Protecting Wildlife in Uganda – Interview With EWCO

Elgon Wildlife Conservation Organization is a grassroots nonprofit conservation Organization in Uganda that works to ensure the delicate balance between the environments; biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in communities around protected areas in Uganda. We (virtually) met with one of its co-Founder, James, to learn more about wildlife conservation in the pearl of Africa.   […]

The Reasons Why Animal Sanctuaries Need Volunteers

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is a Bolivian nonprofit that has been rescuing hundreds of animals for almost 30 years. It takes care of animals rescued from illegal trafficking in its 3 sanctuaries. The organization also fights to end the animal trade through educational programs, research projects and public actions. We interviewed Andrea from the […]

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5 Reasons to Volunteer With Animals

Daniel Cooke is just one of the many GivingWay volunteers who’ve had an incredible volunteering experience with animals. In fact, it changed the course of his life! “Working with the animals and actually making a difference in their lives and conserving their species is so rewarding. It’s inspired me to try make a career in wildlife […]

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Is Voluntourism Really That Bad?

“Voluntourism” is the informal term for being involved in voluntary work while traveling and exploring the country where the volunteer work takes place. Over the past decade, voluntourism — which is also called volunteering abroad — has become a major travel trend, with an expected 20 million volunteer travelers per year by 2020!   While […]

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5 Volunteer Opportunities for Retirees

Here’s a list of 5 volunteer opportunities abroad perfect for retirees and seniors who wish to make their travel meaningful: La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm, Costa Rica Kep Gardens, Cambodia Colobus Conservation, Kenya Latin American Sea Turtles, Costa Rica Volunteers Peru, Peru If you’re a retiree, now is the perfect time in your life to […]

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7 Reasons to Volunteer Abroad with Wild Chinchillas in Chile

Wild chinchillas used to roam the coastal regions, hills, and mountains of Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. By the 1900s, chinchillas were almost extinct. Ironically, it’s their dense, soft fur, which keeps them warm in extremely high altitudes, that lead to the catastrophic decimation of this species by humans. Between 1800 and 1900, at least […]

Top 3 Types of Sustainable Volunteering in Africa

Top 3 Types of Sustainable Volunteering in Africa

The world’s second largest continent, Africa offers plenty of opportunity for the volunteer looking to make the world a better place. With such a vast and diverse range of options, it can be hard to know where to begin. One good place, however, is with the environment. The effect of climate change is potentially devastating […]