Community Projects

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South ...

Koh Samui Childcare Volunteers

The classic beach life dream... we've all had it, and we all WANT it. Guess what? This is that, for ...

Thailand Building Volunteers

Volunteer on your gap year in Thailand

Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes including the development of a new educational centre, renovation of ...

Thailand Childcare Volunteers

Thailand is one of those countries that desperately need volunteers like you. You’ll find that teaching in Thailand is rewarding ...

Koh Samui Teaching Volunteers

Want to teach on a paradise island, right by the beach? 'Yes'?! You've found the project for you! You’ll be ...

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get ...

Medical Elective in Namibia

Experience/ Qualifications required: Must be already qualified in this field or at university studying medicine or similar. Nationalities: This programme is ...

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

Get a real sense of achievement and become a teaching volunteer in Ghana. Many schools in Ghana are hugely underfunded ...

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

An exciting and thoroughly rewarding experience awaits you when you decide to become a childcare volunteer in Ghana. Like many ...

South Africa Teaching Volunteers

Whilst you're teaching in South Africa, you'll get involved in various aspects of community work and development initiatives that will ...

Cambodia Volunteering

Thinking of doing something worthwhile on your travels? Considering ways that you can offer assistance to communities who are in ...

Thailand Medical Volunteers

This nursing and medical project assists villagers in rural and poor parts of Thailand that require medical assistance and education ...

Peru Youth Outreach Volunteers

Become a Peru volunteer and get involved in some amazing community volunteer projects, helping to take care of some of ...

Malawi Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Malawi and prepare to be creative, imaginative and flexible as you work with large groups of eager pupils. ...

South Africa Surf and Community Volunteers

Learn how to surf and then teach some fantastic children ensuring they are safe and following the instructions. You'll experience the ...

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who ...

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s ...

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to ...

Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar ...

India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

Based in a beautiful region of northern India, this Himalaya volunteer and India adventure programme is an excellent choice if ...

Brazil Community Development in Rio

Welcome to Rio! By deciding to volunteer and spend time in the favelas of Rio, you'll be helping out underpriliveged ...

India Goa Community Volunteers

If you've ever wanted to step out of the 'normal holiday' and do something more worthwhile with your time, our ...

India Goa Volunteer and Adventure

Spending time on this option is a great way to sample the essence of India all in one go. You’ll ...

South Africa Childcare Volunteers

This is one our most rewarding South Africa volunteer programmes which gives you the opportunity to really make a difference ...

Malawi Medical Volunteers

Be a medical volunteer abroad in one of Africa’s most beautiful but deprived countries. Spend your time volunteering in many ...

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to ...

Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

This programme offers you the opportunity to become part of the local Thai community and gain a true understanding of ...

Nepal Community Volunteers

Choose to volunteer in Nepaland there area variety of volunteer projects you can get involved in. Make a real contribution ...

South Africa Sports Volunteers

Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the ...

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you ...

Peru Support For Disabled Children

One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and ...

South Africa Literacy Volunteers

This project presents a great opportunity to experience the real South Africa in a small community near Cape Town, as ...

South Africa Children's Hospital Volunteers

You will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick ...

Thailand Teaching Volunteers

Teach in Thailand and help Thai Children prepare for a better future by teaching them English in the rural Surin ...

Child Care Internship in Cape Town

Advised experience/qualifications:Work experience in the field of special needs is not essential but beneficial Nationalities:This programme is open to all nationalities ...

Fiji Sustainable Communities

Get involved and become part of the local community by volunteering in villages in the stunning Yasawa Islands on this ...

Bali Building and Renovation Volunteers

Pull those sleeves up, it's time to get stuck in! Make a difference to a Balinese community and support local ...

Vietnam Childcare Volunteers

Want to make a difference by working with children abroad? Head to the buzzin' Vietnam to the heart of Ho ...

Nepal Monastery Teaching Volunteers

Make a real contribution to the lives of Buddhist monks and immerse yourself in the culture by volunteering and living ...

Malawi Sports and Community

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, with over half of the population living below the poverty line and ...

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally ...

Community Projects

Top trips - Community Projects

Volunteering with children and the community abroad is a popular travel option for people who want to experience a life changing opportunity to help develop underprivileged children’s skills and equip them for a brighter future in further education. Whether you choose to volunteer with children in Africa, Asia, or South America, we offer volunteer work with communities in countries all over the world, you’re sure to find the volunteer project in a country that suits you!

Community volunteering projects
Real Gap Experience has a huge number of community volunteering projects that span the globe. For example, you could head to Vietnam and volunteer with children or you could volunteer in Zambia on our community project
 

With a wide range of worthwhile community projects on offer you will definitley find the right trip for you. For more information just give our travel advisers a call or why not download a copy of our latest brochure...

41 Trips

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

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South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South Africa; near Port Elizabeth on the world famous Garden Route.

Koh Samui Childcare Volunteers

Koh Samui Childcare Volunteers

The classic beach life dream... we've all had it, and we all WANT it. Guess what? This is that, for real! On this awesome project you can make the dream a reality - you’ll be helping to look after and teach English to pre-school children between the age to 2-5 years old. Even better news, the accommodation is a 2 minute walk from the beach!

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Volunteer on your gap year in Thailand

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Thailand Building Volunteers

Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes including the development of a new educational centre, renovation of child care centres and the improvemnet of facilities in poor communities near the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border.

Thailand Childcare Volunteers

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Thailand Childcare Volunteers

Thailand is one of those countries that desperately need volunteers like you. You’ll find that teaching in Thailand is rewarding and much welcomed. With your level of education you’ll find that you can make an immediate impact in many places in Asia. You will be based just outside Surin, based in one of the childcare centres that provide a safe place for the children from working families. And why not go on our Thailand experience trip beforehand?

Koh Samui Teaching Volunteers

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Koh Samui Teaching Volunteers

Want to teach on a paradise island, right by the beach? 'Yes'?! You've found the project for you! You’ll be coaching up to 100 primary age children to reach a government set English language level to improve their chances of employment in their adult life ... a worthwhile task!

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

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Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get your hands dirty, help to build new homes for a rural Zambian village using traditional methods, and learn from an amazing community about their culture. You'll also have the rewarding opportunity to help out in a local school and nursery and visit a local feeding programme for orphaned children, as well as work in the pharmacy at the hospital. 

Medical Elective in Namibia

Medical Elective in Namibia

This medical internship in Namibia is perfect for those looking to gain valuable and rewarding experience, working in a remote rural health clinic that has been set up to provide healthcare and support to Namibia’s San Bushman community.

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

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Ghana Teaching Volunteers

Get a real sense of achievement and become a teaching volunteer in Ghana. Many schools in Ghana are hugely underfunded and understaffed, meaning that lesson content can be limited and repetitive.

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

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Ghana Childcare Volunteers

An exciting and thoroughly rewarding experience awaits you when you decide to become a childcare volunteer in Ghana. Like many countries in the developing world, Ghana has a large number of abandoned children across the country, many of whom, for a variety of reasons have been left to fend for themselves.

South Africa Teaching Volunteers

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South Africa Teaching Volunteers

Whilst you're teaching in South Africa, you'll get involved in various aspects of community work and development initiatives that will provide you with a diverse and varied experience, providing a great insight into the lives of underprivileged individuals in Cape Town.

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