It’s week 2 in Tanzania and we have been working at three different orphanages. Firstly between Monday and Wednesday we worked at Camp Joshua, where we built a cow shed. It may sound a strange thing to do at a Tanzanian Orphanage, but it was vital to provide shade for their two cows which give… Read More


Our placements are the perfect introduction to volunteering overseas, whether you’re already an international jet-setter or totally new to travel. Mix it up and discover talents and passions you never knew you had, whether it’s teaching AIDS orphans, running an eco-lodge in the Amazon Rainforest or tracking pods of dolphin in the Indian Ocean, The… Read More


As you all know I’m off on my gap year, travelling in East Africa until early May! I’m going to be in Tanzania volunteering with The Leap for the majority but may try and venture into Malawi and possibly Kenya before coming home…we shall see how it goes. The team arrived in Nairobi at 6.30… Read More


Follow the Dale Family on their round the world adventure volunteering with The Leap. After going on gardening leave Bernie Dale decided not to be a victim of the credit crunch and make full advantage of the time off by taking 3 months out to go on a family gap year! Here they blog from South Africa about the experience of living on Safari, working with kids in the local township schools and their search for the ever elusive big 5!… Read More


Dear Alice and Guy, Sorry I haven’t been in contact either when I was in Ecuador or since I’ve been back… We were so busy on the placements and found plenty of exiting and interesting stuff to occupy our weekends!! I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging such a amazing placement… Read More


Hello Guy (and Alice), I thought I’d write as I haven’t been in touch in a very long time. I was in the first Cambodia group, April 2008, and I was looking through both my own photos, the photos of the new teams on the website and all the reviews. The result was nostalgia and… Read More


In 2008 I finished my A-Levels at The Cheltenham Ladies’ College. I was, like most school leavers, excited, daunted and overwhelmed by the possibilities that lay ahead of me. I knew I ultimately wanted to go to University and have a career, but it was the path I would take to get there that I… Read More


Hello! Well, here I am in Johannesburg at the end of a hectic week in Southern Africa visiting Leap teams. I cant quite believe that tomorrow I’ll be back in the UK office, no doubt doused in April showers. The weather here has been absolutely stunning and I’m incredibly jealous of the Leapers who waved… Read More


Dumela everyone! I’m back to Maun, Botswana. This little dusty town in the middle of nowhere definitively stole my heart I had to come back to my African family at Meno a Kwena Camp. I’m not doing much at the moment, just chilling out. I wanted to go back to the school but it is… Read More


Hello Leapers, I hope you’re having a great time wherever you are in the world- here’s your chance to tell us all about it. Simply register as a user and get writing, remembering to select a category so that your piece appears under the correct country space. Soon this blog will be linked from the… Read More