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Nepal Monastery Teaching Volunteers

Make a real contribution to the lives of Buddhist monks and immerse yourself in the culture by volunteering and living ...

South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

This is the ultimate programme for horse enthusiasts, who love working in the great outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery. As ...

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to ...

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

For the turtle species to continue to exist, much help is needed from both local communities and volunteers. One way ...

New Zealand Conservation

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this awesome opportunity to really get stuck in to some serious New Zealand ...

Conservation Volunteers Australia

This is real hands-on experience of conservation in Australia, and the team leaders know the areas like the back of ...

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who ...

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally ...

South Africa Sports Volunteers

Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the ...

South Africa Childcare Volunteers

This is one our most rewarding South Africa volunteer programmes which gives you the opportunity to really make a difference ...

South Africa Children's Hospital Volunteers

You will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick ...

Zanzibar Teaching Volunteers

Zanzibar Teaching Volunteers

As a volunteer in Zanzibar you will focus your lessons on teaching English, Science and IT however you are more ...

Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

This programme offers you the opportunity to become part of the local Thai community and gain a true understanding of ...

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get ...

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

Become a wildlife volunteer in Australia and help protect some of Australia’s unique wildlife.You’ll be involved in full-on essential conservation ...

Ecuador Animal Rescue

Volunteer in Ecuador and become a key member of this vitally important, over-worked rescue and rehabilitation centre. You will be ...

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s ...

Malaysia Zoo Assistant

Travel to Malaysia and help out the zookeepers, learning about the likes and dislikes of the Malayan sun bear, chimpanzees, ...

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to ...

Malawi Sports and Community

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, with over half of the population living below the poverty line and ...

Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar ...

Malawi Medical Volunteers

Be a medical volunteer abroad in one of Africa’s most beautiful but deprived countries. Spend your time volunteering in many ...

Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Live in close contact with Zimbabwe wildlife including black and white rhino, African elephants and buffalo on the 10,000-acre private ...

Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

A brilliant opportunity to encounter and work with an increasingly rare and threatened great ape – there are probably no ...

India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

Based in a beautiful region of northern India, this Himalaya volunteer and India adventure program is an excellent choice if ...

USA Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida

On this worthwhile volunteer program, you’ll help care for exotic animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves! These ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of some of Namibia’s fascinating Wildlife including Baboons, Cheetahs, ...

Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Take part in one of our most established programmes to help with vital conservation work and protect the future of ...

Thailand Childcare Volunteers

Thailand is one of those countries that desperately need volunteers like you. You’ll find that teaching in Thailand is rewarding ...

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for ...

Thailand Building Volunteers

Volunteer on your gap year in Thailand

Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes including the development of a new educational centre, renovation of ...

South Africa Teaching Volunteers

Whilst you're teaching in South Africa, you'll get involved in various aspects of community work and development initiatives that will ...

India Goa Volunteer and Adventure

Spending time on this option is a great way to sample the essence of India all in one go. You’ll ...

India Goa Community Volunteers

If you've ever wanted to step out of the 'normal holiday' and do something more worthwhile with your time, our ...

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

An exciting and thoroughly rewarding experience awaits you when you decide to become a childcare volunteer in Ghana. Like many ...

Peru Youth Outreach Volunteers

Become a Peru volunteer and get involved in some amazing community volunteer projects, helping to take care of some of ...

Malawi Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Malawi and prepare to be creative, imaginative and flexible as you work with large groups of eager pupils. ...

Nepal Community Volunteers

Choose to volunteer in Nepaland there area variety of volunteer projects you can get involved in. Make a real contribution ...

USA Ranch Worker

Ranch volunteers in the USA

Experience life to the full volunteering on a real working ranch in the American Rocky Mountain West. During this unique ...

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

Get a real sense of achievement and become a teaching volunteer in Ghana. Many schools in Ghana are hugely underfunded ...

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you ...

Peru Support For Disabled Children

One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and ...

Thailand Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Thailand and help Thai Children prepare for a better future by teaching them English in the rural Surin ...

Peru Llama Conservation

Spend time with South American Llamas, the historical city of Cusco and learning traditional crafts and language of the Quechua ...

South Africa Cheetah Volunteers

Do you want to play a part in saving endangered big cats in South Africa? If so, then this is ...

Thailand Medical Volunteers

This nursing and medical project assists villagers in rural and poor parts of Thailand that require medical assistance and education ...

China Giant Panda Conservation Chengdu

Pandas are one of the most endangered animals in the world, and this conservation project is a fantastic opportunity to ...

Koh Samui Teaching Volunteers

Want to teach on a paradise island, right by the beach? 'Yes'?! You've found the project for you! You’ll be ...

South Africa Monkey Rehabilitation

Volunteers are needed all year round at The Monkey Centre to help with the everyday tasks of running a monkey ...

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Volunteer on your travels and get even MORE out of your experience abroad!

Real Gap Experience can help find your perfect volunteer project – whether that’s helping with conservation, looking after children, working with animals or helping to support a community in need!

Volunteering abroad lets you give something back to the world around you, which will no doubt give you a sense of fulfillment and purpose on your overseas trip.

With projects in Africa, Australasia, Asia, Central & South America, and North America, no matter where your travels take you, there's the opportunity to support a local community, rescue wildlife, or help keep the planet green with an environmentally responsible conservation project.

Find out more about our volunteering trips below! If you have any questions then ask our team here or you can also request a callback
 

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Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

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Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get your hands dirty, help to build new homes for a rural Zambian village using traditional methods, and learn from an amazing community about their culture. You'll also have the rewarding opportunity to help out in a local school and nursery and visit a local feeding programme for orphaned children, as well as work in the pharmacy at the hospital. 

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of some of Namibia’s fascinating Wildlife including Baboons, Cheetahs, Meerkats, Lions, Caracals and Leopards. The Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary is set in a wonderful private reserve offering views of the distant mountain ranges, grass planes and rugged natural Savannah. 

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

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Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

For the turtle species to continue to exist, much help is needed from both local communities and volunteers. One way in which you can help is to assist during the turtle-nesting season, and this turtle conservation project in Costa Rica provides you with the opportunity to do just that.

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

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Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s wildest wildlife spots – South Africa’s Kruger National Park – a week with wild whale sharks, diving and exploring the coral reefs in the warm blue waters of the ocean. Soak up the culture and learn what life’s like in a Swazi village.

Ecuador Animal Rescue

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Ecuador Animal Rescue

Volunteer in Ecuador and become a key member of this vitally important, over-worked rescue and rehabilitation centre. You will be caring for illegally captured, abused and injured animals.

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

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Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned, as well as those whose parents simply can’t afford to take care of them during the day.

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

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Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to assist them in their future development, helping to support and maintain healthy communities in the rich, biodiverse Ecuadorian Amazon.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

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Conservation Volunteers Australia

This is real hands-on experience of conservation in Australia, and the team leaders know the areas like the back of their hands. They'll give you really great ideas of what to see and do in your time out. 

Tanzania Community Volunteers

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Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar Es Salaam and get involved in some amazing community projects. On top of all this, Tanzania is a rich and diverse country with an abundance of fascinating places to visit during your free time... all in all making it a must visit gap year travel destination!

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India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

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India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

Based in a beautiful region of northern India, this Himalaya volunteer and India adventure programme is an excellent choice if you want to make a difference to the lives of local people as well as having a real India adventure in an area that is normally forgotten by many travellers to Asia.

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