Hey there, we’re Christine and Jules!
International volunteers, non-profit workers and all round volunteering bad asses. Over the last 5 years we’ve volunteered around the world, helping with various different disaster relief and education based community development projects. Our work has taken us to Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Thailand and the Philippines, where we’ve done anything from developing business management classes for aspiring entrepreneurs to building houses.
It is our goal, with Volunteering Guides, to create an incredible resources for anyone looking to become a volunteer, or to improve their current volunteering skills. We’ll share our expert knowledge, as well as information and advice from other experts in the field. We’ll also share volunteering opportunities and give you all the resources you need to help make a difference in the world!
Volunteering Guides will be a community based project, with the fundamental goal of educating, sharing and fostering more compassion in the world, and we thank you for joining us!
Christine Williams, USA
Christine has always had a passion for helping others. Whether it was volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club in her hometown or interning with education non-profits in San Francisco. Her love of travel and volunteering saw her travel through South America in 2012, and since then she has continued to work towards her goal of making the world a better place.
Christine has her Bachelor in Global Studies and is continuing wit her love for education by undertaking a Masters of Public Administration in International Development, where she is set to graduate in January 2017.
Christine’s favorite volunteering memories include:
- Helping a women’s cooperative of typhoon Yolanda survivors develop a candle making business
- Leading a house construction project for earthquake survivors in Pisco, Peru
- Working alongside an indigenous women’s textile cooperative in southern Mexico
Jules Hatfield, Australia
Former high-school teacher from Melbourne, Jules first entered the world of international volunteering in 2006 with an eight week trip in rural Thailand teaching English. Bitten by the volunteer and travel bug since then, Jules has pursued responsible travel and volunteering opportunities across 5 continents and 6 years on the road.
With a Bachelor in International Relations and a Diploma of Education, Jules’ love of education saw him return to study his Masters of International and Community Development, where he is set to graduate in April 2017.
Jules’ favorite volunteering memories include:
- Facilitating business management classes to typhoon Yolanda survivors in Tacloban, Philippines
- Project managing the construction of a multi-sports facility in Pisco, Peru
- Teaching English in a rural school outside of Bangkok, Thailand
When Christine and Jules aren’t working in non-profits and volunteering around the world they can be found writing about adventure travel and responsible tourism on their blog Don’t Forget To Move.