countries is all hard graft, building schools and hospitals, then you're wrong. While there is the scope to get involved in building projects for the practical people out there, you can also play an integral part in improving the lives of others by teaching them worthwhile skills, like teaching English, or showing them how to practice a trade which they can earn a living from.
There are so many ways you can make a difference to the lives of people across the globe. You could help out with underprivileged kids and help teach them or volunteer in an orphanage and change the lives of children for the better.
Maybe you want to make a difference to the planet and help protect endangered animals or marine wildlife? Protecting the environment is a crucial part of ensuring our planet's future and what better way to make a difference on your gap year? Or maybe you want to head to Africa and help make a difference to some of the continent's rarest and most majestic creatures? If so, you could get involved on a volunteer and safari adventure in South Africa and get up close and personal with some awesome animals.
Volunteering on your gap year will ensure you make a difference to the lives of those you work with. It may not seem like it now, but you'll also make a difference to your own life, gaining first hand experience in life in a new culture and picking up valuable life skills along the way.
13 or 21 days
13 or 21 days of wildlife and safari adventures in South Africa!
Live on a South African game reserve, volunteer with wildlife conservation and in the local community, go on amazing safaris and explore Kruger National Park on this 13 or 21-day Volunteer & Safari Adventure!
A 21-day wildlife conservation, safari and adventure trip in South Africa!
Our 21-day epic South African adventure! Combines wildlife conservation, community volunteering, stunning safaris, camping in Kruger National Park, adventure activities and exciting excursions. It’s the ultimate African experience!
46 days or longer
7 amazing weeks in Thailand!
Enjoy a month of unforgettable volunteer experiences and an action packed 18-day group tour. Care for elephants, teach children and explore the Thai islands on this fantastic combo adventure!
Care for endangered pandas and explore China!
Get involved with some super-rewarding wildlife volunteering at the Dujiangyan Panda Research Centre, before journeying through China with a group and guide. Includes a Kung Fu lesson in Shaolin and a night camping on the Great Wall of China!
14 or 20 days
14 or 20 days in wonderful Cambodia!
Have an adventure to remember in beautiful Cambodia and discover stunning temples, beautiful countryside and buzzing beach parties. Plus, make a difference with a rewarding 4-day volunteer project. Choose from 2 or 3-week travel options!
Discover Thailand and Bali on this brilliant combo adventure!
Our favourite Southeast Asian adventure tours smashed together to make one epic trip! Our 4-week Thai Adventure includes elephant experiences, hill treks, volunteering and Thai Island time. Then hop across for 12 days in beautiful Bali including beaches, relaxation and partying!