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 […]

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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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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 […]