Our Volunteering Team - Who We Are

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Andreas Kornevall of Working AbroadAndreas Kornevall 
Co-Founder and Director of WorkingAbroad

Andreas Kornevall is the co-Founder of WorkingAbroad (1997).  He also founded the School Tree Nursery initiative in the UK and is currently the Director of Operations for the Earth Restoration Service www.earthrestorationservice.org and activist and campaigner for Restore the Earth Project:  (www.restore-earth.org).  He has also instigated the Life Cairn memorial - a memorial for species rendered extinct at human hands. 

A graduate in Public Relations and Communications (BPR) from Geneva, Switzerland, he has spent over ten years working with innovative grassroots programmes in the ecological, cultural and social sectors; collaborating in countries such as India, USA, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador, Swaziland, Iceland, the Gambia etc.  He is also a writer and storyteller, a member of the British Permaculture Association and a recording artist. 

He runs a blog under: http://andreaskornevall.tumblr.com

Email: andreas.kornevall@workingabroad.com


Vicky McNeil
Co-founder and Director of WorkingAbroad

Vicky McNeil Working AbroadVicky has a strong interest in travelling and visiting projects all over the world - her travels have taken her to the deep jungles of Swaziland and Malaysia, to the old growth forests in British Columbia and to the slums of New Delhi, Bangkok and Quito.  Vicky is a listener and an excellent advisor to all those who have questions about volunteering abroad. She draws inspiration from her vegetable patch, bird watching, wildlife photography, dancing, languages, African drumming and her two little daughters Chloe and Rosie!  Recently, she took a Firecraft course and learnt how to make fire through friction, a very empowering experience.

A graduate from Durham University, UK, in Social Sciences and a TEFL qualified teacher, she has spent over 16 years travelling and working with volunteer organisations worldwide.

"Volunteering and travelling abroad for many years has shown me the importance of encouraging other people to take part in local community development, ecological restoration projects and cross-cultural exchange all throughout the world.  I am also drawn to wild places, because they represent the preservation of the world!"

Email: victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com

Our team is here to help you on your volunteering journey abroadAaron Jangaard

Aaron joined our team in September 2011. He graduated in Geography from the University of Southampton in 2011, and has a strong interest in conservation, flooding and the environment.  He is the coordinator for several of our programmes in Nepal, India, the Maldives, Argentina, Thailand, New Zealand and Costa Rica.  He also manages the WorkingAbroad website and our social networking pages.