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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
2 or 4 weeks
Gain pre-veterinary experience for your CV in South Africa!
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!
3 - 4 weeks
Inspire and care for kids in Indonesia!
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!
Make a difference on a medical placement in Africa
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.
Help with turtle conservation on an unspoilt Balinese island!
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.
6 or 11 months
Become a “gappie” at an Aussie boarding school.
Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time! You could expect to earn between AUD75 to AUD200 a week PLUS enjoy all-inclusive accomodation and meals during term time!