Want to volunteer abroad but don't have time to take a full gap year? A short gap volunteer experience could be the answer! Volunteer programme durations start from as little as 2 weeks. Make the most of every minute abroad and make a difference in people's lives in just a few weeks!
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? Whatever your area of interest, we have the short volunteer trip to suit you.
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Become a volunteer teacher and mentor kids in the classroom on a short volunteer teaching placement. 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 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!
Get involved in African conservation projects or care for turtles and other sea creatures as a marine conservation volunteer. Help change the world for the better and make the most of your short 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!
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.
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.
Volunteering and road trip in stunning South Africa
A full-on, hands-on experience in South Africa! Combine community volunteering in Cape Town with the ultimate South African road trip. See stunning scenery and wildlife along the way and try some awesome adrenaline activities!
Help Buddhist monks learn English!
Head over to Sri Lanka and help Buddhist monks of all ages to improve their English! Discover Buddhist culture and make a difference on this fantastic cultural volunteer experience.