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.


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
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Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa

Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Gain experience providing care for wildlife species at a rehabilitation center in South Africa! Volunteers will provide care for various animals, including hand-rearing orphaned animals when necessary. This center aims to rehabilitate & release all animals, but there are some who cannot be released.
Posted by: Go Eco
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Teach Performing & Creative Arts at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Performing & Creative Arts at a Summer Camp in the USA


map pin North America
renumeration icon On application

If you and your friends have a passion for just about any creative pursuit – ranging from music and dance to glass blowing and art – there could be a great job waiting for you this summer.
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa

Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Volunteer at a widely-accredited wildlife ranch in South Africa! This ranch is home to over 90 species of endangered animals. Volunteers will get up-close with various animals. Visitors come to the ranch to learn about these animals and how important their conservation
Posted by: Go Eco
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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 Austria and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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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
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Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador

Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador


map pin South America
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Volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre in the jungle of Ecuador! The rescue shelter is home to various species of native Ecuadorian wild animals that have been abused, injured or neglected.
Posted by: Go Eco
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Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon NMW for apprentices

Walesby Forest is an outdoor activity centre set in over 250 acres of Sherwood Forest, with more than 80 years of heritage and a friendly team at it's core. We offer young people the opportunity to enjoy more than 30 exciting activities including abseiling, climbing, watersports and quad biking.
Posted by: Walesby Forest
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Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Sports Instructor

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Sports Instructor


map pin United States of America
renumeration icon $750-$1,200 depending on age, role and experience.

American summer camps offer a huge range of sports for the kids, which creates a big need for Sports Counsellors. Camps will normally have Tennis, Gymnastics, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball - plus many more! So if you love sports, then we need you!
Posted by: Camp America
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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
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Work in the USA as a Camp Counselor

Work in the USA as a Camp Counselor


map pin North America
renumeration icon Upon Application

You will be spending your summer months working at a fantastic summer camp in the USA! Wild Packs specialise in finding summer camp jobs (based all over America) for hundreds of young people every year. We look to support enthusiastic individuals who are eager for a challenge!
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season
SPECIAL OFFER!

Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season


map pin Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland
renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 26 resorts across five countries.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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Paid Work

Paid Work


map pin Australasia, North America, Europe, Asia
renumeration icon Paid work abroad

Chose from instructing, hospitality and support roles in one of our Canadian ski resorts. Experience the Aussie Outback or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or Auckland. We offer the chance to earn money teaching in China or Thailand. Travel, gain experience, get to know the locals & enhance your CV.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA


map pin North America
renumeration icon On application

Not only could you be enjoying teaching your sport at camp but you will be having a laugh with people your age, going for nights out and enjoying your days off exploring America.
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150


map pin Africa, Asia & South America
renumeration icon Volunteer project

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

Medical internship in Romania


map pin Europe
renumeration icon Unpaid

An excellent way to gain work experience, this internship in Romania offers hands-on experience in a children's hospital and home visits with a mobile medical unit, a chance for you to learn about more conditions and treatments. For those interested in medicine, this is a great internship.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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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
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Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa

Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Gain experience providing care for wildlife species at a rehabilitation center in South Africa! Volunteers will provide care for various animals, including hand-rearing orphaned animals when necessary. This center aims to rehabilitate & release all animals, but there are some who cannot be released.
Posted by: Go Eco
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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Course and Job
SPECIAL OFFER!

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Course and Job


map pin Canada
renumeration icon Earn $13 CAD per hour whilst working as an instructor

Qualify as a Level 1 ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler and then teach for the rest of the season! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. The CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor training and exam are included. Book now!
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide Ski
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Child Care Volunteer Programs from as low as  £100

Child Care Volunteer Programs from as low as £100


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

As a Childcare volunteer on this project, you will work within in day care centers, nursery schools, children’s homes and kindergartens to assist local staff in the day-to-day running of these centers with activities like educational and basic teaching of English, Math, Reading and Writing etc
Posted by: Volunteers 2 Uganda
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Community Aid Projects in Cape Town

Community Aid Projects in Cape Town


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

Help with various community aid projects in the settlements of Cape Town!
Posted by: Go Eco
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Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Volunteer at a rural community South Africa


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer project

Volunteer at a rural charity in South Africa. Live and work onsite, get to know a new culture and play a key role in various projects to help uplift the community, teach children, develop local infrastructure and the economy and break the poverty cycle in this personally rewarding experience.
Posted by: Hamba Africa
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth


map pin Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Switzerland
renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships. Turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer - all in one season.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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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
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Medical Work Experience In India

Medical Work Experience In India


map pin 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
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Work on a summer camp in the USA - Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Work on a summer camp in the USA - Outdoor Adventure Instructor


map pin United States of America
renumeration icon $750-$1,200 depending on age, role and experience.

Love the great outdoors and have a strong sense of adventure? Want to spend your summer up in the air on camps high ropes, flying through camp on the zipline or working on the climbing tower? Look no further…
Posted by: Camp America
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Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA


map pin North America
renumeration icon On application

If spending your entire summer abroad, getting paid to look after and work with ponies and horses, sounds like a dream come true then keep dreaming!
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included
SPECIAL OFFER!

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


map pin Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland
renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2020. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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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
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Various Volunteer Programs in Uganda from as low as  £100

Various Volunteer Programs in Uganda from as low as £100


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

You Volunteer with different Volunteer projects around Uganda, These include Teaching, Childcare, Women Empowerment, Special Needs Care, HIV/ AIDS Support, Sports Education. Street and Slum Children Support around Uganda.
Posted by: Volunteers 2 Uganda
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad


map pin Asia
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 TEFL programme
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Work an Adventure Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

Work an Adventure Role at a Summer Camp in the USA


map pin North America
renumeration icon Upon Application

Do you love heights, thrills and have a sense of adventure? If this sounds like you then you should definitely apply for one of the adventure and outdoor jobs at camp.
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Teach Watersports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Watersports at a Summer Camp in the USA


map pin USA
renumeration icon Upon Application

Love splashing around? Every camp will have a large waterfront program and therefore will need competent and skilled instructors to teach in this area.
Posted by: Wildpacks
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Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor


map pin United States of America
renumeration icon $750-$1,200 depending on age, role and experience.

Love spending time in or around the water? Have experience in a water sport activity? Look no further… As waterfront staff, you could be involved in a variety of different roles. Water sports can include; Sailing, Water-skiing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Paddle boarding and more!
Posted by: Camp America
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Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Children’s Activity Group Leaders


map pin UK
renumeration icon £14,843 (£15,530 after first year)

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!
Posted by: Robinwood
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