In recent years, more and more schools are looking to do volunteer work on their overseas expeditions. Volunteer trips are an excellent way to make a positive impact, visit exciting destinations, and for students to immerse themselves in diverse cultures and increase their global awareness. However, organising such a trip involves A LOT of preparation. From flights and insurance to pre trip training and that’s even before you’ve looked at organising the itinerary!
PMGY have the expertise, experience and networks to make such an expedition accessible, safe and stress-free. Furthermore, as a social initiative we are able to guarantee affordable prices without sacrificing the quality of our programmes. We can tailor a trip around your requirements. Whether you wish to solely focus on volunteering, or would like to incorporate volunteering into a wider trip – we can work together to create the perfect itinerary for you.
Every PMGY programme has safety as a priority. Inspected, risk-assessed & continually reviewed.
Accompanied by an experienced PMGY expedition leader as well as 24/7 UK & in-country team support.
You'll be working on meaningful and long-term sustainable projects where you can make a real difference.
Trekking, sightseeing, camel riding, whatever you want to do in your leisure time we'll organise it for you.
Philip founded PMGY after extensive travel and research into volunteering overseas. With a desire to make it accessible and affordable to all, PMGY was born. Obsessive about travel he's also a keen runner, finds weird African music relaxing and loves his sport.
Philip visits all the projects on a regular basis and has travelled with a number of our groups including Monash University & UCL.
A real NewcastleLAD, Josh has a wealth of volunteering experience across Africa and Asia, including hosting large groups of PMGY volunteers. This party loving, globe trotter loves spending time with his family, mates and watching footie.
Josh has travelled extensively with groups to Vietnam and Sri Lanka as well as Ghana. Ghana is the first country Josh volunteered in and hasn't looked back since!
Colby is originally from Indiana, USA. She moved to Ghana after falling in love with the country and especially the children. She says, ``They'll melt your heart!``. She's learnt to speak Twi, loves Busea Beach and becomes a friend away from home.
Colby loves hosting school groups because she believes that the children of both parties learn so, so much from each other. Her drive and energy is infectious!
The poster boy of Plan My Gap Year, our Josh has been group leader to countless countries taking his passion for teaching with him. Stick him in front of a classroom of children for just 5 minutes and see them light up!
This gregarious, chirpy soul has a passion for broadcasting, especially radio, loves name dropping, celebrity gossip and music (he can list the entire current Top 40 Singles chart!).