Local elections were held all across Hungary last Sunday, voters were electing mayors and assembly members for 5 years. The Budapest mayor election was particularly significant for Hungary’s opposition, which scored an incredible victory against the ruling party (Fidesz) incumbent, István Tarlós. “We have taken back Budapest” – the Hungarian opposition was cheering on Sunday…

Consider why you want to volunteer Any decent organisation that works with volunteers will ask you why you want to volunteer and what your motivations are. You should also think about why you are interested in that particular project you want to contribute to. If you only want to work on a project because you…

International volunteering is a popular choice for people all around the world who want to do their bit in ‘making the world a better place’. Yet the booming business of ‘voluntourism’ has been under attack for perpetuating the ‘white saviour complex’ and for contributing to the exploitation of vulnerable people in developing countries. The term…