Your gap worldwide

Your gap-year is the perfect opportunity to see the world while building your CV and forming memories that will stay with you for life.

The options are almost unlimited, but this section of the website will show you some of the top choices and help you decide what you really want to do.

Volunteering is the most popular option for a gap-year abroad and while your chosen project may not be luxurious, it could well be life-changing.

On the other hand, you may be wanting to work abroad to earn a bit of money that will pay for your travels.

Then there's always the option of studying abroad, or joining a sports programme.

On this website and in the gap-year guidebook, we have gathered the latest details on a range of companies offering opportunities for all of the above.

For starters, try the search box below...

A Broader View Volunteers

USA

volunteers@abroaderview.org

+1 215 780 1845

www.abroaderview.org

Volunteer Abroad with A Broader View Volunteers, a highly rated USA based non-profit organization with over 10 years' experience specializing in volunteer travel, internship abroad and Gap Year programs. With… read more.

Amanzi Travel

UK

info@amanzitravel.co.uk

+44 (0) 117 253 0888

www.amanzitravel.co.uk

Amanzi Travel - Do Something Amazing! Whether you are thinking about a Gap Year, Career Break, Post Career Break or a Holiday with a Difference, why not let Amanzi Travel… read more.

Art History Abroad (AHA)

UK

info@arthistoryabroad.com

+44 (0) 1379 871 800

www.arthistoryabroad.com

Cultivate your mind with AHA: a journey which will last you a lifetime 'Incomparable to any other gap year' What Inspiring journeys the length of Italy with expert tutors, seeing… read more.

Big Cat Travel Insurance

UK

info@bigcattravelinsurance.com

0333 003 3161

bigcattravelinsurance.com

Big Cat specialises in affordable worldwide travel insurance for Backpackers, Adventure Travellers and anyone on a Gap-Year. Our policies are specially designed to offer cover up to two years… read more.

CESA Languages Abroad

UK

info@cesalanguages.com

+44 (0) 1209 211 800

www.cesalanguages.com

Why not meander round the Piazza della Repubblica enjoying the sunshine, before visiting the Uffizi, in Florence? How about a jog along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice or… read more.

DU Insure

UK

travel@duinsure.com

+44 (0) 800 393 908

www.duinsure.com

DownUnder Insurance – The Best Cheap Backpacking Insurance Providers The most important tip we can offer travellers is to take out insurance with us to ensure they are covered in… read more.

Kaya Responsible Travel

UK

info@kayavolunteer.com

+44 (0) 161 870 6212

www.kayavolunteer.com

Proud gold medal winners of "The Best Volunteering Organisation", at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 and 2014 (and awarded silver in 2015 and 2013). For quality, ethical volunteer and… read more.

Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary Pty Ltd

South Africa

info@lionwhisperer.co.za

www.lionwhisperer.co.za

Volunteering at the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary's mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation through education,… read more.

Kidogo Adventure

UK

info@kidogoadventure.com

+44 (0)7725 996434

www.kidogoadventure.com

Kidogo Adventure is a small, personally-run organisation that enables travel and adventure through volunteering. The projects are based in Kenya and are currently child-focused (baby homes, orphanages and schools). Placements… read more.

Live Languages Abroad

UK

info@livelanguagesabroad.co.uk

+44 (0)1736 740000

www.livelanguagesabroad.com

Learn a language on your gap year Gap year language courses abroad are a fantastic way of getting to know another Country, its culture and customs whilst learning a new… read more.

Pod Volunteer

UK

info@podvolunteer.org

+44 (0)1242 241 181

www.podvolunteer.org

Awarded Best Volunteering Organisation, we have been arranging ethical and inspiring volunteer placements around the world since 2001. Whether you want to want to help care for elephants, be… read more.

AA (Automobile Association)

UK

+44 (0) 161 495 8945

www.theaa.co.uk

The AA website has lots of useful information on driving in the UK and abroad, including stuff about breakdown, insurance and travel planning. You can find hotels, good places to stop whilst driving and you're even able to find out about up-to-date traffic news.

