Volunteer

We need volunteers from around the world to work side-by-side with communities to create lasting change. We have opportunities in Tanzania, Nepal and Costa Rica.

We’d love you to join us. Whether you’re 17 or 75, we’ve got a programme for you.

Raleigh Expeditions

Raleigh volunteers shake hands with Tanzanian community members during a safe water and sanitation awareness project

The Expedition is Raleigh’s original volunteer programme. We have been delivering it since we were founded over 30 years ago. Expeditions are all about variety; giving you the chance to work on remote community and environmental projects and face adventure challenges in some of the most incredible areas of the world.

They include different people, projects, locations and challenges. You’ll be in a team with people from all over the world, including local volunteers from the country you volunteer in. Together you’ll have a common aim; to bring energy to create the world that we want to see.

Raleigh ICS

Volunteers speak at a community day at a local school in the village of Batini, Mbeya

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities around the world. We are delivering our ICS programmes in Nepal and Tanzania.

Teams are made up of volunteers of all backgrounds, from the UK and from the local country. ICS is led by VSO and funded by the UK Government. Raleigh is working alongside other respected development organisations to deliver the ICS programme in over 30 countries.

Ways to volunteer

Find out more about Raleigh Expeditions and the UK government funded Raleigh ICS programme.

Ways to volunteer

Information events

We hold information events across the UK. Sign up to find out more about volunteering on a Raleigh Expedition.

Information events

Safety

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more about how Raleigh minimises risks by focusing on prevention.

Safety

Information for parents

Find answers to the most common queries and concerns you might have about your child’s time abroad.

Information for parents

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Raleigh is an Approved Activity Provider for both the volunteering and the residential sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award