Original photo: Andrew Moore Not sure what to expect on a volunteer trip to Ghana? You're not alone! Whether it's your first-time abroad (or second or third) the nervous butterflies never go away. Whether you're worried about the project work, people, or even the...
Original photo: Matthew Nitschke. The sun beats down on my skin, a scorching 40 degree Celsius, as I float down the murky waters of the Mergui Archipelago in Myeik, Myanmar. My face is dripping wet from the humidity. I am surrounded by Burmese-speaking locals on a...
Original photo: Rob Sinclair All the plastic ever made still exists. Let that sink in for a minute. Every single piece of plastic made in the past century is still around in some form. So how can we go about reducing the amount we use? One million plastic bags are...
Original photo: Ratha Grimes Find out about Puerto Morelos and why volunteering abroad at GVI’s new location in Mexico is the perfect experience for seeing incredible biodiversity first-hand. GVI’s new Mexican base is a hub for marine biodiversity. It’s the ultimate...
Considering volunteering abroad with children? Ask – and answer – these kinds of questions before making your decision. Volunteer work with children can teeter between help and harm. Orphanage volunteering can cause serious emotional damage. Yet teaching English...
Are you considering taking the plunge to teach English overseas? Perhaps you are a student on a gap year, a recent graduate, or you’re looking to have a career break. Teaching English can be a great way to gain hands-on experience and increase your employability. It...
2019 is here at last! Is volunteering on your New Year resolutions list? If not, here are 17 reasons to volunteer in 2019. 1) It's good for your health No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on...
Original photo: Sankara Subramanian As a woman who grew up in North America in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I was incredibly privileged to benefit from first-wave feminism. I was told I could be anything I wanted as a girl, and in this era of prosperity and optimism, it seemed...
Original photo: Tobias Van Der Elst Why not go the extra mile in Greece (quite literally!) and go on a trip that mixes travel with volunteering? With its mix of ancient sun-bleached ruins and lively culture, it’s unsurprising that Athens is considered a ‘must-see’ on...
From learning about menstrual health, to how to build a business, women’s education is something that benefits everybody, regardless of gender. Roughly 50% of the world’s population are women, yet a shocking number of women across the planet are left uneducated from a...
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