Section 1 of 8: Your contact details

We will need to contact you by email to send you further details relevant to your application and Expedition

Section 2 of 8: About you

Raleigh International does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat with one of our medical team, please call us on +44 (0)20 7183 1270. Pick Please enter in the format DD/MM/YYYY Please select one of the following that best describes your stage of life when you will be participating in a Raleigh Expedition.

Section 3 of 8: Your preferences

If you have been on a Raleigh overseas programme before, please indicate which country it was, and if you remember it, the programme code or month/year you went. If none type 'none'.

Please indicate which Expedition and which roles you are interested in at this stage. If you are unsure, please leave blank or select 'undecided'.

There is a lot of opportunity to find out more about these different roles, and there is a lot of flexibility for you to change your preferences later on in the process.

If you are a medic, please note that for indemnity reasons it is not possible for you to volunteer in a non-medic role. If you are looking to apply for a volunteer medic role, please complete our Medic Application Form.

The following questions are an opportunity for us to learn a bit about you and why you want to take part in a Raleigh programme. Please try and stick to a maximum of 150-200 words (approximately one to two paragraphs) per question.

Remember, you don't require specific skills or experience to be a Raleigh Volunteer Manager - but strong communication, team work and leadership skills are essential. An enthusiastic outlook and positive attitude are equally important.

Fundraising Commitment

You will need to fundraise or self-fund up to £2,700 (or up to $3,950 if you are applying from outside the UK) to join a Raleigh Expedition. The exact amount depends on the time of year you decide to take part in an Expedition and the role. View fundraising costs

How we raise and spend our funds

If you would like to discuss fundraising requirements prior to submitting your application please call the International Resources team on +44(0)207 183 1295 Raleigh is a charity and we encourage you to do some fundraising activities. These activities (for example, events or sponsorship) raise money for and awareness of the charity.

Section 4 of 8: Your skills and qualifications

For any of the following qualifications, please send copies of relevant certificates with your CV.

Please note that most First Aid Qualifications are valid for three years from the date of issue.

Please indicate any additional languages you speak, relevant to the countries we work in, and your level of proficiency:

Section 5 of 8: Your referees

Ideally one of these will be your current or most recent employers and we will ask you for their relationship to you, phone number and email address.

Section 6 of 8: Emergency contact details

Emergency contact 1

This should be a responsible adult able to take important calls in case of an emergency. They must be available by phone for the duration of your Expedition.

Emergency contact 2

Please provide details for an individual who resides at a different address to that of your first emergency contact.

This should be a responsible adult able to take important calls in case of an emergency. They must be available by phone for the duration of your Expedition.

Section 7 of 8: Equal Opportunities

Raleigh International is committed to being an equal opportunities organisation, promoting fairness and diversity across all of our programmes.

To monitor the effective delivery of this commitment, Raleigh requests all applicants provide the following information. The data on this form will not be used in conjunction with your application form and will be treated in the strictest confidence. The information you provide will be used for statistical purposes only. It is helpful if you complete all sections of the form.

Disability is defined by the Equality Act as: 'A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The disability could be physical, sensory or mental and must be expected to last for more than 12 months or for the rest of the life of the person affected.'

Section 8 of 8: Complete application

Code of conduct

Please read the Raleigh Code of Conduct (link will open in new window).

By accepting our code of conduct you are agreeing to abide to the following during your Expedition:

  • No alcohol consumption

  • No illegal activities, including drug taking

  • No personal phones or communication systems on project site

  • No inappropriate Manager/Venturer relationships during Expedition

  • Respect the local culture, traditions and customs

  • No acts of physical or verbal violence

  • Don't put yourself or others at risk

  • Protect the environment

The aim of the Raleigh International Code of Conduct is to create a positive and safe environment where all participants know what is expected of them, and to help them work alongside each other to achieve both the goals of the Expedition and the individual's personal aims.

Terms & Conditions

Please read the Raleigh Terms & Conditions (link will open in new window).

Please note that by accepting our terms & conditions you're confirming that you're over 18, or if you're under 18 that your parent/guardian has read and accepted the terms & conditions and will complete the Consent Form that will be included in your Information Pack.

Criminal Records Check

Volunteer managers are required to get a criminal record or police check before working with young people on Expedition. Having a criminal record won't necessarily preclude you from being recruited however we ask you to disclose it to us during the application and assessment process.

If you have indicated 'I will contact Raleigh' please contact our Volunteer Recruiment Officer, Miguel De Palma, for a confidential chat on +44 (0) 207 183 1295 before you apply.
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