What Country Fits Your Manners?

There is one type of traveler who holidays in different countries but is really just looking to enjoy the familiar pleasures of home in better weather. Another type has some interest in experiencing new cultures but is not prepared to make the effort to understand the nuances, preferring to allow all their preconceptions to be confirmed by the superficial interactions that they find. If you’re planning to volunteer abroad, hopefully you exist in a category beyond these limiting and privileged … [Read more...]

Youth Development Coordinator in Peru

Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF) is a small UK-registered charity which works to give vulnerable children and young people in Peru the tools and skills to build themselves an independent future. LAFF partners organisations in Cusco and Lima which share our vision and supports them through education, vocational training, capacity building and sustainability projects such as income generation and cost reduction initiatives. Through the Youth Development Programme LAFF … [Read more...]

Program Coordinator in Peru

Mushoc Waraqi was founded in February 2016 in order to confront labor market challenges for women, particularly single mothers, people with handicaps, senior citizens and other communities in Huaraz, Peru. What they say: We are looking for a talented, responsible, and energetic person to work for Mushoc Waraqi. Mushoc Waraqi is a non-profit organization dedicated to work in solidarity with single mothers, low-income women, children, young people, and other marginalized communities in … [Read more...]

Children’s Home Volunteers Required

EHN has recently been introduced to a children’s home in Syangja district central Nepal. The house is home to 7 young children aged between 5 and 11 years old but will expand to 18 to 20 children once the house is fully constructed. This should be in the next few months and will provide the children with a safe a stable home. In the past EHN has taken the stance not to work with children’s homes in Nepal due to the high level of child abuse and corruption within the system. This home is … [Read more...]

Grassroots Collaborations for Better Communities

Hapa Resources (HR) works to empower communities in Uganda and is registered as a social enterprise. They are also working to provide comprehensive approaches to challenges related to youth empowerment and skills development in low-resource communities. ​In doing so, HR establishes partnerships aimed at; engaging in development initiatives that have direct linkages to: Community Health and Participatory Research; Youth skiiling and micro-enterprise promotion; and Experteering and Community … [Read more...]

Female Children’s Home Volunteers Required in Nepal

One of the main reasons EHN was born was due to the desire of the owners to make a difference to the poorer communities of the Nepali society. What they say: EHN has recently been introduced to a children’s home in Syangja district central Nepal. The house is home to 7 young children aged between 5 and 11 years old but will expand to 18 to 20 children once the house is fully constructed. This should be in the next few months and will provide the children with a safe a stable home. In the … [Read more...]

Volunteer and Make a Difference in Uganda

Rescue Widows, Elderly, Youth and Orphans with HIV/AIDS (RWEYOWA) is a non governmental organisation working to curb the further spread of HIV/AIDS and improving the livelihood of those affected/infected with the virus within the community. What They Say RWEYOWA welcomes international volunteers in the endeavors to enhance the human resource capacity of the organisation as well as facilitating cross-cultural exchange and eliciting new organisation ideas. Volunteers are welcome to get … [Read more...]

5 Awesome Social Enterprise Examples

There are a lot of people around that world using business for social development.  These businesses are referred to as social enterprises. We are on a mission to find the world's best social enterprise examples.  Our aim is to help these businesses grow by sharing them with our communities.  There may be opportunities for you to volunteer or work with these social enterprises.  Also, there is always the opportunity for you to support them by buying their great products and sharing their … [Read more...]

Biblioworks opens it’s 13th library!

I received this email from Biblioworks.  They are doing great work in Bolivia.  Congratulations to them on opening their 13th libary! "We at BiblioWorks are proud to announce that this past June we successfully opened our 13th library! Based in the small town of Padilla, the library was a collaborative project with Across the Globe Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children and families living in impoverished environments. The inauguration was held on June 20th and had a … [Read more...]

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7 Unique Ways to Document Your Travel Adventures

Photo Credit: Pixabay When it comes to documenting travel memories, it’s hard to imagine a time when travelers and holidaymakers actually did without smartphones, laptops, selfie sticks, and photo sharing apps. Just a decade ago, most folks made do with snapping a few pictures on compact cameras with their 4GB memory cards (good for 200 photos at most) and then waiting to get back home from a trip to have them either printed out and pasted onto a scrapbook or made to languish inside a … [Read more...]

