Category Archives: Volunteering projects

Positive stories from volunteering in Ghana

Through my job at Oxford University Alumni Office, I have been promoting an alumni volunteering programme run by Yale University which Oxford alumni can also join.  I’ve received some amazing feedback from volunteers who went on one of the Yale … Continue reading

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Volunteering on your gap year

Read my latest article “what are your volunteering options in developing countries?” on gapyear.com http://www.gapyear.com/articles/178612/gap-year-programs

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Give something back on your holiday – latest volunteering offerings from travel companies

There are an increasing number of volunteering options available from mainstream holiday companies, offering their customers the opportunity to “give something back” – a commonly repeated phrase. It’s interesting to see how volunteer tourism is moving from the “alternative” travel … Continue reading

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Alumni volunteering

University Alumni associations are offering short overseas volunteer travel programmes. Here’s an example from the Association of Yale Alumni organised by their Alumni Service Corps. Yale alumni, their friends and family can volunteer with the community of Yamoransa on Ghana’s … Continue reading

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How can locally based organisations access the volunteer tourism market?

Here’s my latest article for the Travelmole Vision on Sustainable Tourism newsletter and website. http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2000235&c=setreg&region=2# The focus this time is on how organisations in destinations can access volunteer tourism, including steps for assessing feasibility of volunteer tourism and key considerations … Continue reading

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Is experiential tourism the new volunteer tourism?

In 2008 I decided I wanted to go to Thailand. I’d always wanted to visit South East Asia and Thailand appeared the most accessible country for a solo traveller. Plus, so many people have been to Thailand and have an … Continue reading

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