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Last Minute Gap Year Projects Abroad

Monday 4th January 2010

Beat the new year blues with Travellers Worldwide projects around the globe

Gapwork and Travellers Worldwide have the perfect cure for those New Year blues - kick off your 2010 gap year by joining one of the many projects Travellers Worldwide have on offer around the globe. Worry not if you think you have left things too late to get abroad on your gap year, Travellers Worldwide have a superb range of projects and on their website you can access a list of last minute projects - in countries such as Australia, Argentina, China, India, Ghana, Kenya and Thailand - and they will work extra hard to arrange them super fast for you.

Travellers Worldwide have been organising voluntary placements since 1994 and welcome travellers of all ages, from 17 to 70.  No qualifications are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm. They want people joining one of their placements to have an exciting, worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable experience, help some needy communities, boost their CV, and have an exciting travel experience.

Gapwork Gap Year Jobs Tips: Voluntary Jobs

Many people now want to volunteer overseas as part of their gap year or career break, or even post retirement! There are thousands of voluntary job opportunities out there so the first thing you need to decide is what type of volunteer work you would like to do.

You do not have to volunteer for a full year. Most gap year volunteer organisations run volunteering projects overseas and in the UK from a few weeks to a few months.

If you want to volunteer in Africa, for example, you could get volunteer work building villages or teaching in schools. You could even get a voluntary job where you work with animals - perfect if you are passionate about conservation.

Lots of gap year organisations can organise the volunteer work for you. They will of course charge a fee for organising your volunteer job, but this usually includes your flight and their volunteering experience will help you get the volunteer job of your dreams.

Go to our volunteering section for more information or browse for voluntary jobs.