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...
Original photo: Ashwin Kumar Rising 350ft from the sand and flanked by 99 bastions, the Jaisalmer Fort is a formidable presence in the Thar Desert of India. The fort, built in 1156, was an established trade stop of the Silk Road. Yet the past forty years of increased...
Original photo: David Dennis Women’s empowerment is an issue that affects everybody, regardless of gender, nationality or age. It is for this reason that women’s empowerment is one of the most important issues of our time. Any doubts I had about this were disavowed...
Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
2019 is only a few days away, and with the holiday season imminent, everyone is getting their new year resolutions in order. It's the perfect time of year to reevaluate the last 12 months and make a plan on what you'd like to achieve and how to make a difference. The...
Christmas in a different culture We are of course in a Buddhist country so the whole issue of Christmas really should not apply, but clearly there has been a degree of what one might call cultural leakage, and there are a surprising number of Christmas items on sale,...
Original photo: Colin J. McMechan Over two years ago, the sloping hills of rural south Tanzania became my home for one summer. This was my first time in East Africa. It was also my first time in a developing nation. I experienced life within a homestay, with a family...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment