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About www.volunteervacations.co.uk

We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.

Sports coaching in South Africa – Millie’s blog entry

Sat at home in England reflecting on my time in South Africa, I’m glad I’ve waited to write my blog entry, as I feel it is only now I can fully grasp how lucky I have been the past seven … Continue reading

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Volunteer Abroad in Swaziland – Aids Education through Rugby Coaching

PASS THE BALL, NOT THE VIRUS! Make a difference in Swaziland – Combine rugby coaching and AIDS education with this fantastic charity and develop key career skills too! WHAT DOES THIS CHARITY DO? The charity, SKRUM, aims to provide AIDS … Continue reading

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TRAVELLING – 9 BIZARRE BUT ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL OBJECTS

I receive the Ready Traveler Newsletter from the site http://www.TravelInsuranceReview.net and this great article made me sit up and take note! 9 Everyday Objects You can re-use for Travel Disaster Survival As stories of last week’s blizzard rolled across our … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL INDIA – dazzle your senses with the light, the warmth and the smells

WANT TO VOLUNTEER IN INDIA? Set in the rural hills surrounding Udaipur in Northern Rajasthan, this outstanding charity has placements for: – teaching in primary schools in the morning and providing after-school activities in a boys orphanage in the afternoon … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERING ABROAD – ESSENTIAL LIST FOR YOUR SUITCASE

pyjamas towel (lightweight travel towel ideal) underwear wash kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, deodorant, razor, shaving gel/foam, wet wipes, anti-bacterial hand gel, after sun cream, sun tan lotion, tissues, etc.) fleece swimming costume sun hat sports kit (tracksuits, … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA THIS SUMMER – coach sport, teach or work in an orphanage

VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA THIS SUMMER on a 5 week placement from Saturday 13th July to Saturday 17th August. Coach sports available:  Football, Rugby, Tennis, Swimming, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Frisbee Teach in primary or secondary schools Work in orphanages Make … Continue reading

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PLANNING YOUR GAP YEAR – 10 TOP TIPS

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 … Continue reading

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