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Benvenuti in Italia!

We are excited to be officially counting down the days to our first ConservationVIP® trip to Cinque Terre, Italy, in October 2022! We thought you might enjoy a refresh on how our Cinque Terre conservation volunteer trip came to fruition from ConservationVIP® Program Manager, Carol Clark. Consisting of medieval villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea between…

Nature Brings Out the Best in Us

I like the quotation “people need nature, nature does not need people.”  When we are in the natural world, in our backyards, parks, forests, backcountry or high up in the mountains, we feel peace, tranquility and contentment. ConservationVIP is an organization that facilitates people to go to beautiful places, to meet people locally and to…

The Yosemite Diaries

Call it the ultimate call of the wild. As post-pandemic tourism numbers return and travel hotspots heat-up across the world, I’d long wanted to join one of the growing number of international volunteer programmes to tackle the increasingly evident woes of over-tourism. So last month, I signed up for the ultimate altruistic adventure by channeling…

Building a new Trail to The Towers

That’s Right! No doubt about it. Ask anyone. I am one of the Hardest-Working, Fun-Seeking, Glass-Full, Patagonia-Loving, Volunteer Leaders you will ever know! And I love Torres del Paine! I took my first trip to Patagonia in 2004. At the time I was taking a vacation from my job as District Ranger on the Inyo…

Awakening to life through Volunteering

  My name is Millie.  I am a Trip Leader for Conservation Volunteers International Program (ConservationVIP®) in Machu Picchu – an experience I would not change for anything. I am a tireless traveler. I am also a historian, and as such I feel great passion for ancient cultures, their customs and traditions, and of course…

Despertando a la vida por medio del Voluntariado

Mi nombre es Millie. Soy Líder de Viaje para el Programa Internacional de Voluntarios en Conservación en Machu Picchu. Una experiencia no cambiaría por nada. Soy una viajera incansable. También soy historiadora, y como tal siento una gran pasión por las culturas antiguas, sus costumbres y tradiciones y por supuesto su legado histórico, pero lo…

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