If you're looking to have some animal adventures on your gap year, or go wild with the wonderful wildlife, there are some truly original volunteer programs on offer for all you animal lovers out there! South Africa has some sensational programs that offer original volunteering at its very best. Make your mark at monkey rehab
and care for these cute and cuddly apes in their own environment. Or how about getting up close to other wildlife? Join an original volunteering programme working with wildlife in South Africa
, so you do good with a difference.
Original doesn't even begin to cover it when you look at the bizarre and brilliant volunteering opportunities working with marine wildlife across the world.Have a toothsome encounter with a Great White on the wild waters off Africa, on a whale and shark conservation
project that will make for a gap year full of toothy grins. Or if you want to protect some of the planet's most endangered species, try taking up some turtle conservation
in Sri Lanka and make sure your gap year is truly great as well as original, fun and most of all, meaningful.
Take up an original challenge on your gap year by becoming a community volunteer in Thailand
, where you can be an original orphanage volunteer and help kids find their way to a better future. Or do something special with sports as you teach kids that its fitness first on an original sports volunteering
. Helping kids across the world has always been a top priority, but now there are so many original volunteering opportunities you really are spoilt for choice.
Not only can you choose an original volunteer project with a difference, but you can take a trip off the beaten track too. Why not go for a green scene on a gap year on the Galapagos Islands, a dynamic and unique destination that offers something truly different? Volunteer and learn Spanish
at the same time, as you take on a community or environmental challenge, on an original volunteering project in these unusual South American islands.
Be blown away!
Don't forget, original volunteering is the only real way to get involved on your gap year. Don't play it safe, strike out and show what you're made of on an original volunteering program that will blow your mind!