Action Aid

UK

supportercare@actionaid.org

+44 (0)1460 238000

www.actionaid.org.uk/experiences

Take part in ActionAid's First Hand Experience and change lives, including your own. ActionAid is offering volunteering opportunities in South Africa and Nepal, working alongside local people to build homes and centres to benefit whole communities for the better.

Adventure Alternative

UK

office@adventurealternative.com

+44 (0) 28 708 31258

www.adventurealternative.com

Teaching and volunteering in needy schools and orphanages in Kenya and in schools in Kathmandu (includes Himalayan trek).

Aether Mobile Ltd

UK

customersupport@aether-mobile.com

www.aether-mobile.com

Get your SIM now and cut your mobile phone calls by up to 90% when abroad and get free incoming texts and calls in all countries.

African Conservation Experience

UK

info@conservationafrica.net

+44 (0) 1454 269182

www.conservationafrica.net

African Conservation Experience offer volunteering opportunities at wildlife conservation projects in southern Africa. You can count on our full support and more than 10 years experience. See our main advert in Conservation

African Leadership Academy

South Africa

info@africanleadershipacademy.org

www.africanleadershipacademy.org

African Leadership Academy offers high school students worldwide the opportunity for an unparalleled African experience, by studying abroad or spending a gap-year with them.

Air Pro

UK

support@air-pro.co.uk

+44 (0)1695 511 61

www.air-pro.co.uk

Air Pro is an informative jobs website, helping those wanting to work abroad to find their perfect job in resorts like Ibiza, Zante, Magaluf or Ayia Napa.

All Out Africa

Swaziland

info@alloutafrica.com

+268 2416 2260

www.alloutafrica.com

All Out Africa offers various volunteering opportunities in Africa, from marine conservation to studying the savannah and its native species. Make a difference whilst absorbing the beauty and culture of Africa.

Alliance Abroad Group

USA

+1 (512) 457 8062

www.allianceabroad.com

Alliance Abroad is a non-profit organisation that provides international teaching, work and volunteer placements. Our services include guaranteed placement and 24/7 personal assistance.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

USA

info@aifs.com

(203) 399 5000

www.aifs.com

One of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. Their programmes include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff.

Amnesty International

UK

sct@amnesty.org.uk

+44 (0) 20 7033 1777

www.amnesty.org.uk/volunteer

Amnesty International (registered charity No: 1051681) have a selection of volunteering vacancies throughout their UK offices. Volunteer roles are advertised on their website. Speculative applications are not accepted.

ARTIS - Art Research Tours

USA

david@artis.info

+1 800 232 6893

www.artis-tours.org

ARTIS (Art Research Tours and International Studios) provide high quality international art and cultural study abroad programmes at affordable prices, located in beautiful art capitals throughout the world.

Best Gap Year

UK

01743 277150

www.bestgapyear.co.uk

Search a huge range of gap year courses, paid working holiday, paid jobs and volunteer placements from around the world. Travel abroad with leading providers of paid and volunteer gap year projects.

Blue Cross

UK

info@bluecross.org.uk

+44 (0) 300 777 1897

www.bluecross.org.uk

The Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity (No. 224392), providing practical support, information and advice for pet and horse owners. For information on volunteering visit their website.

Born Free Foundation

UK

info@bornfree.org.uk

+44 (0)1403 240 170

www.bornfree.org.uk

The Born Free Foundation has grown into a global force for wildlife. Volunteer with their major international projects devoted to animal welfare, conservation and education. They also list other possible overseas volunteering vacancies.

BUNAC

UK

enquiries@bunac.org.uk

+44 (0) 333 999 7516

www.bunac.org

BUNAC the work and travel expert offers exciting work abroad, volunteering abroad programmes and gap year opportunities.

Caledonia Languages Abroad

UK

info@caledoniaworldwide.com

+44 (0)1316 217721

www.caledoniaworldwide.com

Short courses in French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese in Europe and Latin America, for all levels, start all year round, most for a minimum of two weeks.

Camp Leaders In America

UK

uk@campleaders.com

+44 (0) 151 708 6868

www.campleaders.com

For those aged between 18 and 25 who love fun, adventure and are passionate about a sport, hobby or interest and want to get paid for enjoying it, look no further than Camp Leaders. Combine life-changing cultural experiences with the perfect summer job abroad.