Humanity Hospital Trust

Humanity Hospital is a charitable hospital operating under the umbrella of Humanity Trust. This is an NOG that provides free medical care to underprivileged or whoever needs it in West Bengal, INDIA. They are committed to ensuring no-one in the region is denied access to health care due to their financial position. Humanity Hospital has two hospitals, one is based in Kolkata and the other one in the remote area of the Sunderbans. But they also came up with many monthly clinics that provide … [Read more...]

Teaching English in Santa Tecla – El Salvador

If you are a student or a professional in education, TEACHING YOU offers a great opportunity to boost your resume, gain hands-on teaching experience along with personal and professional skills while learning a new culture overseas. About the Program The program offers you the possibility to help as a volunteer teaching in a public school at primary or secondary education level. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to not only teach English but also help in other subjects like sports … [Read more...]

Volunteer in Ethipoia – Medical Instructor

Ethiopia, like other countries with limited resources, suffers from a significant human resources for health (HRH) shortage. With currently less than one physician for every 25,000 people. The country is in the process of rapidly scaling up its number of physicians. However, medical education has been traditionally taught with limited integration between the basic and clinical sciences; insufficient attention to teaching communication skills, problem-solving skills and social aspects of … [Read more...]

How Photography Inspires People to Travel

Image Source: Pixabay We are inspired to travel for a bunch of reasons. For some kids like 8-year-old Oscar Lanham, it can be through a TV personality, such as English wildlife explorer David Attenborough. Lanham mentioned in his interview with The Guardian that after watching Attenborough’s wildlife and nature documentaries, he became interested in seeing more of the world in the future. “I want to be a wildlife explorer and learn more about the natural world as I grow up…I’d really like … [Read more...]

Finalists for $250 Giveaway – April 2016

** Congratulations to Kelli who won our first $250 giveaway.  Thanks to all that participated. ** We received some great entries to our contest to win $250 CDN for your volunteer travel idea. The 5 finalists have been selected and are listed below along with their submission. Now it is up to you! Please vote below for who you think should receive the $250 CDN prize. The voting will remain open until May 7th at 12pm. The individual with the most votes will receive the prize. Good luck … [Read more...]

Ecology and conservation in the Ionian islands of Greece

Goal The goal of our field volunteer program is to contribute to sustainable development in the area, and is part of the kalamos and Kastos sustainable development program. An important goal of this, is to help educate and inspire people from around the world with respect to sustainability and nature conservation.  It is based in the Kalamos Island biological field station. Volunteers work on a pre-agreed plan with us based on the structure of our program. Our interships program works in a … [Read more...]

Climate Activism in the Caribbean

Join a 6 months intensive program with studies, courses and actions to make the small island nation of St. Vincent Climate Compliant. The effect of Climate Change are already affecting Small Island Nations and the poor will be the most vulnerable for the effects. With that in mind, the Climate Compliance Project started in 2012 and will run till 2021. A small group of teachers and volunteers from Richmond Vale Academy will together with a big group of Vincentians make our island and people … [Read more...]

Want $250 for your Volunteer Travel Plans?

We want to contribute to your volunteer travel adventure. We have partnered with Ecoripples and are giving away $250CDN.  Ecoripples is our new site connecting people to environmentally and socially responsible products and brands.  Check it out, we hope that you will like it! What do you have to do to qualify for some free money? All you have to do is tell us what you plan to do with the money in the comments below.  That's it.  Maybe you are planning to volunteer on an ecotourism … [Read more...]

Volunteering in Peru – 3 Amazing Opportunities

Peru is a South American country where you will find attractions such as amazing archaeological sites from pre-Columbian cultures such as the Inca Empire. The country is also home to towns with colonial architecture, a wide range of animal species and huge mountains to climb. It is heaven for all sorts of travelers, especially those interested in ecological tourism. Aside from providing exceptional opportunities for exploring there are many volunteer opportunities being offered all over … [Read more...]