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The Specialists in Volunteering Adventures Abroad

Transformative Team Experiences: Combining Contribution, Challenge, and Culture

Contribution + Challenge + Culture

Embark on transformative off-grid volunteering adventures tailored for gap year explorers, midlife seekers, and corporate teams. Our unique journeys seamlessly blend volunteering, challenge, and culture, offering you an experience like no other, where personal growth is guaranteed.

Authentic Connections, Life-Changing Impact

Our meticulously crafted itineraries are made possible through our dedicated overseas partners, who run inspiring grassroots social enterprises. Their deep local connections and knowledge enable us to venture off the beaten path, immerse in local cultures, and make meaningful contributions.

25 Years of Unmatched Expertise

For over 25 years, The Leap has built a global network of dynamic, impactful projects that are always in search of dedicated volunteers. Whether you join one of our scheduled travel experiences or opt for a bespoke itinerary, we offer adventures across Africa, Asia, Central and South America tailored to your interests.

Discover Your Next Adventure

Conserving turtles in Costa Rica, aiding high Andean farming families in Peru, or creating new coral reefs in Kenya? These are just a few of the transformative volunteering experiences awaiting you. Start exploring and contact us to find your perfect fit.

Canoeing down the Amazon
Gold Star Service

Admin - going the extra mile

Making sure you are organised and guided through your travel admin, from flights to insurance.

The Leap Experience

We go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned.

Whether you're a gap year student, midlife adventurer, or corporate traveler, your Leap experience will encompass teamwork, sustainable projects, adventure, and top-tier service. The Leap boasts an exceptional network of overseas partners, enabling responsible and safe off-grid travel. As experts in complex travel logistics, we're here to help you navigate your travel plans. Contact us today to start your journey.

Team Travel

Camaraderie and friendship guaranteed

Our team programmes involve a gathering of like-minded spirits who will tackle the challenges and adventures together.

Sustainable Volunteering
Responsible projects

We work with dynamic enterprises who are making a huge difference to communities, environment and wildlife.

Off Grid Travel
In-country teams

Our connections overseas all have great inside knowledge as to where and how we can travel off the tourist trail, safely and responsibly.

Find your perfect volunteering experience

Scheduled and bespoke adventures available

We send Gap Year, Midlife and Corporate teams away on either scheduled or bespoke adventures.

What is hugely important to us is that we match expectations so everyone ends up on the right adventure for them. So start exploring and get in touch.

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Insights from National Geographic

Motivations and Benefits of Gap Year Programmes

We are excited to share an insightful article by Ben Clatworthy for National Geographic, which highlights how gap year trends are increasingly focusing on personal development and responsible travel. This piece not only endorses our approach but also underscores the growing recognition of the benefits our programmes offer.

It suggested 79% would embark on a trip with the main intention being that the experience would make them more employable. It’s a theme that runs through the report: around 87% believed vocational travel would improve their employability, while 86% said they’d sign up to volunteer on a project related to their ideal future career path.

Full article click here

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News: Last minute summer spaces

Join one of our July departures

It is not too late to join a July departure and turn your summer into something special. With great team sizes, a ready made social life and little admin - we've got you covered.

Now is also the time to add some all-important skills and experiences to flesh out your CV. Whether you're a student looking to enhance your academic profile or a boost your career prospects, the summer months offer a valuable opportunity to make your CV stand out. Teamwork, communication, resilience and adaptability are all key soft skills and we guarantee through a Leap programme you will have many experience to test and demonstrate you have those skills nailed.

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Clementine has just finished her Costa Rican adventure with you and has absolutely loved it. She says it was fantastic from start to finish and the group couldn’t have asked for a better team looking after them led by Chris. The same applies to you too. You have been brilliant from the get-go and nothing seems to have daunted you – ever! Getting the children out there was no mean feat and your ability to switch the programme to Costa Rica from Cuba at such short notice was very impressive. The photo at the beginning was a great touch and you have been incredibly responsive to every query however small. Thank you both for everything, I can’t think of a better company to have used for Clementine’s trip.

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We really can’t thank you enough for everything you have done to make this amazing adventure happen, and for all the hand holding for Mimi and us along the way! It’s incredible that they have managed to have as close to normal a gap year as it must be possible to have right now and we are enormously enormously grateful to you and everyone at The Leap who has helped make this happen. Thank you. We have been spreading the good word about how fantastic you all are!

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I am filled with admiration at all the trouble you have taken over every detail, so much appreciated when filling in all those damn forms! And it was brilliant that you kept us all (in our case 3 generations!) involved and informed about the changing situation every day. It has been so difficult for this group of 18 year olds unable to do their A levels properly and with all the attendant problems of the pandemic. I think the programmes you are offering may well change the course of their lives not only for the future of the planet but also by giving them opportunities to work hard together at the same time as having fun. Huge thanks and congratulations, I’m telling everyone how fantastic you are!

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"How on earth you have managed to pull this off I don't know!"

But you have all been absolutely incredible. I never could have imagined Charlie being able to take part in such a fantastic project in this, the strangest of years! I have huge admiration in your professionalism and ability to deliver in the toughest of times. Thank you so much, I'm sure the presence of the team will do wonders for the project and wonders for the Team Members... what a fantastic opportunity for them all!!

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