Getting involved in projects abroad on your gap year is one of the best ways to sharpen up your skill set and make a real difference around the world. There are so many exciting projects abroad you can be part of on your gap year, from building projects, to community projects or projects working with kids or animal rescue.
The community needs you!Taking part in a project abroad can be extremely rewarding, especially if you can see first hand the difference you can make to communities around the globe. By becoming a community volunteer you can try your hand at everything, from teaching to helping street kids, to sports projects. With opportunities from Asia to Africa, being part of a project abroad is the perfect way to make your mark in your gap year.
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The kids are alrightOne of the most popular projects abroad is helping out with kids in deprived communities, boosting the prospects of future generations around the world. Take on a top task and teach kids in Tanzania, and show you've got what it takes to be a trusted teacher, on a teaching project abroad. Or show your caring side as you head abroad and help out with kids - become a childcare volunteer and prove your caring capabilities on a childcare project abroad in your gap year.
Special SkillsYou may have a particular project abroad in mind if you know you've got a specialist skill to offer overseas.Become a medical volunteer and help out with health projects and heal communities across the globe. Or get your adrenaline going on a sports project, as you get fit and try out your fitness skills as you teach sports to kids worldwide.
Animal magicCarry out some conservation on an environmental project abroad and get involved in some animal rescue on your gap year.Head out on a unique turtle conservation project in Malaysia and protect some of the world's threatened marine life. Or become a sucker for the sweet simians in South Africa, and go ape for an amazing animal project as you experience the magic of monkey rehab.Whatever packs a punch as your perfect project abroad, you'll never be short of options as you head overseas for the gap year experience of a lifetime!
South Africa Wild Adventure
15 days from4.5 34
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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