This year, thousands of teenage volunteers will pack their bags, say goodbye to their folks, hop on a plane, and enter the world of volunteering abroad. Sounds easy enough, right?
Have you been seeking a more meaningful travel experience? There is no greater way to see a new country and discover unique cultural aspects than to get involved in the community and volunteer.
Are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you passionate about a particular issue, but don’t have any qualifications in the field?
Ready for your first (volunteer) adventure abroad? We can only encourage you to get on the plane as soon as possible.
It’s the time of year when many of our school-age volunteers start to plan their summer holidays – which may include signing up for volunteer programmes abroad.
So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals.
A few years ago while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa I had what I considered the privilege of petting a young cheetah. I remember being led into the enclosure by the handler, slowly crouching down and running my fingers through its spotted coat.
With its pristine waters and white sandy beaches, Fiji is an ideal destination for volunteers wanting to soak up some sunshine in a balmy, tropical location in their free time.