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Gap Year work & volunteering holidays

There are lots of exciting jobs available if you plan to work abroad during your Gap Year.

Gap Year work includes conservation projects (including wildlife conservation work, marine conservation and environmental conservation projects), community projects and teaching, volunteering work abroad and so much more.

Gap year work ideas

Responsible Travel can provide you with an amazing and different gap year work experience, such as:

Gap year volunteer work

Gap year volunteer work

Travel the world, but give something back as you travel, through gap year volunteer holidays. Volunteering holidays could include working with elephants or pandas, saving the rainforest or teaching English in Kenya.

Volunteering ideas

Teaching on a Gap Year

Teach abroad

Many communities around the world can benefit directly from your Gap Year. Teaching on a gap year, or just helping underprivileged children in countries like Tanzania, Bali or Peru, can be a very rewarding gap year experience. Do a TEFL course online then, get placement ideas.

Teach abroad

Gap year community work

Community work projects

Volunteering on a gap year to help communities in need is a fulfilling experience and can also look very good on your CV. Community work projects can be physical work like constructing wells or planting trees to working with people or children in countries like Argentina, Vietnam or Nepal.

Community work

Gap year wildlife conservation work

Gap year wildlife conservation projects

Helping save endangered animals or working in animal rehabilitation centres around the world is an amazing gap year work experience with the added benefit of getting up close to all types of wildlife.

Volunteer work

Gap Year work projects and ideas

Gap year marine conservation & research projects

Protecting turtles, dolphins, coral and other marine wildlife is a popular gap year project for many travellers as it offers exciting work in spectacular locations, such as Thailand, Australia, Mozambique and Honduras to name but a few locations.

Conservation work


Adventure and expedition

If you are particularly adventurous and fancy something really different during your gap year, try volunteering for an adventure travel experience which could be exploring new regions of Patagonia to conserving the rainforest in Ecuador.

Adventure work

Planning your Gap Year

Once you have decided where you're going and what you plan to do on your Gap Year, it's time to get ready.

Get your travel jabs, visas, and rucksack ready!

Start planning your Gap Year.