Cultural development projects focus on national identity and creating opportunities for the local community to remember their history and embrace their future. Participants usually work very closely with councils and community groups to generate opportunities for the local people to be active within their tribe or group.
Volunteers in cultural development programs abroad are usually based in schools, work environments, youth groups or community centres, and are provided a homestay with an indigenous family to provide a deeper understanding of the mind-sets, behaviours, practises and beliefs practised by the native people. Daily interaction with the local community is imperative so that there is a clear and constant communication steam. Emphasis is usually placed on examining questions about ethnic identities, gender roles, class and religion to facilitate redefining their future.
Volunteers are people who immerse themselves in new cultures and environments and are hardworking and adaptable to new environments. Patience, flexibility and cultural sensitivity are also required and the willingness to work varying hours throughout the week is essential. If you have an interest in culture and development overseas, why not look through our product listings and add a volunteering program to your gap year itinerary?
We offer a unique volunteering experience, which helps slum dwellers in Mumbai, Jaipur and Nairobi with their education, health or community development.
Gain invaluable first-hand experience of the NGO sector, by joining this international development and fundraising internship in Swaziland
Join us on our rewarding Teaching & Education Community Outreach Project, in the small town of Livingstone, very close to one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls!
You’ll get involved in the construction of new classrooms & improvements to school infrastructure. As well as protecting fragile ecosystems & wildlife working on reforestation projects.
On this project you’ll get experience helping poorer communities. Building a school, playground or help renovate hospitals or homes, you’ll transform the environment in which they live
Our volunteering opportunities in Nepal involve working with a local NGO to support rural government schools and schools for the children of ex-Gurkha servicemen in western Nepal.
Tailor make a trip that is perfect for you. Mix and match from a fantastic range of experiences, from community projects to animal conservation to cultural experiences. Why choose just one?
Plan and run fun English activity camps for local children and explore tropical Thailand. Join a group of like-minded 16-17 year olds accompanied by a Pod Team Leader.
Work with at-risk youth in San Ignacio, Belize to develop their film skills and produce films to be shared through online media throughout the country!
We specialise in education, and community development projects, offering life enriching opportunities that truly make a difference to the people and ecology of breathtaking Sri Lanka.