Africa & Asia Venture (AV)

Fully Approved Provider since 2000


13 Petworth Road
Haslemere Surrey
GU27 2JB
United Kingdom


  • Africa
    • Kenya
    • Malawi
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • China
    • India
    • Nepal
    • Thailand


  • Art
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Expeditions
  • History & culture
  • Music
  • Paid work
  • Sports Coaching
  • Summer programmes
  • Teaching English
  • Trekking
  • Under 18s
  • Volunteering
  • Work with Children

About Africa & Asia Venture (AV)

  • We offer full immersion Gap Year programs in Africa & Asia that include volunteering and adventure travel, for a truly meaningful Gap Year
  • We believe in the the impact young people can have on the world around us.
  • You have an abundance of skills, talents, passion and enthusiasm that will make a difference, we help you be the change you want to see.

We work with our volunteers to find your strengths and ensure your talents are put to good use.


Tell us what you can do and share your skills in a way that will benefit one of our partner communities.

Work Experience & Adventure Travel Programs

Our most popular gap year programs include 11-12 weeks of volunteering followed by an optional 4 weeks of independent travel.

Our group summer programs are 5 weeks long. During the week you will take part in either one or two volunteering projects and at weekends you’ll be free to explore.

You can also travel whenever you like, for as long as you like. Create your own customized trip, or join a scheduled group departure – the choice is yours. Contact us for more details.

Ask an AV Alumni

We know the best people to talk to are those who have been there and done it before.

Our alumni are happy to share their experiences so just contact us and we can put you in touch with them.


‘A fantastic experience. Unforgettable and highly recommended…. being immersed in the culture and meeting lots of different people was amazing’.

In-country 24/7 support

Continue your adventure under our independent travel scheme and you have the reassurance that if a problem occurs you will be looked after by our in-country 24/7 support network.

Cultural Immersion

Our gap years are not simply about travelling, they’re about staying and actively participating in a community. It’s about engaging meaningfully with individuals and sharing your skills wherever they are needed.


This is not your average gap year, you won’t be a tourist, you will become one of the locals and will build lasting friendships and enhance your skill set with incredible, stand-out work experience.


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