Entries in volunteering (115)

Friday
Apr152016

The Huge Problem of Elephant Poaching

It’s another day in the calendar to recognise the plea of one of mankind’s favourite animals. Save The Elephants Day falls on April 16 and a huge surge in conservation and awareness is planned for the day.

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Thursday
Apr072016

The 10 Most Inspirational Volunteer And Travel Quotes

People travel for different reasons, but one way you can give your travel meaning is by also volunteering while you are abroad. We encourage every one of you to get out there, explore the world and make your own adventures, memories and most importantly – make an impact.

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Wednesday
Mar302016

Conserving The Manatee

Manatees are definitely a fan favourite in the animal world. They go along with the likes of sloths and penguins, everyone likes them. That soft spot hasn’t helped their populations in years gone by however, as Manatees have been pushed almost to extinction. Thankfully, though, their numbers are recovering.

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Thursday
Mar242016

The World Of Turtle Conservation

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant and Tiger, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conservation world. We’re so used to seeing pictures of them caught in nets that it’s hard to believe that conservation for the humble turtle is actually working. But it is making progress, and here are a few examples of how.

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Wednesday
Mar162016

Go Batty For Malawi - Bat Conservation In The 'Warm Heart of Africa'

If a map of Africa were a patchwork quilt, Malawi would be the seam that secures Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Green clad covers scatter the landscape and an outstretched, pastel blue patch makes the magnificent Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa.

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Monday
Feb222016

Ode To The Ocelot

The world’s big cats are arguably its most iconic animals. The lion, leopard, cheetah and jaguar fill up our wildlife documentaries and photographs as well as many a local myth and legend. But there are some smaller wild cats that deserve some love too. The Americas are full of them, so let’s focus on one in particular: The Ocelot.

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Monday
Feb082016

The Longest Living Species

Despite a pretty good success rate in our tenure on this planet, Homo sapiens haven’t been around that long. We have ancestors dating as far back as six million years ago, but humans in their current form are only about 200,000 years old. This puts us way down the list of longest surviving species. So who’s at the top?

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Thursday
Jan072016

The Signs That Prove You Are A Real Traveller

Once you have embarked on your first ever trip, you will be sure to get the travel bug – the excitement of take-off to a new destination to the first experience of the smells and impressions of a new country. With one trip, your outlook on life can change and you become a traveller.

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Monday
Nov022015

Facts About The Three-Toed Sloth

While they may be known as one of nature’s laziest animals, sloths are also host to some very unusual and perhaps surprising attributes.

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Tuesday
Oct272015

5 Tips For First Time Travellers 

Travelling for the first time is many things: fun, exciting, thrilling, but also scary, and nerve-racking with all the planning and things to consider. With a little help from an experienced traveller and a few simple tips and tricks though, it suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.

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Friday
Oct232015

A Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Volunteering Adventure

Holidays are coming up, a compulsory internship is part of your course or you might just fancy a career change  – the reasons you may be thinking of volunteering are endless! The journey from the initial idea to being on site as a volunteer is long, confusing at times, and full of pitfalls. It is easy if you just follow simple steps.

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Monday
Oct122015

Alternatives to University

Results day is over and decisions have had to be made. For most, the next step is university, but it’s not for everyone, and there are plenty of options. Maybe you have spent the summer pondering over choices, still confused as to where life will take them next. Here are just a few of options which may suit you better than going straight into education.

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Wednesday
Oct072015

Quiz: Which Volunteer Abroad Programme Should You Do?

Are you eager to volunteer abroad but not sure which programme would suit you best? Take our handy quiz and find out what your perfect placement is!

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Quiz: Where should you Volunteer in 2016?

Thinking about volunteering next year, but stuck for ideas? Take our quiz and find out where you should be heading!

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Tuesday
Sep222015

Inspirational Quotes For Volunteers

When you volunteer it is sometimes difficult to explain to others why you do it. Why spend your time building a house when you could be at the beach? Why volunteer when you could work and earn money? Wouldn’t work experience be more beneficial? As a volunteer you know there is nothing more rewarding or beneficial than your work.

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