Gap years and volunteering abroad go hand-in-hand. Helping families and villages in less fortunate parts of the world is a huge appeal and there are numerous benefits to volunteering abroad. Aside from the general opportunity to try something completely new and exciting, it's great for your CV, it's rich in personal and emotional development, and it gives you an amazing sense of achievement and satisfaction.
It can be tough to know what you want to do after completing your education and volunteering abroad is truly one of the best paths you can take. Few come back from a gap year spent helping others without a fresh sense of purpose and aspirations going forward. Furthermore, it’s really fun. You will meet tons of inspirational people, make new friends and generally have a great time - all whilst doing good in the world!
For others who do know what they want to do after education, getting a foot in the door and landing the perfect job can seem impossible. Volunteering projects offer experiences that can’t be had anywhere else, and equip you with the skills you’ll need to succeed in any job. So get the experience you need to drive your future success and train yourself whilst enriching the lives of others.