Overseas Volunteering and Gap Year Opportunities
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Overseas Volunteering and Gap Year Opportunities

Raleigh International
Costa Rica · Malaysiaand 3 others

Job description

Raleigh Expedition is a life-changing overseas volunteer programme for 17-24 year olds. Volunteers can choose to do an Expedition in Malaysian Borneo, Tanzania, Nepal, and Nicaragua & 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.

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

Volunteers will get the chance to take part in up to three development projects, dependent on the length of their 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. Volunteers will be challenged to achieve things they didn’t know they 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 – contribute to the Global Goals
  • Make your CV stand out – develop key skills that will set you up for the future
  • Make genuine, lasting friendships – grow a network which covers the globe

Company information

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity with more than 30 years of expertise in working with young people to create lasting change.

Last year more than 100,000 people from around the world benefitted from our programmes. Our Expedition volunteers help empower local communities; by improving people’s access to safe water and sanitation, building stronger communities and protecting the world’s resources. This is your chance to create change in the communities we work in and develop skills for yourself.

Person requirements

  • Volunteers need to be 17-24 years old over to participate.
  • Our Expeditions are open to all nationalities. You will need a basic level of English so you can follow health and safety instructions. We welcome people from all over the world, regardless of background, education, skills and experience.
  • We ask volunteers to share our belief in young people’s ability to create change. You’ll also need a positive attitude and an open mind. If you want to challenge yourself and learn about different cultures, then a Raleigh Expedition could be for you.

Accepted degree subjects





Costa Rica · Malaysia · Nepal · Nicaragua · Tanzania


Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

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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