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Short Volunteer Gaps

Want to volunteer abroad but don't have time to take a full gap year? A short gap volunteer experience could be the answer! Travel to exciting destinations around the world. Make a difference to children or communities on a short volunteer gap adventure. Trips start from as little as 2 weeks' duration. A short volunteer gap allows you to enjoy a rewarding trip abroad in a tight time frame. Volunteering truly is a life-changing experience. Make the most of every minute abroad and create memories to last a lifetime!

Do you want to volunteer with kids and inspire them as a teacher in schools? Would you like to help out as a carer in a childcare project? Can you share your skills as a sports coach? Or would you like to volunteer with wonderful wildlife or conservation projects abroad? Do you wish to work as a medical volunteer abroad? Whatever your area of interest, we have the short volunteer trip to suit you. Sign up for a short volunteer gap trip today. Make a difference and make it snappy!

Check out our trips below, or read more about Short Volunteer Gaps »

Short volunteer gaps

Volunteer with kids

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of kids abroad? Do you only have a short time in which to travel? Don’t worry, you can still inspire kids in a short time frame! Become a volunteer teacher and mentor kids in the classroom. Volunteer with kids at a childcare centre or help at an orphanage and care for cute children. Coach sports to kids in Africa. Or help care for disabled children on a short trip abroad. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll bond with the kids!

Volunteer with communities abroad

There are communities all around the world who need your help. As a community volunteer you can help with important local building projects. Or empower women in vital community projects. Or help to educate local people about the environment or conservation. There are so many ways you can make your mark, even if you don’t have much time to spare!

Short wildlife volunteering experiences

Volunteering with wildlife is one of the best ways to spend a short gap! Get up close to amazing animals at wildlife projects in some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Volunteer with big cats, monkeys or Great White Sharks in South Africa. Help at a wildlife rescue centre in Ecuador’s Amazon jungle. Interact with elephants in Thailand, meet orang-utans in Indonesia or cuddle Koalas in Australia!

Become a conservation volunteer

Do you care about the fate of our planet? Become a conservation volunteer on a short gap with a difference. Get involved in African conservation projects. Look after the natural environment in the Australian outback. Or become a wilderness intern in Canada’s great outdoors! Scuba dive and care for coral reefs as a marine conservation volunteer. Help change the world for the better and make the most of your time abroad!

Volunteer abroad and make every minute count on a short volunteer experience!

2-12 weeks

See another side to Africa with this rewarding and life-changing volunteer experience and make a real difference to kids' lives in orphanages in Tanzania.

from £469.00

13 days

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!

from £1,329.00

2-12 weeks

Join monkey rehab for 2 - 8 weeks, & have a swinging sanctuary time helping to support and return apes, monkeys & other animals to the wild.

from £499.00

2 - 4 weeks

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.

from £829.00

2-8 weeks

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!

from £649.00

18-60 days

Make a real difference to the lives of local communities in beautiful Cape Town. Choose from a range of fantastic volunteer projects, and transfer vital skills to local settlements, schools, and crèches. An unforgettable experience!

from £599.00

2 - 8 weeks

Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!

from £639.00

2-4 weeks

Get 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!

from £739.00

27 days

Spend 4 weeks in Thailand volunteering, exploring and partying! Choose between teaching, childcare or elephant volunteering, and then travel around the country on our awesome 12-day Thai Intro tour!

from £1,379.00

2-8 weeks

Are you a medical student or professional looking for a medical internship abroad? Become a healthcare volunteer on this amazing internship and explore rural Thailand!

from £729.00
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