Here at Raleigh International we connect communities that want to improve their lives and their environment with passionate people from around the world who want to take positive action.

Find the courage. Open to discovery. Never give up. Act with integrity. Create impact together. What do these all have in common? These are not just values on a website. They are values lived and breathed by our volunteers, project partners, community members and supporters. They define our unique way of working and help us to create a global community working to build a sustainable future.

If you share these values, then why not get involved by volunteering with us. We’ve got two different programmes and a variety of roles.

Most people who join our programmes are aged between 17-25 and are contributing their time and energy as an expedition or ICS volunteer.

To ensure safe and impactful delivery of our programmes we also need volunteer managers and leaders to lead and support our programmes. We have a variety of roles available depending on your age and experience.

Choose your programme

Raleigh Expeditions

Our adventurous expeditions bring together people from all over the world to create lasting change. You can join an expedition in Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Malaysian Borneo, Nepal or Tanzania. Anyone from 17-75 can volunteer with us.

Raleigh ICS

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government-funded development programme that brings together young people from all backgrounds to fight poverty around the world.

Ways to volunteer

Two volunteers empty a wheelbarrow in Borneo

There are different ways to volunteer with Raleigh.

Volunteer – if you’re aged between 17-25 you can volunteer on either the ICS or expedition programme.

Lead – if you are aged 23-75 and are looking to take on a leadership role on our project sites, then we have a few different roles for you to choose from.

Support – if you are aged 23-75 and are looking to support the running of our programmes from our local office or field base, then we have a wide variety of roles for you to choose from.

Information for parents

A volunteer receives their safety goggles during their ICS placement in Nicaragua

As a parent it's natural to have queries and concerns about your child’s time abroad. This section of our website should help answer some of the most common questions you’ll have. We are also very happy to talk on the phone if you have any other questions.


A volunteer wearing protective clothing on a project site in Tanzania

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. All of our programmes are undertaken in challenging environments, so to minimise the risks we focus on prevention.

Information events

Volunteers at fieldbase in Costa Rica

Interested in joining a Raleigh expedition but want bit more information first? We hold and attend events across the UK so you can find out what life on Raleigh is really like.

Contact a volunteer

Voluteers from the UK and Tanzania work together on paperwork as part of an entrepreneur programme

Know a volunteer currently on a Raleigh programme and want to send them a message? Find contact information here.