Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. Our vision is a global community working to build a sustainable future.

How are we different? We believe that empowering the next generation is the best way to create the leaders of tomorrow and bring about change. We harness the passion and energy of young adults, inspiring and challenging them to volunteer in the developing world.

All our volunteers are trained and supported to work alongside communities living in poverty. They work in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, build community resilience, to sustainably manage natural resources and to protect vulnerable environments.

Our work is delivered through young people and results in collaboration between local communities, partners and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities and life stages. As well as young people, we have opportunities for volunteers of any age to join our programmes as team leaders, support staff, managers and medics, helping to guide young people on their journey.

We operate in partnership with communities, non-governmental organisations and governments. With permanent field offices in Borneo, Costa Rica, India, Nicaragua and Tanzania, we work at grassroots level using first-hand knowledge and local insight. Our volunteers live and work alongside communities and experience for themselves how sustainable development can transform our world for the better.