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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! 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.

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

Short volunteer gaps

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!

6-8 weeks from £2,289

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.

2 - 6 weeks from £599

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!

5-12 weeks from £1,119

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. 

3 - 4 weeks from £689

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!

4-8 weeks from £1,079

Get some unbeatable hands on experience in beautiful Malawi! Work with rural communities and help raise awareness about health issues and provide treatment and support for local people.

21 days from £1,019

Volunteer at an incredible turtle conservation project on an idyllic Indonesian island in Bali. Enjoy a cultural immersion week then head to an unspoilt island to volunteer with turtles.

2 - 3 weeks from £679

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 £879

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 £639

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 £639

Help conserve and protect native wildlife at conservation projects in Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking wildlife experience.

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