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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Paid allowance on placement: 250 euros net per week Spain is famous for its cuisine and stunning Mediterranean beaches, but there is so much more in store! Friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyles,…

  • Jobs
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  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity

Love performing? Want to spend your summer teaching drama in the USA? Look no further… As a drama counsellor, it’s your job to encourage campers to unleash their creative side! Camps take…

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  • A Level Training Scheme
  • Part Time
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  • Gap Year
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  • School Leaver
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  • Travel and Tourism
  • Jewellery
  • Performing Arts
  • Study Abroad
  • Graphics and Game Design
  • Photography

Want to spend 9 weeks living and working on a summer camp in the USA? Love horses? Be a horse-riding counsellor next summer! Hundreds of camps are looking for people with a passion for working with…

  • Jobs
  • Part Time
  • Gap Year
  • School Leaver
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  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Horseracing and Equine
  • Study Abroad

Are you a Tennis instructor or have a passion for the sport? Camps in the USA want YOU to work on their camp this summer! You could spend your days in the sun, teaching a sport that you love to amazing…

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  • Employability Skills
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  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Study Abroad
  • Health & Safety

Are you a qualified Lifeguard? Want to move your job from the pool to a lake in the USA? Then Camp America is for you! Spend your summer soaking up the sun with the coolest job on camp. Every camp needs…

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  • Part Time
  • Gap Year
  • School Leaver
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  • Health and Social Care
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Study Abroad
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  • Winter Sports

Whether you love living in large cities or prefer a more rural setting, you’re bound to find something that suits you in the beautiful country of Canada. From teaching placements at prestigious boarding…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits

Situated on the coast of West Africa, Ghana is a country full of beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and the world’s largest artificial lake – Lake Volta!   Although a stable…

  • Employment & Training
  • Level 1
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  • Health and Social Care
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Medical
  • Leisure
  • Midwifery and Nursing

Argentina is an incredible country, full of cultural charm and natural wonders. From the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls in the north, to the culturally diverse and vibrant capital of Buenos Aires to the natural…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Languages & ESOL

Caring placements will involve working in Leonard Cheshire Homes and homes for the elderly as well as in centres dedicated to the care of those with disabilities. Volunteers form strong relationships with…

  • Gap Year
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  • Health and Social Care
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Employability Skills

Ecuador is a country that has it all; from Andean peaks to Amazonian Rainforest, from indigenous markets to colonial towns, from beaches to volcanic islands full of fascinating wildlife,…

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  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
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  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity

Make Winter 2018/19 one to remember by embarking on a ski season! Whether you’re new to seasonaire life or a veritable veteran of the slopes, choosing to work for Skiworld could prove to be the…

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  • Gap Year
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Customer Service
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  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Study Abroad
  • Recruitment
  • Hotel Management
  • Winter Sports
  • Chef

Health worker placements are some of our most challenging but rewarding volunteering placements. Based in local health centres in Ghana, volunteers help the local staff, who are usually overworked and…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Medical

  Are you still looking for a place at University in 2019? You don’t have to wait until A Level results day to apply through clearing -    We invite you to  the world…

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  • Level 7+
  • Employment & Training
  • College Higher Education
  • Alternative Courses/Degrees
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Fashion
  • Gap Year
  • Hair, Beauty & Barbering
  • Music, Media & Games
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Academic & Education
  • Art & Design
  • Employability Skills
  • Project Management
  • Creative & Digital Media
  • Writing & Interviewing
  • Start your own business
  • Beauty
  • Photography
  • Interior Design
  • Creative Industry

Make a real impact volunteering in Peru Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?    Volunteer…

  • Gap Year
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  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Make a real impact volunteering in Borneo Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?  Volunteer from…

  • Gap Year
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  • Marine
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Make a real impact volunteering in Kenya Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?  Volunteer from…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Make a real impact volunteering in Costa Rica Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?  Volunteer…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Marine
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Make a real impact volunteering in Ecuador Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?  Volunteer…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Marine
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Make a real impact volunteering in Cambodia Are you looking to do something meaningful with your gap year, or gain some valuable real-world experience before starting your career?  Volunteer…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Gap Year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Study Abroad

Fiji is made up of a group of tropical islands in the South Pacific with a unique mixture of Polynesian and European influences. The local people are warm, friendly and extremely generous,…

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  • Jobs
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Level 3
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity

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