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About Us

Travel and contribute

Social responsibility is at the heart of all we do.

The over riding challenge facing future generations is to protect the planet and combate global warming. We are passionate about doing our bit and getting other like minded people onboard to achieve small yet incremental changes whether you are a gap year student, midlifer or company.

But its not just why we do it - the 'how' is equally important as we want our volunteers to travel off grid, see as much as they can and fully absorb the culture. This is why all our experiences interweave adventure and contrasting projects led by local and professional project co-ordinators.

A dynamic, caring team.

We have travelled the world and partnered with some of the most inspiring "changers" out there who are doing their bit. Over riding everything is our culture of caring and going the extra mile to excel expectations. You'll have someone to turn to before, during and after your program. With reagrd to our overseas partners...we can't list them all all, so here are just a few to give you a flavour.


Guy Whitehead

Keeps the show on the road and specialises in Costa Rica and Guatemala.


Milly Whitehead

Co-ordinates the marketing with Zoe whilst running Madagascar, Namibia and Cambodia.

Sales and Marketing

Zoe Faulkner

Everything digital falls onto Zoe's desk while she manages all things in Peru and Ecuador.

Program co-ordinator

Claudia Bufton

Claud is the girl to go to for advise on flights, insurance, Nepal and Sri LAnka. She has heaps of experience having been here over 10 years.


Tery Chouy

Chouy runs our projects in Cambodia where we help with village sanitation and elephant conservation.

Costa Rica

Chris Patterson

Chris runs our plastic oceans and turtle projects in Costa Rica. Recyling is his passion.

Ecuador and Peru

Dr Andy Kirby

Andy is the director of the Yanapuma Foundation, an NGO working in sustainable community development in Ecuador.


Gabriel Gonzalez

Harold organises all our communty development on the pacific coast of Guatemala.


Andrea Pawel

Andrea and Ed are behind the re-wilding and saving the rhino project in Namibia.


Mathias Mtui

Mathias directs The Leap in Tanzania. He is passionate about reforestation and educating the next generation to preserve and protect.

How we roll...


Guy & Milly founded The Leap

…on the kitchen table. We soon upgraded our technology and moved to the heady heights of our offices in Marlborough.


Gap Year Assocation + Year Out Group

We are a founding member of the Year Out Group and the first UK company to be accredited by the USA Gap Year Association.


A typical year

Together we build schools, educated children, protect endangered wildlife and plant trees spending over £600,000 per year.

How we do it

Variety and service

We create experiences which combine adventure and sustainable projects with exceptional service.

Team Travel

Like minded leapers

Leap volunteers join a team of like minded spirits, creating great camaraderie.

Find your perfect leap

Get in contact

To start exploring how to get involved with one of our teams heading out across the globe to make a difference. We have a great team who are on stand by to offer gap year advice, midlife adventures or build a bespoke corporate experience.

Or give us a call on +441672 519 922

And chat with one of our (very friendly and knowledgable) team.

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