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Voluntourism: Becoming A Citizen Of The World.

Fri, 19 Feb 2016

Having been involved in the volunteer industry for a while, the good, bad and downright ugly issues and discussions surrounding it, fascinate me. It is a controversial topic with people often focusing on either the positives or negatives of volunteering and voluntourism. Over this series of blog posts, we are going to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly; pros and cons of voluntourism, take a look at short term voluntouring and what that specifically means, what you should look for when choosing a volunteer organization and just why you should volunteer. There are some very varied opinions out there on whether voluntourism is a positive or negative thing. I don’t think it’s as clear cut as ‘all voluntoruism is good or bad’

Ways To Make Your Time in South Africa Absolutely Awesome!

Sun, 14 Feb 2016

Our current projects are based across South Africa, a large, beautiful and, in many places unspoiled country. It offers visitors world heritage sites, mountains, beaches, cities, adventure and wildlife in abundance while also sharing its unique traditions and customs. Visiting Africa can seem daunting to many people and it has been said that South Africa is a perfect destination for ‘first timers’ As much as the country is more similar to the western world than elsewhere in Africa, there are still huge cultural differences. It is these that make South Africa the magnificent place that it is.

Wine Tasting in the Winelands

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Our Volunteer Road Trips aim to incorporate volunteering at indepdent, community run projects, adventure activities, cultural experiences and location specific activities. All this while 4x4ing off the beaten track in rural South Africa. In order to put our itineraries together, we explore the areas we want to take you to. We don't include anything we haven't tried, whether thats volunteering at a project or taking part in activity.

Trippin’ Tunes

Fri, 22 Jan 2016

Music has the power to transport us back to a time, an experience and an emotion, whether that's in the middle of the South African outback or the Brazilian rain forest. I asked a few Travel Bloggers to share their musical memories of a road trip they have taken.

Who Doesn’t Love a Road Trip?

Mon, 18 Jan 2016

Driving through a hot and humid Durban, what started off as a meaningless conversation about what we wanted to do in our own lives led to a series of questions. Global Handprints' Volunteer Road Trips were born. I mean, who doesn’t love a road trip? And what better way to improve an old classic but to add volunteering in to the mix.

7 Tips For Volunteering Abroad

Mon, 11 Jan 2016

Volunteering abroad can be a daunting process, from choosing where to go and what organisation to go with right up to knowing how long to stay. There are varied opinions on all aspects of volunteering with endless articles dedicated solely to pros and cons of the 'industry'.

Six Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Volunteering in one place for a few months can satiate your appetite for adventure. Not only this, but it can completely change your perspective on your job, your life and leave you with the most incredible memories that no other form of travel can rival.

The rise of the ‘Voluntourism’ package

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Today, people around the world are looking for ways to make their travel and holidays more meaningful. Gone are the days where people want to return home with a suntan, local crafts and the need to up their exercise regime to burn off the results of an all-inclusive resort.

Exploring the Concept of Voluntourism

Mon, 26 Oct 2015

Exploring the concept of Voluntourism, the basis of our Volunteer Road Trips

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