Insightful Stories from Across the World

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Get informed and find out what is going on in the field from our volunteers and our project partners, and read about weird and wonderful news stories from across the world. Please also send us your news so that we can share with our network.

The Value of ‘Voluntourism’

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 26th Mar 2015

New research released by VSO and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) highlights the valuable contribution volunteers make to community development and social change.

Volunteers at our Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen Community Programme

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 19th Mar 2015

A look at the great work our NGO partners are doing in Namibia, and the projects available for volunteers to help with wildlife conservation & medical care.

A Look At What WorkingAbroad Volunteers Have Achieved

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 5th Mar 2015

Recently we took it upon ourselves to find out exactly what our volunteers have achieved whilst working abroad. With such a positive picture emerging we would like to celebrate their dedicated hard work and share some findings with you!

A Great Start at The Kariega Game Reserve

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 17th Feb 2015

For volunteers in South Africa, January has been an action packed start to the year with new additions, up close lion huntings and elephant viewings.

A history of macaw conservation in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Feb 2015

A look at the history and current activities of our macaw conservation project in Costa Rica.

Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 27th Jan 2015

A look at our newly launched elephant conservation volunteer project in Sri Lanka.

Thandi - a symbol of courage and hope

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Jan 2015

While the news these days can make you feel even more hopeless about what kind of world we are leaving for future generations, it is a story like the one of Thandi that makes us all a bit more hopeful.

Breathe in the white wilderness

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 12th Jan 2015

Find out more about the plight of wolves in the Carpathian mountains and the conservation project working towards ensuring their survival

A look back at the work of conservation volunteers in Australia in 2014

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 7th Jan 2015

With 27 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, volunteers on our conservation project were up to a lot in 2014!

Great Work by volunteers in Grenada

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 22nd Dec 2014

Over the last few years volunteers have made a huge difference in Grenada, helping to conserve its unique biodiversity.