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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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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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…

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We have 11 month Schools Assistant placements throughout this beautiful country. Based in a boarding school, you will be helping teachers in the classroom, organising extra-curricular activities,…

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Fast track your skills with a Higher Diploma in Drums A Higher Diploma in Music Performance course at ICMP is a great way to progress your drumming by immersing yourself in a fully drum-focused musical…

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Higher Diploma in Music Performance - Guitar Course Fast track your skills. A Higher Diploma in Music Performance course at ICMP London is a great way to progress your guitar playing by immersing…

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Music Production Course - 6 week part-time course About this course Level: Beginner - No previous learning is required, however a passion for music and production is essential! Our 6-week…

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Higher Diploma in Music Performance - Bass Guitar (1 Year) Fast track your skills. A Higher Diploma in Music Performance Bass course at ICMP is a great way to progress your bass playing by immersing…

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Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate Host?  If you have a penchant to provide perfect service this could be the alpine job you’ve been waiting for.  Manage a large chalet with…

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Can you party and problem solve in equal measures?  Are you a true people person with a natural gift of the gab? Set the scene of your guest’s holiday, being their ‘go to’ friendly…

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  Is your love for food and service unrivalled?  Do you know your pâté from your parfait? Do you have real enthusiasm and determination to deliver the highest of standards and…

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  Are you a logical leader, ultimately unflappable and daringly dynamic?  It’s time to step up… take on the ultimate resort role which is as rewarding as it is challenging.…

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PLEASE NOTE: Both applicants need to apply separately to be considered for Chalet Host pair/couple positions. Two... is the magic number. Double up to run a ski chalet and spend a winter…

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  The buzz of a busy kitchen, the ultimate team and the chance to work in one of our most sought after resorts… how does that sound?    Develop your knowledge in food and…

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  Are you canapé connoisseur, hot on hospitality with a cooking style that goes the extra mile? If you have an appetite for producing both excellent food and service this could be the…

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Catering Assistant There is nothing like the buzz of a busy kitchen producing great food. PGL takes great pride in serving quality dishes to our young guests and staff, and with children’s…

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Housekeeping Assistant There is nothing like the feel of a freshly made bed. PGL takes great pride in creating a great first impression for our young guests and staff, and with children’s…

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Have a French adventure this 2018! Package equivalent to £8,266 to £12,481 pro rata (dependent on age & language fluency); full training and access to qualification…

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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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Our sports programme in Ghana works in partnership with Football For Hope (FFH) which uses sport to help re-engage young people.  In the Cape Coast area, FFH is part of an extensive network of…

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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…

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