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The Reality of Volunteering Abroad

volunteering abroadVolunteering with animals isn't all petting and playing. It's mostly shoveling poop!

So, you’ve decided on volunteering abroad as your next adventure; good for you!  Right now, you probably have visions of teaching children to read, feeding exotic rescued animals, or building a hospital in a far-away land.  Volunteering abroad is a life-changing […]

9 Things to Pack in Your Travel Backpack


Traveling around the world to volunteer, hike up mountains, and/or immerse yourself in local cultures requires a fair amount of gear.  But the last thing you want is to be dragging around heavy pieces of luggage filled to the brim […]