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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.

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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!

4-8 weeks from £1,079

This rewarding volunteer project will see you helping understaffed & under resourced primary schools on the edge of Lake Malawi. You’ll give kids the education they deserve and gain some valuable experience in the process!

5-12 weeks from £1,119

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 £979

Challenge yourself and discover new cultures, gorgeous landscapes and amazing people on this medical internship opportunity of a lifetime!

2-12 weeks from £419

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!

4-8 weeks from £1,079

Spend sunny African afternoons coaching volleyball, football, netball and rounders teams on this life changing volunteer experience! You’ll share your sporting skills with Malawian kids, and provide crucial education in local schools.

2-8 weeks from £749

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!

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