By spending a gap year living and working in a local community, you’ll make an impact whilst experiencing life from a different perspective. With the right balance between independence and 24 hour available support you can shape your own transformational year, while making new friends and discovering another part of the world.
Don’t just take our word for it.
Find out how becoming an AV can change your future, by hearing what Sophie has to say in this video.
Africa & Asia Venture (AV) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, passionate about helping young people become global citizens.
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.
“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?
Man-years of service
Where will you go?
As an established gap year company, with more than 30 years of experience, we have long term partnerships with communities across Africa and Asia. Our gap year and summer program participants 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!