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

Looking for a dramatically different challenge for 2015?

If you're over 25 and interested in making this year count, we want to hear from you! Our next assessment weekends are coming up on the 24th – 25th January and 21st – 22nd February - don’t miss out.

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Speak Spanish?

Live with a host family, work alongside local volunteers and rural Nicaraguan communities on our ICS or ICS Entrepreneur programmes. Use your Spanish to make a difference.

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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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    Jenny - ICS Entrepreneur volunteer

    Nicaragua ICSE

    Jenny, aged 20 from London, studied business management at university in Belfast before volunteering in Nicaragua on the Raleigh ICS Entrepreneur programme. Volunteering gave... Read more

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    Karina - Interpreter

    Costa Rica & Nicaragua expedition

    Karina, 26, from West Sussex wanted a shift in career to move into the charity sector. Volunteering as a project manager and interpreter gave her the chance to use the language... Read more

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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

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.