The blog

  • Fundraising A-Z
    Understandably, money is one of the greatest limitations on your volunteering experience that effects both the location and the duration of...
  • How To Start Volunteering: The Basics
    Thousands of volunteers leave their native countries every year for trips and travel around the globe. The practice has become so popular...
  • Orphanages: Proceed with caution, or better yet, not at all
    Would you think of us as horrible people for telling you to not help orphans? Well, we are.   But before you think that we...
  • #endhumanitariandouchery
    “Hey! Can you get a picture of me with these local youth?” We see them all the time on Facebook and Instagram—volunteers from the first-...
  • Because the £2billion volunteering industry is not always as ethically sound as its participants might hope - Livvy Bathe
    Hello all! My name is Livvy Bathe and I am the newest member to join the Vofair.org team as an assistant blogger. Other than working for...
  • When you should stop volunteering
    You want to change the world. You invest your time and resources, and perhaps with the best intentions to make a viable difference. But...
  • I found volunteering locally much more rewarding than volunteering abroad - interview with Heidi
    Heidi is currently working in Hong Kong for an international outdoor education company, she is also studying for her Ma in Outdoor...
  • Interview with Mary-Rose, volunteer for Age UK
    Mary-Rose is a fifth year medical student at Imperial College London. During her undergraduate studies at UCL she volunteered for two...