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Agriculture (Organic)Willing Workers on Organic FarmsVolunteer exchange programme worldwide: farming/gardening work 4-6hrs/day for food/accommodation. 2200 hosts.Go to website
Art History / Italy / CultureArt History AbroadEnlightening cultural courses travelling throughout Italy. 2-6 weeks, all year round, dynamic on-site tuition in small groups.01379-871800
Art History / Venice / LanguageJohn Hall Venice CourseCultural gap year course in Venice, Florence, Rome: art history, literature, music, cinema, cookery, life drawing, photography.020-8871-4747
Business / Information TechnologyIBM UK Ltd12 month paid gap year, work in various business areas including HR, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Software.Go to website
Church-based Projects (S America)Latin Link - Step TeamsStep Teams get involved with practical projects, help in the community and join with local Christians in evangelism.0118-957-7114
ConservationEarthwatch Institute (Europe)An international environmental charity recruiting volunteers to join research projects operating all over the world.01865-318838
Conservation Volunteering UKAction for ConservationResidential summer conservation camps & information service on opportunities with other UK conservation charities. 07766-307-675
Conservation (Australia & New Zealand)Conservation Volunteers OZ & NZPractical conservation programs in OZ & NZ; all training given; 4,6 weeks or longer, urban, regional & remote
Conservation work with wildlifeAfrican Conservation ExperienceWork with African wildlife and carry out valuable conservation work on Game and Nature Reserves in Southern Africa. 01454-269182
Conservation ExpeditionsCoral Cay Conservation2 week to 6 month coral reef & rainforest conservation, community work, learn to scuba dive. Philippines. 0207-620-1411
Conservation ExpeditionsGAPFORCERemote conservation, teaching and medical placenents, working holidays, sport coaching, ski instructor and leadership training.0207-384-3028
Conservation ExpeditionsBlue Ventures Expeditions3-12 week marine conservation expeditions: Madagascar, Belize, Timor-Leste. SCUBA dive qualifications included.0207-697-8598
Cookery & recruitment for ski resort workOrchards Cookery LtdTraining,recruiting chalet cooks 5 day / 2 week residential courses. Off to University course. Qualifies for Gold DofE. 01789-490259
Cookery/Wine (professional & amateur courses)Leiths School of Food and WineLondon-based courses from one week to nine months, pre- and post-university amateurs and potential professionals.0208-749-6400
DanceSprings Dance CompanyA contemporary Christian dance training course, performance and teaching experience on national tour, runs Sept to June.07775-628442
Drama CourseYear Out DramaAn intensive, full-time, year-long practical drama course based in Stratford-on-Avon.via website
EngineeringRenishaw PLCSummer placements, gap years, apprenticeships, industrial placements & graduates. University sponsorships possible.01453-524524
European Voluntary ServiceErasmus+ Volunteering ActivitiesFully-funded 2-12 months working with EU community projects: youth work, cultural, social care , environment.0121-212-8947
Expeditions (Oceanic)Tall Ships Youth TrustTall Ship Adventures in the UK, Mediterranean, Canaries, Trans-Atlantic & Caribbean.023-9283-2055
Expeditions / Environmental Research British Exploring SocietyAdventure and environmental research expeditions to remote wilderness environments worldwide.020-7591-3141
Expeditions OverseasOasis Overland LtdBudget-friendly overland adventure camping expeditions in Africa, South America and Central Asia from 2 to 40 weeks.01963-363400
Finance / Business ScholarshipsDeloitteScholars Scheme: paid placements, business training & working with professional staff. See website for more details.0207-303-6943
Industry: science, engineering, IT, technologyThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, marketing, technology, science or engineering.023-8059-9172
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Projects AbroadWide range of career experience placements in 30 countries around the world.01903-708300
Interships / Career Experience (overseas)Oyster WorldwideMedical internships in India, guaranteed work in Canadian ski resorts, hospitality/Outbank work OZ/NZ.01892-770771
