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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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How To Spend Your Honeymoon Differently

Your big day is quickly approaching. You’ll walk down the aisle and say I do, but then what? How will you spend your honeymoon? While most couples choose exotic vacations to tropical islands with relaxing days on the beach, some like to think outside of the box. Giving back is a great way to spend […]

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9 Free Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Budget travellers should check out this list of 10 amazing non-profit organizations offering free volunteer opportunities abroad: Casa do Caminho, Brazil Harvest Training Cambodia, Cambodia Centro de Conservación de la Biodiversidad Chiloé-Silvestre, Chile Olancho Aid Foundation, Honduras Agatha Amani House, Kenya Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Center, Thailand Peace and Happiness Foundation, Thailand Sapa O’Chau, Vietnam […]

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5 Volunteer Opportunities for Families

We’ve put together a list of 5 volunteer opportunities abroad that are perfect for families with children looking for their next wonderful adventure overseas: Kep Gardens, Cambodia Pyunli, India EcoReach Foundation, Nepal Tortugas de Pacuare, Costa Rica Peru Vivential, Peru Volunteering abroad as a family may seem challenging, but there are actually several programs around […]

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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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GivingWay Groups Lets You Volunteer Abroad with Others

GivingWay has connected over 27,300 GivingWay users with almost 2,000 non-profit organizations in over 115 countries! Being able to witness how these connections lead to meaningful volunteering experiences for so many people around the world has made a very real impact on the GivingWay team. We are constantly inspired by our wonderful community of volunteers, […]

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Featured Organization of the Month: Pyunli, India

Pyunli was founded 3 years ago by Vinod Raghunath Singh Kanwasi, and its mission is this: “Help every child get a quality education, regardless of gender, economic status, or social standing.” Pyunli is based in Gaucher,  a small town in Uttarakhand in the north of India. The town is situated on the left bank of river […]

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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 […]