Calling out all ages between 18-30 years of age! This summer, UNA Exchange is offering a fantastic summer deal when booking onto selected volunteering projects. The summer sale includes a reduced administrative fee of £150, accommodation, food and activities when booking onto the project.
If you are looking to do something this summer and wanting to travel, this opportunity is ideal for you!
Watch this space for details of the UNA Exchange 2018 Summer Sale, which goes *LIVE* on Thursday 26 July. Committed to making volunteering abroad as accessible as possible, we are delighted to announce that we will be cutting our administrative fees in half through August.
Interested in experiencing something new this summer but not sure where to start? In this blog post, our new Programme Officer for short-term exchanges at UNA Exchange draws on her own experiences of volunteering abroad and highlights why you should consider doing it for yourself.
International Youth Day is celebrated every year on 12th August and was founded in the year 2000, by the United Nations. The purpose of International Youth Day is to develop awareness of cultural and legal issues that affect youths and to help engage young people to become active in creating positive changes in their community.
This week UNA Exchange welcomes Carys Price from Cardiff Met University. She is doing a communication and marketing internship. This week is refugee week and as part of this, Carys has researched the history and aims of the United Nations’ initiative and how to get involved with UNA Exchange.
UNA Exchange has become accredited as Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 4,200 UK employers who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. It’s the mark of a responsible employer as well as being good for society.
For several years UNA Exchange has worked in partnership with the Global Opportunity Centre at Cardiff University to provide a programme of group volunteering with projects in South-East Asia. This summer students will take part in month-long projects across Japan and Vietnam, supporting people-centred rural development and environmental protection. In May we met this year’s cohort of volunteers and provided pre-departure training, which supports participants to develop their intercultural awareness, make the most of their experiences and stay safe whilst abroad.