Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering programme for 17-24 year olds from around the world. On the summer programme, you can get involved in the issues you care about, and work on youth-driven, sustainable projects that create lasting change in remote communities.
- Live in a homestay in a rural community and immerse yourself in new cultures.
- Help protect and conserve the environment. Improve access to water and sanitation facilities and increase access to educational facilities.
- Join a team of like-minded young people and make lasting friendships.
- Challenge yourself on an exhilarating Adventure Leadership trek.
- Develop essential teamwork, active citizenship, language exchange, and intercultural skills and knowledge that can benefit you when applying for future jobs.
Interested in combatting climate change? By joining a 4 week Raleigh Expedition in Costa Rica, you will have the opportunity to do just that.
You will be a part of an international volunteer group, working in one of Costa Rica's many national parks. The environmental project could involve improving access throughout the parks for park rangers, scientists, and researchers, helping to maintain the parks, and reforestation work.
You will also get the opportunity to speak to community members about supporting their location national parks, climate change and how they can make a difference at home.
A Raleigh Expedition in Nepal will involve working alongside members of the community on a water, sanitation and hygiene project. You’ll be working in the Gorkha region of Nepal which was the epicentre of the earthquake in 2015. You’ll work in a team to improve access to water sources for the community. From digging the trenches to lay water pipes, building handwashing station, and tap stands. Volunteers will also hold awareness raising sessions with the community, focusing on the 7 steps of handwashing, and hosting menstrual hygiene sessions including making reusable sanitary products.
Teamwork, leadership and communication skills are all developed on a Raleigh Expedition. All of which are important when taking part in the adventure leadership trek. Volunteers will trek off the beaten track, navigate themselves and support each other to get from one camp to another. All while taking in the breathtaking views. Develop your skills on a Raleigh Expedition in Costa Rica or Nepal.
Fundraising for your Raleigh Expedition
Fundraising for a Raleigh Expedition can seem like a daunting task, but their team are there to support you every step of the way. Raleigh International can supply you with a social distancing fundraising guide, a list of grants and scholarships to apply for, and a fundraising kit including a t-shirt, collection tin, case study stories, and posters.
Support offered by Raleigh International
When you sign up to take part in a Raleigh Expedition, you will be allocated a volunteer coordinator who is there to help you every step of the way. From access to MyRaleigh, their online hub, kits lists, and flight guidance. Their job is there to support you while you prepare for your Expedition. They have even been on a Raleigh Expedition too so can share their own personal experiences and top tips.
Watch the Raleigh International Information session here
Read the programme overview here
Read the Volunteer FAQs here