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.
This is an exclusive event created for Diverse Abilities
and although it may not be the most famous
of the UK’s ‘3 peak’ challenges, it is an awesome chance to meet up locally and take on a demanding
challenge as a team. You will cover a marathon distance of 26.2 miles across the Wessex Ridgeway and
ascend more than 1,530m in a single day - that’s taller than Ben Nevis!
Diverse Abilities ask that participants pay a £35 registration fee and raise a minimum of £265 to
help support those with disabilities in Dorset. For more info and to sign up visit the webpage here
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
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!
Watch the Play Action International Information Session 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 email@example.com
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 TeamHope@hope4c.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to lead a fundraising team to victory!