Tag Archives: Volunteer

Twelve year old teacher goes to India

Teaching is one of my passions. My name is Manika Bhatia. I am a 12 year old girl, studying in 7th grade at North Gwinnett middle school in suburbs of Atlanta. I enjoy playing basketball, swimming, volunteering with kids, and spending … Continue reading

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Why on Earth Would I Volunteer at a Shrimp Farm in Ecuador?

Several years ago, I made the decision like many others, to leave my well guided path of working my way up the ranks in a stable career, to venture off on a new journey traveling around the world and looking … Continue reading

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Volunteer Guides in South Korea

The best way to see a place is through the eyes of the locals. Whenever possible, I avoid hop-on buses and express tours. I like to explore cities by simply walking around and getting lost. But its always best to … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Spain for Free

I know it sounds too good to be true, but it is! I can say that because I have done the free volunteer trip to Spain myself.

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Thanksgiving in the 21st century

As you begin to pour the wine, carve the turkey and plan your shopping lists today, take a moment to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

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Volunteering on Cumberland Island

Love history and nature? Want to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Here’s a neat opportunity! You can be a Plum Orchard Caretaker for up to 2-3 months. Cumberland Island is a 20 mile … Continue reading

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Why I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1… The flight to Tanzania was long. It began on June 19th and I finally arrived the afternoon of June 21st.  Katyann picked me up at the airport, then we got Alexa and Kelly, before heading to … Continue reading

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Tam’s cafe for the hearing impaired

Another inspirational story of voluntrourism comes from an American chef in Vietnam. Chef Robert Danhi, a former instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and author of the cookbook Southeast Asian Flavors, leads culinary tours to Vietnam and … Continue reading

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Turning the Wheels

Kids grow up quick in Nepal. They have to support their parents, raise younger siblings, and help out in the fields before and after school. When in school there’s often a lack of teachers and many of the children sit … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Nepal

Volunteers Initiative Nepal or VIN is a Nepal based not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2005 by Bhupendra Ghimire (Bhupi). Bhupi grew up in a remote village in Nepal where he had to walk three hours a day to school. He … Continue reading

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