Project Trust

Project Trust, the original Gap Year, places volunteers to work overseas for a year out, aimed at 17-19 year old school leavers in full time education.

Project Trust was founded in 1967 as an educational charity on the Hebridean Isle of Coll in North West Scotland. Since then we have sent over 5,500 volunteers overseas. Project Trust sends about two hundred volunteers to twenty-five countries annually and is widely respected as one of the most experienced and professional gap year organisations in Britain.

Types of work include social services, English teaching, outdoor activity and community development schemes. There are projects in over 25 non-European countries. Volunteers are given assistance from Project Trust to raise a proportion of their costs through fund-raising activities. Living expenses, flights, food and accommodation are provided.

Project Trust is an Educational Charity, registered as a charity in Scotland No. SCO 25668.

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Project Trust Reviews

Project Trust in Malaysia

Project Trust is one of the best things to do after Secondary School! Im doing it right now in Malaysia, teaching English, and I am loving every momet of it!

If you want to do something different after High School, something that will really make an impact, not just on those you help, but also on yourself, then I would definately recommend applying for Project Trust! Best possible Gap Year!

By: Alexander Krabbendam
Nationality: Dutch
Age: 18

Project Trust China Review

I am currently a volunteer with Project Trust living in China and I can already say that spending a year away with Project Trust is one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences you could ever do. It's already taken me to so many new places that I would have never had the chance to go to. I've also met so many amazing people and learnt so much about myself and the community I live in. Already I've begun to develop skills and experiences that will continue to benefit me well into the future. If you're ready to push yourself and begin the adventure of a life time I would definitely recommend applying for Project Trust.

By: Rachael Hare
Nationality: British
Age: 18

Project in Devnar School for the Blind, India

I couldn't imagine a more worthwhile way of spending a year of my life than volunteering for such an incredible charity and school!
Thanks to project trust I have made so many incredible friends and I have the support and knowledge needed to teach.
I'm already one month in and have completely immersed myself in the culture here in Hyderabad and feel so proud of myself for having the courage to do this!
Couldn't recommend anythjng more.
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If you're unsure on whether to volunteer with Project Trust, don't be, do it, do it, do it!

By: Rachel
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 17

Project Trust Volunteer 17 - 18

Are a good organisation however you raise a LOT of money and get no where near enough money when you are in your chosen country and you don’t receive enough support.

By: Kirsty Pattison
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 19

A year in Guyana

My time spent in Guyana was the greatest year of my life. I met amazing people, did amazing things and learned so much about the world. Whilst it was not all singing and dancing (being in a remote location for a year is tough), I am a stronger person for it.

I always loved the idea of a gap year but Project Trust really makes it special, you have to fundraise for your year, which isn't easy. You know you make a difference when your there so not only have you got amazing stories to tell at the end of it, you also have some amazing things to add to your CV.

10/10 would recommend, I just wish I could do it again myself!

By: Campbell Wolfe
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 19

Just do it!

Apply and try it, I'm a volunteer in Japan 2017-18, and it is an amazing experience. The people you meet are lovely and you always have support from people around you and the charity.
During selection Project trust makes sure that you are fit and able to go and during training gives you the nessesary information to teach or do social care.
I have been able to try different activities, foods, meet loads of people and even forget my own name haha, (my nickname in Japan is Igii rather than Isi)
Of course this is just my opinion but it is rare to meet a volunteer who hated their time with project trust. This year is great as it gave me time to see if I wanted to teach English and live in Japan and also help me decide what I want to study and university :)

By: Isabell Holliday
Nationality: British
Age: 18

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