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About Us

Travel and contribute

Social responsibility is at the heart of all we do.

The overriding challenge facing future generations is to protect the planet and combat 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 it is 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 who right now need our help more than ever.


Children playing in water in Cambodia

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. Overriding everything is our culture of caring and going the extra mile to exceed expectations. You'll have someone to turn to before, during and after your programme. With regard to our overseas partners... we can't list them all, so here are just a few to give you a flavour.

Director

Guy Whitehead

Keeps the show on the road and specialises in covid admin.

Director

Milly Whitehead

Responsible for program development and Leap VIP.

Africa Guru

Zoe Faulkner

Responsible for getting everyone on the right team in and around Africa

Asia Guru

Alice

Alice co-ordinates all the pre-departure admin.

Costa Rica

Chris Patterson

Chris is our Director of Operations for our Plastic Oceans and Adventure programs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Meli

Meli is the chief organiser at Jakera.

Costa Rica

Peggy

Peggy is in charge of all the Spanish lessons.

Costa Rica

Kira

Kira is the volunteer coordinator responsible for looking after the Adventure Team in Costa Rica.

Kenya

Des Bowden

Des is truly dynamic and has created the marine conservation zone which needs your help.

Kenya

Tilda Bowden

Tilda is the other half of this dynamic couple who are all about conservation. Tilda helps Milly build the program and makes sure everyone is happy.

Cambodia

Rachel Riggio

Rachel runs all things Cambodia whilst running her Red Road Foundation

Colombia

Brendan Topp

Brendand his team run the show for us in Colombia.

How we roll...

2002

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.

Accreditation

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.

Fund

A typical year

Together we build schools, educate 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

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 standby to offer gap year advice, midlife adventures or build a bespoke corporate experience.

Or give us a call on +441672 519 922

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