Getting involved in projects abroad on your gap year is one of the best ways to sharpen up your skill set and make a real difference around the world. There are so many exciting projects abroad you can be part of on your gap year, from building projects, to community projects or projects working with kids or animal rescue.
The community needs you!Taking part in a project abroad can be extremely rewarding, especially if you can see first hand the difference you can make to communities around the globe. By becoming a community volunteer you can try your hand at everything, from teaching to helping street kids, to sports projects. With opportunities from Asia to Africa, being part of a project abroad is the perfect way to make your mark in your gap year.
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The kids are alrightOne of the most popular projects abroad is helping out with kids in deprived communities, boosting the prospects of future generations around the world. Take on a top task and teach kids in Tanzania, and show you've got what it takes to be a trusted teacher, on a teaching project abroad. Or show your caring side as you head abroad and help out with kids - become a childcare volunteer and prove your caring capabilities on a childcare project abroad in your gap year.
Special SkillsYou may have a particular project abroad in mind if you know you've got a specialist skill to offer overseas.Become a medical volunteer and help out with health projects and heal communities across the globe. Or get your adrenaline going on a sports project, as you get fit and try out your fitness skills as you teach sports to kids worldwide.
Animal magicCarry out some conservation on an environmental project abroad and get involved in some animal rescue on your gap year.Head out on a unique turtle conservation project in Malaysia and protect some of the world's threatened marine life. Or become a sucker for the sweet simians in South Africa, and go ape for an amazing animal project as you experience the magic of monkey rehab.Whatever packs a punch as your perfect project abroad, you'll never be short of options as you head overseas for the gap year experience of a lifetime!
South Africa Wild Adventure
15 days from €1.0464.5 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 €1.1054.0 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 €4874.0 19
Teaching & Childcare Volunteers in Thailand
2 - 8 weeks from €8724.0 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 €8724.5 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 €6974.0 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 €2.4324.5 5
Cape Town Community Volunteers
Up to 60 days from €7674.0 14
Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Adventure
47 days or longer from €3.4924.5 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 €1.5124.0 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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