Volunteer Abroad Articles

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...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel …you are reading this article. Just kidding! Let’s get this out of the way first: you absolutely should volunteer in South America , because 1. Volunteering is awesome, and 2. Latin America is even more awesome. However, volunteers often have with...
It’s that time of the year again! After Christmas but before New Year’s, everyone’s wondering how to close the year, frantically trying to finish up the loose ends of the year before the fresh start the new year promises, and composing some New Year’s resolutions to get rid of...
With its biodiversity and wide range of ecosystems, Latin America is rich in opportunities for conservation volunteering . Volunteers interested in conservation can work to rehabilitate and protect wildlife, work on farms to learn about organic agriculture and permaculture, work...
While any type of volunteer work can be meaningful, volunteering abroad gives students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture while helping others. Volunteering in high school is worthwhile because individuals can explore their passions on a more...
Some may disagree with me, but I say it takes guts to go away and travel after you finish college, especially if it’s more than a “Woohoo! We graduated” two-week, partying-in-Mexico bender. If you’re taking some serious time off to travel - whether it’s hopping around Europe,...
One of the best ways to prepare for volunteering abroad is to educate yourself - on culture, on social issues, on local news, etc. Most volunteering projects gone wrong could have been fixed with the right knowledge. Many times, travelers underestimate the importance of preparing...
After graduating college, I decided I wanted to volunteer abroad . I finished up my summer job, spent a month at home getting my life in order and hopped on a plane to Ghana. In many ways, I had an incredible volunteer experience – going solo made me more independent, working at...
On Thursday, November 7, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan first struck the Philippines, hitting the country with what could be the strongest sustained cyclone winds ever recorded. More than 20,000 homes were flattened and 800,000 people evacuated. Initial death toll estimates were 10,000,...