Thoughts on Volunteering Part 2

Volunteering overseas exposes you to people, lifestyles, history and daily life different to anything you would find at home, and as such, encourages you to grow and develop further as a person but there are other aspects to consider as well. Following on from part 1, here are the rest of my thoughts (or at … Continue reading Thoughts on Volunteering Part 2

International Workers Day – Oaxaca style

I knew something was up when I was woken by several large trucks idling at the kerb outside my door at 5.30am Friday morning. The marching band (trumpets, drums, saxophone) coming down the street several hours later confirmed it. Walking to work I turned the corner to find the street full of people parading down … Continue reading International Workers Day – Oaxaca style

Thoughts on Volunteering Part 1

Since I have been volunteering overseas, I have had people email me to ask how I went about organising it, especially since I didn’t go through an official programme like AusAid, Peace Corp or VSA. Most people mention (because it's also true) volunteering overseas is the best, most life-changing experience you can do. Volunteering overseas … Continue reading Thoughts on Volunteering Part 1