Organisations who exclusively take on Gap year volunteers (usually aged 18/19) tend to take on people for an entire year, placements change though usually these are teaching or community work, there are some conservation placements though:
- LATITUDE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING (formely known as GAP activity projects). Is an international youth development charity offering volunteering and gap year placements overseas for under 25s with 40 years’ experience, regional offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada, and country managers in South Africa, Ghana and Malawi. They have supported 40,000 young volunteers around the world. Mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a distinctive, challenging, structured and supported international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.
- PROJECT TRUST - Aimed at school leavers who have taken A-Levels or highers. Project Trust places volunteers to work overseas for a year in 24 different developing countries; Latin America, Africa, Middle and Far East. There are social services, english teaching, outdoor activity, environmental and community development schemes. The fee needed to be raised is £3350 with Project Trust paying the remaining £500. Need to attend a selection weekend and training in the Hebrides. Address: The Hebridean Centre, Isle of Coll, Scotland PA78 6TB. Tel: 018793 230444.
Organisations which specialise in Camp Based Conservation Projects. Camp based conservation projects, where you make your own way there, stay pretty much as long as you like, usually a minimum stay, usually on tented camps, may not even have to book in advance, economical and basic.
Further details on Camp Based Projects
Organisations which specialise in Expedition type projects These are usually very basic conditions involving hard physical work. There is usually a substantial fee which needs to be fundraised.
Further details on Expedition type projects
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