Volunteer Abroad: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

Toilet rolls, poisoned darts and Dead Sea muck: Humanitarian NGO volunteer, Verge correspondent and veteran traveller Mike Fuchigami on his version of international trade.
The people of Cha'llapampa, Bolivia, want to encourage tourism. Four student volunteers want to help. But where do you start?
If you think you're just paying for the privilege of working for nothing, think again.
Doctors Without Borders Canada founder, Dr. Richard Heinzl has travelled to 75 countries (and counting.) He speaks with Verge about living life adventurously.
Britain can be one of the most utterly expensive places to travel, and those Canadian dollars disappear quickly. If you need to get by on a baguette budget but still want to have a blast, then read on...
The challenges of beating HIV/AIDS in Africa are enormous—but the spirit of its young people may be even greater. 
The 2004 tsunami that slammed South East Asia has all but disappeared from the headlines here, but in the year since a group of UBC students has been working quietly to help people in Aceh, Indonesia, rebuild their homes and lives.
A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
Attention eco-conscious travellers! This special destination section scans the map for the planet's top biological hotspots. From historical landmarks to reefs and forests, here are 13 eco hotspots you need to see—and ways you can make your travels contribute to their conservation.
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