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Working as an office junior in Tokyo or a diving instructor in the Maldives, you should be able to find an opportunity to suit you, and the skills you'll develop will be invaluable.
We list a wide variety of different types of volunteer work, including community development, teaching, ecological conservation, marine management, and much more.
Gap Year Volunteering
Find out about Teaching English as a Foreign Language with our guide to getting qualified and getting started. How to select a TEFL course and how to improve your language skills.
Why not offer your time to help organisations who are working to protect the most vulnerable marine environments around the world.
Conservation Gap Projects
Conservation based gap years help communities that are home to fragile environments, often located in some of the world's poorest areas. Projects a varied and can be taken as part of a wider gap year adventure.
Volunteering on a Medical Project could take you to many different countries, and you don't need to be an aspiring brain surgeon to sign up. Specialist gap year companies help plan the experience no matter what your level of qualification.
Medical Gap Years
As part of your gap year, why not volunteer as a sports coach where you can help teach children a variety of different sporting activities? Or you may prefer to gain some teaching qualifications and improve your own technique.
Sports Gap Year
Immersing yourself in another country is often the best way to learn a foreign language. Spend anything from a few weeks to several months in the country of your choice.
Language Learning Courses
Trekking in the Himalayas, exploring the remote jungles of South America, diving off the coast of Madagascar or caring for rhinos and tigers in the forest and prairie of central Africa. The possibilities are endless.
Spend your gap year gaining practical teaching experience. Combine hands on teaching and experiencing other cultures and languages. You don't need previous teaching qualifications to take part.
Teaching Gap Year
Internships not only give you valuable work experience but also the chance to learn to live on your own, make new friends and work colleagues and some internship providers may even hire you after you stay with them.
Internship Gap Year
Most summer camps you will see adverts for are based in the United States, but opportunities do exist in other countries, even in the UK. Most Gap Year students spend a portion of their wages travelling.
Summer Camp Jobs
Any gap year is technically an adventure, but these courses involve either some form of physical activity, or allow you to gain valuable teaching or coaching qualifications in one or more outdoor adventure activities.
Working in Childcare is a unique and rewarding way of spending your Gap Year, especially if you're considering making it a career. Gain new skills and evidence of responsibility that will look good on your CV.
Child care jobs
We have a wide range of agricultural programmes. Cattle farming on a ranch in Australia, Sheep farming in New Zealand, fruit picking on a French Vineyard and Organic farming in South Africa are just some of the opportunities available.
Volunteering on a community building project is a fantastic way to directly improve the quality of life for people in poorer areas of the world. We have community based projects below that range from a single week, to six months.
Community Building Projects
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Africa is a staggeringly massive continent, made up of vast arid plains and plateau. The gap years that we feature include teaching, farming, and conservation projects.
African Gap Year
Australia & NZ
If you and your significant other, or friend, could work as a team to run a ski chalet, a chalet couple job could be the ideal way for you to find work in a ski resort View our current host/chef jobs.
Australia & New Zealand
The countries that make up Asia include a fair chunk of the world's population. We feature lots of exciting and challenging projects from medical to teaching.
Gap Years in Asia
This vibrant continent has some amazing people, cultures and sights. Work with underprivileged children or on wildlife conservation projects, or become a trekking guide.
The United States of America and Canada have always been viewed as a land of opportunity. Close ties with the UK, combined with the dominance of the English language, means plenty of Gap Year opportunities.
North America Gap Year
Europe has a lot to offer, whether you try to squeeze your experience into a couple of weeks or several months. We offer a huge range of European gap year jobs, voluntary and paid, in many European countries.
European Gap Year
Want to take some time out before embarking upon a career, or maybe a sabbatical from work? There are lots of options for people looking to take a gap year in the UK.
Gap Years in the UK