With so many incredible volunteering options lying under our travelly belt, it's no surprise that volunteering abroad is one of the most popular choices when it comes to gap year travel!
We work closely with projects that have either been established by locals or NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) to enable they grow sustainably. Here at Real Gap Experience we supply the projects with what they need the most, helping hands - and our dedicated volunteers spend their time adapting to the needs of the community. You may only be one person, but by volunteering with us you'll make up part of our global support network, and by ensuring the constant flow of volunteers we can provide a beneficial experience for both the community and the volunteer.
Whether you're after the perfect way to give something back or if you want to top up your funds as you go, you can choose from a whole load of different volunteering options, from conservation work abroad to childcare to teaching.
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Contribute to the lives of young Buddhist monks and immerse yourself in tradition and culture as a monastery volunteer.
Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture and make a real difference to the lives of local children with our school and childcare volunteer programmes.
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.