Seeking ways to integrate with local communities while travelling.

Volunteer at Reserva Mundo Verde in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

If you like the idea of waking up to an orchestra of toucans in Ecuador’s cloud forest before you help the friendly locals milk the cows, then volunteering at Reserva Mundo Verde is for you. Reserva Mundo Verde is only 2 hours from Quito, but is located in one of the planet’s richest biodiversity hotspots. Volunteering at the Reserve involves mainly outdoor work such as tree planting, helping to construct wooden cabins, milking cows and working in the organic gardens. In your free time you can go birdwatching with a local guide, hiking, horse – riding, learn to make cheese and cook traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. The locals are amongst the warmest people you will meet, and you’ll get a chance to brush up on your Spanish as well as maybe practice some salsa! For more information feel free to visit the website, and get in touch with ex-volunteers who can answer any questions you may have.

Amazon Conservation and Community Development Internships

Are you looking to start a career in conservation research? Do you want to get involved with local community projects? Are you passionate about sustainability and helping to protect the rainforest? Do you want to lead your own project? Become the … [Continue reading]

Sustainable Home Construction in India

From August 2014 until February 2015, we are going to build 6 Sustainable Earth Domes using the Superadobe/Earthbag building technique. People from all over the world have already signed up to help with this project, and we have space for more … [Continue reading]

Thailand FREE Teaching Placement

Teach English in Thailand Thailand has continued to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery beaches … [Continue reading]

The Underground Guide to International Volunteering

International guide to volunteering

Kristy Henderson left her Canadian home in 2001. Since then, she has been volunteering, working, and travelling her way around the world. She now hangs her hat in Kigali, Rwanda. Lucky for us, one of the things that she enjoys doing is sharing … [Continue reading]

Sonco Wasi in Cusco, Peru

Hi we at Sonco Wasi in Cusco await you with open hearts. We have 2 projects, both working with children. We require volunteers to teach our children and lead activities in our after school program in the Sacred Valley. We also need volunteers to give … [Continue reading]

Community English Teachers, Rural Colombia

In Partnership with the local Department of Education, the Nukanti Foundation is offering short-term opportunities to work with youth in Risaralda, Colombia—the heart of the coffee region. Worksite: Colombia, Risaralda Department Type: Volunteer … [Continue reading]