Zak Abushal relates his experiences in Mozambique, where he joined two of his friends in setting up a fair trade holiday resort that encourages tourism while looking after the local area and its people
As Costa Rica evolves into a major travel destination, Clare Staunton points out how the ensuing overdevelopment will threaten the beauty and culture of this Central American jewel
Ken Burnett writes that if Paul Theroux and his like are to be believed, much of the fundraising done for international aid organisations has been a waste of time and money
When it comes to fighting poverty in the sub-continent, where do you start? Perhaps by recruiting and training hundreds, even thousands of fundraisers, says Ken Burnett
The Institute for One World Health has broken the private sector's global monopoly on healthcare and shown how effective not-for-profit enterprises can be in the fight against world suffering. Ken Burnett reports
Technological advances, cultural adjustments and education all have a role in combating the Aids/HIV pandemic. There is no simple solution, says Sarah Boseley, but governments must lead the way
Peter Shaw has written a book about his experiences at the hands of kidnappers in Georgia. Anna Bruce-Lockhart meets him for a chat about his captivity and its effect on attitudes to international safety
Taja McKinney works as an international recruiter for International Medical Corps. She recently visited IMCs programmes in Burundi, to see how the non-profit organisation is helping the worlds poorest nations become self-reliant
Georgina Kenyon discovers how one mans efforts to send discarded medical equipment from Australia to neighbouring countries has become a global endeavour, one that saves lives in the worlds most remote regions
Sam Nganga works for Population Services International, a not-for-profit organisation attempting to prevent the spread of HIV. He relates his experiences in the field in Haiti
The latest stories from Environment Guardian
Uist hedgehog cull scrapped
Call to halt fleet subsidies to save deep sea fish
Isabel Hilton: China's green pledges are as deep as a coat of paint
Response: Making sure Regent's Park exists for future generations
Climate change: scientists warn it may be too late to save the ice caps
Written by Rachie, a VSO volunteer lost in the depths of urban Windhoek. When not busy saving the world, she likes to 'spend time wrestling leopards, or roasting antelopes on a spit in my back yard. Because that's what we do in Namibia.'
Aggy is on an adventure in Johannesburg, working for an AIDS / HIV education charity for a year. She normally lives and works in Bristol, UK. The blog is about the funny and serious stuff that she encounters in mad, bad Joburg.
This blog is about my life as a young volunteer for Amnesty International in Mexico. I will be here for six months to help set up a fundraising project, before returning home to Norway. I left the UK a few years ago and haven't regretted it for a ...