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 - 3 weeks from £799799
Culture, turtles and beaches!
Conserve and care for wonderful turtles on the beautiful south-west coast of Sri Lanka! Make a difference and have fun on this fantastic hands-on wildlife experience.
2-4 weeks from £879879
Help teach English in beautiful Costa Rica!
Teach English to kids and see beautiful Costa Rica with this amazing volunteer package! Enjoy a week of Spanish language lessons and then then throw yourself into one of two fantastic teaching projects, either in the capital or on the coast!
2-4 weeks from £599599
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.
2-4 weeks from £599599
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.
6-8 weeks from £1,6191619
Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture
Learn Spanish in our Peruvian language school in Cusco before volunteering in rewarding community projects and make a real difference in Peru: Choose from 6 or 8 weeks.
9-30 days from £639639
Work aboard the shark cage dive boats!
Spend 2-4 weeks on this awesome shark and whale conservation project in stunning South Africa; go on research and cage diving boat trips and get up close to amazing marine wildlife!
5-12 weeks from £1,1191119
Become a sports coach and inspire kids in Africa
Head over to South Africa and teach kids your favourite sport! Volunteer in beautiful Port Elizabeth and share your passion for netball, hockey, rugby, tennis or swimming. Get sporty and make a difference!
4-12 weeks from £979979
Make a difference and boost your CV in this hands-on learning experience
Challenge yourself and discover new cultures, gorgeous landscapes and amazing people on this medical internship opportunity of a lifetime!
2-12 weeks from £419419
Become a mentor in a fantastic education project!
Get going to gorgeous Ghana and volunteer with kids for an unforgettable African experience. If you’re looking for a rewarding teaching project, year-round sunshine, and a super friendly introduction to Africa then look no further!
2-8 weeks from £749749
Help with healthcare volunteer projects in rural Thailand
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!