Posts Categorized: Grassroots Volunteering

Volunteering in Tanzania: Economic Empowerment through Sustainable Livelihood


In this guest post, Steph shares her tips and experiences for volunteering in Tanzania with Mikono Yetu – an organisation working for female empowerment. Thanks Steph for this guest post about volunteering in Tanzania! This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to volunteer with a grassroots, women-led, non-profit organization called Mikono Yetu… Read more »

A Day of Caring: Volunteering in New York City with New York Cares

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Most people would be forgiven for assuming that volunteering while travelling means a relatively long-term time commitment, or that you need to pay to volunteer. Well, think again! I spent a day volunteering in New York City, for a few hours at a time with four different organisations. How? New York Cares has partnered with… Read more »

Volunteering in Chiang Mai – Tips from a Local


In this guest post, Riya shares her tips and experiences for volunteering in Chiang Mai. Whether you are skilled in conservation, construction or working with stray animals, there is something for everyone in this city. Thanks Riya for this guest post about volunteering in Chiang Mai! As a woman with a concern for the world,… Read more »

Volunteering At A Rescue Shelter in Guatemala City


Finding the right volunteering position is hard work. Is it ethical volunteering? Will I make a difference? Is the project sustainable? How do I know that the organisation is doing the right thing? These questions were all swirling through my head as I started to search for the right volunteering position for me. Finally, I… Read more »

Should you pay to volunteer?


THANKS ANNA FOR THIS GUEST POST! WHO IS ANNA? Anna volunteered for 6 months with Humana People to People in rural Belize. While there, she pondered the pros and cons of foreign aid in developing countries. Her experience inspired an open-license book about the ways poverty affects the lives of people in developing countries (including… Read more »

Volunteering in Kenya – sustainable building

Thanks Erika for this guest post on volunteering in Kenya! Who is Erika? Erika has studied architecture and civil engineering, and her studies have focused on sustainable building. She has always loved traveling, and during her studies, she discovered how inspiring and rewarding traveling and volunteering can be from a professional point of view. She… Read more »

Volunteering WITH the community, not FOR it!

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Community development projects are increasingly popular among volunteering experiences all over the world. The concept, while broad, encompasses helping out a specific community, usually a village, neighbourhood or social group. And although “development” is the subject of work here, I would advise future volunteers to put more impact on the “community” part of the phrase…. Read more »

Volunteering with refugees in ‘the Jungle’

Thanks Amanda for this guest post! Who is Amanda’s Wanderlust? Amanda Williams is the founder of the sustainable travel blog, Amanda’s Wanderlust. If you love travel but care about your carbon footprint, then check out the blog. Featuring adventure travel, wildlife experiences, ecotourism, festivals, UK travel and much more; Amanda invites her readers to join… Read more »

Volunteering in South Africa…with sharks!


Thanks Sadie for this guest post! Who is Sadie? Sadie has been traveling the world off and on for the last 8 years looking for volunteer opportunities focused on animal and environmental conservation. She has slept amongst the African Big 5, helped restore the coral reef and much much more. You can follow Sadie on her… Read more »

Volunteering in the Amazon – Animal rescue

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Guest post by Amanda! Who is Amanda? Amanda is a completing a Masters degree in Sustainable Development and is completing a thesis about red uakaris in Peruvian Amazon. When she finishes, she would like to work as a communicative link between nature – and the unheard voices of nature, animals and children – and public,… Read more »