Make a Difference
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.
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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.
Make a real difference
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.
South Africa Wild Adventure
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Wonderful wildlife adventures in South Africa!Our 15-day epic South African volunteering and safari adventure! Combines wildlife conservation, community volunteering, stunning safaris, camping in Kruger National Park, adventure activities and exciting excursions. It’s the ultimate African experience!
Amazon Wildlife Rescue
2 - 4 weeks from4.0 5
Head to the edge of the Amazon and help care for wildlife!Calling all animal lovers in search of an Amazonian adventure! Help care for wildlife at a rescue centre in the amazing Amazon jungle in Ecuador.
Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer in South Africa
2 - 8 weeks from4.0 20
1-4 weeks from4.5 14
Have an awesome elephant experience in stunning rural ThailandGet up close to these amazing creatures at an elephant project and live in a rural Thai village community. Help bathe the elephants, plant crops and harvest bamboo, and get involved with local community projects. A magical experience!
Volunteer in a School in Kerala - India
2-8 weeks from4.0 2
Make a real difference in children's lives!Volunteer with kids at schools in gorgeous Fort Kochi in Kerala. Help teach English in schools and care for kids as a volunteer in inspirational India!
Wildlife Volunteer Australia
2-8 weeks from4.5 6
Cape Town Community Volunteers
Up to 60 days from4.0 15
Volunteer with Disabled Children in India
2-8 weeks from
Look after disabled children in beautiful Kerala!Become a valued volunteer on this challenging but rewarding project looking after disabled children in beautiful Kerala, India.
Monkey Sanctuary Volunteers
2-12 weeks from4.0 20
Hands-on rehab project with cheeky primates!Join monkey rehab for 2 - 8 weeks, & have a swinging sanctuary time helping to support and return apes, monkeys & other animals to the wild.
South Africa Volunteer & Safari
8 or 10 weeks from4.5 27
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