Tag: volunteer abroad


There are currently an overwhelming amount of organizations in existence offering volunteer abroad programs. Digging through them to find the reputable organizations is not always easy, but it is worth the effort to know you will be making a real impact. Luckily for you, I’m sharing one of those organizations with you today! In this #littleBIGthings interview, Kathryn Pisco, Co-Founder of Unearth the World, shares...

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Can you believe 2014 is already coming to an end?! This year really flew by. One year ago I was preparing to depart for my volunteer program in Livingstone, Zambia. December 2013 marked my first Christmas away from home, making it an extra special holiday season! Something about doing the same thing every Christmas really struck me. Sure, it’s important to spend time with family...

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  Travel Moments: Monica of Globe Trottica A few years ago, I was volunteering in a small town in Amatitan, Nicaragua. My group and I brought supplies for the children at schools and helped build houses for local community members. In just a few days of being there, we had become really close with the locals, especially the one’s that aged with us, despite the...

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Sending a shoutout to African Impact on this very special day as they celebrate 10 years of leadership and innovation in responsible volunteer travel! In honor of their 10th anniversary, African Impact has launched an initiative called Beyond the Roots, where volunteers and staff will create 10 food gardens in different locations across Africa. These gardens will have long lasting impacts by continuing to provide...

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I recently put together this video as a memento of my time in Zambia, and to give others a small glimpse into how I spent my holidays. For more on my experiences volunteering check out my previous blog posts. Enjoy! Questions about Zambia or interested in more information on how you can volunteer abroad? Let me know in the comments and I will be sure to follow up...

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A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. Many of us are so concerned about having the newest car, the latest technology, or the biggest house. In reality, none of these material things...

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Preparing for a volunteer abroad trip can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. Above all, it is important to do your own research based on the work you will be doing and the location you will be traveling to. I am sharing the following 7 essentials to help get you started with your packing. 1. Snacks If you love food as much as I do,...

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You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Just 2 weeks later and Africa is already behind me. My time there went by so quickly, but the memories will stick with me forever. I will never forget the way the kids’ faces would light up when given a ball to play with or the first time...

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Our last day in Livingstone arrived so quickly, but we definitely made the most of it. We started out the day by visiting the Curio Market. Thinking about it in terms of US$, the prices were cheap regardless so it was a lot of fun to bargain with the shop owners. I bought a lot of cool gifts and handmade crafts. We returned back to...

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