Gap Year

Gap Year Programmes and Jobs: Find Gap Year Volunteer Opportunities in the UK and Abroad

Missed out on a university place and forced to take a year out? Or have a uni or apprenticeship place booked but want to travel for a bit before diving into your career? Then joining the ever-growing cohort of gappers doing something worthwhile for a year is an option that could improve your future prospects – if you choose well.

To aid you in your search for a fulfilling and career enhancing gap year we have a good selection of listings from a range of providers. Use the search box to the left or take a look at our featured programmes below. The list of opportunities changes regularly as new companies and institutions come on board the good ship notgoingtouni, or as existing partners add new placements and jobs.

To give you an idea of the sort of gap year providers available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us:

-          Restless Development – A youth-led development agency placing international volunteers in Africa and Asia

-          Azafady - A registered UK charity working in association with an NGO in Madagascar on a range of health, education and environmental projects

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Frontier – Offers over 300 volunteering abroad projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Australasia and Europe

-          Gap 360 – Paid jobs abroad, Volunteering options working with wildlife or in conservation
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Lattitude Global Volunteering - An international youth development charity

plus many more


So whether you plan to learn a language, teach abroad, head overseas to help a community or stay in the UK and do volunteer work, with so many options for working with projects in different countries, we are sure you can find a gap year to suit your objectives and benefit your professional and personal life too.


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We Are Talent is a hospitality agency pioneering flexible VIP work offering flexible hours at a range of venues across the UK. For this particular role we are looking for keen waiters and waitresses to…

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Join Pod Volunteer to care for monkeys, bears and other wild animals living onsite at a tropical wildlife sanctuary. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

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Join Pod Volunteer to contribute to turtle, shark and potato bass research at world famous dive sites in Sodwana Bay. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

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Join Pod Volunteer to protect, track and research elephant herds in the beautiful Southern African desert. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees…

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Join Pod Volunteer to help the project to protect turtle’s eggs and release hatchlings on a tropical beach. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees…

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Join Pod Volunteer to support a local team and contribute to integral conservation research and assist in protecting the reefs whilst living on the idyllic island of Koh Tao and exploring its world famous…

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Join Pod Volunteer to care for retired elephants rescued from logging and tourism industries in a tropical wildlife sanctuary Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

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Join Pod Volunteer to support day care centres and schools to promote education and break the cycle of poverty within the communities of Udaipur. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your…

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Join Pod Volunteer to support the vital work being done by the local team by caring for dogs and cats in need, set on a stunning tropical island. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your…

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Join Pod Volunteer and live in Greater Kruger National Park, supporting a local research team to ensure the future of the area’s ecosystem. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your…

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Join Pod Volunteer to help care for injured dogs, cows and animals in the colourful city of Udaipur! Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees that you…

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MINIMUM AGE- 18 PROJECT DATES- July-August 2019  DURATION- 6 Weeks At Lattitude we believe that young people working together in a culture different from their own can…

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Summer camps will hire staff to teach performing arts to their campers over the summer, and we are looking for talented dance, gymnastics and cheer leaders to use their skills at summer camp and have the…

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Positions include climbing, ropes, zip lining, ecology, archery, paintball, canyoning, hiking and mountaineering. We are looking for staff who love working in the great outdoors and want to share their…

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The role of a horse riding instructor is definitely demanding, both physically and time wise, but also extremely rewarding and so much fun! We always say, as a horse riding instructor you have two sets…

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Every American summer camp that Wild Packs work with has a lake and/or swimming pools. They require confident and competent aquatics staff to teach swimming to the campers and work as lifeguards, ensuring…

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If art, theatre, or music is your thing then camp is the place for you! Camps have a wide variety of positions available within the arts, allowing the kids to learn lots of different skills. Activities…

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Summer camp in America is a really big deal! It has an amazing impact on around twelve million children and goodness only knows how many staff. If you like working with kids, love adventure and you're…

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If you love heights, climbing up rock faces and swinging from trees then we have a USA camp job for you! We are looking for outdoorsy folk who love adventure, are looking for an amazing summer job which…

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Have the summer of a lifetime working in the USA  and teach tennis at summer camp! You'll be part of a team of tennis enthusasts at camp and a wider group of camp staff, who are from all over…

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