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: 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 […]

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 […]

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed Since Covid Like many volunteer abroad organisations, the global 2020 pandemic hit hard. Our partner projects suffered the loss of income from volunteers that Vocational Impact has been sending for many years, which then impacted their budgets and ability to run.  The whole world ground to a halt from March […]

International Development Volunteer Student in South Africa

FI_International Development Volunteer Abroad

International Development Student Work Experience in Africa gives university students the chance to gain advanced work experience to put towards graduate job applications Lessons from the heart of an international charity, gaining relevant work-experience to apply to International Development degree Worked on research projects and fundraising, alongside the charity Director Gained valuable insight into the […]

University Student tells her Volunteer Aboard Story

FI_Oxford University Volunteer Africa

Oxford University Student Shares Her Volunteer Abroad Story. With an interest in Criminology, Human Rights and International Development she shares her typical day volunteering. Talks about her experience visiting the courts and working along-side local staff on child-abuse and trauma cases  Top lawyers and police calling staff to seek professional advice Reflections on school talks, […]