Health, Medicine and Caring Gap Years

In this section we provide details of the types of projects that would suit people who are looking to gain experience in medicine, nursing, child care or veterinary sciences.

Caring for vulnerable children in orphanages and medical centres, or birds and animals in wildlife sanctuaries can be an emotionally difficult yet incredibly rewarding way to spend your year abroad. Perhaps you are going on to study medicine at university and would benefit from some practical work experience, or maybe you just want to lend a hand to people who need help. You do not require any previous experience for the vast majority of these projects, just a willingness to learn.



Sports Coaching Gap Year
Sports Coaching Gap Year

map pin Africa, South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball or swimming. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world. Combine sport with the opportunity to travel and make a difference....
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website


Au Pair in Australia
Au Pair in Australia

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renumeration icon $195-375 per week and a $300 bonus

AIFS Au Pair in Australia is a life-changing & affordable way to experience Australia. As an Au Pair in Australia you'll live with an Australian host family providing up to 40 hours of childcare. It's a great way to immerse yourself in a new cultural, travel to new places & develop your experience...
Posted by: Au Pair Australia
Au Pair Australia Website


Child Care in Cape Town
Child Care in Cape Town

map pin Africa

renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Volunteer to help care for underprivileged children in Cape Town, South Africa. This project aims to provide support to some of the preschool centers that have opened in townships to assist these children. ...
Posted by: All Out Africa
All Out Africa Website


Work as a Ski Instructor
Work as a Ski Instructor

map pin North America, Europe

renumeration icon Paid

Train with professional ski instructors and gain your own qualifications that will allow you to teach in the same season. Following your course, become a snow sports instructor in Canada or Romania and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!...
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website



Safari to Coast - Southern Africa Adventure
Safari to Coast - Southern Africa Adventure

map pin Africa

renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Not only will you have the amazing opportunity to see some of Africas most incredible wildlife, snorkel with Whale Sharks and paddle to a tropical palm fringed islands but you will also have the opportunity to participate in an important community development projects. Experience the best of SA!...
Posted by: All Out Africa
All Out Africa Website


Teaching Jobs Abroad
Teaching Jobs Abroad

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renumeration icon Paid - approximately £800/$1000 a month on the Teach and Earn programme. A subsistence of approx. £250 is paid to you each month.

The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million students learning the language at any given time. Whether on a gap year or a graduate, we have the course for you. Choose either to join our Teach and Earn programme or our China Adventure....
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website


Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220
Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

PMGY offer some of the most amazing medical volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 2-weeks to 6-months....
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
Plan My Gap Year Website


Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150
Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

PMGY offer some of the most amazing childcare volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months....
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
Plan My Gap Year Website



Camp Counselor in France
Camp Counselor in France

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renumeration icon 1170 euros per month

We’ve been running English camps for French children since 1994! With multiple locations across France, American Village Language Immersion Camps welcome thousands of kids each year. Our caring, fun, and professional counselor team is a part of what makes our camp so loved by our campers!...
Posted by: American Village
American Village Website


Medical Work Experience
Medical Work Experience

map pin Europe, Asia

renumeration icon Volunteer/internship projects

Our medical internships are an excellent way to boost your medical CV, whether for your career or university application. You'll gain knowledge of an alternative medical system and gain practical experience working alongside doctors and nurses....
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website


Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180
Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months....
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
Plan My Gap Year Website


Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150
Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks....
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
Plan My Gap Year Website



Tour Leader - Paris
Tour Leader - Paris

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renumeration icon Competitive wage + meals and accommodation package and full training

Becoming a PGL Tour Leader is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture and get involved with one of PGL’s most popular school trips – tailor-made French study tours to the wonderful city of Paris....
Posted by: PGL
PGL Website


Social and Community Development in the Kingdom of Swaziland
Social and Community Development in the Kingdom of Swaziland

map pin Africa

renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Volunteer to help care for orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland or South Africa. Assist with pre-school education and facilitating the All Out Africa syllabus of activities, provide meals, helping to guide the children, while giving them care and adult support....
Posted by: All Out Africa
All Out Africa Website