6 Ways International Volunteer Efforts Help Remove Barriers to Education

Children living in some areas of the world don’t have access to education. Over 250 million children and adolescents are out of school worldwide. Countries are trying to provide universal education to all kids, but unfortunately, some barriers prevent them from doing so. In developed countries, populations view education as a fundamental human right. Still, […]

5 Sustainable Volunteer Ideas

Spending your time helping others is a great way to build relationships, increase your skill set, benefit your mental health and give back. Volunteers worldwide have put forth their time and effort to help communities in need, whether they travel somewhere else or stay in their hometowns.  There are many volunteer opportunities you can take […]

Travelling to Peru in 2021

Peru and many Latin American countries are open for travel. Our social media coordinator, Mercedes, returned to Cusco, Peru at the end of September 2021, and shares her experience to help you get ready for your travels in a pandemic aware world! Preparing for the trip “I recently returned to Peru after spending 8 months […]

7 Ways to Give Back to the World Community as a Global Citizen

As a member of the global community, perhaps you feel as though it is part of your responsibility to give back when possible. Deciding to get involved in volunteering or humanitarian work can be exciting, but not all volunteer opportunities are suitable for everyone. There are so many ways to contribute to humanitarian efforts. Maybe […]

Language & Communication While Volunteering Abroad

Understanding Language Diversity and Cross-Cultural Communication in Your Host Volunteer Country Volunteering in another country is an excellent way to experience cultures different from your own.  Staying in one place for an extended period of time will allow you to understand the people and their homeland on a much deeper level. You’ll also have many […]

5 Must Read Books On Volunteering

Lending a helping hand and volunteering not only helps the world become a better place, but it also has positive influence on your own wellbeing. For many, this might be a bit surprising, but those who actively volunteer regularly are no strangers to this information. What can you do to get involved and start volunteering […]

Should You Get Travel Insurance for a Volunteer Trip?

People pay monthly insurance bills to protect their health, their belongings, and their loved ones. In addition to your current policies, you may have heard of another insurance option that applies while you’re away from home. Should you get travel insurance for a volunteer trip? Here are a few things to consider before making a […]

How to Prepare For Your First International Flight

Your first international flight can involve a mixture of feelings, like anxiety, excitement and nervousness. These are all completely normal. After all, there’s a ton of preparation that goes into travelling abroad. By following these tips, you’ll be ready for take-off and all set to enjoy the journey.  Here’s what to know when flying for […]

Personal Safety and Security While Abroad

How to Protect Yourself While Traveling Abroad These days, your mind might automatically turn to things like masks and hand sanitizer when it comes to travel safety and security. As vital as such supplies are during a pandemic, germs aren’t your only concern. When you’re a stranger in a strange land, protecting your identity and […]