Entries in volunteer abroad (43)

Friday
Oct252013

8 fantastic reasons to take a gap year

Sitting on the fence about taking a gap year? Here are a few great reasons to do so!

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Thursday
Sep262013

Why volunteering doesn’t have an age limit

The birth of the gap-year generation brought with it the perception that travelling and volunteering is the preserve of the young.

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Friday
Jul122013

5 tips for fundraising to volunteer overseas

Have you ever wanted to travel and see the world while engaging meaningfully with local communities and using your skills to assist those in need?

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Tuesday
Mar262013

First time travel tips to settle the nerves

First time travel can be daunting, but if you make sure you carry out the right preparation, then it can be far less nerve racking.

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Volunteer of the Month (October) - Harriet Thatcher

Every month we ask staff on one of our Frontier group camps to nominate a Volunteer of the Month. This time it was the turn of our Tanzania camp on Mafia Island, who selected Harriet Smith, a volunteer on our Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Internship. We got in contact to find out what she's been up to and hopefully a little insight into why she is our Volunteer of the Month for October!

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Friday
Nov022012

Frontier Project News Roundup - October

Frontier's volunteers have been busy bees this month on our group projects so we've rounded up the best project news from October. There's been some exciting new developments in Costa Rica and Madagascar with new butterfly and mouse lemur projects being launched, whilst over in Cambodia the team has been doing their part in reducing the impact of illegal logging activities in the Oddar Meanchey Province. You can find out more about Frontier's scientific research projects by visiting the Society for Environmental Exploration (SEE) website.

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Friday
Oct262012

Where Are They Now?

Frontier staff, interns and volunteers often go on to some pretty exciting positions in the conservation and environmental sectors following their time with us. In 'Where Are They Now?', we catch up with some of these people to show you how valuable being involved in Frontier can be. Today we speak to Elise Belle about her time at Frontier HQ and her current role at Protected Areas Programme with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Mini Adventures: The Best of Tilt Shift Video

Too many people think that taking a gap year means you have to spend a whole year away (and a whole lot of money). However, it's just not the case! There are countless options open to you which involve short-term placements and projects (as short as 1 week) for very reasonable prices (as little as £299)! Rather than hit you with a list of all the options here, we thought we'd get you in the mood for a miniature adventure in a more abstract way, by sharing with you some of our favourite 'miniature' tilt shift videos.

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Monday
Oct152012

Volunteer Photo of the Week

This weeks photo comes from Dana Jover who recently returned from Frontier's Cambodia Orphanage project! Dana's photo captures the happiness of a lively classroom and illustrates the pleasure young children take in learning. If you think Dana's photo deserves to win Volunteer Photo of the Month in our Facebook competition, check in with FrontierOfficial at the end of the month for your chance to vote for it.

 

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Monday
Sep172012

Photo of the Week

This week's Photo of the Week comes from Tom Bonte, who volunteered on the Cambodia Marine Conservation and Diving project with Frontier. Great colours, lovely setting and some cheeky little kids...what's not to like? Look out for the upcoming poll on the Frontier Official Facebook page where we'll be asking you to vote for your faveourite photo from Spetember!!

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Friday
Sep142012

Plan, Pack, Explore - Travel Advice from the Foreign Commomwealth Office

You may be dreaming of the Thai beaches or Costa Rican rainforests you’ll see on your project but in reality you face a preparation nightmare!!! Don’t stress though, Into The Wild is here to bring you a breakdown of the Foreign Commonwealth Office’s latest advice on how to prepare for any trip. The key to any successful trip is planning and researching  before you go, so follow these handy tips and get set for your latest adventure!

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Project of the Week: Tanzania Savannah

Track some of Africa’s smaller wildlife, learn a multitude of surveying techniques, and get involved in an African bush community all on Frontier’s Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure.

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Friday
Aug172012

Q + A with Frontier's Tanzania Terrestrial Project Coordinator 

Today we speak to Adam Brown, Project Coordinator on Frontier's Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project. He tells us what volunteers can expect from the project, what camp life is like and why it's a great place to spend some time abroad.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Interview with a Gap Year Specialist

Today we speak to Gapyear.com's spokesperson and travel guru Macca Sherifi on all things gap year. So whether you're currently deciding whether a gap year is for you, or you're struggling to decide what to do with it, then have a read about someone who been there and done it.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Tips and tricks for travel

Whether you like to throw the guide book out the window or follow your own strict rules when it comes to travel, here are a few tips and tricks for anyone heading out on a project.

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