A five week law placement in Ghana was just enough to show Danica Mullarkey how different the lives of others could be to her own, and to work her hardest to help them improve.
Conservation work in Zimbabwe is extensive and important, but often hindered by the attitudes of the government. Here's why it's worth ignoring the press and helping out.
Faye Stickings recently spent three months volunteering with AIDS orphans in Ghana. Read about her heartwarming experiences and find out how you can do the same...
Rebecca Welsh thought she might be too young to volunteer to build classrooms in Thailand, but she did it anyway. She found that the experience changed her perspective on life.
Kate Scott travelled to Cambodia expecting to find a nation of poor people in shacks. By working as a teacher there she soon found that there's a lot more to this country.
This backpacker spent the first part of her Kenya trip volunteering with children and the second part experiencing some of Kenya's highlights, like climbing Mount Kenya.
An insightful piece from a volunteering who has been working with orphans in the jungles of Guatemala. Questions are raised as to the meaning of 'less is more', and if it's an appropriate phrase.
Annabel was volunteering on international citizen service in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan Hit. It meant she could help at a time they needed her most.
Have you ever thought about volunteering in Sri Lanka? Becky Khalil did it and learned she had more skills in her volunteering repertoire than she ever realised.
For those who want to experience a bit of everything on their gap year, combo placements, which integrate a variety of different activities, could be the answer.