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Top International Volunteer Programs Top Volunteer Abroad Programs by Jessica Voigts
A yearly review of the top volunteer programs of all types worldwide. Programs range in length from 1 week to 2 years.
How to Evaluate Volunteer Organizations How to Evaluate International Volunteer Programs by Zahara Heckscher
So many international volunteer programs are available. We provide you a worksheet to help you make your choice.
Volunteer work in Italy on an olive farm. Volunteer in Italy at an Olive Farm with WWOOF by Venetia Sherson
A volunteer experience with in Italy harvesting olives on organic farms with WWOOF, a worldwide organization that allows participation at all ages.
Why volunteeer abroad Why Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for Any Age by Zahara Heckscher
The top reasons to volunteer explored by the co-author of volunteering classics.
Why volunteeer abroad The Real Peace Corps: Cross-Cultural Exchange Makes It Worthwhile by Matt Brown
A fantastic overview about the most important aspects of volunteering for the Peace Corps. A first-hand account by a participant who honestly describes his experience. He outlines the opportunities to help others in important ways worldwide. After 2 years of service, you receive $10,000 to transition back home.
Volunteer in Europe fixing a castle The Guide to Volunteer Programs and Vacations Abroad in Europe by Volker Poelzl
Volunteer programs in Europe include inexpensive yet enjoyable camps restoring ancient monuments, castles, and organic farming. Fascinating programs with cultural activities and adventures.
Benefits of Service Learning The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad by Jessica Voigts
The many benefits of service-learning abroad for local communities. You develop as an educated global citizen. So many options are available to students of all ages.
Why pay to volunteer? Why Pay to Volunteer? A Guide for Students by Isabel Bohrer
A student explains the costs of volunteering abroad and provides examples. There are many meaningful budget project or work exchange options with few frills. More comprehensive responsible volunteer programs with amenities, activities, and organized adventures are available..
Turtle How to Find a Responsible Voluntourism Experience Overseas by Amy E. Robertson
5 key steps to finding a responsible voluntourism experience. The author has experience in volunteering and evaluating programs.
Wildlife How to Volunteer to Protect Wildlife Responsibly by Amy E. Robertson
How to find a responsible volunteer program that helps to protect wildlife while you are abroad.
Helping endangered animals 9 Volunteer Endangered Animal Projects Abroad by Lavanya Sunkara
Projects abroad for volunteers dedicated to helping many endangered animals.
Volunteer caring for a giraffe A Guide to Animal Care Programs for Volunteers by Jane Stanfield
An experienced author and volunteer describes what it takes to care for animals.
Why teens should volunteer 10 Reasons Why Teens Should Volunteer Overseas by Jessica Voigts
Teens will find many lifelong benefits to volunteering abroad. Here are 10 essential and realistic ways the experience transforms teen life.
Volunteer farm work The Guide to Volunteer Farm Work Abroad by Jonathon Engels
Volunteer work and exchanges on farms are a very popular way to extend your travels. Projects provide opportunities worldwide for meaningful experiences while on a budget.
Volunteer overseas over 50 Over 50 and Volunteering Overseas by John Dwyer
The author describes his incredible volunteer experiences abroad over the years. Senior volunteers will find advice along with top over 50 programs and resources.
Volunteer vacations for seniors Volunteer Vacations: Seniors Have a Different Agenda by Alison Gardner
Senior travel contributing editor Alison Gardner describes interesting trends in volunteer vacations taken by seniors.
Volunteer photography for an NGO Volunteer with an NGO Abroad as a Photographer by Jim Hall
A former volunteering for an NGO, now an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, vividly describes this life abroad.
Long-term voluntourism The Truth About How Long You Should Commit to Volunteer by Amy E. Robertson
Why volunteer long-term? Here are the top reasons, resources, and recommendations for locations.
Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
Inside tips on planning an unforgettable volunteer vacation in Latin America. The author has volunteered extensively in the region from a young age.
Volunteer and learn Spanish in Panama 10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Combine Language Learning and Volunteering in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
How to learn a language abroad while a volunteer. Here are some examples of top language schools in Latin America where both are possible. The combination allows for meaningful cultural immersion.
Volunteer in Namibia Top Volunteer Programs and Sending Organizations in Africa by Zahara Heckscher
Expert tips on how to select a top volunteer organization. Important programs of all types within the very diverse continent of Africa.
A Path Appears A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity: An Interview with Nicholas D. Kristof by John Dwyer
A discussion of an important book, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity", with a focus on effective volunteering.
Peace Corps Director of Volunteering An Interview with a Director of the Peace Corps by John Dwyer
Transitions Abroad interviews a Director of the Peace Corps about the options to volunteer long-term worldwide. There is now more diversity than ever within the iconic program.
Women empowerment Women's Empowerment Abroad as a Volunteer by Amy E. Robertson
You can help with the urgent need for women's empowerment abroad.
Volunteer with your kids abroad Top Considerations for Volunteering Overseas… with Your Kids by Amy E. Robertson
Join your kids abroad to make a difference.
Senior volunteers Learning to Love (Senior) Voluntourists by Alison Gardner
A view on the development of voluntourism, a term the author coined in the 1990s. The author discusses the positive role boomers have played in the development of volunteer vacations.
Volunteer as professionals How to Put Professional Skills to Use in a Volunteer Program Abroad by Amy E. Robertson
Here are some organizations abroad where much-needed professional skills are put to use.
Student service learning 3 Ways to Engage in Student Service Learning Abroad by Eric Hartman
Breaking down the ways students can engage in meaningful academic option of service learning abroad.

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