Marine Environment Conservation Marine Environment Conservation Andros Island, Bahamas Gapforce Non-profit | Gapforce
Learn from our marine scientist, help create UNESCO protected marine parks, teach conservation awareness in primary schools and become a PADI diver!
Private Clinic Medical Support Accra, Ghana Gapforce Non-profit | Gapforce
Work in a private hospital in Accra, Ghana and help local medical staff deliver essential treatment to patients.
South American Experience Cusco, Peru Gapforce Non-profit | Gapforce
Volunteer in an Animal Rescue Center, learn Spanish in Cusco, trek the Machu Pichu, support a local community project and - if you want to - go to the Galapagos!

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Project Details

Gapforce runs volunteering projects in many areas, such as marine & wildlife conservation, child care, community development & animal welfare.

At Gapforce, we are proud to offer unrivalled experience in structured gap year programs, volunteer projects and extreme expeditions. Founded in 1989, the Gapforce family takes great pride in organising unique, exciting gap year and overseas volunteer projects that enable young people to become global citizens and make a real impact on the world.

What Makes Us Different

There are a number of organisations that offer programs abroad, and here’s what sets us apart. We feel these are important to consider when making such an important decision and starting your adventure.

  • Our overseas gap year projects are run by UK-trained leaders. Trained from the top down, our leaders are prepared and knowledgeable on our destinations.
  • Our UK-trained leaders are well-researched and our local programs are vetted for sustainability and longevity.
  • Supported and safe.

Credibility

Some of the biggest adventure names have been involved in our programs.

  • Bruce Parry (BBC TV "The Tribe" & "Amazon") was a Gapforce Expedition Leader for over 6 years.
  • Ben Fogle (TV Presenter) filmed "Extreme Dreams" reality TV series on our projects.
  • Jack Osborne (MTV "The Osborne’s") filmed "Adrenalin Junkie" on our programs. In addition we have had the BritishRoyal Family member and over 15,000 student participants.
Safety

Safety is the number 1 priority on all Gapforce programs. Our programs are basic, potentially hazardous and should not be considered a conventional holiday, however with over twenty years’ experience we aim to reduce your level of risk compared to independent travel.

To guide us, we have been independently inspected to BSI8848 “Specifications for visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK and now self regulate. We are also members of YearOut Group, who set guidelines and policy for UK Gap providers, Marcus was Chair for 7 years of the Membership and Safety Committee overseeing members safety.We are a Professional Association of Dive Instructors Education Centre and aDuke of Edinburgh Award Centre.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
1989
Contact Person
Mareen Kerger
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Greenforce (UK Charity Number: 1138690) is committed to exert a strong positive economic, social and environmental impact through their wide range of volunteering projects. Apart from the astonishing work and help from our volunteers in disadvantaged communities, wildlife reserves and animal sanctuaries, we make sure that 60% of our profits will stay in the countries we operate in.This ensures future sustainable development and improves peoples' livelioods, animal welfare and conservation.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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