Volunteer with Rainbow Garden Village & Smaller Earth across Africa & Asia

Expert Volunteer Placement Provider Since 1999
In Country RGV Teams
Specialised Across Africa & Asia
Extensive Orientation Programmes
Multiple Accommodation Options
Full Travel Preparation

How does it work?

Find & Apply

Find your ideal project, either by location or topic.

We have projects in Ghana, South Africa, Thailand and Tanzania.

For those who have a passion for a certain volunteer area, we work in social (childcare), sport, environmental and wildlife and we have different areas in different countries.

Once you've decide, you can pay your £200 deposit through your chosen project page and chose you dates. As long as you book 2 months in advance (so you have enough time to sort all the prep before going), you'll be able to chose a duration which suits you.

To see the full application process, click here to have a read.

Submit Documents & Prepare

You'll then have a dedicated account manager in the UK, who will talk you through every step of the process.

They will ask for the documentation needed to continue, whilst also telling you what you will need to sort.

You can find the full documentation checklist on the application process here.

Depart & Contribute

After a thorough process, which you'll be guided through by a dedicated account manager, you'll be ready to depart to your chosen country, make an incredible impact and have the trip of a lifetime.

You can find all our projects below, so if you have a passion to make an impact, now is the time to start.

Since 1999, RGV have supported selected projects in ten emerging and developing countries, through meaningful volunteer placements, as well as targeted donations of money or materials.

Here at RGV, we promote inter-cultural exchanges and help to build bridges between people and cultures. Working with the leaders of cultural exchange in the UK, Smaller Earth, we will ensure that all volunteer from the UK have the best possible experience, from booking to departure.

By participating in our projects, our volunteers grow and develop every day, by tackling issues in the community that our projects aim to help.

Volunteering is an essential support system to under-privileged communities, so these placements really allow volunteers to play their own small part in making a wider difference. Your time and fees are vital in helping these communities to not just survive, but thrive. By applying with RGV and Smaller Earth, you'll be volunteering with trusted businesses that send over 10,000 annually combined on cultural exchange programmes, meaning we're the experts in ensuring your process is as smooth as possible.

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Choosing the right programme for YOU


Volunteering is an extremely unique trip for each applicant. Whether you have a love of animals, the environment, or anything between, picking the right project is super important so you can make an impact in the area you love. Rainbow Garden Village have projects that cover multiple areas, including social, wildlife, sports and environmental, so click through to our programmes to find out what you can do to help.


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