Welcome to the site that could literally change your life - today

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.

ICS Entrepreneur - an exciting new volunteer programme

Kaya - the typhoon in the Philippines

ICS Entrepreneur is a new volunteer programme for people aged 18-25. Use your skills in marketing, finance or management to help some of the world's poorest people work their way out of poverty. Other volunteers, team leaders and local partners will be sharing their skills with you too, so you can improve your CV. You must fundraise a minimum of £800 but flights, accommodation and other costs are covered. Click here for more details, and to apply.

Never miss anything useful again!

Join over 6,000 others and follow us on Twitter. We root out the most useful and interesting career break, gap year and sabbatical stuff and tweet the links for your enjoyment. We're also on Facebook if that's your sort of thing - and we promise not to clog up your news feed! Or sign up to our free career break newsletter - it goes out once a month and we never spam or share your email address. Cool.