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5 reasons to be a solo volunteer!

Volunteering is one of the best ways to have an in-depth African experience – to stay in one place and immerse yourself in the culture of the community and learn about the wildlife around you. If you are a solo traveller, volunteering is an organised, safe, yet exciting way to experience Africa, have a life-changing …

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Volunteering myths busted: myth #3 – volunteering in communities does more harm than good

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 if your African dream is to work with vulnerable communities, particularly children.   The negative belief that volunteers who work in communities …

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10 reasons to volunteer with your family in Namibia

A family trip to Africa is not always the most obvious choice, but having lived and travelled extensively in Africa for many years, now that I have a child, I can’t think of anywhere more exciting for families to experience. And for a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, Namibia is definitely a destination to be reckoned with. …

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Why do I have to pay to volunteer

Paying to “volunteer” seems like a strange concept, and asking why is a common question. When researching volunteer opportunities, you’ll find that the vast majority of organised volunteer programmes expect some level of fees to be paid.   Volunteering or Voluntourism? When you volunteer overseas, particularly in third world countries, the case for paying to …

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Responsible Volunteering – 7 Ways to Choose an Ethical Volunteer Programme

With so many volunteer programmes offering a multitude of amazing opportunities, how do you pick through the maze, and identify a responsible and ethical project? In the 1970s and 80s, volunteer opportunities were limited to humanitarian aid projects run by churches and NGOs, and international government aid projects such as the Peace Corps. Today, there …

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