Our mission is to create life-enhancing journeys and transformational experiences for young people through international volunteering.
Specialists in what we do
Raleigh International are specialists in running Expeditions for young people. Since 1978 Raleigh has been delivering Expeditions for those aged 17-24 – we know young people and understand the importance of letting them forge their own path. Raleigh has:
Raleigh International is ever evolving but it has and will always focus on supporting young people to act and create change for themselves, their communities, and the world.
What makes Raleigh International a responsible volunteer programme?
What our Raleigh volunteers say
Hear from our past Raleigh alumni's life changing experiences
“The effect it had on me was profound…on returning I completely changed my career and then went back on Raleigh as a Volunteer Manager. Twenty years later I draw on those experiences regularly both in my professional and personal life.”AlisonRaleigh Alumni
“Before I was an introverted, shy person and now I am talking with other people without hesitation. Before, I was only comfortable sitting with a group of two or three people but now, I’m able to speak within a group of 20 or 30.”BikalRaleigh Alumni
“It’s been an opportunity to grow as a person in ways that you wouldn’t think possible. It makes you more aware of the world that you live in. I remember coming back from the mountain trek and looking around; I thought about how sad it is how man changes the world so easily. So, it’s important to go back to your roots, to the proper wild, and experience it.”FreddyRaleigh Alumni
“I was a kid that had barely left Manchester…I quickly realised that a regional accent, schooling, job prospects didn’t define you. It’s your actions, how you relate to people, building relationships, resilience and your ‘bounce-back-ability’ that do that. My experience with Raleigh really change the direction of my life for the better and gave me the confidence to run my own business.”TonyRaleigh Alumni