Make your year out count

Download an Expedition Guide

Join an international team, discover new parts of the world and make an impact in a remote community.

Raleigh Expedition is a unique overseas volunteering program for 17-24 year olds. Our volunteers come together from all over the world to work at the heart of meaningful service and conservation aspects and test their limits on an adventure trek through stunning landscapes.

Raleigh Expedition is a well-structured program, designed to give our volunteers challenges, adventure and the opportunity to create lasting sustainable change.

We run Expeditions throughout the year for 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks in Nepal, Nicaragua & Costa Rica and Tanzania.

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What make us different and unique

  • Raleigh is a not-for-profit organisation. All our work is legally recognised as charitable because our aims are solely for public benefit – not on making a profit.
  • We have been delivering exceptional overseas programs since 1984.
  • Expedition is a truly international program with volunteers from all over the globe.
  • Staffed, permanent field bases in all the countries we work in.
  • Expert operations and safety teams on-hand 24/7 with trained medics on all programs.
  • Champions of youth skills development, especially building leadership and teamworking skills.
  • Our volunteers live in homestays with local families and work alongside community members, providing an authentic cultural immersion experience.
  • Raleigh Expedition is a dry program. This means no alcohol or drugs. This forms part of our Code of Conduct. We have this in place to help keep our programs and our volunteers safe.

Clara, Expedition volunteer, laughs with community members

“Raleigh always seemed like the best option. I knew they had an excellent reputation and I had only ever heard of positive experiences from friends who had done Raleigh in the past.”


Clara, 22, Denton, TX

Want to find out more? Download an Expedition Guide

Our guide is packed with inspiring, real-life volunteer stories, photos of the spectacular countries we work in, and everything you need to know about the impact and adventure you’ll have on Expedition. Fill out your details to download your free copy now.