Volunteer & Gap Year Programs


Canadian Gap Year Association (CanGap) is a non-profit organization supporting families and students in making purposeful post-secondary decisions by introducing and providing resources to support an alternative, experiential opportunity known as a gap year. Throughout a student’s gap year journey, CanGap helps them identify their life goals, develop and execute a plan of action, and work towards successfully transitioning into their next phase of life.

Gapforce offers unrivalled experience in structured gap year programs, volunteer projects and extreme expeditions. Founded in 1989, the Gapforce family takes great pride in organizing unique, exciting gap year and overseas volunteer projects that enable young people to become global citizens and make a real impact on the world.

Katimavik challenges young people to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to make a difference for Canadian communities and for themselves!   Spend 6 months far from home learning, working, discovering, connecting, and building.  Gain a sense of accomplishment by working for not-for-profit organizations that play an important role in developing and strengthening local communities.

The Leap offers gap year programs (for the year following your graduation) which combine multiple locations and different projects in a single trip. This means that participants make a positive difference while satisfying their desire for travel and adventure.

Do something that matters.  Contribute to your global community.  Volunteer overseas!  Youth Challenge offers unique opportunities to participate in youth-driven health, leadership and livelihoods programs in eight countries worldwide.  There are programs for ages 18 and up.  An ideal opportunity for a “gap year” or summer break.