Community Projects

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Sports Volunteers

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

South Africa Childcare Volunteers

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tanzania Community Volunteers

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

Malawi Medical Volunteers

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

India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

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

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 ...

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 ...

Thailand Childcare Volunteers

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

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

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. ...

Nepal Community Volunteers

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

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

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

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 ...

Thailand Teaching Volunteers

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

Thailand Medical Volunteers

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

Cambodia Volunteering

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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. 

Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

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Ecuador Amazon Teaching Volunteers

This programmes offers a fantastic and unique opportunity for you to help teach English to children in rural schools to assist them in their future development, helping to support and maintain healthy communities in the rich, biodiverse Ecuadorian Amazon.

Costa Rica Care For Vulnerable Children

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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 have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned, as well as those whose parents simply can’t afford to take care of them during the day.

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

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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 wildest wildlife spots – South Africa’s Kruger National Park – a week with wild whale sharks, diving and exploring the coral reefs in the warm blue waters of the ocean. Soak up the culture and learn what life’s like in a Swazi village.

Tanzania Community Volunteers

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Tanzania Community Volunteers

Becoming a community volunteer in Tanzania is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local communities near Dar Es Salaam and get involved in some amazing community projects. On top of all this, Tanzania is a rich and diverse country with an abundance of fascinating places to visit during your free time... all in all making it a must visit gap year travel destination!

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,369
India Himalaya Volunteer and Adventure

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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 you want to make a difference to the lives of local people as well as having a real India adventure in an area that is normally forgotten by many travellers to Asia.

Brazil Community Development in Rio

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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 families by looking after (and having loads of fun!) their children while their parents head to work for the day.

Minimum 3 weeks From $1,499
South Africa Childcare Volunteers

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South Africa Childcare Volunteers

This is one our most rewarding South Africa volunteer programmes which gives you the opportunity to really make a difference to lives of the children at the centre. This volunteer programme is based at Doreen’s Creche, a well established Childcare Centre in the Masiphumelele Township, near Cape Town. The centre takes care of over 50 children aged from three to six years during the day whilst their parents go out to work.

Malawi Medical Volunteers

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Malawi Medical Volunteers

Be a medical volunteer abroad in one of Africa’s most beautiful but deprived countries. Spend your time volunteering in many different project areas from field dressing clinics to local childcare centres on this medical programme.

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

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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 care for the elephants and their mahouts who rely entirely on their elephants for their own survival. The project works to slowly and continuously improve the wellbeing of the elephants by educating the tourists who come to visit, the elephant keepers (mahouts) and the local community.

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