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Students share their stories on life-changing trip

“The children try their hardest to learn your name and will not let go of your hand; it genuinely feels like this tiny child has been your sibling all this time and is learning just from following your actions. I just don’t want any of them to let me go.”

Volunteering in Africa – video

A snapshot of the AV volunteer experience in Africa. Make an impact, travel, explore, make friends, gain skills – everyone has their own story. What will yours be?

Volunteering in Asia – video

An insight into our gap year volunteering opportunities in Asia – combine volunteer projects with travel and adventure for an unforgettable experience.

AV Alumni Joanne Dwyer on Huff Post

Joanne Dwyer is a British writer who first fell in love with Africa as an AV volunteer teacher in Kenya. Joanne is the founding director of an educational charity working with schools in Kenya.

Molly in Tanzania

It was with a swirling mixture of excitement and sadness that we boarded the Kenya Airways flight back to Heathrow but we all concluded that the slog of work had been totally worth it. We had made life long friends, seen so much and not wasted a minute of those 5 months.