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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Volunteer by day, relax or party by night
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!
Have an awesome elephant experience in stunning rural Thailand
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!
27 days or longer
2 weeks volunteering; 2 weeks partying!
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!