P.A.W. Animal Sanctuary

P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary and Humane Society was founded nearly a decade ago to control animal population through sterilization, as well as to conduct humane education throughout the island of Caye Caulker, Belize. P.A.W.'s sister program, Caulker Assisting Animals Through Sterilization (C.A.A.T.S.) was founded later to provide... click to read more!

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Volunteer as an interim cat sanctuary director in Belize!

Through this program, you’ll act as the substitute director for the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary while the current director is on leave.

This program lasts at least one month and includes:

  • Caring for the sanctuary’s cats and each of the catteries (click here to read more about the Cat Care program)
  • Volunteer... click to read more!

Community Surveying

Community Surveying

Volunteer for community surveying in Caye Caulker, Belize!

Through this program, you'll ride a bike from house to house on the island, asking residents:

  • How many cats and dogs live there
  • How many are spayed or neutered

Plus, you'll take notes on whether any animals you see look abused or neglected. This program helps further community outreach... click to read more!

Preparing For Your First Volunteering Project Abroad

By: Anne

Preparing For Your First Volunteering Project Abroad Heading out for your first volunteering project abroad is an exciting time, which many volunteers look forward to with mounting anticipation for months. However, it can also be daunting [1] - particularly as you may never have done something so independent or far-flung before. Knowing quite how to prepare can be a tricky task - so here are... read more!

How to Fundraise For Your Volunteer Travel Experiences

By: Anne

Volunteering as you travel is a wonderful way to see the world, learn more about different cultures and ways of life, and really make a difference to the lives of individuals in the countries that you visit. Volunteering abroad is an incredibly worthwhile thing to do, both in terms of the help and support you can provide to communities in need, and your own enrichment and development. However... read more!

Chasing Earthquakes

Kathmandu Cargo on Tarmac

By: Anil Menon, M.D.

10 minutes after landing in Bagdogra, Anna (my fiance) and I found the airport to be gently swaying, moving side to side, almost peacefully, so it didn't raise panic immediately.  We had just arrived 10 minutes earlier and climbed to the second floor of the airport, awaiting our friends and ready to exit.  At first I thought the swaying was because of the wind, blowing the structure... read more!