Learning to Scuba Dive @50+!

Visiting the above Marine Conservation Project, where I now send volunteers, was one of the most memorable trips I have ever done.  Pristine 7km sandy beach, warm Indian sea, sleepy fishing village, thatched roofed accommodation and lovely restaurant and bar overlooking the beach – I was in paradise! The volunteers went out with the marine […]

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Buy the SKRUMMY Recipe Book – perfect pressie for uni students!

Volunteer Pete Thomas (well, maybe more his lovely mum Fleur Thomas) has put together the perfect present for uni students – a recipe book called SKRUMMY with 150 cool recipes designed for those cooking for themselves for the first time. Volunteer Vacations has just 30 copies left to sell for £20 each.  Every penny of that […]

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A Level results not what you wanted?

A Level results not what you wanted A Level results are out today and you bet many of you will be disappointed with your grades because you don’t have what you need to do:   either the course that you dreamt of  – or at the uni you desperately wanted to go to.  Do not […]

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Volunteering for Families in India

We previously had an interesting family on our primary teaching combined with boys orphanage placement in Udaipur, in Northern Rajasthan. Mum (Suniti) was 59 years old, her daughter Nameeta, a solicitor, was 35 and Vinay was just 16. What was interesting wasn’t just that they were a family embarking on a volunteer holiday but also they […]

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10 TOP TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING YOUR GAP YEAR

Assuming that you have already either chosen between the  “random travel” or “work on a volunteer placement with a charity overseas” options (or a combination of both?), here are the most important points you should consider when planning a gap year or career break overseas: 1.    What is your budget?  Most important factor that […]

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