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Volunteering Abroad

Volunteer travel with Real Gap Experience is unlike any other kind of travel. You'll spend time with local people, work with locally run projects and stay in locally owned accommodation. Plus, you'll gain a unique insight into your chosen destination and make a positive contribution to the world we live in.


Responsible Travel

The volunteer projects we work with are carefully sourced, and are run by our locally recruited in-country coordinators who research them to make sure that they are worthwhile and that the hard work of volunteers is going to make a difference in the long term. We believe it is vitally important to support worthwhile projects in a sustainable way that doesn't have a destabilising effect on their development and the wider community.


Teaching and Childcare

Becoming a volunteer teacher is a great way to make a difference, share your skills and become a part of a local community. Schools and childcare centres often rely on volunteer teachers to bring fun and creative lessons into the classroom. Check out our Thailand Childcare Volunteers and Ghana Teaching Volunteers programmes.


Wonderful Wildlife

Volunteering with wildlife will give you a unique chance to get up close to some of the world’s most amazing creatures. Our South Africa Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation sees you helping out on a gorgeous game reserve, while our Thailand Elephant Village Volunteers trip gets you up close and personal with majestic elephants!


Sports Coaching

If you love sports, volunteering as a sports coach will be right up your street. Sport is such an important outlet for children, and your work will make a massive difference in their lives. You might even come across the next sports superstar! Become a football coach in Ghana, or a sports coach in South Africa.



If you’re destined for a medical career, we have a range of excellent opportunities for you to gain skills and experience in real medical settings. Embark on an India Medical Internship, gain experience with Physiotherapy in Ghana, or help out at a children’s hospital in South Africa.


See all our volunteering opportunities here.