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5 Great Alternatives to the Peace Corps

Many people dream of volunteering in the Peace Corps, making a difference in the world and getting all the benefits that come along with service.
Unfortunately for some, joining the Peace Corps requires a 27-month commitment …

9 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Joining the Peace Corps

The U.S. Peace Corps is (in their own words) the “toughest job you’ll ever love.”
As many Peace Corps veterans will tell you, there’s usually an unpleasant or startling moment when you truly realize what it …

A Guide to WWOOFing

What is WWOOFing?
‘WWOOF’ stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
The term ‘WWOOFing’ means ‘to volunteer in a WWOOF program’, whereas a ‘WWOOFer’ is a WWOOF volunteer.
WWOOFing allows you to go and work on a …

Multigenerational Volunteering Programs – Kids, Parents, and Grandparents United

What’s a fun activity for kids, parents and grandparents to all do together?
Fishing? Playing cards? How about volunteering abroad?
Volunteering abroad (or ‘Voluntouring’ as it’s sometimes known) is often thought of as something reserved only for …

The Top 5 Countries to Volunteer In

If you caught the excellent ‘An Idiot Abroad’ TV series created by Ricky Gervais, you’ll know how heart warming it was to see the gormless but lovable Karl Pilkington helping to build makeshift housing in …

The Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for Travelers on a Budget

Many people often assume that volunteering abroad is free, and that you won’t be charged at all for your services.
Because you’re giving up your time and making the effort to help out other people (and …

11 Things You Need to Know About WWOOFing

WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) has become increasingly popular in recent years as travelers look for new and exciting ways to spend their time abroad.
Elizabeth Sanberg of GoGreenTravelGreen.com recently spend 5 days on …

Why Should You Pay to Volunteer Abroad?

During a recent meet-up with some old friends, one of my friends told us how he’d recently spent 3 months volunteering in Ghana, and how he’d had to pay over £3000 to do so.
“You paid …

Will Taking a Gap Year Cause You to Lose Motivation?

One of the biggest fears most parents have when their teenager tells them they want to take a gap year, is that they think they’ll lose motivation and end up avoiding work and education, whilst …

Volunteering Overseas for Free

On this page we’ll show you how volunteering abroad doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars.
We’ll also talk about how ‘volunteering overseas for free’ might still have a cost attached (meaning that it’s not …

Volunteering Overseas – The Definitive Guide

Not everyone wants to have their entire gap year experience pre-determined and planned out for them (as I mentioned on this page about gap year organizations).
If you want to work abroad (doing some kind of …