Volunteer Abroad Articles

Interested in long-term world travel? Not a millionaire? Don’t despair! Long-term travel doesn’t have to break your bank account or your credit score. Whether you are interested in butterfly farming or ditch-digging, babysitting or constructing schools, there are thousands of...
If you're obsessed with the idea of volunteering in South Africa , you're in good company; between South Africa's rich culture, astounding natural beauty, and poignant past, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular volunteer abroad destinations in the world. English is one of...
Are you interested in volunteering overseas , but drawn to a region of the world that isn’t typically associated with these types of programs? No problem! You have more options than you think. The most popular locations for volunteering abroad include Peru , South Africa ,...
With amazing landscape, exotic wildlife and pristine beaches, Oceania is one of the world’s most beautiful regions. Whether you’re the world’s biggest Lord of the Rings fan or think aquatic snakes are the coolest things in the world (this author would agree), these islands offer...
Should You Volunteer in a Peruvian Orphanage? One of the most popular forms of volunteer work these days is through orphanages in developing countries. The appeal is obvious: the thought of helping abandoned children tugs on the heartstrings of any feeling person. Orphaned...
Peru is a land rich with history, culture and natural beauty. It is home to two wonders of the world -- Machu Picchu and the Amazon -- as well as beautiful beaches, mysterious ruins, and one of the world’s deepest canyons.
For those looking to spend some time volunteering abroad, Peru offers a variety of opportunities for students, adults, couples, or friends. Surprisingly, the country is just about the size of Alaska, however there are two main cities in which to volunteer: Lima , the country’s...
There are plenty of myths about volunteering abroad , but we'll go ahead and debunk this one for you: volunteering abroad as a family is possible -- and it can certainly be a life-changing experience. Use the opportunity to volunteer and travel as a way to teach your family...
What you need to know: Service learning programs combine the benefits of studying and volunteering abroad Service learning programs are a great way to enhance your academic studies These programs will be of interest to students looking to enter aid and development programs Over...
What will our legacies be? Cheese-It crumbs under the couch cushions and a TIVO filled with reruns of Seinfield? We hope not, but truthfully, most people are so worn down from their jobs that it’s easy to sink into a leather chair and scroll aimlessly through the channels. And...