Oyster’s unique placements
Oyster offers voluntary work placements 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.
What can I do?
Challenge yourself! Teach English, coach sports and surf, care for orphans and needy children, help rehabilitate abused bears, conservation and healthcare work.
Enjoy languages? Some of our placements focus on getting you fluent.
Love adventure? There are lots of opportunities for exploring and trying new things. Treks and safaris are available in many destinations.
Oyster’s 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 Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, Nepal, Romania, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa.
What will it cost?
Our prices range start at £995, depending on the destination. This covers the organisation of your work and accommodation, pre-departure course, support in the UK and abroad, induction in-country and in some cases formal language courses and expeditions.
What’s special about Oyster?
We’re a small and friendly company offering a very personal service with:
- Our own placements that have welcomed Oyster participants for years
- First class support for participants before departure and abroad
- Pre-departure courses
- Small groups sent together to placements
- Experienced, caring overseas staff most with us since 2000
- Dedicated UK destination managers for each group
Our main aim is for our ‘gappers’ to be happy, safe, fulfilled - and to come back with a long-term affection for the country they visit. We’re proud that past volunteers regularly recommend us to their friends and family.
How can I find out more?
For further details on placements and prices click on ‘apply now’ to be taken to the Oyster website. The site is packed full of information about the projects and destinations that you can go to. Feel free to contact us via the website with any questions. You can apply by filling out our application form. Once we receive your form, one of our destination managers will be in touch by phone.