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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! 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!

Check out our trips below, or read more about Short Volunteer Gaps »

Short volunteer gaps

Volunteer with kids

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!

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 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!

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

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!

21 days

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! 

from £999.00
£969.00

3 weeks

Make the most of beautiful Bali with this comprehensive adventure! Spend 1 week soaking up culture in Ubud, 1 week volunteering with local kids, and one week living it up on this fantastic island! What more could you wish for!

from £1,139.00
£1,082.00

21 days

Combine making a difference with the holiday of a lifetime! Explore the idyllic beaches and magical rainforests of Fiji with a like-minded group and guide. Then, work with children in a rural Fijian school, or get underwater with a marine conservation project!

from £2,319.00
£2,244.00

1 to 3 weeks

Become a teaching volunteer in the breathtaking Yasawa Islands in Fiji. Make a difference and experience the real Fiji off the beaten track in this island paradise!

from £849.00
£823.00

1 - 3 weeks

Become a marine conservation volunteer in fabulous Fiji. Make a difference and scuba dive around the stunning Yasawa Islands on this unique volunteer experience. 

from £1,389.00
£1,347.00

2-6 weeks

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.

from £569.00
£540.00

6-8 weeks

Learn 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.

from £2,249.00
£2,181.00

2 or 4 weeks

Boost your CV with some amazing animal welfare experience, and work with wildlife, livestock and domestic animals at game reserves, farms and rural villages in South Africa!

from £1,759.00
£1,706.00

2 - 6 weeks

Become 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!

from £549.00
£521.00

3 - 4 weeks

Make a difference in Bali on this teaching or childcare volunteer programme! Enjoy a cultural introduction week, then work with experienced teachers to plan creative, educational lessons that the kids will love!

from £679.00
£645.00
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