Volunteering Abroad

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Read the latest articles about volunteering overseas and blog entries from volunteers abroad.

Volunteer Abroad

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Vanessa starts her first volunteer placement abroad, learning about permaculture in Spain. 

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Sometimes the universe gives you exactly what you need.

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Learning Swahili while volunteering in East Africa serves not only a practical purpose, but also opens doors for new experiences. 

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Planning to change the world? This veteran development worker says pitch the pretence and pack your humility.

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How to make sure the welcome mat stays out at your homestay.

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As Vanessa's departure grows closer, her excitement is being replaced by a new emotion—fear.

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Vanessa is finding peace in her own way, in her own time.

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As Rebecca's time in India draws to a close, she reflects on what made her volunteer abroad experience worthwhile.

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Enough time to recognize it's prickly and complex; not enough time to fully understand it. A short-term volunteer sizes up her placement in Rwanda.
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