Gap Year Volunteering
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.
Become a global citizen today and start being the change you want to see.
We need… “informed, passionate individuals working together to form effective movements for change.
People who care about helping those in the world’s poorest places improve their lives. We call them global citizens.” Bill and Melinda Gates
Not sure where you want to go or what you want to do?
Take our Gap Year Quiz to reveal your ideal year out…
Volunteer Your Skills
We work with each and every one of our volunteers to find out what you are good at to ensure your talents are put to good use on our programs.
Just tell us what you can do and we’ll make sure you have the opportunity to share those skills in a way that will benefit one of our partner communities.
These are just some of the options:
If art, drama or music is your thing then consider sharing your creative talents on a volunteer project overseas.
A chance to learn about music, art and dance in different cultures and languages and be inspired!
Whether it’s after-school classes, health or building projects, there are numerous ways you can be a valuable member of your new community.
We will find you just the right place to ensure your skills are well utilized.
Whether you’re keen on football, running, netball, rugby, basketball, cricket, hockey, volleyball, athletics or perhaps just a simple game of tag, catch or duck duck goose – the opportunities for volunteer sports coaching are endless!
The enthusiasm and work of AV gap year volunteers is valued by schools, not only for the extra help they provide but also for the inspiration and confidence that is passed on to the children they work with, spending time with them and adding a global dimension to their education.
If you’d prefer an alternative duration, get in touch and we’ll work with you to find the perfect itinerary!
If you’re keen to volunteer AND travel (as we know most of you are), don’t worry, we’ve made sure you can do both!
If you join our 12 week program you’ll have the choice to tag on 4 weeks of independent travel time with 24/7 in-country support for advice and help in emergencies.
If you are joining us for less than 12 weeks, don’t worry, you’ll still have time to explore at weekends and at half term!