Project Trust has been organising long term volunteering placements in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America for young people since 1967, making us the most experienced educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers.

From our home on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, we annually select around 300 young people from across the UK for 8 – 12 month overseas teaching, youth work and outdoor education projects. Working with long-standing partners overseas, these projects are carefully chosen to ensure the Volunteers’ skills can be put to good use in their host communities and do not take work away from local people.

Project Trust provides all Volunteers with training and support before, during and after their time overseas, to maximise both the educational value of their experience and the positive impact they have in their projects and host communities.

Project Trust empowers young people to be confident, effective, creative, independent and resilient through a challenging volunteering experience overseas. Our volunteers can now gain an accreditation of a Level 3 Foundation Year in International Volunteering