Celebrating 25 years of Volunteering & Adventure Travel

Programs from 2 - 16+ weeks all year round across Africa & Asia All DestinationsAll Activities

Celebrating 25 years of Volunteering & Adventure Travel

All DestinationsAll Activities

Get a FREE safari when you join us in East Africa!

Not sure where you want to go or what you want to do?

Take our Gap Year Quiz to reveal your ideal year out…

Get more from your Gap Year Programs with AV…

  • Programs from 2 – 16+ weeks all year round, travel whenever you like for as long as you like.
  • Travel on our Gap Year Programs and experience life as a local rather than a tourist.
  • Say no to youth hostels and coach trips, say yes to a true gap year experience!
  • Travel independently but supported by us, you choose your itinerary and we help you achieve it.
  • We run our own gap year programs and never rely on a 3rd party, so AV are with you every step of the way.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of your destination.
  • Challenge yourself and improve your career prospects.
  • Make lifelong friends and lasting memories.
  • Experience adventures you never dreamed possible.

A fantastic experience. Unforgettable and highly recommended…. being immersed in the culture and meeting lots of different people was amazing.

Georgie, Gap Year Program

I loved meeting and integrating with the local community through the teaching, building, transport and playing football with the local children and adults.

Toby, Summer Program

Travel to India for a Unique Gap Year Experience

Live in the foothills of the Himalayas and experience a traditional way of life with the Lepcha tribe.

This is an unforgettable adventure that will change your life forever and make you see the world differently.

Enhance your CV or Resume with stand out work experience.

Volunteer with children and teach English, sports, music, drama and much more.

Next group program departs 11th February 2020 for 5 to 16 weeks.

*Ask for our offer if you want to come with a friend.

Escape to Kenya for a Wild Gap Year Experience

Spend your Gap Year by the beach in Kenya and get stand out work experience at the same time!

Live in a local community, volunteer in the village school, leave a lasting legacy, be more than just a tourist.

You can teach English, sports, music, drama and much more. You don’t need any qualifications, just bags of enthusiasm.

Go WILD, explore on a FREE Safari or have a close encounter with Elephants and Giraffes.

Relax on the beach, enjoy water sports or travel across Africa. You could even climb mount Kilimanjaro!

Next group program departs 9th January 2020 for 5 to 16 weeks. Flexible travel options are available.

*Ask for our offer if you want to come with a friend.

Get a FREE safari when you join us in East Africa!

What you’ll do on our work experience & gap year programs


Cultural immersion

Experience a new culture and way of life by being part of it. It’s a whole new way to travel.

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Adventure travel

The opportunity to explore the region that is now your second home. Gap year travel with a difference.

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Make an impact

Carefully selected projects where you can make a genuine impact by sharing your skills.

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At Africa & Asia Venture (AV) we believe in a different type of gap year travel.

Where there’s adventure and excitement but also where you find your second home.
Where you don’t just look at the scenery, you become part of the community.
It’s more than travel.
It’s a different way to see the world.



AV Volunteers

Man-years of service



Unique experiences

Where will you go?

As one of the longest established gap year companies, with 25 years of experience, we have long term partnerships with communities across Africa and Asia.

Our communities

We run volunteer and gap year programs in nine countries across Africa and Asia.

Where will you go?

What will you do?

Whatever you are passionate about, we can find the gap year programs where you can have the greatest impact.

Make an 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!

Why do we do what we do?

It’s simple.

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NEW: Language & Cultural Program in China

Do something better with your summer!

Experience the fascinating culture of China in Alibaba’s home town of Hangzhou.

Learn Mandarin and then put it in to practice.

Enhance your CV or Resume with Mandarin to help you stand out from the crowd.

Enjoy cultural experiences such as cooking, painting, calligraphy and a tea ceremony.

You’ll also have the opportunity to travel if you choose!

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