Blog : World Trends

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.

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.

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!

Thandi - a symbol of courage and hope

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Jan 2015

While the news these days can make you feel even more hopeless about what kind of world we are leaving for future generations, it is a story like the one of Thandi that makes us all a bit more hopeful.

Make an upROAR!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 28th Nov 2014

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte explores the role of lion conservation projects and their efforts to tackle the poaching trade in South Africa

Realities of a Favela

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Nov 2014

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte describes her experience of volunteering with children on a community development project in a favela in Irajá, Rio de Janeiro.

Retire our Whales!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Nov 2014

Many animal species are condemned to a life in captivity. The case of captive cetaceans is no different. But there are ways to engage with dolphins, orcas and whales that do not entail poor and stressful conditions.

March Against Extinction!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Oct 2014

Its coming to the end of the rainy season in Thailand and despite some difficult weather conditions and a bout of Dengue fever for co-founder Emily, the elephants are thriving. Our Elephant Volunteer Project has decided to march against the extinction of elephants. Find your city and JOIN US on the 4th October!

Global Wildlife Numbers Drop by 50% in Just 40 years

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 2nd Oct 2014

Research suggests that the number of wild animals has plummeted in the last 40 years, dropping by 52%. This report should make everyone heed the call to action and take part in global conservation efforts aiming to safeguard the future of our planet and its wildlife.

Follow your Bliss to Indonesia

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Jan 2014

If you are someone who longs for the water, who dives, who has an interest in coral protection, then come along and learn to conduct a marine life survey, learn to collect data, help scientists protect this precious underwater marine park. Follow your bliss to Indonesia.