Leaving a Lasting Impact on Guatemala: Helping the Native Women of Xecam By Tyrel Nelson It’s T-shirt weather in Xecam (Shay-com). Team Leader Ernie and I (present for translation purposes) sit on plastic chairs outside a two-room house. Our counterpart Arturo sits across from us at the breakfast table. Sipping coffee in the bright Monday sun, […]
Voluntourism is traveling for good. Here we explore the many ways travelers can give back to communities around the world by going on volunteer work trips and helping people around the world.
MovingWorlds is a shorter Peace Corps By Eleanor Harte People looking for volunteering opportunities to use their professional skills in an international capacity but who feel lost in finding a project that does good may have just found their perfect match. The powerful combination of social enterprise and volunteering is what led Mark Horoszowski and Derk […]
Short term volunteer service trips with Globe Aware focus on helping people stand on their own two feet and allowing visitors to experience a new culture
It’s Time for Mountains of Trash in the Maldives to go By Erica Garnett Pink surfboard in hand, wearing plastic bottles and tarp as fashion, Alison Teal trekked through the wreckage on a Maldivian island during her second stay there. Teal’s first trip to the Maldives was in 2013 for the popular Discovery Channel reality […]
Sending over socks by balloon to encourage their neighbors By Andrew T. Post Overcast hides the sun as the tour bus disgorges the bleary-eyed foreigners onto the parking lot of a deserted drive-in theater in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Blinking and beating their hands together for warmth, the thirty-odd passengers—American, Canadian, English, Austrian, Australian […]