Overview

Here at Raleigh, we believe that when young people and communities work alongside one another they are empowered to create lasting change.

For more than 30 years' we have run Raleigh Expedition, one of the first UK programs to be accredited by the Gap Year Association.

Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering program, open to all and engaging young people from around the world.

Expedition is one of four programs delivered by the youth-driven development charity, Raleigh International. We believe young people everywhere can change the world. So we empower young people (aged 17-24) with the skills, experience and connections to be leaders of change.

The program engages students in creating long-lasting change through hands-on projects that help to tackle environmental issues, access to education for all, and alleviate poverty. Our volunteers develop themselves, find their people, and get involved in the issues they care about.

 

Change Starts Here

Live and work alongside local communities in Costa Rica, Nepal and Tanzania. Help find solutions to tackle some of the world’s problems together. Take on new challenges and learn skills that will stay with you for life.

Our projects take place three times a year in three countries around the globe, and last either 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks – so you can choose one that fits in with your plans.

You can work in Costa Rica, Nepal or Tanzania – a chance to explore some of the most spectacular and remote places on earth!

During the Expedition, students will usually participate in up to three different project phases:

Community project

Imagine a world where everyone has access to clean water, sanitation and basic hygiene services. Where everyone, even the most marginalised have access to education. You can play your part in making this a reality.

Live and work alongside local people to help improve and change their lives. Drive change where it’s needed the most by improving access to water and sanitation facilities or education in rural communities. Work with schools and communities to change behaviours and raise awareness of issues such as handwashing and hygiene.

Environmental project

We don’t need to tell you that the worldis facing unprecedented environmental challenges. Our environmental projects make small steps toward long term impact.

Live and work in some of the world’s most biodiverse places. Take an active role in protecting natural resources and vulnerable environments by working in national parks or on reforestation projects. Help build local knowledge to help people adapt to climate change and sustain rural resources.

Adventure Leadership Trek 

Challenge yourself and discover incredible landscapes on a stunning Adventure Leadership trek. Develop your leadership skills and learn about the power of team effort. Go back to basics and become self-sufficient. Your trek will be an experience that brings you together with other volunteers, and one you’ll never forget. 

To give you peace of mind...

At Raleigh, we have more than 30 years' experience of working with young people, and our history of volunteering dates back to members of the British royal family. We have permanent trained staff in every country in which we operate, so that you can access support 24 hours a day whilst you're overseas.

Interested?

We love to chat about our Expeditions, so feel free to give us a call on +1 833-660-9738, click on View Website, or submit the Request Info form!

Cost and Session Information

10 week Expedition: $5,000

7 week Expedition: $4,500

5 week Expedition: $3,600

4 week Expedition: $3,100

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Brilliant experience!

Brilliant experience!

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Reviewed on 6/28/2017 by

I had the best 7 weeks of my life in Tanzania in summer 2016 with Raleigh! My first phase was the trek, which was challenging but incredibly rewarding. I gained leadership and teamwork skills, made great friendships and the landscapes were beautiful. Next, I was part of the SWASH (School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. This involved living with a host family in a small village, and working in the local primary school. I helped to construct a sanitation block for the female students, and I also participated in raising awareness of improved hygiene practices, aimed at the students as well as other members of the community. It was so fulfilling to be able to make a difference and to learn about the Tanzanian culture. I would definitely recommend a Raleigh Expedition to anyone who is interested!

1 Participant Review

Write a Review
Brilliant experience!

Brilliant experience!

5
Reviewed on 6/28/2017 by

I had the best 7 weeks of my life in Tanzania in summer 2016 with Raleigh! My first phase was the trek, which was challenging but incredibly rewarding. I gained leadership and teamwork skills, made great friendships and the landscapes were beautiful. Next, I was part of the SWASH (School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. This involved living with a host family in a small village, and working in the local primary school. I helped to construct a sanitation block for the female students, and I also participated in raising awareness of improved hygiene practices, aimed at the students as well as other members of the community. It was so fulfilling to be able to make a difference and to learn about the Tanzanian culture. I would definitely recommend a Raleigh Expedition to anyone who is interested!

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