Latest news and updates from VoluntEars.
Everest Base Camp trek – Kit list
Everest Base Camp trek kit list Trekking to base camp? Then you'll need our Everest Base Camp trek kit list. This page will help you plan what to pack! Choosing the right equipment is one of the most important parts of preparing for your trip. Having the right or...
Ideas for new trips
Ideas for new trips with VoluntEarsWe are busy planning some new short trips for 2023/4 and we’d love your feedback please!! These ideas are all for short trips (4 days or 1 week) which means less time off work, closer destinations so shorter and cheaper flights but...
Training for the Everest Base Camp trek
Training for the Everest Base Camp trek So you've decided to challenge yourself to the trip of a lifetime! Us too! That's why we're trekking to Everest Base Camp in May 2023. And to prove we can all achieve our dreams. Below we give information to help you with...
Black Friday 2021
Black Friday discount on 2022 trips to Ghana, Nepal & Sri Lanka We all love a discount so here's one from VoluntEars! For Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 we are offering a £100 discount* on all our Sri Lanka, Ghana and Nepal 2022 trips if you book before...
Nepal in January 2022
Nepal is now open and we're planning a trip!Are you fully vaccinated against Covid-19? Would you like to travel soon? If the answer is yes then we'll run a Nepal trip in January 2022. We know it's short notice but sometimes the most memorable things are booked quite...
We are open!
Our trips are back!We are delighted to announce that Nepal, Sri Lanka and Ghana are now all open to international travellers again. What does this mean? It means we are now taking bookings for trips in 2022 and 2023. Anyone wanting to book can now go ahead and...
Our Covid-19 guarantee for 2021/22 trips
The VoluntEars Covid-19 guarantee for future tripsWe know many people want to book trips for 2022 and 2023 but are concerned about paying money in case their trip is affected by Covid-19. We want our customers to have the excitement of booking their trips and be able...
Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2022 – join our team now!
Blenheim Palace Triathlon May 2022 - challenge yourself by joining our relay team!Here at VoluntEars we believe it’s good to spice up our lives every so often, have something big to focus on and look forward to, and complete a challenge once in a while. These things...
Coronavirus update September 2020
Coronavirus update - September 2020 We are sorry to announce we are not running our Ghana trip in October 2020 due to international travel restrictions with Covid-19. All customers booked on this trip have been contacted to make alternative arrangements. We will make...
Coronavirus update April 2020
Coronavirus update - April 2020During these difficult times, we want to reassure all our customers that your safety and well-being is our number one priority. We are certainly navigating through uncharted waters and these are challenging times for everyone, so we...
Lara Scott – my fundraising tips
Lara Scott raised £1,405 in 3 months. This paid for her Sri Lanka Trip with VoluntEars. Below Lara explains how. Why did you join a VoluntEars trip? "It had been my passion to travel and help in a developing country to gain the enriching experience culture in deaf...
Throwback to 2015: Keegan Hall-Browne’s Sri Lanka adventure
"My volunteering dream - made possible by VoluntEars" - Keegan Hall-Browne's blog, Sri Lanka 2015-16 Keegan wrote the following blog before and during his Sri Lanka trip with VoluntEars in December 2015 & January 2016. Keegan says: "I hope on some level you find...
Mum and son in Nepal
Donna and her son Noah joined a VoluntEars trip to Nepal. Below, Donna describes what it was like travelling and volunteering together. "This summer my son, Noah who is 14, and I went to Nepal for two weeks with VoluntEars. We helped to do light renovations and paint...
Volunteering in Nepal as a deaf person – what’s it like?
Delyth Griffiths joined our Nepal trip in January 2019. Here she explains her experiences of volunteering in Nepal as a deaf person. Are you D/deaf or hearing? Profoundly Deaf. How did you originally discover VoluntEars? Facebook and the internet. Why were you...
VoluntEars short film
VoluntEars video | April 2019 Watch our new VoluntEars short film! This short film gives you a quick insight into our trips to Nepal, Ghana and Sri Lanka. You will see volunteers helping at our partner Deaf schools, trekking in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal,...
A CSW abroad – by Sally Huggins
What's it like to volunteer in Nepal? Sally Huggins joined VoluntEars in Nepal in January 2019 and wrote the following blog about her trip. A CSW abroad - by Sally Huggins I’d been looking at the organisation, VoluntEars, on and off for around a year. I was initially...
Nepal January 2018 – trip update
Nepal 2 Week Group Trip | January 2018 Our first 2 Week Group Trip of 2018 started in Kathmandu, Nepal. Volunteers arrived on New Year's eve and were treated to 2 weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, blue skies and mountain views. What a way to start a new year! We were...
Peter Kyle, MP, supports VoluntEars
MP for Hove supports VoluntEars We are proud that VoluntEars has been endorsed by our local MP, Peter Kyle, after he met our Director, Richard Clowes, recently. Peter says: "I recently met Richard Clowes, the founder and Director of an organisation called VoluntEars,...
Mary Hare School Trip to Nepal in July 2017
Full update | Mary Hare School Nepal Tailor-made Group Trip | July 2017 This year we introduced our Tailor-made Group Trips. These trips are arranged especially for school or university groups, or a group of friends or colleagues who want a bespoke trip arranging...
What we achieved in Sri Lanka, August 2017
Elsewhere on our website it can be hard to show what’s really achieved on our 2 Week Group Trips for D/deaf, hearing and HoH people. So, this is a detailed update about our Sri Lanka trip in August 2017…
"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"
“The best thing I’ve done in years”
“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!”
“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”
“Working with turtles was the best thing!”
“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”
“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”
"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."
"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"
"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"
"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"
“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”
“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”
“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”
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