5 Benefits of Volunteering at an Animal Rescue Center

5 Benefits of Volunteering at an Animal Rescue Center Calling all wildlife lovers! Head into the Amazon to help care for rescued animals. YanaCocha is a non-profit organization on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Every year, this center receives animals that have been confiscated from illegal trafficking, or donated from their owners.  The animals are provided with medical care … Read More

Money, we can print it.  Land, we can’t create once it’s gone

Money, we can print it.  Land, we can’t create once it’s gone We seem to have lost the wisdom of the indigenous people, which dictated that in any major decision, the first consideration was “How will this decision we’re making today affect our people in the future?” These days, decisions are made based on the bottom line- Jane Goodall While … Read More

Volunteer Building Cambodia – Project background

One Week. One House. And a life changes forever for a family in need in Cambodia. Some projects help in such a simple but substantial way that we are impressed how much they can make a change. The daily struggles and problems of communities in rural areas in Cambodia begin with not having a protective shelter and this has a … Read More

Volunteer in Nepal and Change Lives

Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Well you are certainly not alone. Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise, combining Himalayan peeks, elaborate temples, charming villages tucked between hills and jungle adventure. Additionally, each year, hundreds of travellers arrive here to give back through volunteering, working on an incredible range of development and conservation projects. Need a little more convincing before taking the … Read More

When is the best time to visit South America?

The enormous continent of South America is a well sought-after location for gap year travelers. As such, we often get asked: When the best time to join the South America Explorer program? However, in such a sizeable continent filled with a large variety of ecosystems and altitudes, this question can be a bit tricky to answer. During the first three … Read More

How to volunteer Sustainably in India

Lha Charitable Trust Volunteering is great way to contribute to a beneficial cause. But, not all volunteer programs are created equally. Gapforce aims for sustainability, and as such, we are committed to exerting a positive impact on the regions, countries and communities in which we send our volunteers and interns. This is no different in India, where the organization called … Read More

The International Year of the Reef

The International Year of the Reef 2018 is the third International Year of the Reef which aims to strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and associated Ecosystems. Today, we are faced for the first time with losing an entire ecosystem on which we depend.   If we succeed in saving coral reefs, we will not … Read More