Interships / Career Experience (overseas)The Leap Overseas LtdInternship / career experience options in teaching, medical, media, ecotourism. Refer to website for more options.01672-519922
Interships / Career Experience (overseas)Travellers WorldwideOverseas Internships and work experience in Law, Journalism, Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Tourism, Sport and more.01903-502595
Language Immersion CoursesEn Famille OverseasShort term home stays, France/Spain, usually 1-2 weeks 1 to 1 tuition, preparation for exams, language
Language Courses AbroadLANACOSCertified residential courses (DofE) I week to 1 year, approved by top universities, speak fast on a linguistic gap year.01732-456543
Language Courses (Spanish)don Quijote UK Year round Spanish courses 1-44 weeks, all levels, in schools in Spain & Latin America. Accommodation provided.020-8786-8081
Language Courses AbroadCESA Languages Abroad1 to 16 week language courses + Academic Term / Year courses. All ability levels. In Europe, Latin America & Asia.01209-211800%
Languages / Hospitality Management (Paid)Canvas HolidaysPaid summer work in campsites across Europe. Wide range of roles.01383-629012
Management ConsultancyAccenture 8 month scholarship programme in business & technology, with possible sponsorship through university.via website
Medical work experienceGap MedicsProvider of international hospital work experience for students who are aspiring healthcare professionals.0191603-1111
Medical / Journalism / other work experienceGlobal Volunteer ProjectsMedical, Nursing, Physiotherapy & Journalism work experience projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.0191-222-0404
New Zealand Working Holiday SchemeImmigration New Zealand (Government)Stay in NZ up to 23 months and work for up to 12 months in one or many jobs. Apply on line. Website links to job sites.02380-597061
Paid work,volunteering worldwide,USA campsBUNACPaid working holidays (US,Canada,OZ,NZ,Japan),volunteering (Africa,Asia,Americas), internships (Asia), summer camps USA.0333-999-7516
Paid Seasonal Work OverseasEurocamp & Al Fresco HolidaysPaid summer work on campsites in Europe, variety of positions available working for Eurocamp and Al Fresco Holidays.01606-787522
Paid Work, Banff, CanadaGAP YEAR CANADAPaid work Banff, Canada, pre-organised mountain jobs & early season instructors course, guananteed employment.403-763-7015
Paid Work: Childcare with StudyChildcare International LtdAu pair placements throughout USA (one year), Australia, New Zealand and Europe (3-6 months+)020-8371-4551
Paid Work Placements (various)PGL Travel LtdPaid work opportunities at children's activity and educational centres in the UK, France & Spain.0333-321-2123
Paid Work PlacementsThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, marketing, ICT, technology, science or engineering.023-8059-9172
Paid Work, Volunteering, Courses, InternshipsChanging WorldsProviding a wide range of life-changing learning, volunteering and travel opportunities around the world.0208-123-8702
Ski Resort Paid Work: Informationc/o The Orchards School of CookeryInformation on life in a ski resort, types of jobs available, and the advantages/disadvantages, benefits etc. Where to start.01789-490259
Ski / Snowboard Instructor Courses NONSTOP Ski & Snowboard2, 3, 6, 11 week ski / snowboard improvement / instructor courses in Canada.01225-632165
Social /Caring (UK)Volunteering MattersUp to 12 months full-time volunteering, away from home, helping vulnerable /marginalised people in need of support.0121-643-7690
Social / Caring (USA)Camphill Association of North AmericaVolunteer year in vibrant multicultural communities alongside people with developmental disabilities. Nature, art, farming & more. 1-917-765-5315
Social / Community Work (UK, Overseas)Time for GodVolunteering in UK communities: churches, caring and social projects, activity and retreat centres, creative projects.01423-536248
Sport: play & coach overseas (OZ, NZ)Sport LivedPlay and coach sport in Australia and New Zealand. Programmes last 4 weeks to 6 months.0115-822-9999
Sport: play & coach overseasSporting OpportunitiesSports coaching and internship opportunities in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, South America and South Pacific.020-8123-8702
Teaching / Conservation overseasTravellers WorldwideOverseas projects in Teaching, Conservation, Marine Coservation, Care, Sport. Available for individuals and groups01903-502595
