Guides

Penny min min 6 Tips for choosing a volunteer abroad assignment

6 Tips for choosing a volunteer abroad assignment

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Penny gives tips for volunteers on choosing a volunteer placement and which details one should watch out for. Her tips concern the costs, the location, the facilities as well as the time commitment for the job on the one hand but also your personal skills.

SAM 3669 min Reflections on ethical volunteering

Reflections on ethical volunteering

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Ella talks about her social project ‘Volunteers Peru’ and explains her thoughts on ethical volunteering abroad and how ‘volunteering’ is very different from ‘voluntourism’. Read about her opinions, why even good intentions can lead to very one-sided benefits and how thoughtful planning can avoid this.

brad 2 min The Effects of the Internet for the NGO World

The Effects of the Internet for the NGO World

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Brad Brasseur compares the pros and cons of the Internet and the role social media plays for the functions and images of NGOs.
Read about his well written portrait as he explains the new risks of manipulation, fraud and greed, but also the incredible potential of modern NGOs, while outlining criteria how to separate the ‘Good’ from the “Bad”.

tamara2 min min Asia or South America?

Asia or South America?

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Tamara Lowe speaks about her experiences in Asia and South America. She compares traveling on these continents on different aspects! But just to tell you upfront! Either way both contintents are worth it!

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I feel more of a global social responsibility to give back to society

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Today we had the unique possibility to interview George Marsden, who was a volunteer at Sols 24/7. This amazing organization is operating in Malaysia, Cambodia, India, East Timor, and Laos and focuses on providing holistic education programs to urban and rural communities throughout Southeast Asia. Their core program is to provide education in English, IT and Life Skills.

Tamara21 11 5 min min Top 5 countries to visit in Asia

Top 5 countries to visit in Asia

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Tammy Lowe gives an insight into the beauty and unique characters of her 5 favorite countries in Asia. Outlining details, she explains why these countries are a must see, if you plan to go to Asia

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10 must do’s for volunteers in Cambodia

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Cambodia. What do we truly know of this mysterious country, about the people who live there, the culture and the sights to see? Luckily, our inside-expert Tammy explains the must-doe’s in Cambodia and what you should expect.

Love and Money min min Love is bigger than Money

Love is bigger than Money

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Robyn Dahlquist shares the story how her boyfriend’s cousin could receive medical support through the solidarity of friends and family. She portraits the bleak reality of sickness and medical provision in Nicaragua but also elaborates, how love and strong ties can overcome it.

packing min What to pack for your voluntary placement?

What to pack for your voluntary placement?

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Tamara Lowe, a true volunteering veteran, explains how you should pack your bags the right way. Thereby, what you pack largely depends what kind of work you are going to do and where you will do it. Of course, there is always something one forgets when going on a trip. Make sure it’s something trifle, not something vital.