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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 focused, long term projects in the rural area around Victoria Falls. Their four …

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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 projects at an all-time high, we want to bust two common volunteer myths about the benefits of volunteers. 1) Volunteers take jobs from …

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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 achieved massive environmental change, through harnessing the power of the crowd.   The Hour  Saturday 30th March 2019 – 8.30pm your time Every …

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Volunteering myths busted: 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 experience to a team.   The myth that volunteering is just for kids, stems from the early days of volunteering, when it was mainly the realm of …

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Why volunteer agents are good for projects

Two questions we are frequently asked by potential volunteers are: ‘why do I have to pay to volunteer?’ and ‘why should I use a volunteer agent rather than booking directly with the project?’ We have addressed some of the reasons behind why payments are necessary for volunteers joining projects overseas in our blog post (updated in October …

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