BASICALLY WE'RE DIFFERENT
Plan My Gap Year provides a safe, structured and social platform with volunteer, travel and immersion opportunities, available from 1-40 weeks. With over 10 years of experience and expertise, PMGY is widely regarded as the global leader in affordable and trustworthy volunteering experiences.
PMGY’s volunteer programs are accessible to everyone who wants to make a difference. This is achieved through low fees and high-impact projects. Our fees are 100% transparent – something our international volunteers really appreciate.
Our structured programs create the perfect platform for you to see the world and meet like-minded people. Most importantly, you are able to engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK, US and our host destinations, providing support around the clock throughout your time with us.
There is also a great social element to our programs. You are able to get in touch with fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year. This means there’s no need to worry if you’re planning on travelling solo!
JUST A HANDFUL OF OUR WORLDWIDE TEAM
AT YOUR SERVICE 24/7
Steph started her PMGY story in 2014 as a volunteer in India, and has since coordinated in Sri Lanka and Bali. Steph is an adventure lover, who really enjoys exploring new places, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people!
After graduating as an English teacher Que wanted to give back and help her Vietnamese community by introducing new skills and ideas. This well travelled, professional mum and her fab team will welcome you to Vietnam with open arms.
KETUT SRI ARIANA PENDIT
Ketut has been hosting volunteers for almost a decade after seeing a lack of opportunity for children from less well-off families in Bali. Commonly referred to as the ‘Bali mum’, Ketut welcomes everyone to Bali with arms wide open.
SETH KARIKARI MENSAH
Seth or ‘Kari Kari' has devoted his life to development work, is a huge Chelsea football fan and adores lasagne. With a strong sense of community he loves being in the thick of things and will certainly be your Facebook friend for life!
A core member to everything backstage! Dharshan is our accounts guru from the V-Ignite team in Sri Lanka. With over 5 years of expertise, Dharshan may be the biggest WWE fan and is the go to guy for anything finance related.
Darryl or 'Kiwi' is a cool, laid back New Zealander who has spent a number of years living in the UK before settling down in Thailand. A keen golfer he also loves his rugby and cricket. Along with his wife Sopida they will ensure you have a ball on your trip.
JAMES & CHELSEY NATAI
Married in late 2018, James (from Tanzania) and Chelsey (from the US) together coordinate PMGY Tanzania’s program. From James’ cracking sense of humour, to Chelsey’s down-to-earth wisdom, you couldn’t really ask for a more well-balanced duo!
A real NewcastleLAD, Josh has a wealth of volunteering experience across Africa and Asia, including hosting large groups of PMGY volunteers. This party loving, globe trotter loves spending time with his family, mates and watching footie.
Emma began her PMGY journey volunteering in Vietnam, continuing with the team in Sri Lanka for a couple of years, until joining the PMGY International Team in 2019. Emma is a travel addict who loves to immerse herself in a new way of life!
Jason hosts all PMGY Cambodia volunteers in a rural village south of Phnom Penh. A lover of sports and socialising, a day in Jason’s company is never boring, advising all volunteers to ‘expect the unexpected’ during their time abroad.
Vishav is a busy man. He is a dad of two and coordinates all of PMGY’s projects in India. He loves rock and reggae music and is passionate about cricket - surprise, surprise! He also likes to cool off each day with some yoga or meditation.
Ali is a smart cookie with lots of qualifications from his time studying in both New York and Morocco. He's also multi lingual, crazy about travel, hard working, committed and a right laugh. So you'll be in excellent company during your time in Rabat!
Our Big Bro is a funny character, full of many talents! Asim manages all of the PMGY projects across Nepal and welcomes all participants in Kathmandu. Outside of the projects, whether it’s sports, theatre or politics, Asim is your man!
After winning PMGY’s In-Country Director of the Year Award 6 years running, Ashika really is the backbone of PMGY and has hosted hundreds of volunteers. His big loves are his family and travel. He always goes above and beyond for PMGY volunteers.