Entrepreneurship is a viable way to tackle poverty and is key in helping to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re shining a light on four Raleigh alumni who are using entrepreneurial thinking to make a difference.November 16, 2017
Welcome to the alumni blog where you can find stories and inspiration from what our active and inspiring network of people are doing after their time volunteering on a Raleigh programme.
With host country and international volunteers, we have a 40,000 strong network of inspired people, many of whom are continuing to make a difference in their own communities or around the world.
If you are a Raleigh alumnus and would like you contribute to our blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
One Young World is a global gathering where young people and world leaders come together and share innovative solutions for world’s most pressing issues. Ben Robinson, Raleigh International Youth Trustee and alumni, recently returned from the One Young World Summit in Colombia. In his guest blog, he shares some inspiring insights he gained from the summit into global peace, social entrepreneurship and achieving the Global Goals.October 20, 2017
Jake volunteered with Raleigh ICS in 2016 on a 12-week water and sanitation project in Ikchung, a rural community in Nepal. Inspired by the people he met on his Raleigh placement, Jake has since started working with the charity BACA, helping to support young refugees.October 11, 2017
Raleigh alumni are amazingly special to us. They are a global community of more than 44,000 inspiring people who have flown the Raleigh flag around the world and made a positive impact. We value our alumni enormously, so we were thrilled to be joined by a number of former volunteers from across the years on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th September, for two evenings of sharing and learning.September 29, 2017
Bryony, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Fran volunteered in Nicaragua as ICS Team Leaders last year, but on their return to the UK they wanted to continue supporting the inspiring people they met on their placements. So, they decided to take on an immense 7-day fundraising hike in the Scottish Highlands.August 18, 2017
Sean Hudson first volunteered with Raleigh in Panama in 1988, where he was part of a team of venturers tasked with exploring the geography of Panama. His Raleigh Expedition was a cornerstone of his life and inspired his amazing career in medical aid, for which he was recently awarded an MBE. To mark his amazing achievement, Sean is now reflecting on the Raleigh Expedition that sparked his career journey.August 3, 2017
On 15th July, Raleigh alumni came together at events in the UK and Tanzania to celebrate the UN’s World Youth Skills Day. Alumni attended employment workshops and heard from influential speakers about the importance of youth in development, whilst also learning valuable skills which will make an impact.July 21, 2017
Marie volunteered in the community of San Marcos Arriba in Nicaragua with Raleigh ICS in 2016, where she worked on a water and sanitation project. Here Marie saw first-hand the impact of climate change on rural communities and was inspired to advocate for climate action. In light of Climate Coalition’s ‘Week of Action’, Marie is now sharing her passion for tackling climate change and is explaining what we can all do to protect the environment.July 5, 2017
In 1987 Ruston volunteered with Operation Raleigh on board the tall ship, Zebu. As part of their Expedition, Ruston sailed 3,919 miles across the Pacific and up the coast of Japan. 30 years on, members of the Zebu’s 9B Expedition reunited in Liverpool, where the ship is now docked. Here Ruston reflects on how volunteering with Raleigh changed his life.June 8, 2017
Rob volunteered on a Raleigh Expedition in Chile in 1995. 22 years on, he has undertaken the notoriously difficult Fred Whitton Challenge to raise money for Raleigh International. In his guest blog, Rob explains how his Raleigh experience inspired him to undertake this amazing charity challenge.May 26, 2017