Gap year volunteering is the perfect way to explore the world while giving something back to the community.
It gives you a chance to gain independence, life experience and valuable skills that prospective employers will see as an added bonus.
Volunteering is also a fantastic opportunity to think about your future and what you're interested in pursuing. Use it to experience new things and see if it changes your mind about where you want to see yourself in a career.
Can I volunteer to help animals?
Yes, volunteering with animals has always been a popular option for gappers.
You can spend anywhere from two weeks to 3 months or more working on some amazing wildlife projects around the world, and learn more about animal welfare in a natural setting.
Some of the best animal volunteering programs are provided by: