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Fancy FREE accommodation on your career break?

HouseSit Match can find you free accommodation on your travels - we're talking nice houses in great places and some even have pools! All you have to do is look after the place and take care of the pets - usually dogs and cats, so perfect for animal lovers! Plus you get 10% off your membership when you use this exclusive code: CAREERBREAK-10.

Click here to register and find a place to stay!

Need a new challenge?

Raleigh volunteers and locals

If you're looking for a career break where you can build up new skills whilst visiting dramatically different destinations, then a Raleigh International expedition is for you. Raleigh's volunteer managers support young people to deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects. Visit Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua and Tanzania, for 8 or 13 weeks. Click here to find out more.

Philippines volunteer appeal

Kaya - the typhoon in the Philippines

One of our approved partners, Kaya Responsible Travel, has an office in Tacloban in the Philippines - the city hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Their staff urgently need volunteers to help with the clean-up, so if you have skills in healthcare, nutrition, or teaching, or you can help with building work, please get in touch. You can visit Kaya's website, email them on info@kayavolunteer.com or call 0161 8706212.

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