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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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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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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Learn about UX while you travel the world and work for a startup. We are now taking applications for our travel internship program in Bali, Thailand and Australia. Combine work experience with travel…

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Learn about digital marketing while you travel the world and work for a startup. We are now taking applications for our travel internship program in Bali and Thailand. Combine work experience with travel…

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Learn about business and market research while you travel the world and work for a startup. We are now taking applications for our travel internship program in Bali and Thailand. Combine work experience…

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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…

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At Lattitude we believe that young people working together in a culture different from their own can create lasting change in a local community and within themselves. What is the Ghana Action Project?: An…

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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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