Community project holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Make your gap year something really worthwhile and make a real difference to local communities. All the gap year holidays on this page let you become actively involved in community projects and contribute to supporting local communities so you can be sure of giving even more back when you travel.
Community projects in South Africa
Take part in a project which increases employment opportunities, from 1310 (4 weeks) ex flights
Conservation volunteering in Uganda
Research and document Bwindi's topography and culture, from 995 (14 days) ex flights
Community building project in Thailand
Leave your mark in a small Thai town, from 499 (7 days) ex flights
Kenya community volunteering
Projects from drama to health and construction, from 390 - 3750 (2 weeks) ex flights
Community development in rural Nepal
immerse yourself in Nepali village life, from 1070 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering placements in Zambia
A range of volunteering placements available, from 2295 (3 months) ex flights
Events management volunteering in Uganda
Immerse in Uganda and promote cultural and education events, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights
Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka
Turtle conservation and community development in Sri Lanka, from US $1600 - US $3400 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering holiday in Mozambique
Build new classrooms and spend two weeks in paradise, from 1310 (14 days) ex flights
Tanzania family volunteering holiday
Activity packed trip designed specifically for Families, from 595 - 985 (14 days) ex flights
Community building holiday in India
Help renovate run down schools or build toilets in India, from 500 (7 days) ex flights
Community volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia
work with a local NGO to support communities near Angkor Wat, from 1218 (4 weeks) ex flights
Community & wildlife volunteering in Malawi
Volunteer with wildlife and communities in Malawi, from 935 - 2965 (12 weeks) ex flights
Community volunteering in Uganda
Help local people build sustainable businesses, from 995 (12 weeks) ex flights
Uganda performing arts programme
Share your passion for art and make a difference, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights
Teach disadvantaged children in Quito, Ecuador
Fantastic teaching project with underprivileged children, from 1175 (21 days) ex flights
Community volunteering in The Gambia
help Gambian entrepreneurs to grow their income from tourism, from 1122 (4 weeks) ex flights
Ghana community volunteering
Community building in tropical Ghana, from 895 (14 days) ex flights
Community project in Northern India
Volunteers to helpout in various fields in an Indian village, from 410 - 600 (14 days) ex flights
Nicaragua volunteering holiday, renewable energy
Learn sustainable engineering in rural north Nicaragua, from US $1550 (8 weeks) ex flights
Teach children English in Thailand
Travel, teach and experience Thai culture, from 1045 - 3795 (12 weeks) ex flights
Community gap year volunteering in Kenya
Full immersion Community Volunteering in rural Kenya, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Education volunteering in South Africa
Work with township schools from, from 1447 (4 weeks) ex flights
Book bus project in Malawi and Zambia
Volunteer as reading mentor in South Luangwa, Zambia, from 749 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer teaching in the Indian Himalayas with the Lepcha tribe
A unique volunteer experience in India with the Lepcha tribe, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Amazon Rainforest Internship
Unique jungle conservation internship in heart of the Amazon, from US $6500 (16 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Borneo
Discover and help to preserve the beautiful island of Borneo, from 1595 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Ecuador
Work on a wide range of vital projects in Ecuador, from 1795 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Uganda
Full cultural immersion volunteer projects in rural Uganda, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Community volunteering in Peru, Amazonian Manu
work with local people - in a rainforest bio-hotspot, from 1320 (4 weeks) ex flights

3 reviews for Community project holidays4.5 star overall rating

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Community projects in South Africa
Memorable parts? On my last day in the village where I had been with children developing a bike track and teaching them to cycle, we had a special Olympics race day! About 100 of the locals turned up to compete! It was a load of fun and very special (and my 30th birthday). Tips? Be prepared for the impact of coming back! You'll have an amazing time, really connect with the community and things in your head will shift, just a little ... but when you get home, nothing will have changed... (more)Emma Finlay
From 1310 excluding flights
Book bus project in Malawi and Zambia
Memorable parts? The morning at the schools, reading books with the students, enjoying the atmosphere and their enthusiasm. Tips? For the schools: bring with you: a) lots of drawings to color, balloons (kids love them), an inflatable world globe may also be useful. For yourself: a pen drive to share photos with the other volunteers and earplugs for a comfortable sleep while camping. A good hat to repair from the sun during the day. Local benefits? I think that The Book... (more)Federico Spinucci
From 749 excluding flights
Tanzania family volunteering holiday
Memorable parts? Being woken up in the middle of the night by the lions roaring, all the encounters with the wildlife, especially watching 4 bull elephants at the water-hole.The high level of care shown towards us by all the staff at Camps International, and the standard of accommodation exceeded our expectations hugely. Learning some new skills at the school and watching our boys interact with the local children Tips? Make sure you look at the operators web-site as well as rosy's... (more)Tony Stonehewer
From 595 - 985 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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