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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 ...

Hannah's Panda Adventure in China

Hannah's Panda Adventure in China

Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017

My panda, a 17year old female called Le Shen (meaning life happiness) was the most gorgeous creature, who was shy at first, but once she realised that I was the one to bring her panda cake and apples every day, she and I were inseparable. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Interview with a Husky Ranch Eastern Canada Volunteer

Interview with a Husky Ranch Eastern Canada Volunteer

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Rasmus is from Denmark and adored his time at the Husky Ranch in Eastern Canada and wants more Kiwis to do it! Find out what he has to say about it here

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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. ...

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 ...

For the Love of Elephants

For the Love of Elephants

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

This trip is worth it for anybody willing to get outside of their comfort zone for 1 week, only our translator spoke English so you have to have patience and be able to laugh at yourself. Because when shovelling elephant poo there are plenty of ...

Welgevonden Big 5 - Hard to pronounce - Easy to love!

Welgevonden Big 5 - Hard to pronounce - Easy to love!

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2015

by Pip Myram, Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator at Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Having been a volunteer myself in South Africa, I can remember what I wanted out of my time while volunteering: I expected to meet new people, ...

Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Date: Sunday, 8 November 2015

8 hours to go… 5 hours to go… 2 hours to go. The longest plane ride I have ever taken, counting down the minutes until I finally arrive in Johannesburg from Wellington, New Zealand. After a 3 hour flight to Sydney and a 15 hour flight to ...

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2015

In recent months the social media frenzy on canned hunting has really ramped up. A few animal activists in South Africa started a group to help "save the lions" and mostly they play on internet viewer ignorance and use emotional images and ...

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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