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Gap Year Volunteering

How will you experience your Gap Year? What do you hope to accomplish? If you join us at United Planet, you will:

  • Immerse yourself in a world outside your own experience
  • Gain a new appreciation for the world around you
  • Discover the richness of giving back and helping others
  • Learn how to live outside your comfort zone
  • Appreciate the value of hard work, of empathy, of kindness

We’ll support you, of course – you’ll have everything you need to help make your gap year volunteering a success. But really, you’ll find your own way, learn a lot about yourself, and maybe even discover a new purpose in your life.

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Sound like a fantasy? Here’s what our volunteers say:

If that sounds like the kind of Gap Year you’d like to experience, learn more about United Planet.

Why volunteer with United Planet on your Gap Year?

United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

  • We are a mission-focused, non-profit organization
    We are all about service, making a difference, building a global community.
  • Our programs emphasize authenticity
    Get outside your bubble, jump into a real experience, become a global citizen.
  • We provide everything you need to succeed
    Classes, in-country travel, home stays, meals, work –we are your cultural bridge.
  • Your safety is our most important concern
    From one-on-one assistance before you travel to experienced staff in country, everything is done to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
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    Your Quest is personalized to provide the opportunity for genuine, meaningful personal growth.
  • What we do is meaningful
    Your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

Have questions? We’d love to help.

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