You will be helping deprived communities in rural or urban areas to move towards a brighter and healthier future by contributing to community work in many different capacities, as well as enjoying the rich cultural heritage that this vast and magical country has to offer.
Visit a land rich in history and cultural delights when you take a gap year or year out in Bangladesh. Home to the longest beach in the world, ancient royal ruins and friendly passionate people, you'll find that this captivating part of the world has a lot to offer visitors. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet making it a fascinating destination for travellers, this does however bring its attendant problems. The inhabitants of Bangladesh face many challenges associated with its huge population size combined with its underperforming economy and the annual cycle of catastrophic cyclones and floods.
Form long-lasting friendships with the friendly local communities
Improve the livelihoods of those in deprived local areas
See the extraordinary beauty of this exceptional tropical paradise
Ad hoc community projects eg. water purification / drainage systems
Help running outreach clinics
Painting and renovation
Assisting with educational programmes
Airport pick-up & transport to the project site
Volunteer dormitory or homestay
Before you go
Pre-departure support & documentations
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on equipment & visas
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
2 meals a day
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers to project
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
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WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Bangladesh's ever increasing population faces a multitude of problems which are compounded by the effects of globalisation and climate change. About a third of the country floods annually during the monsoon season, hampering economic development and causing epidemics of waterborne diseases. Overcrowding means that many people are forced to live on flood prone land, or in equally unacceptable and debilitating living conditions, leading to a cycle of deprivation and its attendant problems. You can help liberate people from this cycle by volunteering on this programme and contributing to the development of these struggling communities.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Whilst on your placement, you could take part in a number of ongoing projects aimed at improving basic living conditions for the local community. The main focus of this programme is running a school for 500 underprivileged children, providing them with basic free food and medical treatment. Throughout the year the programme also gets involved within a number of other community development initiatives such as infrastructure projects and may entail duties ranging from helping build a new medical centre, to setting up a water purification plant for fresh drinking water or working on basic hygeine and health awareness campaigns. Assisting in educational programmes that focus on health and family planning will contribute directly to reducing future overcrowding.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
Upon arrival at the airport in Dhaka you will be met and subsequently transfered to your project site.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Immerse yourself fully within the Bangladeshi community, by staying with local families or living in a volunteer house. This will give you a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain an insightful understanding of the true culture of this intriguing country. Your host community will ensure that your stay is both comfortable and exciting, and you may get the chance to experience some of their traditional festivals and customs at first hand.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be provided with two meals a day. The food will generally be simple and nutritious, with rice being a staple part of the diet. Vegetarians can easily be catered for, and you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the delicious fresh produce available at local markets, or the delicate curries on offer in nearby restaurants, which offer extremely good value meals.
HOW WILL I GET TO WORK?
Accommodation is on site, and your project travel will be entirely catered for. Should you wish to explore further afield, the friendly staff will be happy to help you organise tours and transportation.
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In your spare time you will be sure to want to discover this special country that still remains relatively unexplored by tourists. A range of cultural and adventure activities are available, and prices can be agreed with local people. Discover the multifaceted and ancient religious heritage that has shaped this unusual country into what it is today by visiting some of the fascinating temples and museums. Many of these house unique and breathtaking examples of Buddhist and Hindu art and samples of the incredible artisan crafts that contribute a vital and integral part of Bangladesh's culture. Travel to the lush landscapes of the Sundarbans National Park. This spectacular area of extreme natural beauty is home to the last remaining areas of the Gangetic Plain Jungle, and species such as deer, crocodiles, river dolphins and of course the mighty Bengal Tiger.
To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisors will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.
There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.