TEFL courses, advice, jobs worldwideCactus Worldwide LtdTEFL courses, advice, TEFL jobs and impartial TEFL advice. Language and volunteering projects overseas.0845-130-4775
Thailand: TeachingKaren Hilltribes TrustMinimum 3 month placement teaching English to hill tribes children in a secondary school in northern Thailand01904-612829
USA School ScholarshipsThe English-Speaking UnionGap year scholarships to spend 6 or 9 months at a private USA high school.0207-529-1550
USA summer campsBUNACAll-American job on BUNAC's Summer Camp USA programme. General Counsellors and Activity Specialists.0333-999-7516
Voluntary Work (Africa & Asia)Restless Development (formerly SPW)Youth-led development agency, international placements focused on HIV/AIDS and youth issues in rural communities.0207-808-1780
Voluntary Work OverseasICS: International Citizen ServiceGovernment-funded 10-12 week overseas development programme, 18-25 year olds, delivered by charities led by VSO. 020-8780-7500
Voluntary Work OverseasProject Trust12 month volunteer placements in Africa, Asia and South / Central America: teaching, social care and outward bound..01879-230444
Voluntary Work OverseasLattitude Global Volunteering Lattitude is a charity open to volunteers aged 17-25. Placements last 3 to 12 months in 20 countries worldwide.0118-959-4914
Voluntary Work OverseasAfrica & Asia Venture (AV) Full-immersion community, sports coaching and teaching volunteer programmes in Africa and Asia.01380-729009
Voluntary Work OverseasRaleigh InternationalVolunteer expeditions to Costa Rica, Tazania & Nepal comprising community, environment and adventure projects.020-7183-1270
Voluntary Work OverseasProjects AbroadVolunteer placements in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, South Pacific. 01903-708300
Voluntary Work OverseasPod VolunteerNon-profit organisation arranging ethical and supported volunteering around the world, one week or longer.01242-241-181
Volluntary Work in Fiji IslandsThink PacificVolunteer in rural areas, Fiji islands, 1 or 2 months. Projects: teaching, youth projects, sports coaching.0113-335-9919
Voluntary Work: China, Mongolia, MalaysiaJust-VolunteersVolunteer China, HK, Malaysia, Mongola. Mainly with children. No fees. Free accommodation, most projects 2 to 6 months.Go to website
Voluntary Conservation/Tourism AbroadThe Leap Overseas Ltd3-10 week overseas volunteer projects: Community,Conservation,Ecotourism,Childcare,Teaching,Marine conservation.01672-519922
Voluntary Work (Worldwide)Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)Worldwide voluntary social and environmental placements, emphasising cultural exchange, for 3 weeks to 1 year. 020-7681-0983
Voluntary & paid work abroadOyster WorldwideTeaching, childcare, animal welfare and sports coaching in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America, Europe.01892 770771
Yachting, Ski/Snow, Sail, Surf,Windsurf,Dive Flying FishSuperyacht crew training, Yacht Master, dinghy & windsurf training.01983-280641
Europe: Travel ScholarshipsPeter Kirk Memorial FundUp to 10 scholarships, value £2000, awarded each year for 6 weeks to 3 months travel in Europe. Written report required.01494-673448
Gap Year Advice and InformationYear Out GroupAssociation of established organisations which adhere to a Code of Practice and provide a wide range of options.01869-338890
One-day Safety Training CourseObjective Travel Safety LtdOne Day Travel Safety Courses for individuals and schools.01788-899029
Paid Work Overseas InformationThe Jobs Abroad BulletinWebsite providing information on paid work opportunities worldwide and advice on living abroad, travel etcGo to website
Safety awareness coursesPlanet Wise LtdTravel safety awareness courses and materials for individuals and organisations.0845-9000-721
Specialist Gap Year Travel InsuranceMind the Gap YearSpecialist gap year travel and backpacker insurance, safety and assistance for travellers.Go to website
Student / Youth Independent TravelSTA Travel (shops in UK towns/cities)Specialists in travel for students and under 26 year olds. 54 travel shops in 40 UK towns and citiesGo to website
Student / youth Independent travelHostelz.comWebsite providing information on hostels worldwide.Go to website
Travel Health Service Nomad Travel ClinicsLeading provider of travel health services. 9 Nomad clinics offering wide range of travel vaccines and medication. 01341-555061