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Wednesday 10 June 2015

Aid to Nepal

The after match to the devastating earth quake in Nepal is going to go on for a long time. It is crucial that we do what we can to show our support - simple steps such as signing petitions and giving small donations can make all the difference. Why not start by signing this petition to stop taxes on tents sent to Nepal? Thousands of people are currently living in tents as their houses have been destroyed and this simple action could help them a great deal.


Volunteer East is working in partnership with Volunteer Nepal. This NGO is recruiting volunteers for construction work in order to rebuild homes and business buildings for the local people in and around Kathmandu. If you are interested in volunteering for the project, please contact us at tiija.rinta@gmail.com for further details.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Trendy African Bags for sale - all profits go to charity

We now have an online shop open selling African bags - they have been handmade in rural Uganda and all profits go back to the local community and to support their work:


Saturday 9 August 2014

Computers Up and Running at Uganda Project Site

Our Ugandan parter project enjoyed having four volunteers from the UK over for five weeks. The volunteers were of great help for teachers, management staff and the children.

In addition to all the great work that they carried out, they also contributed to the project by purchasing a generator. This is a massive improvement for the project, as now they will be able to charge their mobile phones on site and use computers that have been sitting in their storage for a long time due to lack of power.

Needless to say, all at the project site are feeling grateful. To see recent photos from the project site, please see the manager's facebook page below:  


Wednesday 2 April 2014

Children's Clothes Needed for Zimbabwe

A lady based in East London is heading over to Zimbabwe to do some voluntary work, as well as to adopt a baby girl. She is collecting donations of baby and children's clothes to take with her for orphaned children over there.  If you have any clothes that you would like to donate to her, she can be contacted at elishajoy1@gmail.com. Any donations are much appreciated! 

Wednesday 19 February 2014

New Volunteering Opportunities in Bangladesh

Volunteer East is pleased to have been contacted by a Bangladeshi NGO who are hoping to build a long-lasting partnership. The local NGO based in Dhaka works with women and children from underprivileged backgrounds, in particular with the marginalized Hindi community.

The Bangladeshi NGO welcomes volunteers free of charge at their base in Dhaka, comfortable accommodation with a host family provided. They are also keen fundraisers and have regular sponsors for students who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to school.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in Bangladesh, please contact Tiija at tiija.rinta@gmail.com

Monday 9 December 2013

Girls' Education Project in Uganda

Our partnership organisation in Uganda has started up an education programme specifically aimed at educating girls in the rural parts of Uganda. The organisation has linked up with another local charity called the Girl Children and they have developed a programme that aims to provide girls with vocational skills that they can then utilise in bringing in income for themselves and their families.

The programme teaches girls different vocational skills, including:

1. Weaving Table Clothes
2. Making Paper Beads
3. Tailoring
4. Computer Lessons
5. Growing Vegetables which can earn them Income to Buy Girl Basic Needs.

These activities included students  several local school, including from Bulucheke SSS,
Bukalasi SSS, Nalwanza High School, and all local primary schools, reaching hundreds of girls.

The new programme is excellent and gets our full support!

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Inspiring and Informative Travel & Volunteer Blog

Volunteer East would like to share with you an inspiring and informative travel & volunteer blog written by one of your dedicated volunteers and fellow travellers. Thidarat has volunteered in many different countries, on different continents, and is a keen traveller. On this blog, she shares her experiences and offers advice on how to make one's trips go smoother!