Reasons to Volunteer with IndiGO

I am always looking for organizations where you can donate your time and work without having to also spend a fortune. This time I’d like to feature IndiGO. This organization was founded in 2014 by Holly Penalver and Benjamin Western. They had been volunteers before. It is an activity they enjoyed during their spare time but there were two things that overwhelmed them about volunteering. The first one has to do with people living in the developing world who have little or often no access to … [Read more...]

Travel To Care – ‘doing your bit’ to care for the world while you travel

Travel To Care (TTC) is a campaign started by a few individuals, who have realised the power and joys of a philanthropic holiday. Most of our partners receive travellers who come to share experiences. Interestingly, majority of travellers expressed their concern for the destruction of environment and cultural heritages of destinations and their willingness to ‘do their bit' to save the situation. This moral support of the travel community encouraged us to create this alternative sustainable … [Read more...]

Volunteer in Rural Uganda This Summer

Tired of expensive volunteer, gap-year and culture exchange programs abroad? Then Beacon of Hope Uganda is the answer! Beacon of Hope Uganda has a number of unique and challenging volunteer, gapyear and culture exchange placements in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Beacon of Hope Uganda can offer you an unforgettable experience. When you choose Beacon of Hope Uganda, you are about to discover a new culture, accomplish something … [Read more...]

Gringo Trails

This documentary looks very interesting. Lots to think about on your travels. Check out "Gringo Trails Official Trailer" on Vimeo http://t.co/AnqBVYqh9w #Vimeo #backpacking #gringotrails #travel #explore #bhutan— Gringo Trails (@GringoTrails) October 24, 2013 … [Read more...]

Support Ethical Volunteering

Support this great video series exploring the issue/question of ethical volunteering. Sarah and the team are trying to raise funds to continue to provide these great videos. Check out The Ethical Volunteer on Indigogo and lend them a hand if you can. Why are we setting up The Ethical Volunteer? The obvious answer is that the volunteer industry is taking advantage of volunteers and host communities and an alternative is needed to help volunteers’ side-step agencies. But that’s not … [Read more...]

The Issue of Voluntourism and Orphanages

Recently I posted an opportunity that was uploaded from an organization in Kenya. The organization was looking for someone to: "Volunteer and Manage and Orphanage in Kenya". This quickly resulted in a response from twitter saying: did you really mean mean this!! "#Volunteer to Manage an #Orphanage" @TrueTravellers http://t.co/SmFakg8OkD— better-volunteering (@bettrvolunteer) July 12, 2013 The answer to that question is yes. I did mean what I tweeted. Although, I do … [Read more...]