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.

Cecil the Lion and the Power of Activism

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 7th Sep 2015

In her latest post, WorkingAbroad blog writer Charlotte Laursen discusses the role of online activism in challenging the canned hunting industry

Heaps of Hatchlings in Watamu

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 16th Jul 2015

Catch up with the goings on at our Watamu Turtle Project in Kenya. Staff and volunteers have been busy with a record number of nests and a record breaking beach clean-up in aid of World Environment Day!

Supporting rebuilding efforts in Nepal

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 7th Jul 2015

On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced one of the worst natural disasters witnessed in the country since the 1934-earthquake. The earthquake killed almost 9,000 people, injured even more and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Since the earthquake hit, Education and Health Nepal has been visiting several of the towns and cities which were affected.

The story of an elephant named Mae Kam

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 22nd Jun 2015

After a successful fundraising campaign, our Elephant Project in Thailand has secured permanent freedom for Mae Kam, the first elephant to join the retirement program in 2012. There was the risk that she would have to be returned to the trekking camps and subjected to tourist rides & abuse, but she will now be able to stay permanently at the project and live freely in the forest.

Make Smart Choices When Volunteering

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 28th Apr 2015

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte Laursen takes a look at the business of "canned hunting" and how, by staying informed, volunteers can avoid organisations that may support this.

A Cracking Easter in Watamu

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 23rd Apr 2015

The team in Watamu have had a fantastic start to 2015 with a record number of nests, plenty of recoveries in the rehabilitation centre, conservation education and much more!

Volunteer in the Galapagos!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 8th Apr 2015

Find out more about our brand new programme on Isabela island, Galapagos where volunteers can join wildlife conservation, environmental and community development projects.

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!