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?
Join our team in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa - Victoria Falls - and bring hope and health support to a community where medical resources are limited.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture when you travel to Quepos and volunteer on a community project helping disadvantaged children.
Work alongside the local team of builders and carpenters to build schools, health clinics, community buildings and vital hand washing facilities to help improve the health of the community
Our summer and gap year projects in Nepal involve working in rural communities in central Nepal.
Affordable project for students and volunteers to gain field work skills and learn research techniques, whilst having an enjoyable and memorable African bush experience.
Explore 3 Central American countries and trek from the Caribbean to Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, while discovering local culture, bettering your Spanish and engaging in service projects.
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!
Too many countries to choose from? Why not join this incredible 30 week adventure in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas!
Dream of visiting Australia but want to be more than just a tourist? Volunteer on one of our amazing projects in this extremely diverse country and have the experience of a life-time!
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.