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Courts and Kate take on South Africa

Courts and Kate take on South Africa

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Let's set the scene...

Its around June 2014 and I received a call from one of my closest friends Courtney.
Now Courts and I have been friends since High school.

We have been there for each other through the crazy teenage years, New Years parties, ...

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017

While the idea of travelling across the globe to undertake a two-month volunteer experience in a country you know nothing about isn't everyone's cup of tea-there's always those adventurous-by-nature sorts who I want to talk to now, so as corny as ...

Olivia's African Dream

Olivia's African Dream

Date: Friday, 10 March 2017

This was my first time travelling alone overseas so far from home so, naturally, I had some reservations and safety concerns. I can’t tell you how much stress and pressure was removed by directing my trip through IWH! I was able to book 10 months ...

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017

For the girls who were brave enough we signed up to do the big swing. A 70 meter drop into a gorge backwards and then into a giant swing. My legs shook and knees buckled as we were told to lean back. I somehow managed to get on the lap of the girl ...

Ellen's Month at Save the Lions

Ellen's Month at Save the Lions

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2016

So I've just spent the last month at the Save the Lions Project. What can I say. It was the experience of a lifetime...
...From the crazy Scottish cheetah champ Alan, to watching the world cup final win on a big screen with the staff, the whole ...

Rachella's time at the South Africa Dream Horse Safari

Rachella's time at the South Africa Dream Horse Safari

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2016

When I first got to the South Africa Dream Horse Safari, I was super nervous. Such a new situation with so many new people!
So many questions and thoughts ran through my head. I did not quite know what to expect... ...

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Volunteering Abroad

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Volunteering Abroad

Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Find out the most common misconceptions people tend to have when it comes to volunteer adventures. ...

Rapid Response Team Work - Namibia Wildlife Project

Rapid Response Team Work - Namibia Wildlife Project

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Rapid Response Team at the Wildlife Sanctuary we send volunteers to in Namibia had an interesting September! If you love leopards then you need to see what happened. ...

Mother shot - baby saved at Wildlife Sanctuary

Mother shot - baby saved at Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

We say a huge hello to a tiny baboon baby. Found clinging to his mother’s dead body, having survived the horrific ordeal of her shooting, this wee bundle, estimated to be just two weeks old, was quickly delivered into the hands of the Wildlife ...

Saving Hope the Abused Baboon

Saving Hope the Abused Baboon

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

July this year saw a baboon beating all odds. Having survived months of abuse at the hands of humans – being forced to succumb to the inexplicable cruelty and wrath that humanity so tragically embodies at times, Hope came to the sanctuary, ...

25 Reasons Everyone Needs to Travel from IWH

25 Reasons Everyone Needs to Travel from IWH

Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Whether you’ve got the travel bug or not, it’s imperative that you spend time overseas (more than once!) during your life. Yes, it can be expensive and yes, we all have commitments with work and family - but the fact is, if you never get out there ...

Saving The Precious Pangolins

Saving The Precious Pangolins

Date: Sunday, 2 October 2016

Trafficked on a horrific scale globally, pangolins face an uncertain future, and tragically have become the world's most hunted mammal. Their scales are revered in Asia where they are thought to cure a host of ailments, and this absurd superstition ...

Princesses, Pop Stars, Me & IWH

Princesses, Pop Stars, Me & IWH

Date: Monday, 27 June 2016

I started International Working Holidays after spending three years on my own amazing OE. I came home wanted one thing - to help as many kiwis as possible to experience the very cool thing that is the Kiwi Big OE ...

Meet the IWH OE Advisor

Meet the IWH OE Advisor

Date: Friday, 17 June 2016

Hi I’m Shelby Cooper and I am now working for International Working Holidays (IWH) as an OE Advisor and I love it!
This is a job which I scored from participating in the programmes myself and love of making a positive difference in other people’s ...

Rhino Guardian Project Starts Leopard Conservation

Rhino Guardian Project Starts Leopard Conservation

Date: Thursday, 7 April 2016

Exciting updates from the Rhino Guardian Project - the team are introducing Leopard monitoring and tracking. ...

Volunteering is for guys too

Volunteering is for guys too

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016

Read about Kiwi Matt's time in South Africa volunteering at three different projects, his new tattoo (maybe) and why if you're a guy you need to do this too! ...

Rhino Guardian Project

Rhino Guardian Project

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016

I've done nothing more, so far, than describe to you exactly what we did on this project. There's no exaggeration here, I've not been handed a bribe to do this. I'm just writing from the heart. And that really is what has been affected by this ...

Fund Raising Ideas - IWH

Fund Raising Ideas - IWH

Date: Thursday, 11 February 2016

Fund Raising can be daunting but we've good some top ideas to help you think outside the square ...

Erika making a difference she'll never forget

Erika making a difference she'll never forget

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Being at the orphanage you learn a lot about the children and Soweto, but along the way you discover who you are more than anything.
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South Africa will steal your heart

South Africa will steal your heart

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015

Visiting several volunteer projects in South Africa is a really tough part of my job. :-) Not only do I get to catch up with some awesome kiwis on the projects but I get to return to South Africa once again. ...

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