Stories

What our volunteers tell us...

We've been sending people overseas since 1972. In the past 12 months we've had 343 volunteers help 15 partner projects. Here’s what some of our volunteers have shared with us about their time overseas.

  • A Bangladeshi New Year

    Whether you’re loudly singing Auld Lang Syne or dropping icecream on the floor (it’s a thing in Switzerland), everyone…

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  • Figuring out my footprint

    So the excitement of starting your volunteer journey has begun. Maybe you’ve got your suitcase out ready, started your…

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  • Catching catfish in a muddy pond: it’s not Center Parcs...

    I watch as my four children climb over a stone wall into the shallow, muddy pool filled with catfish. Buckets in hand, they have one aim: catch the fish and transfer them into a new pool. It takes ages, but my children love it. This may not sound like a normal family activity. But for me, my husband and our kids, it was the perfect way to spend our holiday...

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  • It only took one duck

    Beth Saunders spent three months volunteering in Tanzania. Here she shares how one duck has changed the life of an entire family. Read the short story or watch the video...

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  • Volunteer overseas with Tearfund in 2015

    How are you feeling about 2015

    Hopeful? Fearful? Excited? Or just bored?! Perhaps this is the year you finish school; graduate, or just keep on going…

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  • The UK team

    Finding myself in Bolivia

    I did ICS because I wanted to see what develoment looked like on the ground and I wanted do something worthwhile, give…

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