To Give or Not to Give? – That is the question!

When is it ok to give to beggars? Begging is something that we are often confronted with when traveling through the developing world. Begging can take many guises. It may be someone badgering you at a famous landmark where you are sight-seeing asking for money, or it might come from someone sitting “panhandling” on a street corner. Sometimes you may be approached by a group of dishevelled, and shoeless, children ...

Top 5 Travel Destinations – Vietnam

Top 5 Travel Destinations – Vietnam: One of the many benefits of doing work with Development Together is that you can travel before and after your volunteer experience. Vietnam is one of four placements offered to Engineering, Environment & Urban Planning students and professionals and offers some of the most stunning and unique pre/post travel experiences. In this article we will go over the 5 best places to travel within ...

A Life with Meaning – Sopheap’s Story

Sopheap is a Prosthetic and Orthotics’ technician who works at a large rehabilitation centre near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We first met Sopheap about 8 years ago, and she instantly made an impact on us, because despite her limited English language skills, and our even more limited Khmer (Cambodian) skills, we were somehow able to communicate and laugh together.                         ...

Volunteering with children with disability in Ukraine

Using Speech Pathology and Education skills to support children with disability in Ukraine. Heading into the unknown can be daunting and overwhelming for any volunteer. When you are going to the Ukraine to volunteer with children with significant disability these feelings can often be amplified, especially given the current political situation. However, after spending two weeks partnering with the beautiful clients and staff at Dzherelo Rehabilitation Centre in the city ...

Why should I pay to volunteer overseas?

Why should I pay to volunteer when I am already giving up my precious time and helping others for free? This is a question that we often hear. When you are researching volunteering, you may notice that some organisations charge a fee to volunteer, and that there can be huge difference in the fees charged. Usually the simple answer to this question about paying to volunteer, is that you pay ...

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