Taking a Gap Year & Volunteer Work Abroad

For over 20 years we have been helping people to fulfill their travel dreams. We ourselves are just a couple of keen travellers and here we collect a selection of organisations that can help you to arrange volunteer work abroad.

Free Volunteer Work Exchanges

Arrange your stay with Farms, Homes, Art Retreat Centres, Eco- villages, Backpacker Hostels, Surf Lodges, Vineyards, Ranches, Schools, Monasteries and Kibbutzim. Expose yourself to other cultures, experience another lifestyle, share and learn new skills, all in exchange for a few hours of honest help.

Volunteer With Animals

Big Cat Volunteering in Thailand

volunteering / accommodation included
Love Big Cats and want to work hands on with them?
Then get involved with positive reinforcement training at a safari park near Kanchanaburi. These cats receive only positive attention from volunteers and they respond well – making them the stars of the park!

Close Up Animal Encounters in Thailand

volunteering / accommodation included
The Safari Park Open Zoo needs volunteers from all sorts of different skills backgrounds to help them achieve greater standards of animal welfare at this safari park near Kanchanaburi. You will work hard but participating in this Thailand Volunteer Program is an immensely rewarding experience with close, personal interactions with our animals.

Help Refugees

Help Vulnerable People Stranded in Greece

no fee / volunteering

Lighthouse Relief (LHR) is a non-profit organisation providing emergency relief to people arriving to the north shore of Lesvos, and long-term psychosocial support to asylum seekers in Ritsona Refugee Camp, on mainland Greece, with a focus on supporting vulnerable groups like women, children and youth.

Join a Circus in Thailand


Do you want to run away and join the circus? SPARK! CIRCUS seeks an international team of volunteer circus teachers & performers for its upcoming tours in Thailand, performing to disadvantaged groups of children and youth including refugees and migrants.

Volunteer Teachers and Activity Leaders for Refugees on Samos

no fee / volunteering
Samos Volunteers is a grassroots movement of volunteers on the Greek Island of Samos, attempting to improve the daily lives of refugees and asylum seekers who are detained on the island. They are looking for volunteers to join their expanding project there.

Volunteer Work & Hospitality Internships in Northern Thailand

There are plenty of things volunteers can do to help the communities in which Asian Oasis operate, from preserving the environment to teaching English or service skills. Their lodges also offer an opportunity for tourism students who wish to practice their skills in the hospitality business. Asian Oasis provide boarding to all interns and volunteers while working with the community.

English Teaching Internships

Paid Internships in Thailand

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We offer three paid internships in Thailand, including one where no degree is required!

Teach & Learn India

paid internship / free accommodation

Discover glorious Mumbai, Punjab or Tamil Nadu! Includes 4 month placement with orientation on arrival, all accommodation, monthly living allowance, meals & more!

Teach in Argentina

paid internship / free accommodation
A once in a lifetime opportunity to fully experience vibrant Argentina while teaching EFL, and earning some Pesos at the same time!

The hours can be long but who cares when the sun is shining. And once the weather turns it’s time to work and party hard in the mountains.

An in demand skill you never knew you had. Any native English speaker with a degree, and the confidence to face a class stands a chance of finding work.

There are many other ways to finance a stay away from home. Other worthwhile options include au pairing and nanny jobs, nursing and house sitting.

We’d all like to make money, but sometimes an experience is just worth paying for. You only live once, right?

Learn a new language or skill and improve your job prospects back home, or even kickstart a career in travel.