You are simply the best! and we want to say thankyou



Well done to all who graduated from The Insitute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia - ITTOG graduation

We are proud to work with you – through our work with ASSET

Compliment to our volunteers or not?

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We think our volunteers will like being described as simplythebest

“more seasoned” Do you agree?

We are repeatedly humbled by the commitment of volunteers to support the projects where they’ve worked … here’s another instance, whereby Lynn has enthused her friends and colleagues to help her support the Emmanuel project ...



Here’s a link to the fundraising page  - and thanks to all – your support is VERY much appreciated !




Watch a very short video ( less than a minute!)  - where our local partner Adama Bah talks about why hwe chose to work with us on our volunteer programme. Click the image to watch


Watch a very  short video ( just one minute ) from Paul Miedema – our local partner in Port Elizabeth South Africa – click on the image to watch


volunteers work so hard …

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… that sometimes a nap is required.

Nigel works very hard in full-time employment as site manager for two schools in Norfolk … he also works with ‘people and places’ on a voluntary basis as the marvellous editor of our newsletter.

Many of you will also have followed his most recent volunteer placement in Peru through his frequent blog posts – where Nigel occasionally mentioned how hard he was working there (during his long summer ‘holiday’!)

contemplating the next job !

contemplating the next job !


And sometimes, just sometimes …

Now here’s an opportunity to write a review of your volunteer placement – this just in from Go Overseas:

volunteer experience? you may win a prize !

volunteer experience? you may win a prize !

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Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour”, William Cowper variety

For each newsletter, I (Kate) usually focus on one volunteer’s story of their placement experience …

This time, my post includes extracts from the reports of two volunteers – Annie and Nigel – who brought varied skills and experiences to their equally varied projects.

Each of their placements demonstrates the ‘win-win’ situation and real benefits when volunteers and projects are well-matched. Read the remainder of this entry »

As many as you will know, we have been lucky enough to be winners of The World Responsible Travel Awards twice – once for our campaigning and once as best volunteering organisationpeopleChoice-fbpost-peopleandplaces

We are so proud of the awards – we are with some very special company.

AND now this year we have been short listed for the People’s Choice award

We don’t expect to win – the competition is fierce and there are many very deserving potential winners. (a couple of our particular favourites are Village Ways and TUI)

BUT we do want to say a huge thankyou to each and every one of you who took the time to vote for us – we so appreciate it.