Tag: volunteer

How to See the World: Get a Job in Conservation

How to See the World: Get a Job in Conservation

Are you passionate about saving wildlife? Do you want to have positive impact on our planet while working and living overseas? If so, then read on to find out how to work in conservation in Africa in this interview with California native Brennan PetersonWood of 

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special 

How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

Thank you to Aviv Hochbaum for helping me spread the word on how to volunteer in Cambodia, a country I visited in fall 2014, and do so in a responsible manner. In this guest post, she recommends 10 opportunities with local organizations.

Jobs That Let You See the World: Mercy Ships Nurse

Jobs That Let You See the World: Mercy Ships Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer as a Mercy Ships nurse? Thank you to Ivanna Figueroa for shining a light on the important work she’s been doing in Africa over the past three years.  

(More) Organizations Empowering Women around the World

(More) Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same 

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same 

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

The best places to volunteer with animals are sanctuaries, NGOs and grassroots groups that make the care of the animals their top priority.

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – 

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

This is my interview with Beau Miller, the executive director of Aythos, a non-profit organization he founded seven years ago to implement economic development projects in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal. 

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

In summer 2003, I volunteered in Nepal as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the