One of the most rewarding things you could do on your gap year - or part of it - is to enlist in a care work program. This will give you the opportunity to give something back to whichever locale you decide to visit, and to enrich the lives of the local people with your skills and compassion.
In terms of the people you work with, they could range from orphaned children who are at risk to eldery people whose age is making them increasingly vulnerable and isolated. You could end up coaching football to teenagers in Rio or volunteering with beach communities in India.
Whatever you decide to do, you will be rewarded with the knowledge that you made a really positive difference on your gap year.
Discover Thailand’s idyllic Andaman region when you volunteer with local communities. Help them to improve their future opportunities by teaching English in local schools.
Discover the colourful culture of India when you volunteer alongside local teachers supporting disadvantaged children in the Southern state of Kerala.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture when you travel to Quepos and volunteer on a community project helping disadvantaged children.
Travel to the exotic islands of Fiji and volunteer to support under-resourced local schools and teachers.
Assist with childcare & educational activities in a township educare centre while exploring South Africa
Travel to the beautiful city of Pokhara and volunteer alongside an international team in a care centre or children’s home, providing educational and personal development support to children
Depart from London - arrive in Lima - volunteer with underprivileged youth - trek the world famous Machu Picchu - discover Cuzco - return back to London.
Help this favela community by constructing homes and renovating structures; you will find the work rewarding as you build up a relationship with the local population and make a difference.
You will be working in a school in the slums of the Phnom Penh, where anything you do will be of enormous value. You will have the freedom to be inspiring with your teaching and lessons.
Help a local community defeat poverty by helping educate and care for the local children in the incredible city of Buenos Aires.