Volunteer

Volunteer: Five Incredible Opportunities You Could Experience in Costa Rica in 2017!

5 min readSustainable Tourism – the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. As part of our recent adventure to see why Costa Rica is becoming such a popular adventure destination for European travellers, we were also keen to see how … Continue reading Volunteer: Five Incredible Opportunities You Could Experience in Costa Rica in 2017!

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The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

Posted 5 months ago in Asia

4 min readBackpacking is the dream, but don’t let those inevitably difficult moments as you explore the world on a shoestring cloud your judgement of how lucky you are to be on this adventure. There is something impossibly appealing about the ‘one-way ticket and let’s see what happens’ philosophy when it comes to travel. We … Continue reading The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

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5 Life Lessons You’ll Learn From Visiting India and Nepal

8 min readWhen it comes to choosing a holiday destination, many factors are at play – the weather, the resorts, the cost, the landmarks etc. All of these blend together for a while and battle each other Top Trumps style in your head until eventually you find a winner and thunderbirds are go! Take a brief … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons You’ll Learn From Visiting India and Nepal

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Camp USA Programme Now Open For 2017!

1 min readWe didn’t choose the Camp Life, the Camp Life chose us! We’re absolutely delighted to let all you adventure junkies and nature lovers know that we have officially raised the curtain on Camp USA for 2017 and are now accepting applications for students and graduates to have the summer of their lives in the … Continue reading Camp USA Programme Now Open For 2017!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kate’s Life Changing Indian Summer

Posted a year ago in Travel

5 min readIreland is a mainstay as one of the most charitable countries on the planet (give yourself a self five). It’s no wonder then that so many Irish people decide that an adventure spent Volunteering is far more rewarding and memorable than simply lying on a beach for 2 weeks. One of those people … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Kate’s Life Changing Indian Summer

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Nepal Quake: How To Help, One Year On

4 min readOn the 25th of April 2015, the impossibly beautiful mountainous nation of Nepal was quite literally rocked to its core as a huge 7.9 magnitude Earthquake struck just 80km northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. The quake claimed the lives of over 9,000 people, a third of them children, injuring 21,000 more and leaving … Continue reading Nepal Quake: How To Help, One Year On

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Volunteer Abroad – USIT’s Volunteer Nepal Programme

5 min readUSIT offers tailored volunteer abroad programmes in several countries including Nepal, India, Ghana, and Thailand. Volunteers can work in a range of areas including community development, education, volunteering in a healthcare environment or on a construction project. There are a variety of options for you to choose from. Eve Garland & Orla Lynch, … Continue reading Volunteer Abroad – USIT’s Volunteer Nepal Programme

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What it’s like to Volunteer in Sri Lanka

3 min readWe’re so excited to be bringing Sri Lanka onto our Volunteer Programme catalogue.  Just like Nepal, it’s the perfect programme for first time Volunteers and those of you who want to take a holiday with a difference. We’ve got four great projects to choose from: Women’s Empowerment, Education, Childcare and Sports Coaching and demand for … Continue reading What it’s like to Volunteer in Sri Lanka

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Travel options for Summer 2015

7 min readSummer in Ireland can be, oh let’s just say…blah.  Don’t get me wrong, there is always that week of good weather just as the Leaving Cert starts, as well as the obligatory road-trip to Bundoran for a weekend of surfing, and obviously Electric Picnic to mark the end of the season, but apart … Continue reading Travel options for Summer 2015

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Volunteer Nepal – Simon's Photo Diary

7 min readSimon Walsh, a photo-journalist from Dublin recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal on our Volunteer programme.  Lucky for us he brought his camera with him and it’s fair to say that these amazing photos sum up his experience nicely! Here is Simon’s Nepal trip, told through photos.

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