Does good volunteering exist? A response to J.K. Rowling

As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.

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Introducing Our First Homestay Experience

We are excited to announce our latest volunteer project – the Social Impact Experience. This Cape Town-based project is a 2 to 12-week adventure, created in response to a huge need from a rural settlement and volunteers wanting a more integrated experience with the community they work with. Hence, this project is the first of its kind at African Impact…

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Wildlife Veterinary Assistance: New Course Available

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Wildlife Veterinary Assistance Program in South Africa. It is a 3-week hands-on learning opportunity focused on wildlife game capture and the care of wild animals. Hands-on work with wild animals, you say? Yes!

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Our Build It Project Wins Innovative New Volunteer Program 2017!

We are delighted to announce that our 'Build-It' volunteer program in Zambia is this year’s recipient of the GoAbroad award for Innovative New Program. We couldn’t be prouder, and feel that it is a great time to share with you what this exceptional initiative is achieving! We also want to say a HUGE thank you to our partner charity The African Impact Foundation, and each and every volunteer who has donated their time and money to get this program off the ground - we couldn't have done it without you!

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