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 […]

Isabella’s Adventure with RAREC 🐒💚 Our #givinghappiness Giveaway Winner’s Volunteer Experience!✨

Remember when GivingWay had our #givinghappiness giveaway? And whoever won would get $500 towards a volunteer trip? 😀 And we had our winner – Isabella! ✨   Well she went on her volunteer trip to RAREC and we finally got a chance to catch up with her and ask all about her experience at the wildlife rescue center in Peru! She also sent […]

Preserving the Unique Beauty of the Galapagos Islands as a Conservation Volunteer

With more than 275,000 visitors to the islands last year, the popularity of the Galapagos islands is on the rise. Unfortunately, the growing numbers of people on the islands is also threatening the stability of landscapes and wildlife through the pollution and invasive species that they introduce. Many global and local organizations are fighting back, and […]

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5 Reasons to Volunteer Over Your Winter Break

If you hate the cold, love travelling, and want to give your resume a boost, this blog post is for you, cause we’ve put together the ultimate list of reasons to volunteer abroad over your winter break. 1. ‘Tis the season for giving! (and is there anything more giving than volunteering?) Whatever you celebrate, December is […]

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My Experience as a Black Woman Volunteering Abroad

I consider myself a global citizen, a human before anything else. My travels reflect my passion and desire to immerse in a community and culture different from my own.   I am a black woman. Yes, with light-skin. But, my hair and skin color causes confusion with most locals because they simply do not know […]

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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 […]