Raleigh International

Year Out Group member since 2000


Third Floor
Dean Bradley House
52 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 2AF


  • Asia
    • Nepal
  • Central America
    • Costa Rica


  • Community
  • Community enterprise
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Expeditions
  • Health & hygiene
  • Trekking
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Under 18s
  • Work with Children
  • Youth Work

About Raleigh International

We believe young people have the power to change the world. So we run overseas volunteering programs to ignite young people’s passion for change and equip them with the skills, networks and confidence to become youth leaders.

Our Raleigh Expedition program encompasses a variety of different projects and experiences, that combined give our volunteers the opportunity to create change in themselves as well as in the communities where we work.

Change Starts Here.

“We [youth] are not only the future, we are also the now.”

Jose, Costa Rica

Our projects take place three times a year in Costa Rica & Nepal, and last either 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks – so you can choose one that fits in with your plans.
During the Raleigh Expedition, students will participate in up to three different project phases:

Community project

We work in partnership with communities to identify where change is needed most and how we can create lasting positive impact. Although you may only be based in a community for a few weeks, you will be part of a wider long-term effort helping to strengthen worldwide communities, increase education opportunities or improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.


We don’t need to tell you that the world is facing unprecedented environmental challenges.

 Environmental project

We recognise that young people will not stand-by whilst the natural world is depleted, so we create opportunities to combat the global challenges we all face.

Our environmental projects make gradual steps toward long term impact. Even if you join us for just a few weeks, you will be contributing to the global effort needed to help preserve the world’s natural environment.


Develop your leadership skills and learn about the power of team effort on the adventure leadership project.

Adventure Leadership Trek

Our Adventure Leadership Treks are an essential part of Expeditions – showing that you can build skills and create change in you, in addition to our community and environmental projects.

You will build core skills, resilience, and determination to drive change, trekking through remote areas tourists do not usually get access to.

Join over 55,000 people from over 100 countries and become part of a global community dedicated to supporting youth-led action. We also have a bursary scheme to assist some applicants onto our programs.

Change starts with you !