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Cambodia Experience

Discover Cambodia's troubled past as well as its bright future on this fascinating tour from the enthralling capital of Phnom ...

Cambodia Experience

Discover Cambodia's troubled past as well as its bright future on this fascinating tour from the enthralling capital of Phnom ...

Nepal Monastery Teaching Volunteers

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

Mozambique Marine Research & Whale Shark Conservation

Into all things marine? Get stuck in on our marine conservation project in Mozambique and get the opportunity to gain ...

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 ...

Live with lion cubs in South Africa

Set in a stunning location in the North West Province of South Africa, the reserve is involved in white lion ...

Argentina Community Volunteers

As a great way to introduce you to Argentine life and the local language, you’ll be enrolled on a Spanish ...

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 ...

Zimbabwe Lion Breeding & Conservation - Midlands

Midlands is a serious lion conservation project, designed solely to do something about the dramatic decline in African lion numbers. ...

Zimbabwe Lion Rehabilitation - Victoria Falls

This programme of lion rehabilitation is a combination of two project areas; working on our lion breeding and rehabilitation programme ...

Argentina Volunteering with Underprivileged Youth

There are many underprivileged youths in Buenos Aires who are in need of help due to economic or family reasons. ...

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 Turtle and Surf

Learn to surf in Costa Rica

Set on some of the world’s finest palm-lined beaches, the surfing in Costa Rica and turtle conservation program gives you ...

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 Child Development 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 ...

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 ...

Moldova Teaching Volunteers

Help those who need it in Moldova and volunteer with children. Help provide a chance of a better life by ...

Guatemala House Building Volunteers

Guatemala Building Volunteers

This is undoubtedly one ofthe most rewarding projects!Not only will you make ahuge difference to the people you are working ...

Guatemala Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation

The project focuses on the rehabilitation of native animals to Guatemala, with volunteers needed to not only play a central ...

Guatemala Community Outreach

Guatemala Community Volunteers

The Guatemala Community Outreach project is one of our most successful community development programmes - a direct result of the ...

Ecuador Street Children Care And Education

Teach in Ecuador as a volunteer on this programme and work in the poorest areas of Quito, helping to make ...

Tanzania Community Volunteers

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

Kenya Healthcare and Community Volunteers

Volunteering abroad in Kenya is a great way to enhance your medical experience and make a huge difference with your ...

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 ...

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

** Travelling in April or May 2015? Book now and you'll get an extra free weekend in Victoria Falls, taking ...

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 Desert Elephant Conservation

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

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, ...

Australian Jillaroo Jackaroo School

Take yourself away from the beaten tourist route and into what many describe as the real Australia, the Outback, to ...

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 ...

Ghana Experience

Spend three fun filled weeks in one of Africa’s friendliest countries whilst experiencing its rich and diverse culture and unique ...

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 Schools and Development

South Africa Schools and Development

Teaching in South Africa at this project involves various aspects of community work and development initiatives that will provide you ...

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 ...

Uganda Community Volunteers

Dedicate your energy and skills to helping some of the world’s poorest children. Assist this community in Uganda – support ...

India Goa Community Volunteers

Ever wanted to take a short break doing something worthwhile? Community development in India introduces you to friendly locals and ...

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. ...

Moldova Childcare Volunteers

Rewarding work in the eastern European country of Moldova. Care for Moldovan children in a rehabilitation centre or boarding school. You’ll ...

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 Volunteers

Ranch holidays in the USA on your gap year

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 ...

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 Real Gapper! ...

Zambia Expedition

Looking for the biggest adventure that the world has ever seen?! On this 48 day spectacular, you'll be experiencing the ...

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

Real Gap 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, Real Gap’s got an 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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Malawi Medical Volunteers

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Malawi Medical Volunteers

Be a medical volunteer abroad in one of Africa’s most beautiful but deprived countries. Spend your time volunteering in many different project areas from field dressing clinics to local childcare centres on this medical programme.

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

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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 work from hard-core tree planting and maintenance to counting koalas!

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,279
Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

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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 the Surin province and its people. The rewarding hands-on work at this elephant village in Thailand will involve helping maintain and plant crops to feed the local elephants, giving them a wash down at the river and offering support to the local communities. As a volunteer abroad in Thailand you’ll really get under the skin of local life and see Surin from the inside.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,279
Mozambique Marine Research & Whale Shark Conservation

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Mozambique Marine Research & Whale Shark Conservation

Into all things marine? Get stuck in on our marine conservation project in Mozambique and get the opportunity to gain a PADI qualification, conduct all important research on the local area, and if you're lucky- the chance to swim with whale sharks too!

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

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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 care for the elephants and their mahouts who rely entirely on their elephants for their own survival. The project works to slowly and continuously improve the wellbeing of the elephants by educating the tourists who come to visit and take a ride, the elephant keepers (mahouts) and the local community.

South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

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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 a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the rolling foothills of Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site!

Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

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Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

A brilliant opportunity to encounter and work with an increasingly rare and threatened great ape – there are probably no more than 20,000 left in the wild in Asia.

Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

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Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

** Travelling in April or May 2015? Book now and you'll get an extra free weekend in Victoria Falls, taking in one of the seven natural wonders of the world! **

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,759
Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

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Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Take part in one of our most established programmes to help with vital conservation work and protect the future of Namibia's elusive Desert Elephant. Learn how to track and identify Desert Elephants and help local rural communities live side by side with these majestic animals. Go on Elephant tracking patrol and live in an exclusive remote base camp, sleeping wild under the amazing Africa sky - a truly unique and once in a lifetime experience!

Minimum 14 days From $1,839
New Zealand Conservation

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New Zealand Conservation

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this awesome opportunity to really get stuck in to some serious New Zealand conservation. Play a part in conserving the famously beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. Projects might involve coastal restoration, tree planting and surveying flora and fauna.

Minimum 2 weeks From $929
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