Plan My Gap Year

Plan My Gap Year

Plan My Gap Year (PMGY) is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. 

We provide the worlds most affordable, need-driven and supportive short-term volunteer abroad programmes. Our programs start from just two weeks in duration right up to six months. You can join us throughout the year as we have two start dates per month.

PMGY was founded by volunteers for volunteers. We are an independent social venture, not a corporate machine. Our volunteers become part of something really special. We work together with local communities in the developing world to actualise long-term sustainable goals. We recognise that travel can be meaningful, everyone has something to give and that we can make a positive impact.


Africa – 2-24 Weeks – Year-Round Start Dates

  • Volunteer in Ghana – From £250
  • Volunteer in Morocco – From £150
  • Volunteer in Tanzania – From £250
  • Volunteer in South Africa – From £290


Asia – 2-24 Weeks – Year-Round Start Dates

  • Volunteer in Bali – From £220
  • Volunteer in Cambodia – From £240
  • Volunteer in India – From £220
  • Volunteer in Nepal – From £250
  • Volunteer in Sri Lanka – From £260
  • Volunteer in Thailand – From £240
  • Volunteer in Vietnam – From £290

Duration / Dates

Our programmes run from just one week in duration right up to six months. You can join us throughout the year as we have two start dates every month of the year. Therefore you decide when you go and how long you go for.

Costs / Pay

- Accommodation
- Meals
- Airport Transfers
- In-Country Orientation
- Transport to/from Project
- 24 Hour In-Country/UK Based Support
- Comprehensive Volunteer Handbook
- Live Pre-Departure Webinars
- 100% Financial Protections
- Regular Program Inspection
- Certificate of Completion

Contact Info

Tel: 01892 722720

Address : Unit 2, Orchard Business Park, Furnace Lane, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8LX

Contact / Enquiry

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Plan My Gap Year Reviews

Plan my gap year - Sri Lanka

I really enjoyed the two week medical project and it was a big eye opener to witness the difference in the healthcare system there in comparison to the UK. Great opportunity.

By: Helen
Nationality: Black british
Age: 31

PMGY Sri Lanka: A Once in a Lifetime Experience

Loved my 4 months in Sri Lanka!! I volunteered for the turtle project and was able to feed, play, hold and release turtles throughout my stay. The turtles will always have a place in my heart and I will never forget my experiences, making friends whilst exploring the country.

By: Natasha Baker
Nationality: British
Age: 22


I have volunteered with PMGY in Delhi and Sri Lanka. In Delhi I did the teaching of English and in Sri Lanka I did the elephant experience. Both were very well organised, it's a great price for all they do for you. The in country team for both projects are great and go above and beyond for you. 100% recommend.

By: Shannon Fairley
Nationality: British
Age: 21

Sri Lanka turtle project - amazing experience

If you're planning to volunteer in Sri Lanka the best project is turtles. Taking care them and realising baby ones into the ocean is really amazing. The staff at the turtle hatchery is really friendly. I loved my two weeks in Sri Lanka. Met some really cool people. Most volunteers are from UK some from USA, not much people from other countries. I regret I couldn't stay longer. Turtles the best! :D

By: Dominik Kubica
Nationality: Polish
Age: 21

India Medical Programme

I loved my four weeks in India! I did it as my elective placement as part of my nursing course and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say I gained many medical skills as such but did gain a big insight into the Indian medical system. I was also able to watch a broad range of surgeries and partake in various clinics. I was well supported before I left the UK and in India, the volunteer coordinator Jon and programme leaders Vishy and Kranti were incredibly helpful and friendly, helping with whatever I needed. Definitely would recommend PMGY for pre-uni people but students in the process of their degree can definitely benefit too :)

By: Charlotte
Nationality: British
Age: 21

Amazing and I’m not even half way through

I have just spent a month in Nepal staying with a host family and it was such an amazing experience I cannot even describe how much I have learnt. Now I am in India and am experiencing different sides of humanity that I didn’t know existed, I can’t wait to see what the rest of my trip will bring

By: Charlie Miller
Nationality: Uk
Age: 18

PMGY Ghana 3 Weeks English Teaching Volunteering 2016

Volunteering with Plan My Gap Year in the summer of 2016 was truly an incredible experience that I'm so happy I embarked on. While in many ways travelling as far as Ghana at the age of 17 by yourself can be seen as quite a daunting experience, PMGY made it seem the complete opposite. The team both in the U.K. and in Ghana are so supportive. Seth the project co-ordinator in Ghana is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, he truly welcomes you in to the Volunteering family that PMGY have set up over there. No matter your issue Seth will attempt to sort it for you and will always be trying to make sure you're having the best time possible.
The projects themselves are also great, while it may be a bit of a culture shock to some, you do truly learn a lot from helping the children and teachers out in the school and you can tell the children do appreciate it as well. My only advise would be to stay there as long as you can, my only regret is being there for only 3 weeks as it takes a bit of time to connect with the kids. However, after 1/2 weeks you begin to see a connection with the children forming and you'll also wish you could have stayed there longer.

