You have the ability to inspire change
Raleigh Expedition isn’t like other overseas volunteer programmes. It’s an amazing adventure full of new experiences, friends and memories. You’ll work in an international team at the heart of meaningful community and environmental projects. The projects contribute to 3-year programmes of work agreed with community members, project partners and funders. This means that the aims of the project are clear, sustainable and structured. So you know that you will be making a real difference. You’ll also get the chance to join an adventure trek in some of the most incredible areas of the world that most tourists never get to see.
It won’t be easy. Our Expeditions are tough! You will be challenged but we are here to support you from now until you complete your Raleigh programme and beyond.
You can join an Expedition for 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks in Nepal, Nicaragua & Costa Rica and Tanzania. Our Expeditions take place three times a year, starting in February & March, June & July and October & November.
Why volunteer on 1 project overseas when you can do 3?
Protect natural resources in national parks and 130 million year old primary rainforests.
You could be building sanitation blocks, raising awareness of hygiene, and providing clean water.
Develop your leadership and teamwork skills on a self-sufficient trek through breath-taking landscapes.
Why we do it
We support and encourage you to have an impact where it matters most. Last year over 100,000 people from around the world benefitted from our programmes. Our Expedition volunteers help empower local communities; by improving people’s access to safe water and sanitation, building stronger communities and protecting the world’s resources. This is your chance to create change in the communities we work in and develop skills for yourself. Read our 2017 Impact Report.
If you like variety then you’ve come to the right place
Expeditions include different people, projects, locations and challenges. There will be people like you and people from different backgrounds and cultures, including local volunteers from host countries. Together you’ll be a team with a common aim; to bring energy and inspiration to create the world that you want.
Who can apply?
Are you aged between 17-24 and looking for a new adventure? Get on board! Apply now.
A little bit older? Have a look at our 25+ opportunities
A little bit younger? You can apply for one of our programmes at 16 as long as you turn 17 whilst on programme with us. If this is you, give us a call on +44 (0) 207 183 1286 so we can have a chat before you apply.
A global citizen? (that’s all of us then…)
This is an international programme, so we welcome and encourage applications from all around the world. (We are Raleigh International after all.) And, if you live in one of the countries where we work – Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Nepal or Tanzania, you can volunteer too.