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 ethical conservation practices, flooding issues, the environment and sustainable travel. He is the point of contact and 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 Peru, 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.


Amy Burchill

WorkingAbroad Intern

WorkingAbroad Intern Amy BurchillAmy is a passionate writer with the aim to pursue a career in journalism and communications. She has a strong interest in environmental and ethical issues and hopes to use her writing skills to raise awareness. She enjoys travelling to new places and learning about new cultures but also regularly visits France and Scotland. She is also a graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing.


Jack Digman

WorkingAbroad Intern

Jack Digman at marine conservation projectJack is a graduate in Environmental Geography and International Development from the University of East Anglia.  He has a passion for aquatic environments and their conservation and has always been especially interested in the ocean and its vast array of marine life. Having already visited countries such as Australia, Poland and Greece, Jack joined our Blue Lagoon project in Mauritius last year and has signed up to join our sea turtle and reef conservation Grenada projects in Summer 2019. He has previously worked in sports media, but now hopes to combine his writing and practical experience into helping with conservation practices and blog writing.


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.

Attikus Vire

WorkingAbroad Blog Writer Attikus VireAttikus is passionate about adventure and travel, rock climbing and abseiling. He loves being in nature, and shares a deep connection with the earth. He is both a dreamer, and a realist, who sees things as they are, but still has hopes for what they could be. He is also a martial artist and a carpenter, and both a teacher and a student, always looking to learn new things.

Lucy Wooding

WorkingAbroad Blog Writer Lucy WoodingLucy is a 20 year old writer and passionate human rights activist from West Sussex, England. She has a vested interest in refugee rights and environmental issues throughout the world, and has travelled across Europe. She works with refugees in the UK, Northern France and Greece, and wishes to continue campaigning for a fairer and just world in order to make a difference. In her spare time she enjoys hip hop music, dancing, travelling to new places and the V&A museum in London. She believes the best education you can receive comes from listening, learning and taking interest in other people and cultures.

Emma Pietropaolo

Workingabroad Blog Writer Emma PietropaoloEmma is a public policy professional living and working in Canada. Her work focuses on developing policy to increase tourism opportunities in the province of Ontario. She has always had a keen interest in serving the public and using her skills in writing and research to make a difference. Outside of the office, you can find Emma practising yoga, spending time outdoors or hanging out with friends and family.

Veronika Trifonova

WorkingAbroad blogger Veronika

Nika is a passionate environmentalist, yoga teacher, and author. Even though actions do speak louder than words, Nika believes that words can feed our souls, touch our hearts and ultimately make us go out there and do good. That is why she uses writing to share her knowledge, experiences and observations on matters close to her heart such as mindfulness, sustainable and low impact living, nature conservation, and animal welfare.

James Gaughan

WorkingAbroad blog writer James GaughanJames is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto, Canada and has previously written for Narcity Media covering a variety of issues, including travel and sustainability. He has a passion for the environment and wildlife conservation. He has an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Loyalist College and a certificate in Communications and Media Foundations from Centennial College.

Tristan Ledger

WorkingAbroad Blog Writer Tristan LedgerTristan is a 21-year old Multimedia Journalism student at Canterbury Christ Church University. His interests in the environment, different cultures, and sustainable living were really all developed in his teens as he became more aware of the world around him, through reading. However, his interest in different cultures and travelling was really enhanced whilst visiting Tanzania in 2017.

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.