There are many organizations, charities, and awards that we’re proud to be affiliated with. They affirm the high standard of our volunteer projects and internships. Many of our affiliates also offer benefits to our volunteers and interns when they join one of our projects.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
We’re an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the world’s leading youth development award. Open to anyone aged 14 to 24, the DofE is a leading charity in the UK which encourages teamwork and social interaction, and helps young people to stand out from the crowd when applying for university and jobs. Doing their DofE offers young people the chance to experience new activities and develop their existing skills.
We are fully accredited with ASDAN, an organization that encourages the advancement of education through their awards and qualifications. You can use your experience on our volunteer projects or internships towards the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification. CoPE will provide you with valuable UCAS points for entry to university and higher education.
Year Out Group
We are a founding member of the Year Out Group. This is an association of approved organizations that provide well-structured gap year programs in the UK or overseas. These programs are educational and include volunteer work, cultural exchange, expeditions, structured work placements and more.
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
We have the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, a national accreditation recognizing organizations that provide good quality educational experiences champion teaching and learning in places other than the classroom.
Expedition Providers Association (EPA)
We run Expedition Providers Association (EPA) approved programs abroad that are fully assessed, and hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) quality badge for overseas expeditions. EPA is dedicated to the safety and quality of overseas trips.
We’ve partnered with Travel Aware to ensure British nationals are better prepared for a safe and healthy trip abroad. Together with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, they provide essential travel advice and up-to-date country information for those living and traveling overseas.
British Standard BS 8848
We are fully BS 8848 certified. BS 8848 are standards set to minimize the risks of any adventure travel programs outside the United Kingdom. All of our volunteer projects and internships abroad received approval after full research, safety audits, and risk assessments were completed by an external party.
International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)
We are a member of the International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA). They’re a non-profit accrediting organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and access to quality volunteer abroad programs.
British Educational Travel Association
We’re a member of the British Educational Travel Association (BETA). They represent well-known businesses in the youth, student, and educational travel industry. They promote a host of programs including volunteer projects, internships, language courses, and more.
World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation
We’re a member of the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation. They’re an organization dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for young travelers and the youth, student and educational travel industry that serves them.
We encourage alumni to write reviews about their experience with us on TrustPilot. This review platform is open to everyone who wants to share their story about companies they’ve dealt with, and others looking to discover new businesses. The aim is to bring people and companies together to create ever-improving experiences.
We’ve partnered with Go Abroad, a leading online search engine for international travel programs. They provide everything from information on volunteer programs or internships abroad, to expert advice and real-life reviews.
We’ve partnered with Go Overseas, an online guide to over 14,000 study, volunteer, intern, gap-year or teach abroad programs. Their mission is to empower human connection through perspective-changing travel. They also collect community reviews that will help you choose your next adventure.
We’ve partnered with Volunteer Forever. They help individuals find the right volunteer projects, internships, or teaching trips abroad for them. You can search through their program reviews and raise funds for your trip using their crowdfunding platform.