There are many ways to spend a career break, but one of the best has to be by combining travelling with volunteer work in a faraway country.
A growing number of people are taking time out from their jobs to engage in more fulfilling activities around the world – and you could join them by booking a tour with i-to-i.
We offer a wide range of volunteering options in some of the planet's most fascinating destinations, so see what we can do for you today.
All about career breaks with i-to-i
Whatever you're looking to get out of a career break as a volunteer abroad, i-to-i has a host of options to choose from.
Our locally-run projects range from teaching English as a foreign language and working with children from deprived backgrounds to caring for the environment and endangered species.
Specific examples of helping children while overseas include coaching promising youngsters in football and other pursuits, working at one of Nepal's child protection homes, engaging orphans in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City in a host of activities and undertaking community work with hill tribe children in Thailand.
If you are looking to teach English abroad, you can gain the appropriate qualifications before taking up duties in schools in India, Nepal, Kenya, Argentina, Thailand, Zanzibar and many other countries.
Our wildlife and conservation-focused schemes include hand-rearing lion cubs in South Africa, caring for elephants in Jaipur in India, protecting the fragile environment of the Galapagos Islands, getting to know orangutans in Malaysia and looking after endangered giant pandas in China.
Other volunteering opportunities range from helping to build homes for needy families to community development work in Brazil, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka.
If you want to truly get to know one of our many career break destinations, why not consider going on a meaningful tour?
These consist of the chance to explore a particular location and take part in a host of exciting activities while also occasionally stopping in specific places to help out with volunteering projects.
Our tours include a trek to Machu Picchu, building work in the Himalayas, safaris in Tanzania and explorations of exotic Goa in India, among many others.
With so many different options to choose from when it comes to planning your career break in a far-flung destination, it can be handy to get some guidance from experts in this type of travel – and that's where i-to-i can step in to help.
Plan your ideal career break with i-to-i
Get in touch with i-to-i and we can help you put together the perfect career break that encompasses both adventurous travel and rewarding volunteer work.
All of our experts have travelled the world themselves and really know what makes for the perfect few weeks – or months – spent exploring a whole new destination while also giving something back to the communities you visit.
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 80 can take advantage of our career break options – and you can even bring someone else with you if you like.
We offer a host of add-ons such as safety courses and language lessons to help you truly make the most of your time abroad, and you can also benefit from our membership of the Year Out Group and the Know Before You Go scheme run by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
You can be confident that your money is safe with us as we're part of the ATOL protection initiative and are also a member of ABTA – The Travel Association for your peace of mind.
So, what are you waiting for? Ring us today on 0113 205 4620 or put in a request for a brochure or callback via our website to see what we can do for you.