Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly GAP Activity Projects) is an international charity established in Reading, Berkshire, in 1972 to provide 17- to 25-year-olds with support to travel outside of their own community, in most cases to other countries, where they will spend several months assisting with care or educational projects.

In 2012 Lattitude co-ordinated activities for their 40,000th volunteer. The group is also credited with helping to coin the term "gap year" from its original name.

Originally known as GAP Activity Projects, the not-for-profit organisation was founded in 1972 with the mission of creating safe and worthwhile volunteer work for school leavers before moving onto university.

The group was officially recognised as a charity in 1976 as they continued to expand the number volunteer opportunities around the world.

In 2000 the organisation co-founded the Year Out Group to promote the benefits of well-structured year out programmes.

2001 saw the opening of three new offices in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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