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

Saying Goodbye to South Africa

Read the about our South Africa team’s final week, written by Shirin Schaele ! Our last week in South Africa was actually really relaxed. After the freezing weather in Lesotho, Tobs drove us back to the warm area close to the sea, to Umtentweni. In the evening we decided to have a few drinks so we started to drink wine (which … Read More

Lesotho Was Lit

Read the latest update from week 7 on our South Africa Adventure program where the team have been spending time in Lesotho, written by Eva Walker! The memory of our arrival in Lesotho – although it was late at night and rather cold – will always be a good one, because it includes thousands of stars, a mountain chic room and a wood … Read More

Game Reserve Volunteering in South Africa

Meeting the Animal Kingdom

Juliette St Clair shares what the team have been up to on their game reserve volunteering in South Africa! We began the morning of our fifth week by attempting to tame the chilled waves of Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay in what was, for most of us, our first time venturing the sport of surfing. Instead we were the ones … Read More