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The GVN Team writes articles about volunteer experiences, our partner organisations, fundraising, socially-conscious travel, the issues that affect people in disadvantaged communities, and the fight for a more just and equitable world.

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Be The Ripple

"The reward for my experience in Rwanda, all those moving stories I heard, places I visited, and faces I will never forget...priceless."

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Wangdi

"My roommate Krishna and I got out of our cab into a quickly darkening street in a smallish town just outside the city. I stood and looked around at the shabby-looking concrete buildings while he leaned in through a window and paid our driver, who had seemingly decided to renegotiate his price after delivering us."

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What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?

Jordan Lopez came to our attention for his adventurous nature and globetrotting antics! A first time volunteer who had previously never left the United States, Jordan recently completed a tour of 3 different volunteer projects in 3 very different regions. Jordan tells us about his amazing journey.

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Ten Reasons Why International Volunteering Will Help You Get Ahead

There are plenty of options in the world of 'voluntourism', as it is often called, that can have a profound impact on a young volunteers life. Pro Bono Australia journalist, Ryan Witcombe writes about his year of volunteering in developing countries.

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Article Index

Africa

Paper into Pearls (Uganda)
Fighting Fire with Fire in South Africa
Teaching through a West African Downpour
Checking Expectations at the Door in Uganda
Working Together to Make a Difference
An Interview with the 'English Man'
Eyes from Ethiopia
Teaching through a West African Downpour
Be The Ripple

Americas

Fight on Haiti!
Haiti Mother and Daughter Team

Asia

Smiles and Suffering Amongst India's Poorest Children
Volunteer in Vietnam Finds Frankness, Spontaneity and Generosity
Wedding Celebrations Bring A Brighter Future To All
Volunteering in Bistachhap
Discovering The Chinese Way
Blessed By Beanies
Every Step Counts When Fundraising For A Good Cause!
Loss in the Philippines
Being a leader is an action, not a position
Helping out in Cambodia
Wangdi

Europe

Getting Attached to Romania

General

American Idol Gives Back
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.
In the Passing of a Brick: The GVN Story
Conversation About Development
An Addiction Worth Keeping: Volunteering All Over the World
The More
Mother to Mother, Child to Child
From the Safari to the Slum: Choose Volunteering
The Spirit of the Modern African Woman
Trading Home Comforts for Dreamy Mountains in Nepal
The Worth of a Book: Education in the Philippines
Social Entrepreneurs become the next Agents of Change...
In the Passing of a Brick: The GVN Story
Colin's Biography
Ten Reasons Why International Volunteering Will Help You Get Ahead
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?

Latin America

The Disappearance of Ecuador's Mangroves
Opening Pandora's Box: Oil Exploration in Ecuador
Re-building homes and lives in Honduras

Other

Korean-American Crowned Ms. America

Pacific

Will Work for Scenery

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