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Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
Baby turtles on the beach on their way into the ocean at our project for turtle Conservation in Mexico

By Matilda Lipponen 26th March, 2019

How can we help save sea turtles from plastic pollution?

Sea turtles have roamed the ocean for over 150 million years, but now, their reign is rapidly ending because of plastic pollution in the ocean. The ocean is quickly becoming plastic soup.

Projects Abroad staff and volunteers carry trees after planting saplings in Costa Rica

By Daryll Williams 21st March, 2019

Our Planet: These are the habitats we work in and this is what we do to protect them

After listening to David Attenborough on Netflix's latest documentary series, 'Our Planet', we are now more aware then ever of the negative effect humans have on our planet. We have explored and left our footprint on nearly every corner of the globe.

A volunteer paints a mural on a school wall during her volunteer work abroad

By Jen Southern 13th March, 2019

We took a stand against pressing global issues in 2018

We recently spoke about the impressive achievements of our High School Special volunteers. But get ready to be wowed, as that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Childcare and Conservation volunteer reads a story to the children in her class

By Vicci Parry 06th March, 2019

Short-term Volunteering Abroad: Can You Really Make a Difference?

Are you thinking about volunteering abroad, but can only commit to a couple of weeks? We know life can be busy.

Stuart Timson take the Conservation volunteers on a tour of the animal rescue centre in Peru

By Jen Southern 01st March, 2019

A day in the life of an Amazon Rainforest Conservation volunteer in Peru

Life as a Conservation volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest is hard work but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Think about what it be like to spend your days working in the wild greenery of Peru.

A volunteer measures the heartbeat of a young girl during her medical internship abroad for high school students.

By Isabel Silva 27th February, 2019

All you need to know about our medical programs abroad for teens

Choosing a future career can be difficult, especially if you’re still in high school. All you’ve known is school and the subjects you’ve been able to learn.

Shuan watching over the kids as they practice their surfing skills on Muizenberg beach

By Julie Brondeel 20th February, 2019

People of Projects Abroad: Shuan Solomons - Surfing Coordinator in South Africa

An organisation is only as extraordinary as its people, and those we have plenty of! We employ and train all our own volunteer staff support.

During her high school volunteer trip abroad, a Public Health volunteer measures blood pressure in a medical outreach.

By Isabel Silva 13th February, 2019

You wouldn’t believe the impact our high school volunteers had last summer

Now that you know all about the journey you’ll take as a teen volunteer abroad, are you ready to join us on a High School Special Project and discover what you’re capable...

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