Expat Volunteer Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Volunteer Abroad
13 Jan at 6 PM 2020
Expat communities all across the UAE are getting together and sewing blankets and pouches on behalf of the Australian Animal Rescue Craft Guild.
The Australia-based Guild is a volunteer-organised association formed to focus on animal rescue efforts, and is now mobilised in a desperate attempt to save as many species as possible from becoming extinct due to the devastating series of wildfires in south and south-western Australia.
Dubai-based Kiwi expat Philly Johnson is leading the teams making mittens for koala paws, pouches for...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020
Long-stay British expats in Australia are revealing their fears and experiences of the devastating wildfires.
As Australia continues to burn in spite of heroic firefighting, British expatriates who’ve lived long-term in the affected areas are telling of their experiences and the terror they’re living through. Expats from the UK are used to the Australian cycle of floods, drought and wildfires on a regular basis, but the huge conflagrations are the worst in living memory.
One Briton from Herefordshire who emigrated to the...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020
One of the world’s most famous, most historic and reputedly most romantic cities is now under fire for being one of the worst destinations for expats.
According to a recent survey, it’s chaotic, expensive, dirty, prejudiced against expats, its political factions are pushing an anti-expat stance and salaries are too low to cover costs. According to local English language media, it’s not just one study which is slamming Rome as an expat destination, as other surveys are producing the same result as well as failing to recommend the...
6 Jan at 6 PM 2020
British expats in Spain are expressing their anger and disgust at an online video showing a dog being dumped on the roadside by its owner.
It’s well known that, in Spain as well as across the world, dogs are considered man’s best friend and deserve love, affection and care. However, according to a heart-breaking online video showing a woman dumping a dog by the side of a road and driving off, not all humans share those feelings. In fact, dogs are the most popular pets all across Spain, with many Spanish nationals as well as expats...
23 Dec at 6 PM 2019
Following a spate of muggings, British expats in Spain’s Costa Blanca have been forced to form a vigilante group to patrol the streets.
A number of concerned expat parents are now tackling the increasingly violent muggings in their home town by taking matters into their own hands and forming a vigilante group. The original idea came from builder Paul Canfield, who organised the group of mothers and fathers in order to protect the expat community from being robbed by gangs of thugs.
The formation of the Los Alcazares group, now...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019
A British expat-founded animal shelter in the Czech Republic is calling for more expat volunteers.
Almost a year ago in the Czech town of Kamenice nad Lipou, local authorities found and closed a puppy farm holding 212 adult dogs and puppies, including a partially blind terrier who’d been kept in a tiny cage. All the dogs were relocated to various shelters in the Republic, including Handipet Rescue in the town of Melnic. Handipet’s speciality is the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned or disabled pets via the use of fostering,...
26 Nov at 6 PM 2019
Expats and nationals in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuenca are working together to beautify the city before its anniversary celebrations.
On December 1, the Spanish walled city of Cuenca will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s renowned for its spectacular secular and religious architecture dating from as early as the 12th century as well as its preservation of the original medieval walls. Originally built during Spain’s Moorish period and conquered in the 12th century by the Castilians, it...
25 Nov at 6 PM 2019
A recently-returned retired Scottish expat couple have used their charity experience in Cyprus to start regular meet-ups in support of local Scottish projects.
Auchterarder residents Greg and Margaret Keenan returned to their home country following five years volunteering for the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust, founded and headed up by another British expat. When he sadly passed away in 2014, Margaret continued organising regular events in support of Kyrenia Animal Rescue and the British Expat Cemetery Fund. The couple also donated...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2019
If you’d love to work in animal rescue during your expat retirement on the Costa Blanca, this horse charity could be just what you need.
It’s not just dogs and cats who’re abandoned or are victims of cruelty by their owners, as horses often need to be rescued from abuse and maltreatment. The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre was started by Brit expats Rod and Sue Weeding in 2008, and now cares for more than 120 ponies, donkeys and horses who were saved from ongoing neglect and abuse. The charity is staffed by expat volunteers,...
18 Nov at 6 PM 2019
British expats in Spain now have until the end of January next year to transfer their driving licenses.
The Spanish government has now extended the deadline for UK expats to exchange their British driving licenses for the Spanish equivalent until January 31. All UK expats who’ve lived in Spain for two years or more need to exchange their UK driving licenses, with the straightforward process itself costing just €27.70. However, in the now hopefully unlikely event of a no deal Brexit, all UK driving licenses held by legal British...