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Creative Fundraising Ideas: From Marmalade To Moustaches | Projects Abroad
Creative Fundraising Ideas: From Marmalade To Moustaches | Projects Abroad

So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals. I’ve rounded up some of the more interesting and unique fundraising ideas, as undertaken by our very own Projects Abroad volunteers, and I hope that you’ll find some inspiration for your own money-raising initiatives.

July 27th, 2016
Volunteering Overseas for Adults | Q&A | Projects Abroad
Volunteering Overseas for Adults | Q&A | Projects Abroad

Jill Streeten and Sheena Kelly, older volunteers who chose to venture overseas with Projects Abroad, tell us about their experiences and give their advice to prospective volunteers. “It is a wonderful way to immerse oneself in the country's culture and volunteers are extremely well looked after by host families and Project Abroad staff,” says Jill.

July 7th, 2016
10 Fun Facts About Laos | Projects Abroad
10 Fun Facts About Laos | Projects Abroad

Laos is the latest country to be added to our list of Projects Abroad volunteer destinations! Find out more about what makes this tranquil South East Asian country unique, from mysterious monuments to cultural celebrations.

May 18th, 2016
Staff Profile: Roger Bruget - Diving & Marine Conservation In Cambodia Project Manager
Staff Profile: Roger Bruget - Diving & Marine Conservation In Cambodia Project Manager

What started out as a volunteering adventure has now turned into a fully-fledged career for Projects Abroad’s Roger Bruget. The Norwegian native arrived in Thailand a few years ago as a volunteer on our Diving & Marine Conservation project, and is now Conservation Project Manager at our Diving & Marine Conservation project on the island of Koh Sdach in Cambodia.

February 9th, 2016
How To Dress Traditionally In…
How To Dress Traditionally In…

While the daily wearing of traditional attire has been in decline over the decades, it is still sometimes worn on special occasions and for celebrations. I take a look at the traditional wear in some of our destinations around the world.

December 9th, 2015
10 Fun Facts About Bolivia
10 Fun Facts About Bolivia

Opportunities to explore the vastness that is Bolivia are unlimited. Also unlimited are the amount of fun and interesting facts about this exotically rugged country.

October 21st, 2015
Wonderfully Weird Food From Around The World
Wonderfully Weird Food From Around The World

Part of the fun of travelling abroad is trying new foods. The Projects Abroad team share their weird and wonderful culinary adventures in this post.

September 23rd, 2015
Our Best Beaches In Latin America
Our Best Beaches In Latin America

With placements in 7 Latin American destinations, our staff here at Projects Abroad have been fortunate enough to visit a number of these beaches. We’ve discussed personal favourites, taken into account feedback from our volunteers, and have come up with a list of our best beaches in Latin America.

August 26th, 2015
How To Stay Healthy While Travelling
How To Stay Healthy While Travelling

Travelling abroad is an exciting experience. You’ll try new foods, see new places and meet new people. However, nothing can ruin a good trip like getting sick. We suggest that you try some of the following tips to help keep you healthy while exploring the world.

July 20th, 2015
Conservation As A Career - How Volunteering Abroad Can Help You Land That Dream Job
Conservation As A Career - How Volunteering Abroad Can Help You Land That Dream Job

Ryan Kempster was a recently graduated marine biology student when he decided to sign up for our Conservation Project in Thailand back in 2006. He is now the founder of the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks and Sharkbase. Projects Abroad caught up with him to chat about his experience on the project and how it’s impacted his life today.

June 24th, 2015
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