There are loads of opportunities to get involved with for the 21-22 academic year!


Take a look at the projects below and see if you feel like you can make a difference.

For support or more information, contact our Student Opportunities Team on or Book an appointment and come and have an informal chat with us to find out more, and decide which exciting expedition would suit you, and learn some top tips on how you can fundraise.  We'd love to hear from you.


Raleigh International Summer 2022 Expedition

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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.
Costa Rica

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.

Develop Skills

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

Find out more about joining a Raleigh Expedition on their website

An ethical, exciting and life shaping adventure awaits you in Uganda! Working alongside our team and living in the local community, you will build a playground for a school - providing an incredible legacy that will enable thousands of disadvantaged children to learn, develop and heal through the power of play!

The highlight of your two or four week adventure is celebrating the official opening of the playground and seeing the children's joy as they get to play on the playground that you have helped fundraise for and create!

And to top off your incredible experience, you will be able to explore the beauty of Uganda - named the Pearl of Africa for its exquisite natural wonders. From kayaking, white water rafting, horse-riding, quad biking, volcano trekking or safari. The Pearl of Africa will capture your heart...

Download our Brochure here
Read our Ethical travel policy here
Read our Covid-19 and travel advice policy here
Play Action International are looking for Challenge Leaders. If you are looking to learn valuable skills, champion our awesome organisation and have fun all along the way, we want to hear from you! Get in touch with

Hope for Children is an international charity working towards a world where every child has a happy childhood that sets them up for a positive future. Almost half the world’s children live in extreme poverty. We are helping to change this by delivering education, health, livelihoods and Child Rights projects that benefit thousands of children and families each year. Everything we do is for the benefit of today’s children and tomorrow’s parents, supporting present and future generations to achieve long-term change. 

This is an opportunity to take part in a London to Paris cycle ride raising vital funds for Hope for Children to aid in their projects

This long-weekend challenge links two great European cities, London and Paris covering about 400km in just three days. Heading south to Portsmouth we cross the channel & continue through the sleepy Normandy villages to the urban surroundings of Paris where we finish at the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Day four is free for you to explore the sights of Paris before taking the Eurostar back to London.

Taking part in a Hope for Children challenge event is the perfect way to make new friends, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and have a transformational impact on children.

Email to register your interest or to find out more about this challenge.
Watch the Hope for Children Information Session Here
Hope for Children are recruiting for Challenge Leaders for this opportunity. Check out the challenge leader role description here. Please email for more information on how to lead a fundraising team to victory!