There are loads of opportunities to get involved with for the 20-21 academic year!


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

For support or more information, contact our Student Opportunities Team on


Raleigh International Summer 2021 Expedition

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
Raleigh works to preserve Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity, increase the resilience of local communities to climate change and improve access to education. Their field base is located in Turrialba and the projects are based across the central highlands of Costa Rica.

In Tanzania less than half the population have access to safe drinking water, while less than 20% have access to adequate sanitation facilities. Raleigh's work here focuses on, improving community managed water and sanitation systems, raising awareness on good hygiene practices and building community resilience. The field base is located in Morogoro and the projects are based in rural communities across central and southern Tanzania.

In Nepal Raleigh's work focuses on delivering awareness raising, peer to peer education and skills training in key areas of community resilience, such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Entrepreneurship Development and Community-based Natural Resource Management. Their field base is situated in Kathmandu city and the projects are based in the Gorkha region in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Read the programme overview here

Read the Volunteer FAQs here

Find out more about joining a Raleigh Expedition on their website



Uganda Volunteer Project with Play Action International

With over a decade of experience, and with ethics, sustainability, fun and adventure at the heart of our volunteering programmes, Play Action International is the perfect option for your summer 2021. We pride ourselves on providing a sustainable in-country programme that meets the needs of the community and is led by local communities. We have everything sorted, from cultural training to ensure you are responsible and respectful in country, to making the most of your experience to gain future employment.

The Uganda Volunteer Project is the ultimate two-week African adventure allowing you to explore, discover and develop the incredible country of Uganda. As an ethical, affordable trip, it is the perfect opportunity to have the summer of a lifetime.

You’ll enhance children’s childhoods through the power of play whilst experiencing a new culture in a beautiful country. With weekdays spent building a playground at a local school and weekends spent enjoying the amazing activities on offer in Uganda, what’s not to love! See what your summer in 2021 would look like by clicking 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


London to Paris Cyle Ride with Hope for Children 2021

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. 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.

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!