Gap Year Community Building Projects

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 and you can get involved in the construction of housing or schools and community buildings. If you already have some trade skills, all the better, but don't be put off if you do not. Most project just require enthusiasm and you will get plenty of support from your fellow volunteers while you are on the project.


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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Initiatives. Take a gap year abroad and work on a project designed to contribute to ending local hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition while promoting sustainable agriculture. Learn about Fair Trade, Organic Farming Practices - and more.
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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and have a blast working on community-led sports development initiatives. Organise activities for children at community and childcare centres, in schools or on after-school programs. Coach games, build confidence and work the body and mind!
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Africa

Teaching literacy in a rural African school while living in the bush and being involved in running a private wildlife conservancy is what this trip is all about. Experience life in a Big 5 game reserve while making a huge impact to thelocal community on this trip.
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Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation

Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation

Africa

Join a world-class research team in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to large populations of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles, and is an important refuge for threatened marine species like the dugong.
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Summer Projects

Summer Projects

Africa Asia Australasia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds and run throughout the summer months. If you have time to spare over the summer holidays then why not join us on one of our short programmes designed especially for you.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

Africa

This laid-back country plays host to an unparalleled blend of clear blue waters, lush forests and abundant wildlife. Work at a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary or in the heart of a 2,000 hectare private game reserve; assist with sustainable fishing projects and help with conservation lessons.
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

Asia

The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million students learning the language at any given time. Whether on a gap year or a graduate, we have the course for you. Choose either to join our Teach and Earn programme or our China TEFL programme
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Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

Africa

Volunteering on a stunning game reserve, you'll have the chance to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat - elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Participating in this project, you will contribute to the protection of these beautiful animals and their unique habitat.
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Culture & Community

Culture & Community

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad offers the unique experience to immerse yourself in the local culture through our Culture & Community Projects. Whether you are on our Nomad Project in Mongolia or participating on our Khmer Project, you will become an important part of a local community overseas.
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Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Africa

Volunteer on a community project in unique Madagascar. You will be living on a beach camp or in a volunteer house, takking part in a teaching, diving or wildlife project in one of the most fascinating countries on earth.
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Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

Africa

As a teaching volunteer in Cape Town, you will educate, support and empower children who come from disadvantaged township communities. This is an exceptional opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world, while also contributing to the future of it's poorest citizens.
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine teaching and TEFL courses or volunteer in sports or childcare projects to create a rewarding adventure and experience!
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Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Africa

The focus of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children in emergency care homes and after-school care facilities in Cape Town. Volunteers get to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, all the while assisting with early childhood development.
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Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Africa Asia Australasia Europe SouthAmerica UK

Frontier has over 400 volunteering projects in countries worldwide, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have a wealth of experience in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation, adventure travel and community development.
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

Africa

Embark on the trip of a lifetime and immerse yourself into the hustle and bustle of modern-day Kenya as you make a lasting difference at one of the 11 community projects we support in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
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Sports Coaching Gap Year

Sports Coaching Gap Year

Africa SouthAmerica

Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball or swimming. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world. Combine sport with the opportunity to travel and make a difference.
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and have a blast working on community-led sports development initiatives. Organise activities for children at community and childcare centres, in schools or on after-school programs. Coach games, build confidence and work the body and mind!
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Wildlife Rescue Centre in Java Indonesia - Orangutans, Gibbons and sun bears

Wildlife Rescue Centre in Java Indonesia - Orangutans, Gibbons and sun bears

Asia

Join as a volunteer at our wildlife rescue centre in Yogyakarta in the centre of Java. The centre has over 200 animals and is actively rehabilitating 80 of them. In February 2017 we released 20 animals including 8 pea fowl and snakes. You can also help with our school clubs & community programm
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Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led teaching and education projects. Work with children in rural schools, help overworked teachers lesson-plan, plan and lead fun, engaging activities, teach skills to adults, teach English, and so much more! Travel and learn about another culture!
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Law & Human Rights

Law & Human Rights

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Volunteering on a Law & Human Rights placement with Projects Abroad gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
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Teach English Abroad

Teach English Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

A Projects Abroad teaching placement is ideal for anyone who would like to make a positive contribution across the developing world. Your role will include working with local schools, NGOs or universities, where you will find yourself taking classes or teachers with lessons.
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Camp and Volunteer in the American West

