You are never too old to take on new exciting challenges and volunteering is a fantastic way for retired people to share a lifetime of skills and experiences to make a difference when visiting new countries and communities.

Accommodation can be arranged to suit, so you can enjoy a comfortable stay in the most dramatic surroundings. Placements can be from 2 weeks to a year, tailored to your own plans. Whether teaching on the Galapagos, working on the conservation of orchids in the rainforest, or volunteering in support of children’s projects in Africa and Asia, there is a gap year opportunity and a need for you.

Gap years for retired persons, including teachers, doctors, nurses, therapists, legal and commercial professionals are available in: