Create long-lasting impact on environmental and community projects, experience real adventure, gain confidence and new skills and make friends for life on your gap year.
Which countries can I go to?
We currently offer two different countries for our Expeditions.
What makes Raleigh Expedition unique?
Volunteering with Raleigh International is an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience. Described by our volunteers as “absolutely life-changing”, it’s a journey you will never forget. Don’t expect tourist hotspots, five-star hotels and 24/7 wifi (we are all about the digital and alcohol detox); instead, expect a memory-making adventure full of fun, rewarding experiences and real world connection.
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“Volunteering is a life changing experience. You not only learn life lessons and help make an impact on the world but also gain experience.”AnnaRaleigh Alumni
“I’ve improved my leadership skills. Before I was an introverted, shy person and now I am talking with other people without hesitation. Before, I was only comfortable sitting with a group of two or three people but now, I’m able to speak within a group of 20 or 30.”BikalRaleigh Alumni
“Raleigh gave me the drive I needed when I was dealing with a difficult home life and made me determined to raise the money and get on my Expedition”EmmaRaleigh Alumni
Reduce the impact of human-wildlife conflict, create and restore healthier bio-systems and reduce pollution.
Reduce food insecurity
Setting up and maintaining cooperative farming initiatives to supply extra meals for children and the communities.
Providing safer places for children to study and aiding their education through teaching assistance and homework clubs.
Water and sanitation
Improved health and well-being by increasing a community’s access to clean water and sanitation.
Frequently asked questions about Raleigh Expedition
Raleigh International welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and cultures. Raleigh Expedition is a safe and inclusive environment where young people can bring their authentic selves to the programme. One of the best things about Expedition is that you can make friends with people you might not normally meet.
You will be part of a team of roughly 14 international volunteers, 2-3 national volunteers and 2-3 volunteer managers.
Safety is at the heart of everything. This starts with selecting the appropriate places to volunteer, all the way to providing comprehensive safety training to all volunteers. Our Safety Management Systems are robust, practical, and effective.
- Every programme has qualified medical staff supporting the volunteers.
- Every team is accompanied by an experienced tour leader who is with the group 24/7.
- In the event of emergency, professional and skilled operators such as medical air rescue services and medical practitioners are available as part of our support network.
- Experienced In-country staff and Volunteer Management team on every Expedition