Expat Volunteer Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Volunteer Abroad

9 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expats in China love their Roundabout charity shops

Charity shops are favourites in the West, so it’s no surprise they’ve made their way to China along with expats from across the Western world. Roundabout was China’s very first charity store when it opened 10 years ago with the intent of raising money for vulnerable social groups in Beijing. Groups helped included children with physical challenges or serious illnesses, orphans, the elderly, women, earthquake victims and more. The store also provided a meeting place for expats who wanted to help and didn’t know how to go about...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Healthcare insurers taking full advantage of the rise in expat numbers

It seems the much-derided ‘nanny state’ in first world countries is now being replaced by the rapacious private healthcare industry in just about every popular expat destination. 'Private healthcare insurance' is the new buzzword for greedy insurance companies looking to profit from the expat diaspora gathering speed in countries across the world. Private hospitals are springing up like mushrooms in the most unlikely places, staffed by the same medics formerly constrained to public medical facilities dealing with expats as well as...
4 Apr at 6 PM 2019

First multi-charity online pet adoption portal launched in Spain

Spain’s first-ever multi-charity online pet adoption site has just been launched, covering the popular Costa Blanca expat destination and its rescue centres. The innovative online portal, adoptapet.es, is the brainchild of marketing duo Caroline and Mats Rennstam, following on their survey of 23 Spanish animal shelters. Although the couple are at present living in London, they’ve owned a home in Moraira since 2015, and are determined to use their expertise in marketing to slash adoption waiting times for rescued dogs, cats and even...
5 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Shanghai become volunteers to help the local community

In a bid to include expats in the local community, a Shanghai service station is recruiting them as weekend volunteers. The station serving residents in Shanghai’s North Bund area is now recruiting expats as weekend-only stationmasters in a bid to help them integrate into the local community. It also provides a hub where retired residents can receive medical advice, socialise or take exercise, with the introduction of international volunteers also attracting young Chinese interested in joining several workshops started by the local...
29 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Shenzhen advice centre expat volunteers get thank-you cruise

Expats helping expats at Shenzhen’s Shekou Management and Service Centre recently enjoyed a well-deserved day out on the waves. Shekou district’s expat-aimed management and service centre was established by expat volunteers in 2017, with the aim of making life in the massive city more straightforward for new arrivals as well as old China hands. The area holds a large expatriate community, many of whom were finding it difficult to deal with everything from Chinese bureaucracy to the needs of everyday life. Staffed entirely by...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Survey reveals almost all residents feel safe in Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi government survey has revealed some 90 per cent of residents feel safe in the emirate. The results of the Better Life Index study were released earlier this week, and claim the emirate is one of the world’s safest and most secure world countries. In addition, some 68 per cent of residents reported they’re satisfied with their jobs. The four-month long study involved 51,000 respondents, 60 per cent of whom were expatriates living and working in the region. The survey was initiated as a means to provide a strategic...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Istanbul enjoy varied social events during the Festive Season

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

New Year resolutions for Brit expats across the world

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

Doctors Without Borders needs more expat professionals

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

Flood-hit Spanish animal shelter makes desperate plea for funds

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...