Help Ace the Himalaya Rebuild Nepal


Nepal was hit by 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 and a major aftershock of magnitude 7.3 on May 12. The results have been heartbreaking: over 8,500 people killed, more than 19,000 injured, nearly 500,000 houses destroyed, about 250,000 houses damaged and 6,000 schools destroyed which means nearly 1 million children can't return to school. In total, 8 million people are affected.


Llama Expeditions: Tips on How to Make Meaningful Contributions While Traveling

Advice on Voluntouring and Making Worthwhile Contributions Abroad

Andean trekking specialist Llama Expeditions in Peru offers 10 tips for travelers on making donations that are as meaningful as possible.


GVI Round the World Volunteer Travel Competition

Volunteer Round the World with GVI for One Year

GVI has launched an international search to send one person around the world for one year, with flights, volunteering on a range of long-term, sustainable GVI programs and expeditions in one of the most incredible positions in volunteer travel!

Best in Responsible Travel: Global Vision International Promotes Sustainable Development Through Volunteering

 Global Vision International (GVI) offers responsible volunteer travel opportunities assisting local conservation and community development initiatives, and training and career development opportunities through internships abroad programs.

Planeterra: Putting People and Places at Center of Its New Strategic Agenda

Planeterra Continues to Define Its Role as a Nonprofit Organization By Putting People and Places at Center of Its New Strategic Agenda


Edge of Africa: Volunteering in South Africa

By Jo Lancaster, Edge of Africa


If you are considering joining a volunteer program in South Africa, then you are likely the kind of person who wants to make a positive contribution, be it to conservation or to a community in need. However, before deciding which project you want to join, there are a few things that you may want to consider.

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Features Voluntourism Activities for the First Time

Delegates will Leave Positive Footprint by Rolling Up Sleeves to Work on a Community Garden and Outdoor Ecological Restoration Activities


Women Travel for Peace: Community-Based Tourism Helping Women Worldwide

By Linda Rivero, President and Founder, Women Travel for Peace


People and Places: Upholding Integrity in Volunteer Travel


By Sallie Grayson, Programme Director, people and places


Voluntourism in Southern Thailand: Community-Based Tourism in Action

By Kelly May, CTB Project Manager, North Andaman Tsunami Relief (NATR) / Andaman Discoveries


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