South Africa: Lorna Thomas describes efforts to save the Chacma baboons of South Africa which are endangered due to habitat loss. Walking with Baboons tour.
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.
Boys in the community village – Photos by Mark Helyar Street Kids’ Community Villages: Helping Homeless Children in India By Mark Helyar Sticky Moment It wasn’t the violence that perturbed me as much as my own naivety. I should have known better. There was this encounter, you see, with four young lads on the street. […]
By Megan Tady It wasn’t the response she had in mind when she asked the class if there were any questions. But then again, Vietnam had been full of surprises for the new teacher. One more wouldn’t hurt. After a short silence from the students, a girl stood up to speak for her class: “Have […]
Building Trails, or Trying To, In Baikal, Siberia Story and Photos by Joshua K. Hartshorne The first trail at Lake Baikal in Siberia was built by inmates of Stalin’s GULAG prison system. Despite the best efforts of local bureaucrats, my experience in June of 2004 compared favorably – despite the fact that our project was […]
Earthwatch Institute, an international nonprofit volunteer organization, engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. by Mary Luz Mejia Ever find yourself in some remote corner of the world, basking in golden sunlight, sipping a cocktail, only to feel a twinge of guilt? […]
By Natalie Andrews There are experiences that teach us. There are moments that seem to alter the passage of time. Then there are experiences powerful enough to change one’s perspective forever. The experience of international volunteering achieved all of these things for me — and more. I worked in Brazil on a volunteer placement through […]
TreePeople Volunteers help the Southern California Environment with New Trees By Laurie Magree Swimmin’ pools, movie stars…a lot of things come to mind when you think of Beverly Hills, California, but a commitment to reforestation is probably not among them. Take a cruise up Mulholland Drive past the Hollywood Hills, however, and you’ll find the […]
By Rebecca Kraus Reprinted with permission from Abroad View Magazine. As I swayed with little Amila on my shoulders, I could hear her singing Stari, or “The Mostar Song,” about raising the spirit of Bosnia. She was waving our homemade peace flag in victory and joy, her little voice merged with the masses of other […]
Welcome to my village: Locally based, community supported African travel visits. A summary of opportunities to live with Africans in their villages.