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Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting on your experience is an important aspect of any volunteer programme. It is highly valuable not only for you but also for others. What did you learn from reality?

Fighting Injustice with Active Tolerance

What is the difference between tolerance and indulgence and how is it pivotal for modern society? What can we do to become active bystanders and oppose injustice?

10 things to pack for rural Malawi

Living in a small village in Malawi for six months is an amazing experience. Experienced volunteers share some good advice on 10 things that you will be glad to have in your backpack.

5 Responsible Volunteering Tips

Are you researching how to go about volunteering abroad in a responsible & ethical way? In this post we share some resources that we think could be useful for you – at least we hope so!

#EndPoverty #Together

Poverty cannot be overcome by charity. It has to be resolved by changing an unjust system from the bottom up. Solidarity action from the international community and from individuals are also needed.

Empowering Rural Women

Rural women in Africa & Asia work just as hard as their male counterparts to secure their families’ livelihoods. Women contribute with their labour and knowledge on family farms – and they are good at it.

Unscripted & Unstoppable

As key agents of change, girls worldwide take up the fight for a better future. They pursue vocational training, train as teachers or join projects to fight early marriage, climate change or gender-based violence.

Advice from an ex-volunteer

“Take your time. Prepare yourself. The longer, the better. Be realistic about your skills and use them wisely. And finally: Work with people. Solve problems shoulder to shoulder.”

Sustainability & volunteering

Sustainability reflects “the ability to continue a defined behaviour indefinitely”. A development project needs to ensure that all factors involved – environmental, social and economic – are in balance.

Climate Action for Peace

Connecting the dots between the climate crisis, human rights and peace. The International Day of Peace 2019 is devoted to unity and the ideals of peace and this year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.

Participation & People

Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation. It’s a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development & human rights. The theme for Democracy Day in 2019 is “Participation”.

Solidarity or Charity?

On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?

Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting on your experience is an important aspect of any volunteer programme. It is highly valuable not only for you but also for others. What did you learn from reality?

Fighting Injustice with Active Tolerance

What is the difference between tolerance and indulgence and how is it pivotal for modern society? What can we do to become active bystanders and oppose injustice?

10 things to pack for rural Malawi

Living in a small village in Malawi for six months is an amazing experience. Experienced volunteers share some good advice on 10 things that you will be glad to have in your backpack.

5 Responsible Volunteering Tips

Are you researching how to go about volunteering abroad in a responsible & ethical way? In this post we share some resources that we think could be useful for you – at least we hope so!

#EndPoverty #Together

Poverty cannot be overcome by charity. It has to be resolved by changing an unjust system from the bottom up. Solidarity action from the international community and from individuals are also needed.

Empowering Rural Women

Rural women in Africa & Asia work just as hard as their male counterparts to secure their families’ livelihoods. Women contribute with their labour and knowledge on family farms – and they are good at it.

Unscripted & Unstoppable

As key agents of change, girls worldwide take up the fight for a better future. They pursue vocational training, train as teachers or join projects to fight early marriage, climate change or gender-based violence.

Advice from an ex-volunteer

“Take your time. Prepare yourself. The longer, the better. Be realistic about your skills and use them wisely. And finally: Work with people. Solve problems shoulder to shoulder.”

Sustainability & volunteering

Sustainability reflects “the ability to continue a defined behaviour indefinitely”. A development project needs to ensure that all factors involved – environmental, social and economic – are in balance.

Climate Action for Peace

Connecting the dots between the climate crisis, human rights and peace. The International Day of Peace 2019 is devoted to unity and the ideals of peace and this year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.

Participation & People

Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation. It’s a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development & human rights. The theme for Democracy Day in 2019 is “Participation”.

Solidarity or Charity?

On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?

Planet Protection Conference

We are fighting to protect the planet with all good people on mother Earth. We stand tall and strong together with all good people world-wide. The time is now. If not us, then who? “There’s no planet B.”

Celebrating Female Teachers

Women’s rights are human rights” – therefore female teachers are in high demand. Girls are more likely to feel comfortable and secure in a classroom where they have the support & guidance of a female teacher.

Taking a Year Out

Taking a year out for some reason or another might be very beneficial for you. Here are some tips on how you can make the most of it, while you try to figure out what to do with your life.

Voluntourism vs Intl. Volunteering?

Be realistic and honest about your role, be it as a short-term voluntourist or a longer-term international volunteer. Always put the interests and needs of the community first and before your own.

Be aware of stereotyping

As an international volunteer, you need to be aware of your negative stereotypes and implicit biases. You want to avoid unintentional neo-colonial behaviour. Proper training of volunteers is one way of doing it.

Responsible volunteering abroad resources

The topic of how to avoid the neo-colonial, eurocentric perspective in international volunteering is an important one. On this page, you will find articles, tips and news about it.

How to stay healthy: 8 tips

The comprehensive training programme that our international development volunteers go through prior to the project period, includes a module about the most frequent diseases in tropical countries.

Assisting preschools in Malawi

Local communities in Mzimba run preschools to promote early childhood development for their young ones. International volunteers assist with building playgrounds.

Signs of Quality in Intl. Volunteering

Seven Signs of Quality which you can look for when you are trying to determine whether an international volunteer organisation is a transparent, legitimate, quality project provider or not.

Homelessness in Denmark

The training period for the Take 10 Volunteers includes a thorough introduction to important humanitarian issues and causes. One of them deals with homelessness and poverty.

Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child 2019 underscores that children’s rights must be upheld, regardless of difficult circumstances such as disasters, natural or man-made.