Volunteer Abroad Articles

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,...
Volunteering abroad is a big thing these days; most people who have done it have loved it, and most people who haven’t done it want to do it. Volunteering abroad makes your resume stand apart, introduces you to new friends and cultures, and opens your eyes to a new way of living....
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel I’ve been volunteering in Africa for the past two years with the Peace Corps, and have come across dozens of others out here doing the same thing, either with Peace Corps or other organizations. Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel I’ve been...
Ah, high school. That wonderful-yet-awkward time in life filled with pep rallies, group projects and 15-minute waits for the bathroom pass. While everyone has their own opinion about the teenage years, high school students are a truly special group. When you’re in high school,...
The first time I went to Morocco I was 15 years-old. Just like most teens I’ve met, I thought I knew all about the world. Eventually, I grew up and my experience in Morocco played a crucial role in this process. In most western countries, we are used to having things “our way”....
The first step to saving money while volunteering abroad is to find a low-cost program or, better yet, your own volunteer opportunity abroad. Yes, it is possible to volunteer abroad for free by finding your own organization to volunteer with or getting a scholarship for your...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel In many ways, the hardest part of volunteering abroad is the mental jump from dreaming of the perfect volunteer trip to making it a reality. The work doesn’t end there, though; once you’ve been accepted to your dream international volunteer program...
Whatever your opinion on voluntourism, there's no denying its growth as a new and popular way to travel. Unfortunately, some imitators have found a way to profit from altruistic tourists by running legitimate looking operations that are actually scams -- such as the fake...