Volunteering during your gap year or as a break during or after university allows you to explore the world as more than just a tourist. Lattitude can make all the arrangements for you and support you every step of the way. If you would like to leave your mark on a community abroad, while experiencing the adventure of a lifetime, a Lattitude placement could be for you!
Help others in meaningful ways
You will have the chance to help people and communities who really need it and become an active member of the local community.
Taking time out to volunteer overseas provides a rare opportunity to do something completely different. It is a springboard for discovering yourself and the world and it might even help you plan for your future.
Have an adventure
Going on a Lattitude placement is a real challenge. You will live and work in a different culture, and experience life from another perspective.
Make new friends
Volunteering with Lattitude means you’re guaranteed to meet like-minded people.
Practice a new language
The best way to improve your foreign language skills is to spend time in the country itself, away from your home influences. Volunteering abroad is an ideal way to improve any language skills you may have, or even learn new ones!
Experience another culture
When simply travelling between countries you rarely have time to properly learn about different ways of life. By spending several months living and working overseas, you can really experience and immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen country.
Enhance your CV
Getting in to university or finding a new job can sometimes be hard work. Having a Lattitude placement on your CV could make all the difference.
"The people here are really relaxed - happy to ponder along the road instead of rushing, and happy to sit on the grass as night falls and chat and laugh together. The kids at school have such great smiles, discipline and singing voices! They're always so proud of their little food harvest that they bring you for dinner and always want to be first to show you their work and get a sticker."
Amie Saunders, Teacher, Vanuatu