Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We challenge and inspire young volunteers from around the world to work with communities living in poverty.

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Freemasons’ Grand Charity donates £50,000 to Raleigh programmes

As part of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, we’ve just received a very generous donation from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to support Raleigh’s Youth Partnership Programme.

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Our volunteers are 17-75 year olds who join Raleigh from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities and stages of life. Some might come on an expedition after leaving school, whilst studying at University, on a break from work, taking a gap year or they could just be individuals who are up for a new challenge.

Meet more volunteers

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    Odaine - volunteer

    Tanzania expedition

    “I volunteered in Tanzania with Raleigh International after being referred by an organisation called People’s World Carnival Band where I was a member of their youth club. They... Read more

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    Sunny - ICS volunteer

    Nicaragua ICS placement

    Sunny from Walsall in the UK was a volunteer with Raleigh’s International Citizen Service in Nicaragua in Spring 2013. His team was based in the rural village of Santa Rosa in... Read more

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    Merle - volunteer

    CRN expedition

    Merle from The Netherlands joined an expedition in Costa Rica & Nicaragua in 2013. “After starting a degree in languages at university, I knew I wasn’t in the right place. I... Read more

See what our expedition groups in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua and Tanzania are doing.

Follow our teams on the DfID-funded Raleigh International Citizen Service in India, Nicaragua and Tanzania

Find out more about the Raleigh community and see what our past volunteers, staff and friends are doing now.