Whatever be the reason altruism or a way of getting an upper hand in employment situations or an urge for learning about new places and cultures, people are looking for volunteering opportunities abroad,replacing indulging vacations. But the information banked on the internet about this can seem overwhelming.
So here are four tips for volunteering abroad to begin your search with :
- There are a lot of genuine international volunteering opportunities that offer you the experience without you having to pay for it. However,there are also many outfits that might want to toy you in the name of “free” volunteering and later make you pay for other things that come with the trip like hotel charges or language lessons.
- Do your research about each organization that you might be considering. Always remember,high price does not ensure high quality. Some organizations might charge high prices for adventure activities-they usually combine tourist and volunteering experiences. Hence,do your research and be sure of what your goal is for volunteering and choose likewise.
- If you choose to work on a social project like working for an NGO or at a learning center,you might want to volunteer for quite a while as the more time you spend volunteering,the more value it adds to your experience as well as your project.
- You also need to research about the service opportunity that you are joining,the food and accommodation,safety guides along with smaller but important points like pre-departure mentorship and airport pick