Spend your gap year volunteering abroad with Gapforce. You will meet many people who will inspire you and you will have a great time - all whilst doing good in the world!
Working in a community project will bring a sense of personal fulfilment and the once in a lifetime experience will enrich your CV, ready to embark on your future career. Volunteering abroad adds value and purpose to your time away travelling and seeing the world.
Why take a gap year to volunteer abroad?
There are so many benefits to volunteering abroad. It is the ideal way to help those in need of your skills, you can experience life in a local community and make friends that are sure to last a lifetime when you spend your gap year on a community volunteering project.
Whilst you'll work hard you'll also have fun, working alongside driven, like-minded people as you gain skills which will equip you for your future career.
From teaching to conservation, care work, humanitarian aid and sports coaching, the options are almost endless with Gapforce.
Which is the best community volunteering abroad program for me?
You don't need a special set of skills, or any previous experience to be able to help those in less fortunate parts of the world on a volunteer program abroad. Volunteering is truly for everyone. However, it is important to choose a community volunteering program that fits your personality, interests and requirements.
Wildlife across the globe is reducing at an alarming rate. Conservation volunteering is vitally important in the effort to protect certain species and their habitat. For those that have an interest in nature conservation and want to meet like-minded people, you can contribute to protecting the endangered orangutan on the Gapforce Sumatra orangutan protection programme.
Alternatively, you may feel that you want to spend your time coming to the aid of people in need, in which case our Ghana volunteer program would inspire you. There are opportunities to teach in schools, help in orphanages or dedicate your time to the community, from medical projects to journalism or law placements.
What skills will I take away from the experience?
Volunteering not only offers you the chance to try something new and exciting, but it can also be life-affirming and can enrich your personal and emotional development, giving you an amazing sense of achievement, satisfaction and introspection.
Community volunteering is also very attractive to potential future employers. Many ‘companies that care' actively encourage and seek out those who have volunteering experience to bring value to their own community. Not only will you gain skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and people skills, but you will create a positive impression.
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