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Thailand Volunteer Opportunities: Give Back While Backpacking

THAILAND | Mon, 15 Oct 2018 | By wassana | Views [68]

Backpacking in Thailand is something that many people want to check off their bucket list, and it is easy to see why. The beautiful country is full of unique experiences, great food and a huge selection of accommodation that can be enjoyed for a fraction ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, thailand, volunteering

ENP Dogs, Chiang Mai, Thailand - ❤️

THAILAND | Tue, 25 Jul 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [173]

So we finally got back on track with our travels and kicked off with a week at Elephant Nature Park Dogs. We also had the husbands sister with us this week as a birthday gift for her, so it was nice we all got to travel from the UK together.  ... Read more >

Tags: adoption, dog shelter, enp dogs, help is still needed, love, stolen hearts, thailand, travelling, volunteering

Journey to Zimbabwe

USA | Mon, 13 Mar 2017 | By bryantabbott | Views [256]

In less than three months, I embark on an epic two-week journey that will take me to the land of Zimbabwe.  I have paid my deposits, am in the process of paying for my trip, booking my flight, and purchasing travel insurance.  Things are in ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, africa, blog, health, journey, lions, motivation, solotravel, volunteering, zimbabwe

Photos: Schoolies Adventure Nepal

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 3 Feb 2017 | By jemma_scott | Photo Gallery

An alternative adventure to traditional schoolies. An 11 day trek and community project with a group of 8 leavers who we had just met.
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Tags: gap year, holy men, nepal, schoolies, travel photography, trekking, volunteering

Schoolies Alternative Adveture

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 3 Feb 2017 | By jemma_scott | Views [851] | Video

Life after school; a time to reflect on twelve years of friendships; made and lost, of hard work and unquestionable bouts of procrastination, and what felt like prolonged drudgery in those last remaining months. High school is a truly memorable ... Read more >

Tags: adventure travel, gap year, group travel, himalayas, leavers, nepal, schoolies, sherpa, trekking, volunteering

It's time for Africa!

FINLAND | Sun, 18 Dec 2016 | By hannaontherun | Views [170]

It is finally time to make a dream come true! Ever since my last visit to Africa I made a promise to myself to come back and give back! So here I am, a student from Finland at the AirPort on my way to Africa! I am spending this years holiday in Africa ... Read more >

Tags: africa, volunteering

For the record...

INDONESIA | Wed, 7 Dec 2016 | By pakbryan | Views [293]

Amalachi and I are still a month from leaving.  We have been planning this for months, and now that I am finally out of the Army, it is starting to feel all too real.  We submitted our documents to Luisa of the CCDO to take care of all of the ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, indonesia, planning, trekking, volunteering

FINALLY TIME TO GO

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 24 Jun 2016 | By rxchelmason | Views [240]

So… first ever post is here!! After waiting a long ten months, I have finally defeated all obstacles in my path, and am ready for my new adventure. Exams are done, uni decided upon, and money raised through part-time work (big up Sainsbury’... Read more >

Tags: cusco, goodbye england, on my way, peru, travel, volunteering

A man's world, a woman's penalty.

KENYA | Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [778]

I see widows working vigorously to provide food to their offspring who, without a father are subjected to poverty. I hear the cries of children who are malnourished and parentless since the death of their mother and the fleet of their father to a new ... Read more >

Tags: action, activism, change, education, enoughisenough, femenism, kenya, poverty, volunteering

Ghana: A Country of Contrast

GHANA | Sun, 10 Aug 2014 | By jesullivan94 | Views [296]

I was scrolling through pictures on Facebook reminiscing old times, and I came across some from my trip to Ghana last year. I thought I'd combine my nostalgia for the past with my passion for both travelling and writing, and so have decided to kick this ... Read more >

Tags: cape coast, ghana, nsuta, volunteering

Crawling

RWANDA | Fri, 11 Jul 2014 | By jennpete | Views [279]

Kigali is starting to make a bit more sense.  I've gotten lost about three times in the past two days which just means that I know my way around even that much better now. Luckily Rwanda is a really safe place so I don't have to worry so much about ... Read more >

Tags: africa, kigali, rwanda, volunteering

NEPAL panic.

NEPAL | Tue, 17 Jun 2014 | By hetahannaloviisa | Views [524]

Finally after updating some of my history I get to rant about what I am actually wanting to rant about.   Six months ago, on a cold December night, I was looking for ways to procrastinate from becoming an adult. I found a website, Volunteer ... Read more >

Tags: filming, nepal, photography, preparation, travel stress, volunteering

Africa is exceptionally beautiful and colourful

UGANDA | Sat, 10 May 2014 | By mukisa | Views [225]

A Truly Memorable Experience Spend your vacation volunteering with my adventure, and chances are you’ll return home with a wealth of lasting memories and new friends. Perhaps you'll have discovered a deeper appreciation of the power of ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, trekking, volunteering

Contrast

FIJI | Thu, 8 May 2014 | By breathingculture | Views [323]

As we reached the point where our feet no longer scraped along the jagged rocks of the sea floor and the water became still but for the ripples caused by our own movements, Ellie and I flipped onto our backs and gazed back at the sight before us. A mass ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, contrast, fiji, locals, namatakula, ocean, swimming, view, volunteering

A child's mind is everything (volunteering, Cusco)

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 20 Apr 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [396]

A child’s mind is everything. Volunteering in Aldea Yanapay, Cusco was an experience of joy. Each day despite sickness (usually food poisoning from the day before), or lack of energy (staying up all night on the toilet can be draining…... Read more >

Tags: children, cusco, travel, volunteering

Salaam Baalak Trust - One story

INDIA | Sun, 29 Dec 2013 | By tjrossi | Views [1912] | Comments [2]

Of all the interactions I've had with children at Salaam Balaak Trust perhaps the most powerful has been with Raju, a young Polio sufferer. Raju was born sometime around 1990 on the streets around New Delhi. He developed Polio at a young age which caused ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, delhi, disability, disabled, education, india, street children, volunteering

It's perfect.

TANZANIA | Tue, 10 Sep 2013 | By honeyknuckles | Views [476] | Comments [4]

There is something quite comforting about sleeping under a mosquito net. I almost want to have one on my bed back home, even though I might see one mosquito a year. My cats would have a time of getting all tangled in it though, so probably not a good ... Read more >

Tags: education, nonprofit, volunteering

Koh Samui, Koh Lanta & Krabi

THAILAND | Fri, 26 Jul 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [3254]

The 'quiet beach' on Koh Samui did not prove to be one of my best choices for getting off the tourist track. The hotel was on the wrong side of the main thoroughfare route around the island but did have a nice rooftop top pool & a decent library ... Read more >

Tags: basic, koh lanta, koh nang yuan, koh samui, koh tao, krabi, mai kaew cave swimming, primitive, sustainable, volunteering

A day in the life of a volunteer: Lake Shkodra Resort, Albania

UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [2175] | Comments [4]

Of course, it must be duly noted that each volunteering experience is different, for each person, for each project, location and timespan. In the past, I've had a double bed and a kitchen in an apartment, to then sharing a bed in a static caravan and ... Read more >

Tags: albania, cycling, help, hot, lake, volunteer, volunteering

Volunteering with African Impact

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By addison90 | Views [522] | Video

My trip to South Africa was definitely a huge highlight to this year. Spending 3 weeks on the Orphan Day Care and HIV Education projects were amazing and inspiring. Working in the local Creche's each morning and then doing different projects in the afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: education, hiv, volunteering

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