archive-title All posts by Alice Shaw

All posts by Alice Shaw

Christmas with Ubaka U Rwanda

Ubaka U Rwanda (Ubaka) is one of our incredible partner charities based in Rwanda. Ubaka provides much-needed shelter, education and guidance for young people in Kigali who have been have been orphaned, abandoned or mistreated. Rebecca Usabyamahoro co-founded the charity with her husband Evode in 2008. A street child himself, Evode started the initiative 5 […]

5 Christmas Gifts that Keep on Giving

Naturally, giving something back is important to us. So the team at Quest Overseas HQ has put together a short list of some of our favourite Christmas gifts that keep on giving… perfect for the ethically-minded gift giver or receiver! Gandy’s London- Burgundy Bali Authentic Voyager Backpack Gandy’s London is an inspirational company that works […]

Autumn Exped: Ice Climbing & Death Road!

Week 7 Team Update Our South America Autumn Exped team kick-started their expedition phase by tackling icy vertical drops on Huayna Potosi and mountain biking down one of the most dangerous roads in the world, Bolivia’s infamous Yungas North Road, or ‘El Camino de la Muerte’ (The Death Road) to locals. Check out their week in photos: […]

South America Update Weeks 5 & 6

Big cats, forest fires, ghosts and ghouls! Week 5: Firefighting When we left our Autumn Exped team last they were helping to fight forest fires caused by slash and burn agriculture, in the Bolivian jungle. Unfortunately because of the extremely dry weather they’ve been having, as soon as the sun rose embers would catch and […]

South American Exped: Week 4 Update

Our Autumn Exped team have hit the 1 month mark! We couldn’t be prouder of all their hard work this last week, volunteering at Inti Wara Yassi’s wildlife sanctuary, Park Ambue Ari. It definitely hasn’t been easy for them! The team have been helping to construct a management cage for rescued puma Leo and helping […]

South America Exped: Weeks 2 & 3

Following on from an eventful first week of their South American Expedition, the team had a busy couple of weeks in Sucre filled with language lessons, water slides, sports, BBQ’s, museums and exploring Bolivia’s stunning Salar de Uyuni … so much so that their blog update fell by the wayside! But despite their busyness and […]

Time to celebrate Villa Maria 2016

  Quest Overseas, in association with our ‘Villa Maria Project’, have been in a partying mood celebrating 20 years volunteering and hard work in the densely populated slum district of Lima. Over two decades, we have provided countless children with safe and fun options to stay away from dangerous gangs, as well as built over […]

South American Exped: Week 1 Update

Its been a week of Spanish, Sucre, cerveza and salsa (among many other activities!) for our South American Exped as they settle into language lessons and the South American way of life,  big thanks to team member Ed de Winton for sharing his account of the their first week in Bolivia! Arriving After arrival into Bolivia Matty […]

Ethical Volunteering – 5 top tips

Want to make a difference during your trip abroad? Making sure you choose a project that makes a real positive impact can be tricky. Read on for 5 things to look out for in your search of a truly ethical volunteering experience… Partners – Does the volunteer organisation collaborate with local project partners? Are the local community […]

6 reasons why travel makes you more employable

Final exams are coming to an end – or have already ended if you’re lucky enough! – and so many of you may be wondering “what shall I do with my newfound freedom?” Travelling and seeing a new part of the world can be a great next step, whether that means embarking on an internship […]