By: Jake Donkin-Peters
Nationality: British German
Age: 19

I can just say good things about it

I spent two weeks in Sri Lanka las summer and all I can say are good things! The staff was really professional, lovely and everything was extremely well organized. It was the first time I was travelling by my own but PMGY made me feel very comfortable and I safe all the time. I highly recommend this experience and this company, as it is affordable, professiona and highly competent. Great job!

By: Sigrid Veronica
Nationality: Spanish
Age: 19

Vietnam 2 weeks teaching project

Loved every second of the experience! Although the accommodation wasn’t the most hygienic (with rats in the kitchen) it only took a day to accept that’s how the locals lived. The staff at the summer school I volunteered at were very friendly and welcoming, on the Friday before I left one of the staff members invited me to join them for a staff party at their house- they cooked local cuisine and it was so lovely to be accepted into the culture after such a short space of time! As this was my first time over-seas as a lone female traveller It was very helpful to have such a supporting and helpful organisation to cater for all my needs before, during and even after the trip! Amazing!!!

By: Abigail
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Sri Lanka English Teaching

I had the best experience in Sri Lanka, no doubt about it! I have made lifelong friends from all around the world, grew to love every one of my students, and my perspectives on life will never be the same after this trip. The house I stayed in was very welcoming and all of the volunteers were so supportive of each other. The program leader truly cared for each and every one of us. He even threw a Thanksgiving dinner celebration to make the 2 American volunteers feel at home! I learned so much about Sri Lankan culture, and was absolutely heartbroken to be leaving. I highly recommend this program to any young adult looking to travel on their own. Living in a house full of people, who are all going through the same thing, makes the whole experience less scary. Sri Lanka is a very safe and welcoming country, there are beautiful beaches and jungles everywhere! The food is delicious and everything is very inexpensive (lobster for the price of a burger in America!). I researched for weeks to find the best program, and I'm positive that PMGY was the perfect one for an amazing price :)

By: Kayla Brooks
Nationality: American
Age: 18

Sri Lanka Medical and orphanage experience

My experience in Sri Lanka was amazing. The program was very organised and gave me a lot of experience especially in the hospital. Volunteering in the orphanage was so cute the girls were so fun. I loved my entire experience in Sri Lanka

By: Lucy Bird
Nationality: British
Age: 18

Pmgy India Orpahnge Program

After spending an amazing three weeks with PMGY India my entire outlook on life was changed. Before even getting to India PMGY did a fantastic job of making sure I was fully prepared. Getting off the airplane in the Delhi airport was overwhelming but PMGY was there right away from start to finish to make sure I was safe, informed, and had a great experience. I was part of the orphanage program but there was plenty of opportunity to branch out and be part of other programs that interested me. The accomodation were modest and well kept. The absolute highlight of the entire experience was the children you get to make bonds with and learn from. PMGY is a must for anyone that wants to give back and be apart of a new culture.

By: Imani McCray
Nationality: Black
Age: 25

PMGY - India Medical Programme

I went on the PMGY India programme in August and it's definitely the most amazing experience I've had. All the volunteers get on well with each other and you get to develop so many skills on the medical placements.
Would recommend for anyone looking to have a good time and good work experience

By: Alex
Nationality: British
Age: 17

Sri Lanka Turtle Project and Real Nepal Experience

I absolutely loved the turtle project in Sri Lanka, it was such an incredible experience releasing the young turtles into the sea. The staff were incredibly friendly. We were in a lovely area of Sri Lanka, with lots of beach towns nearby to spend our weekends/evenings. My only regret is that I couldn’t see more of the country, which I would have done if I had signed onto the Real Experience programme, or had been in the country longer with more weekends to spare. The company was much cheaper than others of its kind. I have also been on the Nepal Real Experience, which I would highly recommend. I managed to see everything I wanted to in Nepal in the 4 week trip, and it was probably the best trip of my life. If you have the time/money, the real experiences are definitely the best way to see the country.

By: Ellen Taylor
Nationality: British
Age: 22

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