Articles by the Volunteer Global Team

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Travel Buddy of the Week: Working Abroad Projects

Congratulations to Working Abroad Projects, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

Founded in 2002, Working Abroad connects passionate, dedicated individuals with small-scale organizations all over the world. Working Abroad aims to match up your interests and skills with the specific needs of organizations to create the most effective, beneficial exchange.

The projects available inlude teaching in a rural school in Nepal, research internships in the Peruvian Amazon, ecological restoration in Iceland, teaching Tibetan refugees in India, coral gardening in the Maldives,...

A Gambian Experience

Today's guest post is brought to you by Charlene Smith. Charlene enjoys assuming the role of a student, and has learned some of life’s most important lessons from Mother Africa.  While she hopes to explore more countries on and off the African continent, one of her future goals is to live in an African country, working with communities where HIV/AIDS is prevalent.  She is currently pursuing a graduate Social Work degree, engaging in HIV prevention work, and trying to remain open-minded to the lessons about herself and her world that various cultures can teach...

Guest Article: Be A Traveler, Not A Tourist

Today's blog is brought to you by Paige Soucie. She is the founder and CEO of Soucie Holdings LLC, a digital marketing business specializing in content writing and social media. She has a passion for cooking, writing, traveling and learning. Soucie received degrees in Journalism and Political Science, and a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University. While attending ASU, she spent a year in Spain studying in Alicante and Granada. To learn more about Soucie, visit her blog at

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don...

Travel Buddy of the Week: Project Hawai'i

Congratulations to Project Hawai'i, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

Project Hawai'i is an organization that seeks to help children living in povery through educational programs. Teenagers who wish to gain leadership skills, an understanding of different cultures, and mentor children are encouraged to apply for the three week programs offered. The summer camps provide children in Hawai'i the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts projects, tutoring programs, and gain social skills. Additionally, teenagers who participate in the program will...

Travel Buddy of the Week: ArtCorps

Congratulations to ArtCorps, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

ArtCorps is an organization based in Central America dedicated to bringing people together so they may improve their communities. Through Art for Social Action programs, Artists create new forms of dialogue that promote and encourage educational, cultural, environmental, and social change.

By employing the use of film, murals, puppetry, theatre, music, and other outlets, ArtCorps Artists inspire those they work with in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Artists work for twelve months in one...