Winner! KEEN Volunteer Vacation in South Africa

National Geographic Volunteer Vacation Winner

Congrats to Quyen Nguyen!

Quyen just won a week-long volunteer vacation at an animal rescue society near Cape Town, South Africa.

“I entered the contest because I have a deep appreciation for nature, wildlife, the outdoors and other cultures. Traveling, exploring and experiencing what our world has to offer while doing some good to make a difference in the lives of others is my passion. I am a 30 year old adventurer at heart and spend most of my vacations traveling on my own to volunteer in different countries such as Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico and Vietnam for starters! This South Africa volunteer adventure vacation is my ideal way to spend time!” – Quyen Nguyen

The trip is being organized by i-to-i, a U.K.-based volunteer travel company who has sent more than 20,000 people to volunteer in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America since 1996.

The winner will volunteer at TEARS, an animal shelter that provides pet food parcels, veterinary treatment and animal care education for community members with animals that could not otherwise afford these goods and services. The society also works with children who have had extremely hard lives and teaches them to care and be responsible for animals. Learning these nurturing skills helps to break the cycle of abuse in these children’s lives.

In addition to KEEN, additional contest sponsors include National Geographic Society, and i-to-i Volunteer Vacations.