Volunteer in Central America
We have over 30 years' experience of working with young people. Our programmes are structured and supportive, and we take our volunteers' safety extremely seriously. Our expeditions are a chance for young people to gain valuable life-skills such as teamwork and leadership, to broaden their outlook and experience new parts of the world and to meet fellow volunteers from across the globe. By volunteering with Raleigh, you will be joining a community of 40,000 people who have volunteered with us before.
A Typical Day on this Course
No two days on Raleigh are the same. You can expect to wake up early on Raleigh. We adapt to the daily timetable of the countries we work in. This normally means getting up when the sun rises and getting to work before the heat of the day. Expect breakfast before getting on with the day ahead. If you’re staying in a homestay, it might be a bit different to what you are used to; rice and beans for breakfast anyone? If you are on the environment or adventure project, you’ll take it in turns to make breakfast for the team; expect porridge all round. After breakfast we get to work quickly, especially if it’s hot. This is where the average day will differ most dramatically depending on whether you are on the community, environment or adventure phase and what the aim of your project is. On the community and environment phase you could be starting the day at the worksite. Your team might be working on digging trenches for a gravity fed water system on a community projects or building a suspension bridge for scientists in a national park. On the adventure phase, it’ll be time to get walking!
What we are looking for
A Raleigh expedition is open to anyone aged 17 to 24 who has the drive and passion to make a difference. The best Raleigh teams are made up of diverse groups of people from around the world. So whatever your strengths or skills, we want to hear from you.