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Gap Year Companies


Flooglebinder (

Flooglebinder's experience, education & passion for travelling makes us who we are today: students, backpackers & flashpackers. If you are field guiding in South Africa, exploring the Golden Triangle in India or working with conservation groups in Sri Lanka or Borneo, you can relax in the knowledge that the Flooglebinder team have been there, tried it and trust it.

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide has been running gap year and responsible travel programmes overseas since 1999. They have a wide range of volunteer and paid work programmes in 17 countries around the world ranging from animal welfare, teaching and childcare to medical work experience.

Volunteer Southern Africa

Volunteer Southern Africa is absolutely committed to responsible travel and environmentally responsible holidays. They feel strongly that a limited travel budget should not have to hold you back from seeing and experiencing the wonders of Africa. If your urge to preserve is as strong as your desire to discover, check them out.

Camps International

Camps International specialise in real & authentic volunteer experiences. They believe that by working together hand-in-hand with local communities across the globe, they can find the most effective way to do things. They’re not about hand-outs or flying in and out when they feel like it – they’re committed to change through action. Join one of their unique programmes, and work with Camps International and communities around the world in transforming lives – including your own.

Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Vacations provides personal volunteering opportunities in South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya, India, Thailand, Bali, Ecuador and the Galapagos. We have visited all our projects ourselves and aim to support the charities and organizations as much as possible.

Worldwide Experience

Worldwide Experience strives to conserve what man is fast destroying – our very own environment and ultimately our own planet. We specialise in wildlife conservation and offer every generation the opportunity to get involved and volunteer on some of the most incredible projects around the world.

Projects Abroad (

For over 21 years Projects Abroad have been arranging volunteer projects, work experience and gap year placements around the world. Join projects such as Care, Teaching, Conservation, Medicine or Law & Human Rights.

Frontier (

Frontier is a non-profit volunteering organisation. We provide volunteering projects in areas such as medicine, teaching, journalism and wildlife conservation as well as adventure travel and road trips for your gap year.

First Gap Year Travel Guide (

First gap year travel guide and gap year directory covering decision making, planning, packing, solo travel, health, hostels, safe travel, finance and working abroad.

igapyear (

Visit us for everything you need to plan all aspects of your gap year, abroad or in the UK - ideas, destinations, placements, jobs and travel information.

Season Workers (

the UK's most popular summer and winter jobs abroad website. Season Workers has hundreds of paid and voluntary summer, ski, outdoor, and childcare gap year jobs and courses.

Greenforce (

Greenforce offers conservation and community expeditions around the globe, as well as work placements in Australia, Spain, Ecuador and China.


Bunac (

BUNAC offers a range of working holidays including a summer camp counselling programme in the USA and Canada,

Madventurer (

Madventurer offers award-winning community development projects and adventures worldwide

Lattitude Global Volunteering (

The largest year-out provider for 17 – 25 year olds. Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity that has placements in 17 countries.

i to i (

i-to-i projects offer the volunteer a wide variety of unique and worthwhile projects, all in need of a helping hand.

Real Gap Experience (

Gap year travel, career breaks & adventure travel experts. Specialists in volunteer work abroad, working holidays & travelling including backpacking & jobs overseas.

Concordia (

Concordia is a charity founded in 1943 and committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.  We work with over 80 like-minded, non-profit partner organisations from 60 countries to offer medium and short term community volunteering opportunities around the world

Working Abroad (

Working Abroad is a not-for-profit company, established in March 2002, in order to provide small scale organisations with need-based support from volunteers. They run projects in various countries around the world

Volunteer Latin America (

Volunteer Latin America is an eco-friendly organisation that provides free and low-cost volunteer opportunities in Central and South America. They are also a useful resource for anyone interested in learning Spanish abroad.

Overlanding West Africa (

Overlanding West Africa are a tour operator specialising in overland adventure trips in West Africa. They visit more countries than any other operator, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Morocco. Travel at a relaxed pace and visit places well off the beaten track to experience the culture and traditions of West Africa.

  Gap Africa Projects (


Inspired by and founded by a common passion for Africa & run by a small but knowledgeable team with a shared love of travel. Gap Africa Projects' focus is to provide meaningful, sustainable & memorable experiences in Africa to those who want to explore this amazing continent. Their projects and tours are designed to satisfy the needs of students, gap-year adventurers and sabbatical travellers whilst also supporting and developing the growth of the projects themselves.

WWOOF Australia (

Willing Workers on Organic Farms is a great way to travel around Australia working on organic farms in exchange for food and accommodation. Over 2800 Australian WWOOF hosts to choose from, a great variety of properties and people, practicing bio-dynamics, organics and permaculture. Make lasting friendships and learn all about organics at the same time!

Get Australia (

GET Australia, sister company to Camp America, offers arrival packages for people who are looking to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months. Whether you’d like to work on a farm in the outback, in a bar in Sydney or even work as an Au Pair in locations across the country, they can help you get yourself set up, find your way around AND find a job.


IVHQ is the affordable volunteer travel provider of choice for thousands of students looking to volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 6 months. They have volunteer programs in 30+ different countries with a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including Teaching, Medical, Childcare, Conservation, Sports Development, Agriculture and Construction.

Outreach International (

Outreach International offers a personal service to committed volunteers wanting to make a difference. Responsible volunteering is a credible part of a gap year when you work in projects that match your talents and ambitions, taking on responsibilities and challenges that develop your knowledge, character and life skills. Outreach International support young volunteers working in community and conservation projects across Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.