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! 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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Volunteer with kids
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!
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 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
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!
Volunteer & Adventure in South Africa
20 days from £1,0994.5 1
Monkey Sanctuary Volunteers
2-12 weeks from £7194.0 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.
Teach Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka
2-6 weeks from £719
Volunteer & Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
6-8 weeks from £2,1994.5 6
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican CultureLearn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
Volunteer Teaching Sri Lanka
2 - 6 weeks from £7194.0 1
Help at childcare, teaching & community projects in Sri LankaBecome a volunteer English teacher on this super-rewarding volunteer programme in Sri Lanka! Teach kids aged 3-12 and make a real difference in the local community!
Coach Football in South Africa
5-12 weeks from £1,0794.5 1
Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation
2 - 3 weeks from £8194.0 5
Teaching English in Costa Rica
2-4 weeks from £8594.0 1
Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
2-4 weeks from £609
Help save the turtles and make a difference!Volunteer with Costa Rica's amazing sea turtles and help to protect this endangered species. Intermediate/high level Spanish skills required.
Wildlife Conservation in Costa Rica
2-4 weeks from £609
Have fun with wildlife in stunning Costa Rica!Help conserve and protect native wildlife at conservation projects in Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking wildlife experience.
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