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15 May 2019 Volunteering myths busted: myth #3 - volunteering in communities does more harm than good Community programmes are a great way for volunteers to experience a foreign culture, engage with local communities, and develop empathy for people from diverse backgrounds. However, there are a number...
15 May 2019 Community volunteering case study - Ann and Simbarashe Be smart when you book your community volunteer programme; ask questions, be sure where your money is going, and be certain exactly what work you will be doing, and the impact it will have. We always ...
22 April 2019 Volunteer reviews of our Elephant Conservation & Community Programme in Namibia Volunteers, Stefan, Luca and Megan, share their experiences in Namibia, working hard to conserve desert elephants and support rural farming communities. The goal of the Desert Elephant Conservation...
18 April 2019 View from the top: why we should protect giraffes The gentle giraffe, a long legged, long necked creature of grace that wanders the sub-Saharan African plains. Its distinct appearance has attracted the attention and curiosity of foreigners for centur...
4 April 2019 Make waves of change through underwater adventures When it comes to conservation efforts, much emphasis is placed on renowned land mammals, such as the Big 5. Perhaps because animals on land are more accessible, or because films have misrepresented un...
29 March 2019 Volunteering myths busted: myth #2 - you're taking jobs from locals In this post we aim to answer one of the most persistent myths about voluntourism - that volunteers hurt communities economically and take paying jobs away from locals. With scrutiny of volunteer proj...
27 March 2019 Earth Hour 2019 - #Connect2Earth Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement in support of the environment. Since 2007, it has become so much more than an hour-long lights-out event, and is now a movement which has ac...
5 March 2019 Volunteering myths busted: myth #1 - volunteering is just for youngsters Volunteering is definitely not just for gap year students and teenagers. We firmly believe that older volunteers bring an amazing dynamic to volunteer groups, and bring unique sets of skills and exper...
4 March 2019 Meet Yvonne - four time repeat volunteer! Yvonne first volunteered with us in 2014, and has since visited our Rhino Elephant Conservation Programme a record four times! We caught up with her in February 2019, as her fourth volunteer project...
28 February 2019 Are you ready for the family trip of a lifetime? Cathy Howard and her children, Billy and Rachel, have loved their various family volunteer trips – to Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Indonesia – and have been planning to explor...

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