Stacey Adams, Raleigh International CEO, writes about the importance of measuring the long-term effect of national volunteering in developing countries and how it can help ensure the sustainability of development projects. She draws on a new independent report from NEF Consulting, released this week, which analyses Raleigh International's impact on in-country volunteers.May 24, 2017
Raleigh International are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Khalid Koser MBE as the new Chair of Trustees. We spoke to Khalid to ask about how he first found out about Raleigh's work, why he thinks young people are so central to global development, and his vision for Raleigh in the years ahead.April 18, 2017
Raleigh International is excited to announce a new partnership with Buildbase and Hirebase, both part of Grafton Merchanting GB Limited, to create lasting change in Tanzania.March 20, 2017
Today Raleigh International Borneo and Land, Empowerment, Animals and People (LEAP) launch a ground-breaking project in Malaysia which aims to protect a globally-important rainforest, its wildlife and safeguard the future of indigenous communities.
Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods for Youth in Borneo, or SALY-B, will combine indigenous knowledge about nature with modern conservation techniques, while also supporting young people to start green businesses which protect the environment and help communities thrive.
It is funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) and the legacy donation of Sarah Young, in memory of Raleigh Borneo alumna Sarah.
Raleigh International CEO Stacey Adams celebrates ten years with Raleigh in 2017. Here she reflects on her personal journey and the changes she has seen at Raleigh over the last decade.January 24, 2017
Raleigh International works to Make Handwashing a Habit in rural communities around the world. On Global Handwashing Day today, alumna Anna Reeve looks at why handwashing is so important.October 15, 2016
On Saturday 10 September, over 200 Raleigh alumni from all over the world met in London to connect, collaborate and create ideas for positive social action.September 30, 2016
Talented Paralympians from around the world are preparing to compete in Rio - including a Raleigh alumnus from the UK!September 7, 2016
Volunteering overseas is great.
But it’s important that you make sure that your contribution is genuinely needed and that you will make a lasting impact.
Here at Raleigh International we urge young people to do thorough research before going away.
To help, we’ve put together ten tips to make sure your volunteering makes a positive difference.
From building a water-saving hand-washing device to communicating despite a language barrier – there are plenty of skills you can learn from volunteering with Raleigh.
But how to stop tie dye running when it’s drying, brew coffee in a sock and the precise depth of a long drop might not be at the top of the list of new skill expectations.
To mark Youth World Skills Day, Raleigh volunteers and beneficiaries past and present share the skills they have learnt and used on placement.