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Christmas Planning – Day One

Every year I compile a list of positive actions to do in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.

It is a very difficult time for those of us who are going through Parental Alienation. Having been through it myself for 23 years I have found many inventive ways of spending my time leading up to, and during the Christmas festivities.

Why not think about volunteering overseas?

One of the organisations you could get involved with is VSO.

Volunteer abroad with VSO

If you are an experienced professional of any age, you can find out more about volunteering with us on this page.

We also have programmes for 18-35 year olds (ICS) and for organisations interested in providing corporate volunteering opportunities for their employees

If you are interested in volunteering locally, please contact the VSO office in your country of residence.

Raleigh International also offer  opportunities for over 25 overseas

Aged between 25-75 and seeking a change of scene? Thinking about a career break or ready to embrace a new challenge? You’ve come to the right place – Change Starts Here through our Volunteer Manager roles.

Raleigh Expedition is an exciting opportunity for you to work alongside and support young people to become leaders and empower communities to create lasting change.

We’ve been connecting communities and volunteers for over 30 years and would love you to join us:

  • Live and work in some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes across Costa Rica, Tanzania and Nepal.
  • Use your skills and experience in roles on project sites or in our international offices.
  • Be the driving force behind change in marginalised communities through our water, sanitation and hygiene and community resilience projects.
  • Lead and inspire groups of young volunteers aged 17-24.
  • Take an active role protecting natural resources and vulnerable environments.
  • Develop your leadership skills and make friends from all over the world.

Helping Abroad

Do You Want To Help Others, but Worry You Can’t Afford the Volunteer Fees?

Now, you can make a difference in the lives of people throughout the world with our affordable volunteer abroad programs

Helping Abroad guarantees the lowest prices for exciting volunteer programs all over the world
Fees are paid directly to host families and projects – absolutely no middlemen!
Experience life-changing adventures while providing invaluable assistance to poor people
Discover personal satisfaction through rewarding work that creates positive changes in the world

Peace Corps

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

Become a GVI Trust Scholar

The folks over at GVI have an entire database full of volunter projects around the world to browse through. While there’s a fee associated with the programs, the organization’s Trust Scholar program, their volunteer abroad scholarship, awards up to £2,000 to eligible applicants.

SVP (Sudan Volunteer Programme)

United Nations Volunteer

Over 2,000 assignments become available each year to carry out the United Nations’ mission of fostering peace and promoting development.


American Village Camps in France

Volunteer Forever Scholarship