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Six months at the Hanshin Cheshire Home, Japan

Written by: Annika Homölle I recently returned from a placement in Takarazuka, Japan, where I volunteered my time as a member of the care staff at the Cheshire Home “Hanshin Jiritsu no Ie“. It was my...

Posted 22 Sep 2016

Teaching in Fiji – Michael Sleeman

Michael Sleeman volunteered with Lattitude last year as a teacher in Fiji. He’s written about his experience and what he was able to learn before going off to uni!   What country did you volunteer...

Posted 19 Sep 2016

UK Orientation – September 2016

This week we welcomed 48 young people from Canada, Ecuador, USA, Germany, Colombia and South Africa to London for our September Orientation! Our orientations provide an opportunity for the volunteers to meet each other and...

Posted 09 Sep 2016

Alumni Meet-up!

We’ll be having a Lattitude (and GAP Activity Projects) Alumni meet-up in London! This will be a great chance to catch up with your fellow volunteers from your placement country, as well as meet and network...

Posted 23 Aug 2016

Ghana – Week 2

Another great week! Starting the energetic days with omelette and (tons of) bread our host Mothers Adina and Maggie prepare for us. We now appreciate all the bread as we can have it with the...

Posted 17 Aug 2016

First week in Ghana!

By Belinda and Frances 6am, Accra, capital of Ghana. A wall of heat hits us as the doors slide open, it’s a nice change unlike the ever changing weather in England, at least we can...

Posted 11 Aug 2016

How volunteering helps – Fiji

Written by Emma Sutton One of our volunteers Emma Sutton returned from her Lattitude placement at Lautoka School for Special Education in Fiji. We caught up with her to ask a few questions about her experience:   What...

Posted 02 Aug 2016

Top 5 skills I learnt whilst volunteering

Written by: Stephanie Wright Have you ever been sat in an interview and been asked for a specific example of when you have “thought outside of the box”? Or maybe a prospective employer asked you...

Posted 02 Aug 2016

London Marathon 2016

Sophie Woods completed the London Marathon in aid of Lattitude Global Volunteering! It was an amazing effort and it’s safe to say that everyone in the office will be making her cups of tea and waiting...

Posted 15 Jun 2016

The British 10k 2016

Six members of staff ran the British 10k on Sunday 10th July. It was a tough race (considering we don’t get much exercise in the Lattitude office… unless you count walking to Reading high street...

Posted 15 Jun 2016