Camp and Volunteer in the American West

Learn about the historical significance of Bodie, California, while working on initiatives led by a local historical preservation organization. Gain preservation and manual labor skills while working to save historic places that have fallen into despair. Camp under the stars with fellow gappers!
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Building Projects

Building Projects

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

Volunteering on a Building Project with Projects Abroad will give you a great opportunity to help construct, repair and build houses or classrooms across the developing world. Whatever you are involved with you will have the opportunity to make a long term difference to the community.
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Volunteer with the Maasai Tribe in Tanzania

Volunteer with the Maasai Tribe in Tanzania

Africa

Work with one of Africa’s most iconic tribes, the Maasai, near Africa's highest mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro. Your support will give members of the tribe who have not had access to education as a child a second chance at education in adulthood, and empower them to earn an income for their family.
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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa

Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

Africa

Embark on a life-changing trip to Zanzibar and make a lasting difference at one of the three community schools we work with, as you explore this famous archipelago's rich African-Arabian history.
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Medical and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa

Medical and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa

Africa

As a medical volunteer in a rural Zulu area of South Africa, you will gain real insight into the daily struggles of those living in poverty. Through clinic work, home-based care initiatives and HIV education, you will make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
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Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led conservation initiatives. Work in the veterinary field, monitor biodiversity in the Peruvian rainforest, lend a hand at any number of wildlife orphanage and rescue centers, or join in at a tree planting eco festival in South Africa - & much more!
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Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing childcare volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

Africa

Join one of our incredible wildlife volunteer projects in Namibia, home to some of the world's grandest national parks and vast wilderness areas. It has the largest free-roaming population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world and expanding populations of elephants and lions.
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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Initiatives. Take a gap year abroad and work on a project designed to contribute to ending local hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition while promoting sustainable agriculture. Learn about Fair Trade, Organic Farming Practices - and more.
More Details.. Kaya Responsible Travel



Sports with Projects Abroad

Sports with Projects Abroad

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad sport placement is ideal for anyone with a passion for sports. You could teach football in Ghana, cricket in India or volleyball in Peru. You will run fitness session, coach competitive games and help foster local talent whilst improving the health of the local people.
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Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving

Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving

Asia

We manage several conservation and community projects in Malaysia. Join us in the Perhentian Islands on our coral and diving research project or our turtle project. We have 2 tiger and rainforest conservation projects one in Merapoh and the other at Royal Belum State Park. Contact us now.
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
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Conservation Projects Abroad

Conservation Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. You may find yourself diving on our Shark Conservation project in Fiji, working in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or working with sea turtles
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Discover the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere by volunteering with Blue Ventures at our remote, palm-dotted dive camp. Help us collect critical marine inventory data together with our science and dive professionals in a UNESCO World Heritage listed Marine Reserve and National Park.
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Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa

Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa

Africa

By far the BEST way to see Africa's wild animals in their natural habitat is as a wildlife research volunteer! Join our team at our beautiful lodge in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa to study and monitor Africa's 'Big 5' animals (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos!).
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Africa

Discover the beautiful coastal region of Ghana, where you will be immersed in a vibrant community with a proud West African heritage. Spend time working with one of 11 community projects we support and make a real difference.
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Childcare Gap Year

Childcare Gap Year

Africa Asia Europe NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Volunteering on childcare projects puts beaming smiles on the faces of vulnerable children. By simple interaction and play, be part of helping children learn English and supporting their carers who really appreciate your help. Oyster offer worthwhile projects in Africa, North and South America.
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Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel to exciting locations, work on community-led marine conservation initiatives and even become diver certified. Monitor manta rays and whale sharks off the coast of Africa, assist coral reef conservation efforts in Borneo, or help save the turtles, to name just a few options!
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Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Help communities construct, repair and refurbish their homes, schools and facilities on one of Kaya’s projects. Our building volunteers work on existing initiatives that employ local labour, resources and techniques. Travel the world while giving back and learning from locals along the way!
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Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad offers the chance to care for underprivileged children in orphanages, day care centres, special-needs centres and kindergartens. As a volunteer you will enhance the growth, development and well-being of the children.
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Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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Medical Experience Abroad

Medical Experience Abroad

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

By volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project you will have the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by medical institutions across the developing world. You will have the chance to gain work experience whilst helping some of the poorest people in the world.
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Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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