Spotlight on Sarah - one of our wonderful Team Leaders!

Sarah, Nurses in Action Team Leader from January to March 2020, was based with her team of volunteers in Kenya when the COVID-19 pandemic started to come to light. As the Australian Government recommended that Australians abroad should return home, World Youth International immediately began working...


Volunteering within vulnerable communities profoundly changed this Nurse/Midwife’s career trajectory

Rohan is a Registered Nurse and Midwife from the Northern Territory who embarked on World Youth International’s Global Adventurers Program in Kenya last year. Having spent 3 weeks in Kenya and witnessing how dire the state of health is for the country’s citizens, Rohan felt that his nursing and midw...


At the forefront of global health: Malaria Vaccination Program Introduced

World Youth International are proud to announce that our Odede Community Health Centre is one of the first medical facilities in Kenya to roll out a new form of malaria prevention; a childhood vaccine. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, is being made available to children up to 2 years of age across Ke...


How volunteering can impact your life (and career)!

Volunteering is not new to Australians. In fact, around 34% of our population spends time volunteering every year, collectively clocking around 700 million hours helping others. Based on over 3 decades of working in the international volunteering space, and conversations with thousands of incredi...


All Volunteers Home Safely! COVID-19 Update

Over the past week, due to impact of the global pandemic, World Youth International personally assisted all our Australian volunteers who were abroad on our programs to make it home. Getting them on flights home was our first priority and we worked around the clock to make it happen. They are all no...


COVID-19 Update – World Youth International/Nurses In Action

As you are all aware, measures to manage the spread of the Coronavirus are now being enforced globally and we are following suit. We have personally assisted all our volunteers who were abroad on our programs to make it home. They are all now home safely and undergoing their 14 days of quarantine...


How an Ambulance has helped save lives in rural Kenya

In 2017, World Youth International were able to purchase a brand new, fully equipped ambulance for their Mama Ann’s Odede Community Health Centre thanks to generous donors and volunteers’ fundraising efforts. Having been in use for over two years, the impact the ambulance has had on the Odede commu...


Introducing our Nurses in Action Ambassador, Helen Zahos

We are thrilled to announce our Nurses in Action Ambassador, Helen Zahos! Helen is a Humanitarian, Emergency Nurse and Paramedic who has volunteered in disaster areas around the world. World Youth International will be working closely with Helen to further develop and expand our Nurses In Action pro...


Educate. Empower. Inspire: International Year of the Nurse & Midwife

World Youth International is aligning with the global campaign, International Year of the Nurse & Midwife, with a series of exciting initiatives throughout 2020 to celebrate. These initiatives include: Launching our Nurses In Action program in the UK. From February 2020, qualified Nurses, Mid...

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