The Project Trust Journey

Volunteering with Project Trust is a unique journey that many describe as ‘the best thing’ they’ve ever done. Your Project Trust path will offer many challenging and exciting experiences – but only by following it can you appreciate the rewards.

When you are sure that the Project Trust journey is right for you, you must first complete our application form to progress on to the first step. Once we have received your completed application form and have been able to review your application we will invite you to attend our selection process. This is your chance for us to get to know each other and the kind of volunteering experience you’re after.  This is vital to allow us to ensure that we find you a placement that best matches your skills and experience with the specific needs of our placements in-country.


Volunteering with Project Trust is a journey of discovery, and the first part of that journey is making your way to our home on the Hebridean Isle of Coll for a Selection Course. Selection gives you the chance to get to know Project Trust and gives us enough time to get a sense of what you can offer.

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Fundraising is an important part of your journey and an opportunity to learn and develop skills which will be useful overseas and beyond. Don’t worry if you have no experience of fundraising, we’ve been doing it for over 50 years and have a dedicated Volunteer Fundraising Team to help you reach your target.

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Just before departing overseas you will attend a four day Training Course on the Isle of Coll which prepares you on the specifics of the country and project you are going to. You will be trained with your country group and you will also meet your project partner for the first time.

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Project Trust Gap Year Training

Your Project

You will spend up to 12 months volunteering in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania or the Caribbean. Whether you work in Teaching, Social Care or Outdoor Education, the challenges and experiences you face will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the wider world as well as discovering more about yourself.

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Our two day Debriefing Course on the Isle of Coll gives you the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and to celebrate your achievements.

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Through working and living overseas, you will develop a deeper understanding of different countries and issues. We believe that Volunteers, as active Global Citizens, have a valuable contribution to make to global learning and understanding in the UK.

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