Psychology Placement Abroad Review

Psychology Placement Review

Below is a psychology placement review from Bath University Student, Nele, who volunteered with Vocational Impact during her summer holidays to gain valuable work experience to apply to job applications after university.   Nele shared how she made the most out of her placement by taking over the baby day-care for three weeks and offered […]

Volunteer Abroad Packing Essentials

volunteer packing guide Ghana

Volunteer Packing Essentials One of the questions at the front of everyone’s mind as they get ready to volunteer abroad and begin their work experience volunteer placement is “what do I pack?” If this is your first time volunteering, or taking a career break abroad this can be an especially daunting task. To help get […]

Volunteer Travel Guide Ghana

Volunteer Travel Guide Ghana 2022

Ghana Travel Guide for Volunteers A trip to Ghana will give you the chance to enjoy a vast array of activities, from museums and busy capitals to award winning beaches, national parks brimming with life and historical forts where you can bear witness to one of the tragic events that have shaken our very concept […]

Volunteer Travel Guide: South Africa

Volunteer Travel Guide South Africa

Volunteer Travel Guide to South Africa 2022 South Africa is a country with rich culture, stunning nature, and a checkered but fascinating history. It would take years to fully experience the whole of the country, but the majority of Vocational Impact volunteers go for between one month to 3 months.  For a first-time journey to […]

India’s Golden Triangle; A Volunteer Guide

Indias Golden Triangle Volunteer Guide

India’s Golden Triangle The Golden Triangle is the most famous tour of India, a route between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, named for the nearly perfect triangle formed by the three cities. Starting in the capital, Delhi, and taking in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, it’ll give you an amazing collection of extraordinary religious […]

Psychology and Mental Health in India

Psychology Mental Health in India

The State of Mental Health in India Today One in seven Indians were affected by mental disorders of varying severity in 2017. The proportional contribution of mental disorders to the total disease burden in India has almost doubled since 1990. How can Vocational Impact volunteers help the mental health crisis in India today?  We are […]

Nurse Electives for Medical Students

Nurse Electives for Medical Students

Nurse Electives for Medical Students in Africa We’re committed to making sure we’re doing good medical work at each of our sites.  We chatted with one of our medical volunteers, Rosie, who has volunteered three times with us in Ghana as part of our medical elective in Africa. We cover, Common health problems in rural areas, […]

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana “It is estimated that of the 21.6 million people living in Ghana, 650,000 are suffering from a severe mental disorder and a further 2,166,000 are suffering from a moderate to mild mental disorder” and the treatment gap is “98% of the total population expected to have a mental disorder”. Many Ghanaians […]

Staying Safe While Volunteering Abroad

FI_Health and Safety Volunteer Abroad Advice

Your Safety Is Our Priority Did you know that more than 70% of Vocational Impact volunteers are traveling solo and for 90%, it’s their first time volunteering abroad with Vocational Impact? Safety is our priority. It is one of the greatest concerns for travellers (and often an even greater concern for their parents). Check out […]

Nurse Electives in Africa, Expand Your Medical Career

Nurse Elective Tips Advice

Nurse Electives in Africa We share some tips and advice on nurse electives from two student nurses from Leeds University. Helena and Ceci talk and share their feedback and reviews about their international nurse elective abroad in Ghana. They talk about the cultural differences, especially around time-keeping, affectionately known as ‘Ghana-Time’.  They were so happy […]