Blog : World Trends

The Importance of Conserving the Amazon Rainforest

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 27th Nov 2017

In her latest article, WorkingAbroad blogger Brenna Saunders talks about the global importance of the Amazon rainforest and the conservation efforts being made to protect it.

Press Release - Child Welfare: UK volunteer organisation bans all orphanage volunteer projects

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 23rd Nov 2017

The UK based volunteer organisation, Working Abroad Projects has decided to remove all orphanage volunteering projects from its website

Celebrating Elephants around the World

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Aug 2017

WorkingAbroad blogger, Charlotte Laursen, talks about helping the World elephant population on World Elephant Day.

The Importance of Ethical Volunteering

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 24th Mar 2017

WorkingAbroad blogger, Charlotte Laursen writes in her latest blog about how to make sure that one volunteers in an ethical and sustainable matter

The Gift of No More Chains for Elephants

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 24th Oct 2016

WorkingAbroad Blogger Charlotte Laursen provides an update from our Elephant Volunteer Project in Thailand, who are working on building a night enclosure for the elephants to live chain free 24/7

Volunteers Preserving the giant Galapagos Tortoise

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 1st Sep 2016

WorkingAbroad Blog writer Charlotte Laursen takes a look into the work of volunteers in conserving the giant tortoises of the Galapagos islands.

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

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.