Skip Navigation

Best Volunteering Experience w/o Qualifications?

Travel Forums General Talk Best Volunteering Experience w/o Qualifications?

1. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

What is the most rewarding volunteer experience you do & feel like you're actually doing something without needing qualifications? I wouldn't wanna teach or really work with children. Also, where is the best place to start looking? There seems to be so much it's hard to know where to start. Are there any good forums that could really guide you in the right direction?

2. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y


3. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 8y

Loads of places can help you, depends how much you want to spend!
You could try volunteer south america website, they seem to have a good selection or....get yourself a copy of 'green Volunteers', brill little book that lists by price/project/country.

I did volunteering in SA on a game park which was brill, there is also an awesome place in Gweru, Zimbabwe where you can work with lions.

Think about what you want to do, budget and for how long and I shall see if I can help.

4. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

If you had the money, what would be the best?

5. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 8y

Thats a really hard question> I would love to spend a few months working with the lions in Zim, but also I would like to try some other things. Another website for you to try is original volunteers co uk. Worldwide and very reasonable.
As I said before, evrything depends on what kind of things you would like to do and what you would like to get out of it.
Normally the best place to find volunteer jobs is to actually be in the country you wish to work, you would be suprised what sort of things come up.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

working with children without qualifications...

good luck to the children of the desperate realms.

Normally you need a license and a whole lot of training to deal with kids.

But you could be one of those natural born teachers and there are no exams for that.

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hi Marcus,

If you weren't put off by manual labour, then there's a really great project in South Africa run by an Irish guy. It's called the Niall Mellon Township. He's a self made Irish millionaire who took most of his money and got this organisation up and running down there.

To participate (and here's the catch), you are required to raise funds of a few thousand in order to contribute. Feedback in Ireland is amazing about this project. Apparently, everyone who goes out there says it;s the most rewarding experience, because you're helping to build other people's homes.

I dont know the link for it and I'm too lazy to check, but if you enter Niall Mellon Township into google, you should get it.

Just an idea...;)