Volunteer Abroad Articles

The world outside your door is calling... but its exact directions are a little muffled. It’s an exciting time to be a young person with dreams of seeing the world, as there are now more ways to get abroad than ever before. But more opportunities = tougher choices. Here at Go...
At the beginning of 2012, I moved to Colombia, to start a year as a volunteer teacher with WorldTeach . I’m currently writing this article from my cozy apartment in Bogotá, watching all the poor fools caught in the near-daily rain outside. The sharp math experts out there may...
Understandably, not everyone has the flexibility and financial security to spend more than a few weeks volunteering abroad. We have responsibilities to return to and cannot commit for as long as would be ideal -- hence, the growing popularity and availability of short term...
How will you volunteer abroad? // Photo Credit: Sally Bull If you've taken a moment to peruse Go Overseas, you may have been surprised at the sheer number of volunteer opportunities there are out there. From Baja to Bali and everywhere in between, the options seem endless and...
When comparing volunteer travel programs, how can you tell them apart? Look for these 10 traits, which indicate the volunteer organization is reputable and the impact you have will be meaningful and long-term.
Thinking about volunteering abroad ? There’s a whole big world out there to explore but before you do, take the time to learn about volunteering abroad as an industry and as an experience. There may be some surprises out there that you didn’t expect… From planning your trip to...
At 22, having just graduated college, I hopped on a plane headed for Ghana to volunteer in a municipal hospital. Two years later, I traveled to the Philippines to finish my Masters and got involved with some volunteer work along the way. After which I found an NGO in Cambodia...
Do you want to volunteer in China? You’ve come to the right place. Wait, wait, wait – come back here! We didn’t say teach in China . We said volunteer in China . That’s right. There’s a difference, and it’s a big one. Although volunteering to teach English in China is a very...
With the close of my two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar quickly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about the projects I've completed, and things I have accomplished as a volunteer. Because of the focus Peace Corps gives to cultural exchange and...