Expat Volunteer Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Volunteer Abroad

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...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Saudization sackings resulting in abandoned pets

Animal welfare workers in Saudi are being swamped with unwanted dogs and cats as locals and expats abandon their pets. Dog and cat dumping in the Kingdom is now at record levels, exacerbated by expats returning to their home countries and rising costs making keeping and feeding pets an impossibility. Other reasons include noise complaints from neighbours, health problems needing expensive veterinary visits and new allergies. Other dog owners simply didn’t realise keeping a pet is a responsibility, giving up at the first sign of...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Philippines retirement visa an improvement on other SE Asian versions

If you’ve fallen in love with the friendly locals and laid-back lifestyle in the Philippines, retiring here is easier than in many Southeast Asian countries. The Philippines archipelago has been popular with older Western expatriates for some decades, but the numbers arriving are now increasing due to political instability in formerly favourite mainland destinations. The invasion of Cambodia by Chinese developers and their casino customers and the stiffening of immigration requirements and increasing xenophobia in Thailand are...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Abu Dhabi abandoned dogs fed nightly by expat volunteer

An expat in Abu Dhabi who volunteers with a local dog shelter has been driving every night to the rough desert lands around Abu Dhabi Industrial City to feed the increasing number of abandoned dogs gathering in the area. After he’d seen abandoned dogs close by a factory he’d visited last year, Zeeshan decided to volunteer with charity Animal Action Abu Dhabi. Since then, he’s been driving into the sparsely populated area with as much food as he can gather together to ensure the dogs have at least one good meal a day. After...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Brit expat donates 300 tins of dog food to struggling rescue centre

After an Estepona-based dog shelter made a desperate Facebook plea for tinned dog food, a kind-hearted British expat arrived with 300 tins. Dean Bateson-Payas admits he’s always been a dog-lover, and was very disturbed when he realised Spaniards didn’t necessarily share his affection for four-legged doggy friends. Most are just working dogs and are treated badly, he says, whilst explaining why he’s been committed to doing what he can for the much-loved, long-standing ADANA shelter in Manilva. The dog sanctuary had posted...