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Community project holidays

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 project holidays
Community projects in South Africa
Take part in a project which increases employment opportunities, from 1295 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteer at a shelter for women in South Africa
Fantastic care project with women in distress and their children, from 895 (2 weeks)
Conservation volunteering in Uganda
Research and document Bwindi's topography and culture, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights
Community building project in Thailand
Help a community build a better future today., from 499 (7 days) ex flights
Book bus project in Malawi
Help promote reading on the Book Bus in Malawi, from 749 (14 days) ex flights
Community volunteering in Peru, Amazonian Manu
work with local people - in a rainforest bio-hotspot, from 1320 (4 weeks) ex flights
Teach disadvantaged children in Quito, Ecuador
Fantastic teaching project with underprivileged children, from 1175 (21 days) ex flights
Community gap year volunteering in Kenya
Full immersion Community Volunteering in rural Kenya, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Teach children English in Thailand
Travel, teach and experience Thai culture, from 995 - 1995 (12 weeks) ex flights
Education volunteering in South Africa
Work with township schools from, from 1295 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa
Conserve and protect species on a South African game reserve, from 795 - 1495 (14 days) ex flights
Community volunteering in The Gambia
help Gambian entrepreneurs to grow their income from tourism, from 1160 (4 weeks) ex flights
Community building holiday in India
Help build a toilet or rainwater harvest tank in a village, from 500 (7 days) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Ecuador
Work on a wide range of vital projects in Ecuador, from 1795 (4 weeks) 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
Uganda performing arts programme
Share your passion for art and make a difference, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights
Book bus project in Malawi and Zambia
Volunteer as reading mentor in South Luangwa, Zambia., from 749 (14 days) ex flights
Burmese community volunteering, Thailand
Help improve the lives of Burmese communities living in Thailand, from 920 - 1440 (4 weeks) ex flights
Amazon Rainforest Internship
Unique jungle conservation internship in heart of the Amazon, from US $6500 (16 weeks) ex flights
Ghana community volunteering
Community building in tropical Ghana, from 895 (14 days) ex flights
Tanzania family volunteering holiday
Activity packed trip designed specifically for Families, from 595 - 985 (14 days) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Uganda
Full cultural immersion volunteer projects in rural Uganda, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Tanzania gap year expedition
Help repair classrooms in Tanzania, from 1650 - 2995 (4 weeks) ex flights
Events management volunteering in Uganda
Immerse in Uganda and promote cultural and education events, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights

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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 1295 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
Volunteer at a shelter for women in South Africa
Memorable parts? Spending time with the kids at the soup kitchen. Tips? Go for as long as possible! Be willing to let the volunteers already there - IN Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Highly enjoyable. (more)Elyse Hoskins
From 895

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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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