Overseas Volunteer
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Overseas Volunteer

Raleigh International
Competitive salary
Costa Rica · Malaysiaand 3 others

Job description

Raleigh Expedition is an overseas volunteering programme for 17-24 year olds. We run life-changing expeditions to Malaysian Borneo, Tanzania, Nepal, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. A four, five, seven or 10-week expedition provides exposure to different people, new cultures, situations, and environments. Adventure is at the heart of it.

You will get the chance to take part in up to three projects, dependent on the length of your expedition: community, environmental and adventure.

Volunteers live in a homestay with a local family, work on sustainable projects in remote communities or national parks with an international team, and take part in an adrenaline-fuelled trek through unique and stunning landscapes. You will be challenged to achieve things you didn’t know you were capable of and return home with the power to create lasting change.

Programme highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in a remote community – learn about local life and customs
  • Work on meaningful community led projects, contributing to the Global Goals
  • Take part in an adventure trek. Challenge yourself, see amazing scenery and wildlife and sleep under the stars
  • Make your CV stand out -– develop key skills that will set you up for the future
  • Make genuine, lasting friendships and grow a network which covers the globe

Expeditions take place three times a year, starting in February, March, June, July, October and November.

Company information

Raleigh International is a sustainable development organisation with more than 30 years of expertise in working through, for and with young people to create lasting change.

With our project partners, local communities, funders, and over 42,000 previous local and international volunteers, we form a global community who are passionate about working together to build a sustainable future.

Person requirements

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


Costa Rica · Malaysia · Nepal · Nicaragua · Tanzania


How to apply

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 13/03/2019

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