Raleigh International


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An Adventure Worth Sharing

Sustainable development charity Raleigh International runs life-changing Expeditions to some of the most remote places on the planet. Choose to volunteer in Malaysian Borneo, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, Nepal and Tanzania.

A five, seven or 10-week Expedition provides exposure to different people, new cultures, situations, and environments. Adventure is at the heart of it. 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 through unique and stunning landscapes.

Volunteers are challenged to achieve things they didn’t know they were capable of and return home with the power to create lasting change.

“I feel like we’re going to be friends forever. And you really make a difference. I’m only 19 and I’ve already set up some taps with people in a community in Borneo, how many people can say that?”

Blythe, volunteered in Malaysian Borneo

What’s in it for me?

  • Work on meaningful, sustainable projects on your gap year.

  • Create change in rural communities and develop skills for yourself.

  • Explore a new country and see amazing things.

  • Be part of a team and make lifelong friends from all over the world.

Sound good? Then what are you waiting for? Have an Adventure Worth Sharing.

Get your Expedition Guide
Our guide is packed with pictures from the stunning countries we work in, inspirational volunteer stories while also giving you information about the impact and adventure you could have on an Expedition. Download a copy here (

When can you go?

We run Expeditions throughout the year. You can join us in February, March, June, July, October and November so there’s bound to be a date that works for you.

Who can apply for a Raleigh Expedition?

All you need to take part is an open mind, commitment and a desire to change your world for the better. If you’re ready for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re aged 17-24 and looking to make a difference whilst having an adventure, then look no further.

A little bit older? Have a look at our 25+ opportunities

A little bit younger? You can apply for one of our programmes at 16 as long as you turn 17 whilst on Expedition. If this is you, give us a call on +44 (0) 207 183 1286 so we can have a chat before you apply.