Campbell Irvine Ltd

UK

info@campbellirvine.com

+44 (0)20 7938 1734

www.campbellirvinedirect.com

Campbell Irvine specialises in arranging travel insurance for the adventurous traveler. We provide cover for over 75 activities including trekking, safaris, sports and overseas volunteering work.

Cats Protection League

UK

volunteering@cats.org.uk

+44 (0)8707 708 649

www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering

Volunteering opportunities available in a wide variety of roles, please see our website for more details. Registered charity No. 203644.

Chase Africa

Kenya

alice@chaseafrica.org

www.chaseafrica.org

CHASE Africa is a grassroots organisation working to empower and educate communities through sustainable volunteering programmes.

Childcare International Ltd

UK

office@childint.co.uk

+44 (0)20 8731 4551

www.childint.co.uk

Childcare International, together with their partner agencies abroad, arrange au pair placements across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.

China Study Abroad

China

info@chinastudyabroad.org

+86 10 8468 3799

www.chinastudyabroad.org

For over a decade CSA has been helping people come out to China, always with the goal to expand peoples' understanding of China. The China Experience programme offers a combination of interning, traveling, studying and volunteering that happens over a period of about six months.

Cicerones de Buenos Aires Asociación Civil

Argentina

contacto@cicerones.org.ar

+54 11 5258 0909

www.cicerones.org.ar

Volunteering in Argentina: Cicerones in Buenos Aires works in a friendly atmosphere ensuring contact with local people, experiencing the city the way it should be!

Citybond Suretravel

UK

info@citybond.co.uk

www.citybond.co.uk

Citybond Suretravel offer a Young Traveller policy for people planning to travel the world or study abroad, with cover available for temporary return trips home, computer equipment and course fees. It also covers you for over 120 sports and activities and jobs including office work, bar/restaurant work and fruit picking.

College for International Co-operation and Development (CICD)

UK

+44 (0)1964 631 826

www.cicd-volunteerinafrica.org

CICD offers programmes from 5 or 12 months or longer, consisting of 5 months training, studies and preparation, followed by 6 months volunteer work at a development project in Africa or India and a one month follow-up period back at the college afterwards. Ideal for those looking to do volunteer work abroad and who would prefer to have more preparation before going out there.

Connect-123

UK

info@connect-123.com

+44 (0)207 096 1201

www.connect-123.com

Connect-123 develops and administers volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

USA

contact@ciee.org

1-207-553-4000

www.ciee.org

CIEE offer a wide range of international study programs such as study abroad programs for US students, gap-year abroad programs and seasonal work in the USA for international students.

Crees Foundation

Peru

Peru: +51 (0)84 262 433 / UK

www.crees-manu.org

Crees Foundation offers various volunteering opportunities in Peru, ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks duration. Live and work in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Help support sustainable development and conduct conservation research.

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

USA

info@gowithcea.com

+1 800 266 4441

www.gowithcea.com

CEA sends thousands of students on study abroad programmes at multiple universities in 15 countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Spain.

Dragonfly Community Foundation

Thailand

martin@thai-dragonfly.com

+66 087 963 0056

www.dragonflycommunity.org

Volunteering programs are currently arranged through Dragonfly Volunteer Projects.

Dyer Island Cruises

South Africa

bookings@whalewatchsa.com

+27 (0)82 801 8014

www.whalewatchsa.com

Dyer Island Cruises offer volunteering opportunities, in addition to activities such as shark cage diving, boat-based whale and bird watching and plane-based wildlife viewing.

EBO Adventure

UK

info@eboadventure.com

0800 781 6861

www.eboadventure.co.uk

Get adventurous with a wide range of training activities, survival courses and outdoor instructor courses in the UK and abroad.

Ecuador Volunteer

Ecuador

+593 2 255 7749

www.ecuadorvolunteer.org

Ecuador Volunteer Foundation, is a non-profit organization that offers volunteer work opportunities abroad.

EIL (Experiment for International Living)

UK

info@eiluk.org

01684 562 577

www.eiluk.org

Offers a diverse range of programmes in the UK and worldwide, including volunteering, individual homestays and group learning.

Enkosini Eco Experience

South Africa

info@enkosini.org

www.enkosini.org

Enkosini Eco Experience offers self-funding volunteers a unique opportunity to work abroad at leading wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and research programs in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

ESL - Language Travel

UK

info@esl.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7451 0943

www.esl.co.uk

ESL Language Travel offers immersion language courses abroad in over 20 languages in more than 300 inspirational destinations. The start dates and durations of our courses are very flexible allowing you to easily fit language learning abroad into your Gap Year.

Fish4jobs

UK

customerservices@fish4.co.uk

0345 3000 406

www.fish4.co.uk

Search for temporary work, paid or unpaid, charity and fundraising jobs and seasonal holiday jobs abroad.

Gapforce

UK

info@gapforce.org

0207 736 2769

www.gapforce.org

Gapforce has established itself as a leading provider for enjoyable gap adventures worldwide including volunteering. It is the parent company of Trekforce and Greenforce.

Gapwork.com

UK

info@gapwork.com

+44 (0)1133 230759

www.gapwork.com

Gapwork is an independent information provider specialising in gap years, gap year jobs, gap year vacancies, activities and voluntary work either in the UK or abroad.

Give a Fig Volunteering

Sri Lanka

enquiries@giveafigvolunteering.com

+44 (0) 2032907392

www.giveafigvolunteering.com

Give A Fig Volunteering provide fantastic fully supported Sri Lanka volunteering and internship opportunities for you to make a difference.

Global Vision International (GVI)

UK

info@gviworld.com

01727 250 250

www.gvi.co.uk

With unparalled in-country support, GVI volunteers benefit from exceptional training and a Careers Abroad job placement scheme.

Global Volunteers

USA

email@globalvolunteers.org

(800) 487 1074

www.globalvolunteers.org

Join a team of short-term volunteers contributing to long-term, comprehensive community projects on a volunteer vacation abroad or a USA volunteer program.

Go Differently Ltd

UK

info@godifferently.com

+44 (0) 1273 732236

www.godifferently.com

Company offering small-group, short-term volunteering and tailor-made holidays based on the appreciation and respect of the local environment and people.

Go Sim

UK

0800 376 2370

www.gosim.com

Supplier of pre-paid international mobile SIM cards for travellers wishing to make phone calls abroad.

Hong Kong Institute of Languages

China

info@hklanguages.com

+852 2877 6160

www.hklanguages.com

Regardless of your goal, to become fluent in a new language for interest, to travel abroad, or to sharpen your global business acumen, the HK Institute of Languages provides the best teachers, the best experience, the most fexible hours and the best locations at your own choice!

i volunteer

India

dehli@ivolunteer.in

+91 11 65672160

www.ivolunteer.in

Volunteering opportunites are shown on their website. You could end up working in an orphanage, on a helpline, on relief effort or in a school.

IBS Budapest

Hungary

info@ibs-b.hu

+3615888600

www.ibs-b.hu/gap-year

International Business School is a private business school offering a life-changing experience for you during a year, including learning, volunteering and travelling periods to Tanzania, Costa Rica or Cambodia.

Initiative Auslandszeit

Germany

info@initiative-auslandszeit.de

+49 (0)5242 4054340

www.initiative-auslandszeit.de

INITIATIVE auslandszeit is the leading network in Germany for young people willing going abroad after school or before studying.

International Citizen Service (ICS)

UK

enquiries@volunteerics.org

+44 (0)20 8780 7400

www.volunteerics.org

ICS is an overseas volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds, funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development. To volunteer you don’t need cash, skills or qualifications - just the ambition to make a difference.

International Exchange Programme UK (IEPUK)

UK

ws@iepuk.com

+44(0)1572 823 934

www.iepuk.com

Based in the United Kingdom IEPUK is offering a wide range of international exchange programmes and educational packages to support study and work experience abroad.

iSpiice Volunteer and Travel in India

India

info@ispiice.com

+91 98054 01998

www.volunteerindiaispiice.com

iSPiiCE is a voluntary social organisation set up primarily to assist children's education in India also give you the chance to combine your volunteering activities with travel.

Jackson Lees

UK

enquiry@jacksonlees.co.uk

0151 282 1700

www.jacksonlees.co.uk/services/wills-probate/traveller-insurance-package

Whatever form your gap year is going to take, whether it be working abroad, volunteering or travelling, we have a TIP for you. Our Traveller Insurance Package can provide a sense of relief should anything happen whilst you are away.

Jetsetter Jobs

UK

info@jetsetterjobs.com

+44 (0)7792 284780

www.jetsetterjobs.com

The GO-TO platform connecting youth travellers and students with temporary paid work in foreign countries. English teaching, ski seasons, hospitality, volunteering, childcare and more!

Khaya Volunteer

South Africa

info@khayavolunteer.com

+27 (0) 41 582 1512

www.khayavolunteer.com

Khaya Volunteer offers affordable and unique volunteering projects and programs in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and more.

Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)

USA

info@keiabroad.org

1 212 931 9953

www.keiabroad.org

Study abroad and intern abroad programmes designed to meet your academic, professional and personal interests.

Language Courses Abroad

UK

info@languagesabroad.co.uk

+44 (0) 1509 211612

www.languagesabroad.co.uk

Languages courses available in French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and others.

Lattitude Global Volunteering

UK

volunteer@lattitude.org.uk

+44 (0) 118 959 4914

www.lattitude.org.uk

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development and volunteering charity that send young people to a huge range of challenging and rewarding placements worldwide.

Learn Languages Abroad

Ireland

info@languages.ie

+353 (0)1451 1674

www.learn-languages-abroad.co.uk

Learn Languages Abroad will help you find the course best suited to your needs.

Lexia Study Abroad

USA

info@lexiaintl.org

+1 800 775 3942

www.lexiaintl.org

Cultural study programmes that encourage students to connect with their community while pursuing academic research. Participate in the daily life and work of a community in countries worldwide.

Maximo Nivel

USA

+1 800 866 6358

www.maximonivel.com

Maximo Nivel provides high quality, affordable study abroad programs in Latin America. Since 2003, we have offered our international programs to participants from all over the world.

Minds Abroad

China

info@mindsabroad.com

+86 (871) 532 5089

www.mindsabroad.com

Minds Abroad is a US-based organization that conducts study abroad programs in China and India for both individual students and also customized faculty-led groups from college and universities across the US and Europe.

Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)

USA

info@mlsa.com

(815) 464-1800

www.mlsa.com

Offers language study abroad programmes in the following countries: Spain, Italy, France and Costa Rica.

N/a'an ku se Foundation

Namibia

volunteer@naankuse.com

+264 (0)81 261 2709

www.naankuse.com

Help to preserve and conserve the Namibian ecosystem by volunteering with N/a'an ku se. With projects ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months and no experience or qualifications necessary, there is something for everyone.

Oggy Oggy Team

UK

support@oggyoggyteam.com

01208 220212

www.oggyoggyteam.com

We offer a range of backpacking and volunteering adventure in Asia to help local communities and to share life skills. We also offer all of our programs for free under our 'Swap it' option.

One World 365

UK

+44 (20) 8123 8284

www.oneworld365.org

Interested in travelling, working, volunteering, teaching, interning or studying abroad? Search thousands of trips, programs, jobs & courses worldwide.

Original Volunteers Ltd.

UK

contact@originalvolunteers.co.uk

01603 280702

www.originalvolunteers.co.uk

Original Volunteers have been providing affordable and low cost volunteering placements around the world since 2006. Regions covered: Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America.

Otra Cosa Network

UK

info@otracosa.org

01926 730 029

www.otracosa.org

Based in Huanchaco, northern Peru, Otra Cosa Network offers a wide variety of affordable and satisfying volunteering opportunities to well-motivated volunteers from around the world.

Oxbridge TEFL

Spain

pnesbitt@oxbridgetefl.com

+34 93 532 75 65

oxbridgetefl.com/?idc=119&f=gapyear

Four week TEFL courses in Madrid, Barcelona or Online including teaching practice. This course provides you with the skills and qualification to work as an English teacher while travelling abroad. Jobs are available for those who pass with distinction.

Oyster Worldwide Limited

UK

anne@oysterworldwide.com

+44 (0) 1892 770 771

www.oysterworldwide.com

Oyster is the specialist gap-year provider offering paid work projects abroad. Whether you're a ski nut or budding jackaroo, you'll get excellent, personal support throughout.

Pacific Discovery

New Zealand

info@pacificdiscovery.org

+64 3 5467667

www.pacificdiscovery.org

With programmes blending meaningful and challenging travel, cultural immersion, volunteer and community service project, Pacific Discovery offers inspiring summer, semester and gap-year educational travel programs abroad.

PDSA

UK

0800 854 194

www.pdsa.org.uk

A wide range of volunteering opportunities offered. Use the contact form on their website to find out about opportunities in the UK and Ireland. Registered Charity No. 208217.

Pichilemu Institute of Language Studies

Chile

info@studyspanishchile.com

+56 (72) 842488/449

www.studyspanishchile.com

The Pichilemu Language School offers accredited Spanish language courses next to the beach in central Chile. We have Spanish crash courses, intensive Spanish classes, Spanish and Surf programs, and Study Abroad for credit courses. We help arrange accommodation and activities for all our students.

PlayaWay Abroad Ltd

UK

info@playawayabroad.com

UK: 0871 288 4412; Non UK: +

www.playawayabroad.com

Offering seasonal bar and club work at resorts such as Ibiza, Malia, Zante and Magaluf.

Project Trust

UK

info@projecttrust.org.uk

01879 230 444

www.projecttrust.org.uk

Project Trust (charity no. SCO25668) offers long term structured volunteering placements for school leavers (between ages of 17-19) in over twenty countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. Projects, lasting 8 or 12 months, include teaching, social care, journalism and outward bound.

Projects Abroad

UK

info@projects-abroad.co.uk

+44 (0) 1903 708300

www.projects-abroad.co.uk

Overseas placements. Teach English, gain invaluable experience in Medicine, Conservation, Journalism, Business, Care and Community, Sports, Law and Human Rights, Veterinary and more.

Projects Abroad Pro

UK

info@projects-abroad-pro.org

01903 708300

www.projects-abroad-pro.org

Projects Abroad Pro is an arm of Projects Abroad, designed to encourage professionals on a career break and retired seniors to take part in voluntary work in a developing country.

RAC Motoring Services

UK

+44 (0)1922 437000

www.rac.co.uk

The RAC website has lots of useful information on driving in the UK and abroad, with breakdown, insurance and other services.

Real Gap Experience

UK

info@realgap.co.uk

01892 277 040

www.realgap.co.uk

Real Gap offers a wide and diverse range of programmes. These include: volunteering, conservation, adventure travel and expeditions, sports, teaching English, round the world, paid working holidays and learning.

Road2Argentina

Argentina

info@road2argentina.com

+54 114 833 9653

www.road2argentina.com

Study abroad in Argentina and learn all about the country and its culture.

RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

UK

volunteers@rspb.org.uk

01767 680 551

www.rspb.org.uk/joinandhelp/volunteering

Want a career in conservation? Check out the volunteering pages on the RSPBs website for advice, volunteering opportunities and case studies (Registered Charity No. 207076)

SAI - Study Abroad Italy

USA

mail@saiprograms.com

+1 (707) 824 8965

www.studyabroadflorence.com

In conjunction with Florence University SAI offer the chance for international students to live in the heart of this bustling Renaissance city while experiencing modern Florentine life.

Salisbury International Arts Festival

UK

info@salisburyfestival.co.uk

+44 (0) 1722 332 241

www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

Volunteering opportunities include stage manager, helping out with crowd management and leaflet distribution. Registered charity No. 276940.

Shelter

UK

info@shelter.org.uk

+44 (0) 844 515 2000

www.shelter.org.uk

Volunteers are integral to Shelter's fight against bad housing and homelessness. There are a range of different volunteering opportunities available and we support volunteers with a range of skills, experiences and backgrounds. (Charity No. 263710.)

SIT Study Abroad

USA

studyabroad@sit.edu

+1 888 272 7881

www.sit.edu/studyabroad/

Offers undergraduate study abroad programmes in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

SLV.Global

UK

info@slv.global

020 7096 1718

slv.global

SLV.Global is an international volunteering organisation running mental health placements in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, and also Educational Programs in India. All of our placements, ranging from 1 - 12 weeks long, are designed to provide maximum benefit to the communities where we work and at the same time give volunteers the opportunity to gain highly valuable experience in the mental health sector.

Smaller Earth UK

UK

uk@smallerearth.com

+(44) 0151 702 6808

www.smallerearth.com

Smaller Earth is one of the UK's leading gap year travel providers, sending thousands of travellers abroad every year. Whether you're looking to volunteer in Africa, earn money in Australia or party in Bangkok, we've got the perfect collection of travel programmes for you.

SportsCover Direct Ltd

UK

contact@sportscoverdirect.com

01494 484800

www.sportscoverdirect.com

Whether you need to protect your income, are travelling abroad or wanting protection at home, we cover for most eventualities. Our products are tailored to amateurs or semi-professionals taking part in sports and activities including competitions.

Step Together Volunteering

UK

enquiry@step-together.org.uk

+44 (0)117 955 9042

www.step-together.org.uk

We work across England and Scotland, with a focus on helping those most in need of support, including adults and young people who face significant challenges. We provide intensive one-to-one coaching and inspire and enable volunteering placements to match the individual's needs, interests and ambitions.

Street Child

UK

info@street-child.co.uk

www.street-child.co.uk

Street Child is a UK charity that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. We run several international volunteering programmes and are currently hoping to branch these out to gap-year students! We are looking to introduce an exciting 'Youth Volunteering Programme' and need to advertise this programme and the roles we offer.

Student Universe

UK

marketing@studentuniverse.co.uk

0808 234 4107

Whether you’re looking for a great deal on round the world flights, arranging a work abroad placement in Australia or a volunteering trip to Africa, StudentUniverse can handle every aspect of your gap year travel.

Studies Abroad

USA

gap@studiesabroad.com

512-480-8522

studiesabroad.com/gap

ISA has a wide variety of study abroad programs for undergraduate students at accredited schools and universities throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin American, The Middle East and The Pacific.

Talkmobile

UK

0870 071 5888

www.talkmobile.co.uk

Talkmobile provides monthly or pay as you go international mobile SIM cards for travellers wishing to make phone calls abroad.

The Career Break Site

UK

info@thecareerbreaksite.com

www.thecareerbreaksite.com

On The Career Break Site you'll find tons of career break opportunities, like ski instructor courses, TEFL, working abroad and volunteering.

The Great Projects

UK

info@thegreatprojects.com

+44 (0)208 885 4987

www.thegreatprojects.com

We, The Great Projects, specialise in wildlife volunteering projects and currently have 38 projects and 17 Tours throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

The Humanity Exchange

USA

admin@thehumanityexchange.org

+1 778 300 2466

www.thehumanityexchange.org

The Humanity Exchange provides grassroots Volunteer Abroad programs in communities across Ghana, Cameroon, Benin and Columbia, and unique opportunities to volunteer and Learn French in Africa.

The Imaginative Traveller

UK

online@imtrav.net

0845 287 2908

www.imaginative-traveller.com

Individual, escape and volunteering tours available.

The Mighty Roar

UK

hello@themightyroar.co.uk

01233 720676

www.themightyroar.co.uk

The Mighty Roar provide structured, safe and affordable volunteer abroad programmes to make a positive impact in the conservation, research and protection of some of the worlds amazing animals along with helping in the local communities.

The National Trust

UK

enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk

0344 800 1895

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

Learn new skills whilst helping to conserve the UK's heritage. Volunteering opportunities can be found on their website. Registered Charity No. 205846.

The National Trust for Scotland

UK

0131 458 0354

www.nts.org.uk/Volunteering

The National Trust for Scotland is a conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage. Contact them to find out about volunteering opportunities.

The New England Wild Flower Society & Garden in the Woods

USA

information@newenglandwild.org

+1 508 877 7630

www.newenglandwild.org

The oldest plant conservation organization in the USA and a leader in regional plant conservation programmes and native plant studies. They have volunteering and internship opportunities.

Time for God

UK

office@timeforgod.org

+44 (0)1423 536 248

www.timeforgod.org

Time For God has 50 years experience creating full-time volunteering opportunities in the UK and abroad. Find out more about us and then get involved.

V2 Volunteer & Vacation

UK

info@v2volunteers.com

+44 (0)203 289 4611

www.v2volunteers.com

Join us for an amazing volunteering experience on the islands of Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago.

VAP (Volunteer Action for Peace)

UK

action@vap.org.uk

0844 209 0927

www.vap.org.uk

Organises international voluntary work projects in the UK each summer and recruits volunteers to take part in affordable placements abroad that range between two weeks and 12 months.

Virgin Money

UK

info@virginmoney.com

0845 089 6278

http://uk.virginmoney.com

Offers a 'Pre-paid Travel Money Card' enabling travellers to budget more easiliy and spend abroad with greater security.

Volunteer Latin America

UK

info@volunteerlatinamerica.com

+44 (0)20 7193 9163

www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

Volunteer abroad for free or at low-cost in Central and South America via the greenest volunteer advisor on the planet.

Volunteer Vacations

UK

info@volunteervacations.co.uk

01483 331551

www.volunteervacations.co.uk

Voluntary sports coaching, teaching and orphange work abroad helping disadvantaged children.

Volunteering India

India

info@volunteeringindia.com

IN: +91 9716 235 166; UK: +4

www.volunteeringindia.com

Volunteering India provides safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer programs in India to individuals, groups or families. A variety of programs are offered, including cultural exchange programs, internships and gap year programs. A choice of programs includes working with orphans, women empowerment programs, health/HIV programs, teaching English, summer volunteer programs, street children programs and more.

Volunteering Journeys

UK

hello@volunteeringjourneys.com

+44 (0)20 70971877

www.volunteeringjourneys.com

We provide quality programs in Asia and Africa at affordable prices through which one can connect with locals and contribute to local development projects.

Volunteering Matters

UK

volunteer@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

+44 (0) 800 374 991

www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/gapyear

Volunteering Matters place full-time volunteers aged 18-35 away from home on hundreds of health and social care projects across the UK. Accommodation and subsistence is provided.

Volunteering Solutions

India

info@volunteeringsolutions.com

+91 9871371009

www.volunteeringsolutions.com

A safe and affordable volunteer program offering the oppurtunity to volunteer in hospitals, orphanages and clinics around the world. Volunteers will be immersed into the culture and live with local families.

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)

UK

enquiry@vsoint.org

+44 (0)20 8780 7500

www.vsointernational.org

As a volunteer, you can make a unique difference to the world. With VSO, you'll get something few other volunteering organisations offer - an opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

Wild Futures' Monkey Sanctuary

UK

volunteer@wildfutures.org

+44 (0)1503 262 532

www.monkeysanctuary.org

Residential volunteering opportunities available, offering an ideal opportunity to learn more about primates and their conservation and welfare whilst also helping with the day-to-day running of a busy sanctuary.

Wildlife PACT

India

wildlifepact@gmail.com

+91 99 10 586006

www.wildlifepact.org

Wildlife PACT offers volunteering opportunities to students of wildlife, ethnology, anthropology, conservation and environment studies. Short and long term projects available.

Work & Volunteer Abroad (WAVA)

UK

0800 80 483 80

www.workandvolunteer.com

Experience the world on one of WAVA's Gap Year programmes. Choose from a range of volunteer and work Gap Year travel projects around the world, and let WAVA help you See more & Do more around the world.

WorkingAbroad

UK

victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com

+44 (0)1273 479047

www.workingabroad.com

Choose from a range of volunteering opportunities, including marine and terrestrial wildlife conservation, environmental education, language teaching, childcare and healthcare. Caters for all ages, gap years up to seniors, professionals taking sabbaticals and students wanting to gain field experience.

Youth Hostel Association

UK

volunteers@yha.org.uk

0800 0191 700

www.yha.org.uk/volunteering

If you've got some free time and would like to support YHA, there are many volunteering activities you can get involved with.