Founded by volunteers for volunteers, we work with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact on the world.
We work extremely hard to ensure that our opportunities are affordable for everyone who wants to make a difference. So fees are 100% transparent, something our volunteers really appreciate.
Our structured programmes create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in our host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with us. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure our set up is safe and that our volunteers are making a positive impact.
There is also a great social element to our programmes. We put you in touch with all your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to travel the country with your newfound travel buddies – it’s all part of the PMGY experience!
So if you’re thinking of doing something a bit different on your next trip abroad, then why not drop us a line and find out what extraordinary things you could be doing.
I came across PMGY after trawling through numerous companies offering extortionate opportunities. PMGY's premise of offering affordable and worthwhile projects was instantly appealing and we were extremely impressed from the moment we made contact with them. They support you throughout the experience and exceed expectations. My experience in Cambodia was absolutely amazing and definitely one of the best things I have ever done.
The pre-departure support guide was amazing. I would recommend having a good read, then read it again - on the plane like I did! The in-country support from the team was excellent, the team are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble! The accommodation in PMGY was amazing. You feel comfortable and safe whilst being right in the middle of a Tanzanian village. Genuinely the best few weeks of my life and would highly recommend to anyone!
If you are thinking about doing this DO IT!! You 100% won't regret it, I did the 4 week Real Thailand Experience & I couldn't of had a better time, the programme coordinator Darryl is the best you could ask for! Everything was so well organised & made so easy. Speaking to another tour group I meet they didn't have the same story so I'm so happy I chose PMGY. Honestly trip of a lifetime with great memories & people, so sad it's over!
Philip founded PMGY after extensive travel and research into volunteering overseas. With a desire to make it accessible and affordable to all, PMGY was born. Obsessive about travel he's also a keen runner, finds weird African music relaxing and loves his sport.
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.
Colby is from Florida. She has a precious little girl, Flora, who travels the world with her. Colby began her journey with PMGY in Ghana back in 2013. When you meet her be ready for an adventure because she is always up for anything!
Seth or ‘KK' 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 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.
Ashika really is the backbone of PMGY and has hosted hundreds of volunteers over the years. His big loves are his family and travel. Generous to a fault he always goes above and beyond for PMGY volunteers.
This Aussie mum of two has volunteered extensively in Tanzania and now calls this gorgeous country her home. She has travelled extensively in the UK, US, Canada, Italy and New Zealand and is a yoga devotee.
Vishav is a busy man. He is a dad of two, a doctor in a local hospital and coordinates all of PMGY’s projects in India. He loves rock and reggae music and is passionate about cricket - surprise, surprise! You couldn't be in a safer pair of hands.