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!
2 - 8 weeks
Hands-on experience with exotic furry friends
Become a wildlife sanctuary volunteer and rescue and rehabilitate some amazing creatures in South Africa. Get up close to a range of African animals including monkeys, big cats and servals!
A 3-week India adventure tour plus 2-4 weeks volunteering in Kerala
Explore inspirational India, and then make a difference in Kerala. This is an amazing way to soak up the different sides of India, as you explore the hottest sights and then live and work as part of the community.
Enjoy a rural retreat in the Canadian countryside!
Spend 2-4 weeks in the Canadian countryside helping out on a rural farm! Experience life in the great outdoors, learn about farm living and discover new skills – all in the spectacular surroundings of rural Canada!
1 - 4 weeks
Help at a school building project in Kerala
Get hands-on as a volunteer in India, helping out at an incredible school building project in the amazing port town of Fort Kochi. Make a difference to kids in Kerala!
Rewarding teaching at local primary schools
Nurture young minds and develop the brains of Tanzania's tomorrow in nursery and primary schools! Get great teaching experience, make a real difference in the community, and see a unique side of African life.
2 weeks or longer
Amazing wildlife or conservation volunteering in Canada!
A unique and amazing opportunity to become an unpaid environmental volunteer in rural Canada! Help at wildlife protection or environmental conservation projects with charitable or non-profit organisations and discover the great Canadian outdoors!
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.
Share your footy skills and coach kids!
Spend 5 – 12 weeks as a football coach in beautiful South Africa and teach kids how to play the beautiful game! Pass on your skills, inspire kids and make a difference on this fantastic volunteer programme.
23 days of volunteering, fun & adventure!
Experience Tanzania on this Volunteer & Adventure trip! Combine two and a half weeks volunteering with kids at schools or orphanages in Arusha and an amazing 10-day overland tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar.