Gap Years Working Abroad

International travel isn’t cheap but funding your way around the world will give you an enormous sense of satisfaction, and whilst you’re at it you’ll be gaining valuable life skills. The type of work you can do varies massively as do visa requirements - do make sure you research the legalities of what you can and can’t do before you embark on a working gap year overseas.

Some popular ideas include working in the hospitality industry - it’s social, well paid (tips) and can boost your CV if this an industry you wish to specialise in on your return home. Fruit picking in Australia and New Zealand allows travellers from all over the world to earn a bit, move on and pick more fruit. From banana picking in the north of Australia to cherry picking in the south of New Zealand, check what’s in season when, pack a long sleeve shirt, hat and sunscreen and get picking.

More structured paid work programmes are well documented on Gapify. There are options such as TEFL abroad, working in the outdoor pursuits industry or getting a paid internship with a reputable company.

Working Abroad Gap Year Companies

We found 5 companies in our database that provide social volunteering gap years. Choose one below to learn more.

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Global Vision Internationalbrand-logoWe're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).Visit Site »
What They Offer: We're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).
Travellers Worldwidebrand-logoEnrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/ResumeVisit Site »
What They Offer: Enrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/Resume
Outreach Internationalbrand-logoWe make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.Visit Site »
What They Offer: We make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.
POD Volunteeringbrand-logoPod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projectsVisit Site »
What They Offer: Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects
Projects Abroadbrand-logoFor over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.Visit Site »
What They Offer: For over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.