Olivia M. recounts her unforgettable volunteering trip to Nepal on our Namaste Nepal trip. She's promised the students she taught that she’d come back to teach again next year, and she intends to keep that promise.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Okay, not quite, but the holiday season is fast approaching, and it’ll be here before you know it.
Gone are the days when Greenpeace was your only option of a decent volunteer experience. Today, it’s easier than ever to find well run, organised programs. However, while it is an admirable task, it’s worth discussing the potential pitfalls and the positives before you dive in. After all, the better you understand the risks and rewards, the better prepared you’ll be! Here are the pros and cons of volunteering abroad.
I, and the entire company, were upset to hear through a media mention in New Zealand that one of our travellers was disappointed in a recent trip to volunteer with Orangutans in Malaysia which fell short of the amazing experiences we strive to provide and, to make matters worse, that the follow up was overlooked due to an internal change over in staff.
For every single one of our customers we send overseas each year, we strive to maintain an above average customer satisfaction rating. We endeavour to not only provide our customers with life-changing travel experiences where they can live, breathe and become a part of a new culture abroad - but to make lasting, meaningful impacts to great causes along the way.
Nestled high up in the Himalayas, beautiful Nepal is completely landlocked. With India surrounding the east, south and west and Tibet to the north, this place is a trekker’s paradise offering an epic combination of Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife. Nepal is one of a kind. But sadly, even with an estimated population of 26 million people, it lacks some of even the most basic of necessities - including education and healthcare.
A volunteering project is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences you can possibly have. It's the best way to make a difference in the world and have the time of your life while you're at it.
Voluntourism (a combination of volunteering and tourism) is an increasingly popular way to travel and contribute to a cause, while having the chance to explore a new country and culture as a local. Even though millions of people ‘voluntour’ internationally each year, some shriek at the idea of pay-to-volunteer programs.
Camera? Check. Passport? Check. Compassion? Check! One heck of a life-changing experience? Double Check!
From the most turquoise of seas to lush tropical rainforests as far as the eye can see, this place is the kind of choose-your-own-adventure paradise where every single trail leads somewhere special. Central America may only be the size of Texas, but it makes for a pretty epic adventure playground!