Having been awarded charitable status in 1968, Project Trust has continued to be a leader in the field of youth volunteering. In 1998 Project Trust was one of the co-founders of the Year Out Group, an association of leading year out organisations formed to promote the concept and benefits of well-structured year out programmes, to promote models of good practice and to help young people and their advisers in selecting suitable and worthwhile projects.
As Project Trust approaches its 50th anniversary, it remains pioneering and innovative. Since the 2013/14 volunteer year all our volunteers have received a Qualification in International Volunteering accredited by One Awards for working through the Project Trust programme, and our Global Citizenship programme is allowing Returned Volunteers to share their knowledge and experiences in schools around the UK.
For almost 50 years Project Trust has organised long-term, ethical and responsible voluntary placements for school-leavers. We will continue to strive to provide educational opportunities for young people, giving them the chance to conduct meaningful work in overseas communities whilst having the experience of a lifetime.