Combo placements are usually a combination of a language course, volunteering, and travelling. It combines a number of activities on your gap year to give you a unique insight to a country.
Combo placements cater for people who want a little bit of everything on their gap year. The volunteering can be in any field, from volunteering with animals to working with children.
Combo placements are fantastic for personal development, especially as you learn the basics of a language. Once you have completed your language course and volunteering placement, you are free to travel around and get to know the area, putting your new language skills into action.
Combo placements really give you the opportunity to get to know a country, to become a part of a community and to learn valuable skills for life. You’ll gain a lot more through volunteering in a country than just passing through it...
Volunteering is an amazing experience, not only for you, but for everyone you work with.
Guatemala House Building Volunteers
Duration: from 2 Weeks
Help to change the lives of entire communities building homes in Guatemala. You can help to provide impoverished locals with safe and secure accommodation that will give them a better standard of life.
Orangutans + Jungle + Tropical Islands
Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Winner of BEST GAP YEAR Company - Sunday Times. Search for the elusive orangutan while getting stuck into conservation and community projects deep in the jungle and on a tropical island.
Call: 0845 344 7514
African Wildlife Photography & Conservation, South Africa
Duration: from 4 Weeks to 12 Weeks
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve. Our constantly growing photo database helps with education initiatives and proceeds go directly back into our core projects. Based at Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Team Project and Expedition - Villa Maria Children’s Project, Peru
Duration: from 3 Months to 3 Months
Experience South America away from the tourist trail. learn Spanish in historic Quito, become truly exhausted whilst hundreds of 6-year-old children run rings around you on the football pitch or show your dance moves in ways you never thought possible. Finally, explore parts of South America you'd never find on your own, from Andes to Amazon.
Help protect turtles in Costa Rica
Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Protect species of turtles on stunning beaches in Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa literally means beautiful beach. Thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs every year on Playa Hermosa. Volunteers will get the chance to take part in nightly turtle patrols to help monitor and protect the eggs from poachers and other predators. Monitoring the nesting of the turtles gives us important information to conserve this important species. Raleigh volunteers will be living in a jungle camp environment on the beaches of Costa Rica.
Call: 0845 344 7600
Conservation projects in the heart of the Malaysian rainforest
Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Work on conservation projects in the heart of Borneo's primary rainforest as part of a Raleigh International expedition. The Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of Sabah's last areas of undisturbed lowland rainforest, home to six out of 10 of the totally protected animals including the Sumatran rhino, pygmy elephant, clouded leopard, orangutan and proboscis monkey Volunteer in this incredible virgin rainforest, helping assist international scientists with conservation projects and rainforest education in this amazing jungle setting.
Local community & Wildlife Volunteering South Africa
Duration: from 2 Weeks to 6 Weeks
Volunteer with underprivileged children and help conserve Africa's amazing wildlife! Our unique, all-inclusive programmes give you the opportunity to make a difference, whilst experiencing the beauty South Africa has to offer with our activity filled programmes.
Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Months
South America - Adventure and Volunteering In One Amazing Gap Year Program Learn spanish Live with host families Explore Ecudador, Peru and Bolivia - Request full details
Volunteer on Community Projects in Bali
Duration: from 1 Weeks to 3 Months
Unique to the International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) Bali program, volunteers can join Healthcare Education or Environmental Education projects, working in local schools and educating and engaging the children in basic hygiene practices or clean-up activities.
Duration: from 6 Weeks
Tanzania Encompassed is the complete African gap year experience. Volunteer for 4 weeks on your choice of volunteer teaching projects, climb the iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro and safari for 5 days as you explore all aspects of Tanzania.