In recent years, volunteering abroad has become a popular way for people to combine their two passions of traveling and making a difference in the world. Many people do this in hopes of making the world a better place but have no idea what they are getting themselves into.
That’s why I’m here. I want to explain to you what a “typical” day is like for many volunteers who are giving their time and energy around the world. Of course, it is hard to pinpoint every project, but below is a basic rundown of my day during my time as a volunteer while teaching abroad to 6-12-year-olds in in South America. Hopefully this will give you a sense of what life can be like when you choose to volunteer abroad.