Expat Volunteer Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Volunteer Abroad
2 Jan at 6 PM 2019
Expats across the world celebrate the Festive Season in many different ways, with Istanbul’s expat community offering a great choice of social events spanning the entire month of January.
Even for those who’re not exactly social butterflies, there’s something about Christmas and the New Year which draws the crowds to specially set-up events, performances and get-togethers. Perhaps it’s childhood memories of Christmas and New Year customs long past, when friends and relatives joined together to visit everyone in their circle...
1 Jan at 6 PM 2019
It’s that time of year again!
Every 31st December brings predictable New Year resolutions citing a determination to lose weight, live more healthily, give up alcohol and smoking and be nice to the neighbours! By the end of February at the latest, everyone’s back to sub-normal and life goes on until the next New Year. Expatriates are no exception to this rule, wherever they’re located, as literally everyone kids themselves this year will be different!
Wherever on the planet you’re located and whatever the reason for your...
5 Nov at 6 PM 2018
The Belgian chapter of Doctors Without Borders is looking to recruit more expat medical professionals.
Next Thursday, the humanitarian group is to hold a meeting in Brussels with the aim of recruiting more expatriate medical practitioners to serve as humanitarian workers where they’re most needed across the world. Specialists in medical sectors including surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists, psychiatrists and epidemiologists are being sought, but so are experts from other fields such as logistics, water and sanitation,...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018
An Estepona-based cat sanctuary is desperate for funds to rebuild their shelter, destroyed by torrential floods caused by huge storms.
The non-profit Gatos y Amigos cat rescue shelter was flooded and almost completely wrecked during the massive thunderstorms which hit Estepona last weekend. Nine cats were drowned and many others managed to escape and have not yet been found, but the rest are in desperate need of a safe haven. The shelter’s volunteer organisers are appealing to locals and expats alike for funds to rebuild the...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2018
Animal welfare workers in Saudi are being swamped with unwanted dogs and cats as locals and expats abandon their pets.
Dog and cat dumping in the Kingdom is now at record levels, exacerbated by expats returning to their home countries and rising costs making keeping and feeding pets an impossibility. Other reasons include noise complaints from neighbours, health problems needing expensive veterinary visits and new allergies. Other dog owners simply didn’t realise keeping a pet is a responsibility, giving up at the first sign of...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2018
If you’ve fallen in love with the friendly locals and laid-back lifestyle in the Philippines, retiring here is easier than in many Southeast Asian countries.
The Philippines archipelago has been popular with older Western expatriates for some decades, but the numbers arriving are now increasing due to political instability in formerly favourite mainland destinations. The invasion of Cambodia by Chinese developers and their casino customers and the stiffening of immigration requirements and increasing xenophobia in Thailand are...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2018
An expat in Abu Dhabi who volunteers with a local dog shelter has been driving every night to the rough desert lands around Abu Dhabi Industrial City to feed the increasing number of abandoned dogs gathering in the area.
After he’d seen abandoned dogs close by a factory he’d visited last year, Zeeshan decided to volunteer with charity Animal Action Abu Dhabi. Since then, he’s been driving into the sparsely populated area with as much food as he can gather together to ensure the dogs have at least one good meal a day. After...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2018
After an Estepona-based dog shelter made a desperate Facebook plea for tinned dog food, a kind-hearted British expat arrived with 300 tins.
Dean Bateson-Payas admits he’s always been a dog-lover, and was very disturbed when he realised Spaniards didn’t necessarily share his affection for four-legged doggy friends. Most are just working dogs and are treated badly, he says, whilst explaining why he’s been committed to doing what he can for the much-loved, long-standing ADANA shelter in Manilva.
The dog sanctuary had posted...
17 Aug at 6 PM 2018
Tidy Turkey is yet another of the world-wide initiatives to clean up beauty spots and beaches covered in human-deposited trash.
Environmentally-friendly and like-minded expats and citizens come together for a full day of cleaning up selected areas, having fun and meeting new people at the same time. Lucy Tooze, a well-travelled Australian expat now living in Turkey, is the founder of the group which held its inaugural event on last year’s World Cleanup Day. Since then, a further seven events have been organised. Lucy told local...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2018
An expat-run dog shelter in Spain is desperate for help after being served an eviction notice by their landlord.
The APA Nerja dog shelter was started three years ago by British expat Laura Downes, and has successfully rehomed 800 abandoned adult dogs and puppies to date. Soon after its inception it was overwhelmed by the number of abandoned pets and unable to concrete the land, causing concerns over hygiene which almost forced it to close. Downes refused to give up, and the Spanish shelter has been operating successfully ever since....