How To : Discovering The Secret To Happiness In Cusco, Peru

Cusco is the oldest, constantly inhabited city in South America, full of cobbled streets, Inca relics and breathtaking colonial churches. I mean ‘breathtaking’ literally. At 3,399m above sea level climbing up the hilly streets to catch a glimpse of the city views leaves you pretty puffed out. Despite Cusco’s rich tourist trade (2 million visitors […]

How To: Volunteering and Living Abroad in Vietnam

My name is David Squires and I am from Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. As part of my studies as a Master’s student at Aarhus University in Denmark, I will be volunteering with Children’s Hope in Action (CHIA) for 5 months through the summer and autumn of 2016. I came to Vietnam in June this […]

How YOU Can Take Part In World Humanitarian Day

This Friday, August 19th, will mark the annual World Humanitarian Day. On this day, we recognize the “aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilize people to advocate for humanitarian action”.  There are countless organizations and individuals worldwide that have committed themselves to standing at the front line, landing a helping hand where […]

Welcome To Our Monkey Kingdom in Paraguay

Written by Rebecca Smith. Deep in the heart of South America is a little known country called Paraguay. Paraguay is a country of spectacular natural habitats. Tragically, these habitats are some of the fastest disappearing in the world. The east of the country was once covered by the Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest, an incredibly bio-diverse […]

Volunteering Abroad in Brazil: Part 1

I was recently called a “seasoned volunteer” by a Givingway staff member and I must admit I kind of love the title. As a “seasoned volunteer”, I hope the sharing of my experience can act as words of encouragement to prospective volunteers. I am one of those annoying people who you have to sit down […]