Directory of companies offering Gap Travel
Not all of us are lucky enough to get the chance to go on a gap year. Despite some great value choices, taking time out to volunteer or to work a low paid job where experience is more important than the wage, is not always an affordable option. So if you are are lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel, make sure it is with a company who can give you the best possible experience. The companies below have worked with us over a number of years. We know them well and would not hesitate to recommend their first class travel and work options. To find out about their current courses, please click on any of the links below.
Oyster Worldwide offer a very personal service with detailed preparation and support before, during and when you return from travel. Pre-departure services include a phone or skype interview and full briefing on what to expect. We advise on safety, cultural issues, flights, what to take, currency aOyster Worldwide
Kaya Responsible Travel
Kaya's mission means that we consider ethical, environmental and cultural concerns in order to ensure that all of our projects are sustainable, and ultimately, beneficial for local community-members. The projects we support are small, grassroots, community-led, and genuinely appreciate the help of o
Our overseas placements last anywhere from two weeks to twelve months, making them ideal for people looking to volunteer as part of their gap year, summer holidays, as well as those looking to volunteer as part of a career break. Our projects run year-round and starting dates are flexible, so youProjects Abroad
Conservation Travel Africa
Conservation Travel Africa works with existing conservation and development projects that are committed to long-term environmental and community principles. We collaborate with conservation experts and community leaders to identify the areas of need where volunteer contributions will have the greate
We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth maritime charity, we can offer that something extra. We really look after our young people. Our careers students benefit from 1:1 mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs. We have a fantastic fleetUKSA
When it comes to volunteering in Africa, we are the experts. Our team of international and local staff on the ground run over 80 different volunteer programs in 10 different African countries, so we know first-hand what volunteering can achieve. We believe in the power of responsible volunteering
Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation offering unique expeditions in Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste. Our expeditions provide science and PADI dive training to our volunteers so that they can contribute towards our internationally recognised marine research and communBlue Ventures
Plan My Gap Year
PMGY was founded by volunteers for volunteers. We are an independent social venture, not a corporate machine. Our volunteers become part of something really special. We work together with local communities in the developing world to actualise long-term sustainable goals. We recognise that travel canPlan My Gap Year
Our partner projects have all been set up by members of the local community, and all volunteering work is led by them. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers and financial aid to boost their development. By using this model of volunteering, we ensure thAfrican Adventures
We really, truly love to travel. We're so passionate about it, our days in the office are spent sharing stories and planning the next trip. Our slight obsession with exploring the world means we know everything there is to know about starting up in a new country, and we're here to help you every ste
PGL is widely recognised as the UK's original and biggest operator of summer camps. In this context our name became known as Parents Get Lost, but we now also operate a programme of family holidays so that parents can come too! With the help of our staff, we make sure that every year we continuePGL
We don't just work by ourselves but work closely with the local and federal government as well as global NGO's such as Reef Check and WWF and national universities such as the University of Science Malaysia. We see ourselves more of a conservation project management company than a travel/voluntouriFuze-Ecoteer
Grange Hall Activity Centre
Our location on the Devon coast is ideal to take advantage of the sea and the land, offering the best possible location for our clients and instructors to enjoy a wide range of activities.
Lots of activity centres are just about having fun. While this is an important part of learning, we like to make the most of the educational and personal benefits of outdoor pursuits by maximising the experience for every child who stays with us. We invest our profits back into the training of ouManor Adventure
Viamonde's dynamic and experienced team of English-speaking staff are committed to offering a safe, friendly and fun environment for children of all ages. The international schools we work with demand the very highest standards of supervision and care for their students and we recruit only those witViamonde
Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches at your doorstep.Delphi Resort
Based in ‘True Lapland’, we pride ourselves on offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in an unforgettable part of the world – a real winter wonderland. Far from the mass-market ski resorts or Santa ‘theme parks’, we choose to welcome guests from all over the world to remote, wilderness ArDavvi Arctic
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Lambourne End deliver tailored, bespoke programmes. We deliver programmes that support young people's personal development from a wide range of adventurous, farm and environmental activities. We are flexible in our approach to ensure we meet group and individual needs. This is built on our ethLambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Ski Peak/Peak Adventures staff create a very strong and close bond with each other. They join the 'Ski Peak family' in a group called 'Past Their Peakers' which plays host to various outings and meets with previous years staff, not to mention brilliant deals for your family and friends forever moreSki Peak
A2Z Family Support Solutions
We have over 25 years experience of providing Live-in opportunities. Our jobs are are through out the UK in all types of location including cities and rural settings. You will live as part of family and yet still have plenty of independence and free time. Many jobs involve tutoring and helping ch
Fit For Sport
A job with Fit For Sport is ideal for anyone looking for active, exciting employment, in an enjoyable and rewarding setting, whether you are wishing to start or further your childcare, sports, or outdoor industry career, or maybe you simply want to work with like-minded people in a supportive enviro
The Bushcraft Company
Our staff work together becoming part of a close-knit team, always working towards a shard goal: to make our school trips unforgettable.
Working across several UK woodland activity camps, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the g
Xplore The World
For more than 30 years Xplore has offered activity camps across the UK for children and young adults. Our centres are all in stunning countryside locations across the UK and the working environment is friendly and professional with accommodation on site.
