Community Development

Volunteering myths busted: volunteering in communities does more harm than good

Done right, 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 of ethical factors to consider.

7 Ways to Choose an Ethical Volunteer Programme

With so many volunteer project offering a multitude of amazing opportunities, how do you choose an ethical programme? Today, there are an overwhelming number of volunteer organisations offering short-term volunteer opportunities. These programmes are attractive to travellers who want to combine service work with adventure travel and eco-tourism experiences. Whilst there are many reputable and …

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Conservation volunteer reviews of our Elephant Conservation Programme

Volunteers, Stefan, Luca and Megan, share their experiences of volunteering Namibia, working hard to conserve desert elephants and support rural farming communities. The goal of the Desert Elephant Conservation Programme is to overcome and minimise situations whereby humans and elephants come into conflict. The desert-adapted elephant lives in areas also home to rural farming communities, …

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Community member working in vegetable garden in Zimbabwe

Community Outreach in Victoria Falls – what will I be doing?

Volunteer at our new community programme in Victoria Falls! We are proud to have partnered with Greenline Africa on a new volunteer programme just outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Greenline Africa is a registered Zimbabwean trust dedicated to funding and initiating community outreach in Victoria Falls – running long term projects in the rural area …

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Earth Hour 2019: #Connect2Earth

Earth Hour is the worldโ€™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 achieved massive environmental change, throughย harnessing the power of the crowd.   The Hourย  Saturday 30th March 2019 – 8.30pm your time Every …

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Volunteer painting childrens playground equipment

Community Outreach in Victoria Falls

We are very excited to be launching a new community outreach volunteer programme just outside Africa’s adventure capital, Victoria Falls! Working alongside the Greenline Africa Trust, volunteers will support rural neighbourhoods with livelihood development, water aid, education, and healthcare projects. The community outreach volunteer programme gives volunteers the opportunity to visit the world-famous Victoria Falls …

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