Make a Difference
Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a humanitarian? If you're a people person who wants to help others, then why not consider volunteering abroad on your gap year?
You can play a part in making a huge difference to the quality of life of those living in underprivileged communities, giving them the skills and means they need to earn money. Becoming a community volunteer is exceptionally rewarding and a way of marking your mark on your gap year. If you think that volunteering in developing countries is all hard graft, building schools and hospitals, then you're wrong. While there is the scope to get involved in building projects for the practical people out there, you can also play an integral part in improving the lives of others by teaching them worthwhile skills, like teaching English, or showing them how to practice a trade which they can earn a living from.
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There are so many ways you can make a difference to the lives of people across the globe. You could help out with underprivileged kids and help teach them or volunteer in an orphanage and change the lives of children for the better.
Maybe you want to make a difference to the planet and help protect endangered animals or marine wildlife? Protecting the environment is a crucial part of ensuring our planet's future and what better way to make a difference on your gap year? Or maybe you want to head to Africa and help make a difference to some of the continent's rarest and most majestic creatures? If so, you could get involved on a volunteer and safari adventure in South Africa and get up close and personal with some awesome animals.
Make a real difference
Volunteering on your gap year will ensure you make a difference to the lives of those you work with. It may not seem like it now, but you'll also make a difference to your own life, gaining first hand experience in life in a new culture and picking up valuable life skills along the way.
South Africa Wild Adventure
15 days from €1.0584.5 33
Wonderful wildlife adventures in South Africa!Our 15-day epic South African volunteering and safari adventure! Combines wildlife conservation, community volunteering, stunning safaris, camping in Kruger National Park, adventure activities and exciting excursions. It’s the ultimate African experience!
Amazon Wildlife Rescue
2 - 4 weeks from €1.1174.0 5
Head to the edge of the Amazon and help care for wildlife!Calling all animal lovers in search of an Amazonian adventure! Help care for wildlife at a rescue centre in the amazing Amazon jungle in Ecuador.
Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer in South Africa
2 - 8 weeks from €4934.0 19
Teaching & Childcare Volunteers in Thailand
2 - 8 weeks from €8824.0 6
Make a difference as a volunteer in rural Thailand!Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!
1-4 weeks from €8824.5 14
Have an awesome elephant experience in stunning rural ThailandGet up close to these amazing creatures at an elephant project and live in a rural Thai village community. Help bathe the elephants, plant crops and harvest bamboo, and get involved with local community projects. A magical experience!
Volunteer in a School in Kerala - India
2-8 weeks from €7054.0 2
Make a real difference in children's lives!Volunteer with kids at schools in gorgeous Fort Kochi in Kerala. Help teach English in schools and care for kids as a volunteer in inspirational India!
Wildlife Volunteer Australia
2-8 weeks from €1.6474.5 5
Cape Town Community Volunteers
Up to 60 days from €7764.0 14
Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Adventure
47 days or longer from €3.5324.5 4
Enjoy an Asian odyssey through 3 amazing countries!Discover Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia in one awesome Asian adventure trip. Spend 25 days in Thailand, 10 sensational days in Cambodia and 12 days in Vietnam!
Conservation Volunteering in Canada
2 weeks or longer from €1.5304.0 2
Amazing wildlife or conservation volunteering in Canada!A unique and amazing opportunity to become an unpaid environmental volunteer in rural Canada! Help at wildlife protection or environmental conservation projects with charitable or non-profit organisations and discover the great Canadian outdoors!
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