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 […]

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3 of the Best Places in the World to Go Stargazing

One of the reasons we are so dedicated to volunteer work is because it reminds us of our place on the planet. As of June 2018, there are 7.6 billion people in the world – that’s 7.6 billion stories to discover and share. Volunteering keeps us grounded. We find that after committing ourselves to care […]

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A Guide to Volunteering in Romania

Tucked away in Eastern Europe, Romania is an off-the-beaten-path destination more and more people are considering for their holiday plans. With a diverse and wild landscape, medieval history part of UNESCO heritage, delicious homegrown food, welcoming people and a countryside lifestyle free of modern civilization, travelers will be pleasantly surprised when visiting this yet-to-be-discovered destination. […]

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Featured Organization of the Month: YAAPHA, Tanzania

YAAPHA (Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) was founded 8 years ago by Peter Bundala, and its mission is this: “YAAPHA is committed to reducing illiteracy and poverty by addressing the needs of children and youth, providing primary education, life skills and entrepreneurship empowerment in Tanzania.” Check out this short video about Peter’s life and what sparked […]

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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 […]