Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Vicky McNeil

Co-founder and Director of WorkingAbroad

Volunteer taking photos of dolphins and whales in Italy

Vicky has a strong interest in travelling and visiting projects all over the world – her travels have taken her all across Africa, Asia and the Americas from the deep jungles of Malaysia and Ecuador, to the deserts of Namibia and India, from the dolphins and whales in Croatia and South Africa to the coral reefs and sea turtles in Mauritius and Costa Rica.  Vicky is a keen listener and an excellent advisor to all those who have questions about volunteering abroad, from gap year students and University groups up to family programmes and everything in between. She draws inspiration from wildlife photography, world music and culture, and her two daughters Chloe and Rosie!

A graduate from Durham University, UK, in Social Sciences and a TEFL qualified teacher, she has spent over 20 years travelling and working with volunteer organisations worldwide. Photographs from some of her travels can be seen here: http://www.vickykornevall.com



Co-Founder and Director of WorkingAbroad

Andreas Kornevall WorkingAbroad Director

Andreas Kornevall is the co-Founder of WorkingAbroad. He also founded the School Tree Nursery initiative in the UK and is currently the Director of Operations for the Earth Restoration Service Charity www.earthrestorationservice.org and an ecological activist and campaigner for the Restore the Earth Project.  He also co-founded the Life Cairn memorial – a memorial for species rendered extinct at human hands.

His ecological work has won him recognition and endorsements from actress Joanna Lumley, HRH Prince of Wales and the “elders group” set up by musician Peter Gabriel.   A graduate in Public Relations and Communications (BPR) from Geneva, Switzerland, he has spent over twenty years working with volunteer programmes in the ecological, cultural and social sectors; collaborating across all the continents.

He is also a prize-winning writer and storyteller, please contact: andreas.kornevall@workingabroad.com

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

Aaron Jangaard


Aaron Jangaard WorkingAbroad staff

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 and sustainable travel. He is the coordinator for many of our volunteer programmes in Asia, South America, Oceania & Europe, and has travelled to several of our projects including Thailand, India & Nepal. He also manages the WorkingAbroad website and our online presence.


Charlotte Laursen

Volunteer Coordinator & Marketing Officer

Charlotte Laursen staff at WorkingAbroad

A graduate in International Relations and European politics with experience in research and organisational work in various political and organisational environments. Charlotte is a keen traveller and has been engaged in humanitarian and development projects in both Brazil and Ghana. She started out as a voluntary blogger in 2014 and then joined our team in early 2017 as a Volunteer Coordinator, now covering several volunteer programmes in Latin America, Africa and Asia. She is also responsible for our Social Media presence and you will find her on various travel and university fairs around the UK.


Sophie Harbour

WorkingAbroad Intern

Sophie Harbour is an MA Politics student in South Africa and works as a tutor and research assistant.  Her research centres largely around debates in contemporary human rights.  She is passionate not only about wildlife, but also education and sustainability and has taken part in projects in various places including India, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Africa.  She hopes to continue to travel and be involved in volunteer projects and to one day find a career that embodies all these loves.


WorkingAbroad Blog Writers

We also have a team of talented writers who contribute articles to the WorkingAbroad Blog, on issues ranging from the environment, wildlife, travel, culture, to international development and much more. Interested in writing for us? Feel free to get in touch.

Elle Cote

Elle Blogger for WorkingAbroad

Elle is a 23-year old journalism student from Canada. She’s had a passion for environmental and animal welfare issues since she was a child, and, more recently, has also developed a passion for travel. She hopes to combine these mentioned interests with her skills as a writer to form a career that involves making a difference in the world. She recently spent a semester abroad where she visited London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Amsterdam, and other smaller towns in England. As a teenager, she also visited Rome, Venice, and other smaller towns in Italy.