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Volunteer to work at an animal sanctuary or shelter

6 Animal Sanctuary and Rescue Centre Volunteer Work Exchanges Around the World

All across the world you will find expat and local animal lovers setting up and running their own centres to care for the area’s street dog population, abused donkeys, abandoned cats, injured birds or distressed wild animals. Big or small, domestic or wild, there are numerous places to help a creature in need and get fed and a bed at the same time. Read More
UK Festivals in 2015

Be There or be Square: 5 Festivals You MUST go to

There’s a festival out there now for everyone and everything, from cheese rolling to high-end fashion to conventions celebrating everything geeky. So which ones should you be putting in your diary this year and waking up at 6am on ticket sale day to get into? These are five festivals you absolutely must go to!Read More
Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland

Photos of People Taking Photos of… Carrick-a-Rede

Arriving at the bridge at Carrick-a-Rede as part of a Paddywagon tour group meant we were never going to capture this location without someone else in the way of the shot. We could have hung back and waited for the tour group to move along, back to the bus, but John, our driver had already warned his passengers that anyone late would have to sing a little song, and we didn’t think that was fair. We would already have kept everyone back as it is.Read More
Volunteer work exchanges for builders

5 Building Work Exchanges Looking For Volunteers

One of the things I love about doing these work exchange posts (and we have quite a few coming up in the next few months) is seeing all the wonderful and creative things people are doing around the world. Building projects are a prime example. Sometimes they are simply a means to an end but often a building project is merely the beginning and the structure created with your help will house a school for disadvantaged local children, an art installation or eco-friendly business or charity – often requiring their own volunteer helpers to keep going.Read More
Travel Photos

Monday Photo: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland, UK

A travel photo of Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland.Read More
Travel Photos

Monday Photo: London, UK

A travel photo of the Battle of Britain memorial, London, UK.Read More
Trafalgar Square, London

Photos of People Taking Photos of… Trafalgar Square

While standing on the Kwai Bridge unable to get a single shot of the bridge without someone’s great bonce in the way we came up with the idea for this feature: taking photos of other tourists taking pictures of their friends. Read More
Travel Photos

Monday Photo: Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland, UK

A travel photo of Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland.Read More
Sports Volunteering

6 Football Gap Years

There isn’t going to be a great deal of work done at The Working Traveller for the next month as the football World Cup returns to its adopted home for the first time since 1950. If watching three games a day slumped in front of the TV inspires you to a) go out and get some fresh air and b) do something football related, then there are numerous football gap years around the world that can help and where you can be of help.Read More
Wings and Wheels Volunteering

Let’s Put on an Airshow Right Here

Surry’s Dunsfold Aerodrome is better known as the home of BBC’s Top Gear but on August 23 and 24 Wings and Wheels will wow crowds of over 30,000 with a variety of dynamic aviation and motoring displays, iconic cars and aircraft. Much of this is put together with volunteer help.Read More