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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
Volunteers and rangers work together on a natural resources project

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.

August 9, 2016

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.

July 15, 2016
VolkerWessels logo

Raleigh has renewed its partnership with construction and engineering experts VolkerFitzpatrick. Following a successful first year working together, in which four employees volunteered on Raleigh programmes as Project Managers, VolkerFitzpatrick has decided to widen the impact of the initiative during 2016.

June 20, 2016

On 25th April 2015, over 21,000 people were injured when the devastating earthquake struck Nepal. One year on, Raleigh volunteers have been working alongside rural communities affected by the disaster, working to improve water sanitation facilities and creating job opportunities for the Nepali youth. But none of this work would be possible without the kindness and generosity of the women who have shared their homes with the volunteers. Raleigh Photographer Saraya Cortaville visited the Raleigh host mothers in Nepal, who shared their powerful stories from the time of the earthquake.

April 25, 2016

Raleigh Costa Rica recently celebrated the completion of the Young Female Social Entrepreneurs in Protected Area Buffer Zones (FemBuz) scheme. Through FemBuz, following seven months of dedication and hard work, three young female entrepreneurs have been awarded a seed fund that will help them start a new business and take the next step towards making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

April 13, 2016