Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering program open to all and engaging young people from around the world. Expedition is one of four programs delivered by the youth-driven development charity, Raleigh International.
We believe young people everywhere can change the world. So, we empower young people (aged 17-24) with the skills, experience and connections to be leaders of change.
Tanzania is a country with exotic wildlife, rich cultures, friendly people, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Our program engages volunteers in creating long-lasting change through hands-on projects that tackle environmental issues, access to education for all, and alleviate poverty.
Expeditions run in Tanzania for 4, 7 and 10 weeks throughout the year, so you can join the program on your gap year.
Raleigh Expedition is one of the first UK programs to be accredited by the Gap Year Association (GYA) and recognized by TeenLife as a Top 15 Most Popular Gap Program in 2020.
- Work with local schools to develop their sanitation and toilet facilities and improve attendance on the Community project.
- Help tackle reforestation in protected areas on the Environmental project.
- Live in a host home with other volunteers and work with young people and community leaders.
- Take part in an exhilarating Adventure Leadership Trek through the Southern Highlands. Learn camp-craft and survival skills, sleep under the stars, and trek through stunning landscapes. You'll visit the Ruaha National Park to learn about conservation.
- Contribute to achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
We’re holding development projects to account using technology, developing the skills to run behaviour change campaigns and reducing the impact of climate change on communities most at risk. Youth-driven change is getting things done!
Nearly 2,000 amazing young people from across the world led Raleigh International’s work in 2018 across five countries, impacting the lives of over 40,000.
But that’s only part of the story. Young people are continuing to take action in their own communities, from creating sustainable start-ups, to challenging gender inequality and calling for action on the climate emergency and human rights.
If we are going to finally defeat poverty and injustice, find sustainable ways to protect our planet and achieve the Global Goals, young people must be the ones taking the lead and driving the solutions. Read our 2018 impact report at: raleighinternational.org/our-work/our-impact/