Aged between 25-75 and seeking a change of scene? Thinking about a career break or ready to embrace a new challenge? You’ve come to the right place – Change Starts Here through our Volunteer Manager roles.
Raleigh Expedition is an exciting opportunity for you to work alongside and support young people to become leaders and empower communities to create lasting change.
We’ve been connecting communities and volunteers for over 35 years and would love you to join us:
- Live and work in some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes across Costa Rica or Nepal.
- Use your skills and experience in roles on project sites or in our international offices.
- Be the driving force behind change in marginalised communities through our water, sanitation and hygiene and community resilience projects.
- Lead and inspire groups of young volunteers aged 17-24.
- Take an active role protecting natural resources and vulnerable environments.
- Develop your leadership skills and make friends from all over the world.
Where can I go?
We believe young people everywhere are able to change the world. All the countries we work in have large youth populations, which we seek to empower to have the greatest project impact. These countries are heavily impacted by climate change, with those in rural areas often the most affected.
Let us know where you would like to volunteer but we ask you to keep an open mind as you will be placed where your skills and energy are most needed. Wherever you go, you can be certain your experience will be exciting, positive and impactful.
We welcome people from all over the world with a variety of experience onto our Expeditions as Volunteer Managers, which encompass three different types of positions.
Project Site roles – Lead and inspire volunteer groups on our project sites.
Field base roles – ensure the smooth running of our programmes from our local office or field base in one of several different positions.
Medic roles – use your experience as a doctor, nurse or paramedic to help us deliver safe and impactful programmes.
If you’re interested in finding out what happens day-to-day, take a look at a day in the life.
We run Expeditions throughout the year. Departing in April, June, July and September. Dates are different by role and country.
Covid-19 update: We are looking forward to restarting programmes in Costa Rica and Nepal in April 2021. As a result of the global pandemic, Raleigh has unfortunately cancelled all planned Expeditions in 2020 and we are pausing Expedition in Tanzania in 2021. We will continue to take every precaution to ensure the safety of all our volunteers and staff. Full details about this and Raleigh’s ongoing response to COVID-19 can be found here.