Community Development

  

The challenges within every community, no matter where in the world they may be, all have similar patterns. They all need to be addressed in a sustainable and effective way and they all require dedication, patience and time. The way in which each community responds to the challenges varies immensely.

At Agapé Adventures we work with local community organisations around the world. Supporting groups who have grown from a desire to make a difference in their area and to help those most in need. The work our volunteers do in these projects compliments and increases the capacity of the projects' impact in the community, and we seek in all we do to ensure the work is sustainable in its' own right and not reliant on overseas volunteers. 

Community development covers a wide range of issues, from homelessness, rehabilitation, medical care, support of those with intellectual / physical needs and health education. The needs in many of these communities are great, but with your support and the ongoing commitment of the project staff that we work with, these needs can be met, people's lives restored and great change can happen. 

Our community development projects not only enable you to make a tangible impact to people's lives, they also provide you with a great deal of first hand experience. Anyone looking to follow a career in social work, medical support or within any of the caring professions will gain huge insight and hands on experience which can be vital for future employment roles. There is also a great deal gained from the sharing of knowledge and ideas when our volunteers and staff spend time together. 

So no matter how long you are able to give - two weeks, two months or even a year - by joining an Agapé project you can be confident that your time will have a long lasting impact. 

Use your career break to assist in this wonderful project, based in the heart of one of Kenya�s poorest communities, works hard to provide support, education, fun and encouragement for children of the slums. Volunteer in Africa with a team dedicated to bringing joy and hope to these young lives.

Price: €520 Find Out More

Volunteer in Bolivia & join a team that are impacting their local community in amazing ways. Use your career break to provide education, support, sports & health education on the streets of Bolivia. A wonderful inspiring project waiting for you!

Price: €1,053 Find Out More

Volunteer overseas with this amazing project that works to provide education, nutrition, medical care, alternative employment & hope to the families living on the rubbish dumps of Manila. We are looking for skilled volunteers who can help in areas of: building maintenance, medical / dental care, sports / dance tuition,

Price: €665 Find Out More

Volunteer in Kenya to help this new school get off to a great start. Help with the final pieces of construction and painting, assist the teachers with basic lessons, games and sports. Help us to develop this small seed into a place of education for years to come.

Price: €520 Find Out More

Volunteer in this fantastic social farm in the beautiful English countryside, joining a team of fun, active and dedicated staff helping to support clients breaking free from addiction & recovering from mental health challenges.

Price: €500 Find Out More

Take time out in the beauty of the Spanish countryside volunteering with rescued primates & big cats - amazing hands on experience

Price: €800 Find Out More

3 EVS spaces starting Aug & Jan in Dublin helping to support children and young people. Working with an amazing team delivering after school homework clubs for local children & working in local schools to deliver a range of youth programmes.There is also a sports (rugby) focus to some of the clubs so we're looking for sporty team builders!

Price: €0 Find Out More

Bask in the beauty of the island of Malta, whilst helping to support one of the most innovative and forward thinking therapy centres around – a fantastic way to use your time & gain experience.

Price: €1,805 Find Out More

Join us in a fabulous project which has brought refuge, safety and restoration to many lives over the years. Become part of the team supporting women and children of all ages whose lives have been torn apart by domestic abuse, and addiction.

Price: €1,575 Find Out More

This vital social work project provides a unique source of support and rehabilitation for men and women who want to overcome dependency issues and who are looking to gain additional skills to help reintegrate in society. During your time here you can help with the daily work of the small holding, teach countryside skills such as drystone walling,

Price: €1,575 Find Out More

This project works with men from 18-65 who are on a journey to break free from their addictions. The focus of the work is to offer a two stage programme of residential rehabilitation, providing the framework that enables the men to overcome their substance misuse issues and learn to live new fulfilling lives, free of drugs and alcohol.

Price: €1,575 Find Out More

Edinburgh city can be a great place to live – the entertainment, the lights and the friendships, but for those living on the streets it is one of the toughest & loneliest places to survive. By volunteering in this project you could help to make all the difference in the lives of those have found themselves on the streets.

Price: €1,575 Find Out More

This project is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who is passionate about endangered animals – with a special focus on Cheetahs, or those studying for jobs in animal / veterinary care – three weeks of learning, hands on experience, amazing adventures & first class education.

Price: €2,535 Find Out More

Living in the heart of a Big 5 Game Reserve surrounded by rural communities in need spread over a wide area, with many children and young adults lacking education and support. Join us here and you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge, skills and experiences with young people in the Zulu heartland.

Price: €1,090 Find Out More

Based in the impressive setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an amazing opportunity for you to interact with and educate AIDS orphans in Orphan Day Care Centres in South Africa. You will work to help promote an established HIV/AIDS awareness programme, as well as having opportunities to assist with local farming.

Price: €1,100 Find Out More

Join us on this well deserving project and provide teaching assistance in under-resourced schools, and make a positive impact on the lives of local children, assist with a wide range of Community projects, such as building, adult literacy clubs and supporting the Old People�s Home.

Price: €960 Find Out More

Fed up with dull grey days and lack of opportunity? Well here’s the chance to change your life! Grab this an amazing opportunity to live and absorb life in Thailand, gaining first-class teaching experience & exploring all that this enchanting country has to offer.

Price: €1,750 Find Out More

Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Rio whilst providing vital education support for young people in one of Rio's largest Favella communities. Join an ongoing educational project that enables young people and adults to learn English , Maths, Literacy, IT skills & more

Price: €1,205 Find Out More