Plan My Gap Year (PMGY) is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. We provide the worlds most affordable, need-driven and supportive short-term volunteer programmes in Africa and Asia. Our programmes start from just two weeks in duration right up to six months. You can join us throughout the year as we have two start dates per month.




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What makes your company different from similar gap year providers?

PMGY was founded by volunteers for volunteers. We are an independent social venture, not a corporate machine. Our volunteers become part of something really special. We work together with local communities in the developing world to actualise long-term sustainable goals. We recognise that travel can be meaningful, everyone has something to give and that we can make a positive impact.

At PMGY, we work hard to ensure that our opportunities are affordable. We are also 100% transparent with our fees – something our volunteers really appreciate. Our structured programmes create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in our host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with us. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure our set up is safe and that our volunteers are making a positive impact.

There is also a great social element to our programmes. All our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year so even if you’re travelling alone, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to travel the country with your newfound travel buddies – it’s all part of the PMGY experience!

So if you’re thinking of doing something a little different on your next trip abroad, then why not drop us a line and find out what amazing things you could be doing.

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Why are you a good company to travel or work with?

WHAT can you do?

We have a wide variety of volunteer projects in our network ranging from teaching opportunities to wildlife conservation projects. The majority of our opportunities don’t require any specific experience, as we believe that everyone has something to give. So whatever your background we will have project that could really utilise your help!

WHERE can you go?

ASIA: Bali, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam

AFRICA: Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Tanzania

WHEN can you go?

Our programmes run from just two weeks in duration right up to six months. You can join us throughout the year as we have two start dates every month of the year. Therefore you decide when you go and how long you go for.

HOW much do I need to pay?

Programme Fees start as low as £150. Included within this fee is:

- Accommodation

- Meals

- Airport Pickup

- 24/7 in-country support

- In-country orientation course

- Volunteer Handbook

- Full Financial Protection

- And of course PMGY’s round the clock UK support service – It’s what we’re famous for!