Expat Volunteer Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Volunteer Abroad

2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expat-run Czech dog shelter needs more volunteers

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

Expat volunteers help restore historic Cuenca walls before UNESCO event

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

Retired expat returnees carry on with charity events in the home country

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

Expat owned Costa Blanca horse rescue charity welcomes expat volunteers

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

Spanish deadline for Brit driving license exchange now January 31

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...
18 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Remain Proxy Voter volunteers flock to Facebook to help Brit expats

Over a thousand Britons supporting Remain are offering their services as proxy voters to UK expats in Europe who’re afraid their General Election postal votes won’t arrive in time to be counted. The operation, named Remain Proxy Voter, was started in response to concerns over possible mail strikes in the UK and France as well as the expected volume of Christmas post. The anti-Brexit votes of both Remain supporters in the UK and the vast majority of the 1.5 million British expats living overseas might well turn the tide in favour...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Amazing expat-run charity in Spain celebrates its 35th anniversary

Celebrating its journey from its humble beginnings to international recognition, the British expat-organised Help charity is now enjoying its 35th anniversary. Now known as Help of the Marina Alta (HMA), the charity was started simply to help elderly, infirm expats with their shopping and other basic needs such as interpretation and is now established at the Denia Marina Salud, the region’s largest hospital. During the years, the volunteers expanded their expat services to include donations to all 12 of the region’s healthcare...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat volunteers can see the world whilst protecting its species and peoples

For the majority of would-be expats heading overseas to start a new life, it’s all about the money and prestige a successful relocation can bring. However, not every purchaser if an airline ticket to a foreign land has this motivation, as increasing numbers of talented volunteers are taking time off to use their skills to benefit humanity and the planet itself. Materialistic rewards don’t come into the decision, and volunteers often save for several years to realise their dreams of being useful and supportive to the causes...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

British NGOs and volunteers helping UK expats in Cyprus get post-Brexit residency

The 70,000 British expats living, working and retiring in Cyprus are now getting help with their residency concerns via volunteer groups and Brit NGOs. As the dread date looms, British expats in Cyprus could well be forgiven for allowing a degree of panic to set in as regards their residency status after the end of this month.The groups and their volunteers are focusing on UK citizens formerly in the British military and who are now vulnerable or have mobility issues. SSAFA, the UK’s longest-running military charity, has sent a team...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expatriate nuns face Malaysian visa block when volunteering

As immigration requirement toughen up in Southeast Asia, expatriate nuns volunteering in Malaysia are calling for special approval as regards visas. Two homes for the needy elderly in Kuala Lumpur and Penang are staffed by volunteer nuns receiving no salary or allowances and sourced mainly from the worldwide Catholic congregation. Many are expatriates, and must apply for visas under the expatriate category even although their volunteer work doesn’t fall into a slot aimed at expat professionals in the corporate sector. Immigration...