Volunteer abroad on your career break and make a difference. We've got a huge range of volunteer options all over the world, and in all fields, from conservation and orphanage work to business volunteering and medical placements.
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Teach English in China
Long-term paid TEFL placements in China, summer TEFL internships in China, and a unique homestay programme where you tutor a Chinese child. A chance to really get to know China while working and travelling there.Go to the Teach English in China website
Kaya Responsible Travel
A responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Gold medal winners of “The Best Volunteering Organisation” at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 and 2014 ( silver in 2015 and 2013).
Go to the Kaya Responsible Travel website
Volunteer programmes focusing on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building resilient communities. Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania.Go to the Raleigh International website
Child-focused, tailor-made volunteering placements in Kenya. Volunteer in a baby home, orphanage or school for between 1 and 6 weeks.
You will get the chance to see the real Kenya through visits to the elephant orphanage, the giraffe centre and other local attractions, plus go on a short safari.
Kidogo Adventure will organise all aspects of your stay and look after you throughout your placement, to ensure both you and the people you are helping get the absolute most out of your experience.Go to the Kidogo Adventure website
Live and work in communities alongside people with and without learning disabilities. L’Arche communities are vibrant places of inclusion and welcome, where you will be transformed by volunteering and living with a diverse range of incredible people. Whether you're from the UK or abroad, you can work in one of 12 communities in the UK ranging from London to the Brecon Beacons, by the sea in West Sussex to the Highlands of Scotland. Wherever you choose, whoever you are, in return for the gifts you'll bring, you will discover a simple and honest joy in the relationships you build with others.Go to the L'Arche website
Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.Go to the Oyster Worldwide website
Global Travel Academy
Travelling abroad should be exciting, inspiring and the best experience of your life, and you can make the most of it with Global Travel Academy! They provide realistic travel experiences which are inspirational and fun, all while teaching you the important skills needed to travel safely and with confidence. Run by a team of experienced travel experts.Go to the Global Travel Academy website
_SocialStarters have extensive experience working with volunteers, entrepreneurs and social enterprises across 6 countries - matching skilled volunteers with socially responsible organisations that need their consultancy services. They are experts in international development and social enterprise, and offer training and coaching to career breakers who volunteer with them. They have a 100% recommendation rate from their clients. Projects currently available in the UK and Brazil.Go to the Social Starters website
BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes. BUNAC are the work and travel experts and have been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.Go to the BUNAC website
Affordable, sustainable volunteer placements working with children and animals, making a genuine difference in local communities. UK-registered charity and 100% not-for-profit, so money is invested in helping the projects. Projects with long-term goals in bringing practical and achievable solutions.Go to the Globalteer website
African Conservation Experience
Unforgettable conservation volunteering experiences in some of the most beautiful parts of Africa. Sustainable and responsible. Work hands-on with amazing animals, preserving their futures for generations to come.Go to the African Conservation Experience website
Empower Be the Change
Bespoke volunteering placements to help you develop your skills through volunteering in India. A range of options include teaching, empowering women, care, business development and conservation.Go to the Empower Be the Change website
Street Child is a grassroots charity that helps children living in some of the toughest places in Africa and South Asia to go to school. They are dedicated to empowering vulnerable children through education and currently have a special focus on girls’ education and education in emergencies. Street Child do not charge volunteers an upfront fee but you will need to fundraise to cover your costs.Go to the Street Child website
Established for over 30 years, Projects Abroad is a leading provider of responsible volunteering placements across the world. Special placements for people with professional skills and experience.Go to the Projects Abroad website