Volunteer abroad with Africa & Asia Venture (AV)
Our vision is to create volunteer opportunities for you to live and work in the developing world, to have an ‘experience for life’ and to promote global citizenship.
Our expertise and knowledge will allow you to get the most from your experience whilst knowing you are in safe hands.
“The life lessons our daughter learnt on AV will serve her well for the rest of her life. Some things cannot be taught, only experienced.” Linda, AV parent.
AV gives you the opportunity to experience…
Independence | Teamwork | Different perspectives | New skills | Life without technology | Adventure | Real challenges | Another language | A different you | Leadership | Diversity | Mentoring | Life away from home | New friendships |Personal growth | Freedom | The world | A new country | Contrast | Cultural understanding | Organisational skills | Adaptability | Communication skills | Self-motivation | Problem-solving | Joy | Initiative | Fundraising | Coaching | A different way of life | Teaching | Sense of accomplishment | Global citizenship | Making an impact
Every AV story is unique. What will yours be?
Cultural immersionExperience a new culture and way of life by being part of it.
Make an impactCarefully selected projects where you can make a lasting difference.
Independent travelThe opportunity to explore the region that is now your second home.
Independence + supportBalance of individual independence yet providing 24/7 in-country support.
Group-basedWith other AV volunteers to share experiences, support and friendships.
IndividualWe look after you as an individual from the time you first get in touch.
Man-years of service
Where will you go?
We have long term partnerships with communities across Africa and Asia where our gap year volunteers can make a genuine impact.
What will you do?
Whatever you are passionate about, we can find the placement where you can have the greatest impact.
We are passionate about the impact young people can have on the world around us. You have an abundance of skills, talents, passion and enthusiasm which have the potential to make a difference.
Tell us about your skills and talents and we’ll find the perfect placement for you!