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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Now offering 50% Busaries for UK Nationals - Making 5-11 month placements in Oz & NZ just £1,350!! PLUS Paid allowance on placement Living and working in Australia on your gap year allows…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits

Now offering 50% Busaries for UK Nationals - Making 5-11 month placements in Oz & NZ just £1,350!! We have 11 month Schools Assistant placements throughout this beautiful country. Based in…

  • Jobs
  • A Level Training Scheme
  • Employability Skills
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Traineeships
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Academic & Education
  • Employability Skills

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,…

  • College Courses
  • Jobs
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Level 3
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Languages & ESOL

March 2019 NEWS FLASH: we currently have 2 last minute spaces departing SEPTEMBER 2019 for 6 months! PLEASE Contact ASAP if interested; these are AMAZING opportunities! Caring placements will involve…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Traineeships
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Employability Skills

March 2019 NEWS FLASH: we currently have 2 sought after spaces departing SEPTEMBER 2019 for 6 months due to unforeseen drop outs! PLEASE Contact ASAP if interested. Plan ahead to ensure you don't…

  • College Courses
  • Jobs
  • A Level Training Scheme
  • Employability Skills
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Traineeships
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Employability Skills
  • Medical

SPECIAL OFFER: £1000 reduction for Latin America 4-5 month placements!  (ECUADOR & ARGENTINA) LIMIITED TIME ONLY, SO APPLY SOON! Ecuador is a country that has it all; from…

  • Jobs
  • Employability Skills
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Employment & Training
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity

SPECIAL OFFER: £1000 reduction for Latin America 4-5 month placements!  (ECUADOR & ARGENTINA) LIMIITED TIME ONLY, SO APPLY SOON! Argentina is an incredible country, full of…

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

SPECIAL OFFER: £1000 reduction for Latin America 4-5 month placements!  (ECUADOR & ARGENTINA) LIMIITED TIME ONLY, SO APPLY SOON! We currently offer unique experiences working…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Academic & Education
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Countryside Management

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…

  • Gap Year
  • Gap Year
  • Travel and Tourism

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
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Medical
  • Midwifery and Nursing

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…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits

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

If you've got the travel bug and want to see as much as you can whilst adding real value to local communities, sign up for Project Asia! Join us for 3 months on projects in Vietnam and Cambodia,…

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

Spain is famous for its cuisine and stunning Mediterranean beaches, but there is so much more in store! Friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyles, world famous art, architecture and a rich vein of…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Academic & Education
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Maths & English

Our 5 to 10 month host placements in Poland are varied. You could be working in a kindergarten in Platerki; teaching at a convent school run by nuns in Walbrzych and Jaroslaw; or working with blind children…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Academic & Education
  • Languages & ESOL

Lattitude volunteers in Poland are based at a variety of schools from pre-school to high school level for 5 to 10 months. You will officially adopt the position of teaching assistants, but will often…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Academic & Education
  • Outdoor Pursuits

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

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
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Teaching
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Medical
  • Leisure
  • Midwifery and Nursing

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