Oyster offers voluntary and paid work placements and jobs abroad in the world’s most fascinating places.
This is more than tourism. You’ll live for 3-6 months in a very different place, get to understand the local culture and gain new skills and insights.
We’ll prepare you, send you out with a group of like-minded people and provide support when you need it.
Teach English, coach sports and surf, care for orphans and needy children, help rehabilitate abused bears, conservation and healthcare work; or earn a wage in a ski resort, downtown Sydney and Australia’s wild outback.
Enjoy languages? Some of our work experience placements focus on getting you fluent.
Love adventure? Lots of opportunities for exploring and trying new things. Treks and safaris are available in many destinations.
Oyster’s volunteering and work placements are designed to be challenging and rewarding – and to bring real benefits to the local community.
Where can I go?
Our voluntary placements are in Brazil, Chile, India, Nepal, Romania, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa.
Alternatively, you can earn a wage in Canada’s ski resorts or Australia.
What we offer
We’re passionate about gap years and want you to make the most out of your time there. You can count on:
- Great preparation and advice before you can go
- Being met on arrival with accommodation all arranged
- A job to get your teeth into, working with local people
- The chance to develop new skills and strengths
- Friendly support from our overseas rep
- An unforgettable experience.
How to apply
For more information on the opportunities available, please click on the destinations on the right hand side of the page.