No registration fees and higher salaries (allowing applicants have some decent spending money for after camp, rather than an age based pocket money scheme you'll find elsewhere) make Wild Packs stand out from the crowd!
Most importantly Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type
The team at Pure Exploration are everyday people, helping people have extraordinary experiences. We think real travel isn’t just about box-ticking guidebook recommendations or Instagram shots, it’s about authentic experiences spent with new friends who inspire you to think about the world and yo
In 2 Action
The standard of training and activity provision delivered by In2action is held in very high regard within the travel and leisure industry. Many of the leading companies such as Center Parcs, Hoseasons and First Choice work with In2action to improve their delivery and create brochure highlights.
Rockley has always put people first, be that any of our thousands of customers or any of our team. What sets Rockley apart is always the fantastic team who go the extra mile for our customers, which is why our customers return year after year and so do our staff.
Established in 1969, we’re the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruiting thousands of young people each year to work on hundreds of amazing summer camps all across the USA.
Our programme fee of £599 includes return flights to the USA, medical insurance, nine weeks food and ac
Camp Leaders provides flexible pricing and higher placement opportunities, securing you a job at one of the best camps in America with cost-effective payment options tailored to suit you. Not only that, we work hard to go above and beyond in everything we do.
CLUB CORREZE offers a warm and reassuringly safe environment for the development of each child's social skills. Fellowship and teamship are developed and encouraged between the children and their group and activity leaders.
* Travelling to a new destination
* Exposure to a different culture
Stubbers Adventure Centre
Stubbers has the widest range of activities in the South East including High ropes towers, Archery combat, Banana boating, Stand Up Paddle boarding and All Terrain Boarding. We are renowned for providing excellent customer service through a friendly, engaging and professional team who challenge the
Mark Warner Summer
With over 40 years’ experience we have grown into one of the most highly regarded independent travel companies in the UK. We have received numerous accolades and are very proud to have recently been voted ‘Best Family Tour Operator, Best Activity & Adventure Operator, Best All Inclusive Operator
Galileo Maritime Academy
Galileo is recognised internationally for supplying first class superyacht crew.
We recruit, train, certify and place you on the finest superyachts around the world.
Our speciality is entry level crew who wish to join this highly paid career working as crew on the yachts of the rich and famo
Wire & Sky
We bring adventure to the city. The venues we operate from are iconic and the views from our sites are totally unique. Our aerial adventures offer a stand out combination of adrenalin and city sightseeing.
Donegal Adventure Centre
We offer a tailored experience to our customers and have a return rate of over 70% every year.
What separates us from our competitors from a camper's perspective is that thir counselors are REAL north American and British Counselors. For many of our campers, these are the first foreigners that they will ever meet.
What separates us from our competitors from a parent's perspective - aside
Share Discovery Village
Share Discovery Village offers a range of over 30 activities onsite meaning that every day is very different. SHARE works with a range of groups of many different of ages and physical abilities again adding to the variation of the job.
Our staff are fun and energetic wanting guests to have the
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust
Our setting, itself, is unique. Big open skies, views across the marshes and estuary encourage relaxation, a break away from everyday life and an opportunity to try something new. That's without mentioning the unique experience of staying on a lightship!
Everything is included in a stay with FAC
Beyond Adventure is a people focused business that cares for both its staff and customers. We feel that part of our responsibility as an industry leader is to help nurture and support others on their pathway to becoming full time outdoor professionals and to this aim we will regularly employ aspira
The Bear Grylls Adventure
The Bear Grylls Adventure is a brand new attraction due to open in Autumn 2018 and is a world first attraction of its kind.
Nick Varney, CEO Merlin Entertainments, said: “The Bear Grylls Adventure is a one of a kind attraction – bringing together Bear, one of the most celebrated and recognise
Raleigh Expedition isn’t like other volunteer programmes. We run life-changing Expeditions to some of the most remote places on the planet. Volunteers live in a homestay with a local family, work on sustainable projects in remote communities or national parks with an international team, and trek t
We are renowned for our friendly, yet professional approach. All the team are passionate about the sports that they teach.
We are a friendly outdoor centre who operate for the sole purpose of giving young people an outdoor adventurous experience. We are a charity and therefore our goal is not money but to give young people experiences that last forever.
Ecoventure is the market leader in the region due to;
- Our high standards, be it in training or implementation and delivery of our programmes.
- The opportunities afforded to our staff in variety of work and location, training and assessments and pastoral care
- An ability to adapt and evolve
So what makes us unique to any other options
Warriors academy is accredited by the international gap year Association, which means that we have passed the rigorous, safety, and professional standards giving you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a credible and professional organisatio
Walesby Forest Adventure Activity Centre is a not-for-profit organisation and our aim is to ensure young people have the opportunity to develop in a safe secure environment to help them achieve their full potential.we also provide a wide range of educational and adventure activity programmes for sch
Kingswood provide educationally rich activity centre breaks for schools and groups. We are experts in out of the classroom learning - it is our 30 years of experience listening to and meeting teachers’ needs, combined with our ability to deliver leading educational programmes which meet curriculum
We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the