Links to websites with information about volunteering and gap year travel
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National database of volunteering opportunities in the UK
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Links to websites to search for volunteer opportunities and information about volunteers’ rights
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Advice from the National Union of Students (NUS)
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For gap year jobs and volunteer work abroad
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Advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), including travel checklists and travel advice by country
opens in a new windowYear Out Group
A not-for-profit organisation, the Year Out Group is an association of year out organisations. It does not organise or arrange year out programmes itself, but instead provides information designed to help you plan your gap year and select a suitable and worthwhile programme in the country of your choice.
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Student and youth travel organisation. The site includes gap year information.
opens in a new windowBUNAC – Work and volunteer abroad programmes
BUNAC (British Universities North America Club) offers eligible applicants aged 18 and over, an opportunity to spend extended time living, working, and travelling overseas. Opportunities range from the camp counselling programme, Summer Camp USA, and flexible work and travel programmes in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand, to volunteering/teaching placements in Africa, South and Central America, South East Asia and China. Programmes last from as short as five weeks to as long as two whole years. Participants can take part in a BUNAC programme as part of their summer vacation, during a gap year, after graduation or as a career break.