I have really want to Volunteer Abroad for awhile and looking for locations.I have been going back and forth which countries to go to.I really want to enjoy myself and want to volunteer at the same time. I research on a site named -snip- for and volunteer ideas.
What is the best place to volunteer abroad overseas?
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Hi, im a portuguese guy, i will finish my internship and bachelors in November and i will travel for 1 to 3 months, im looking for a partner or a grou to join on a trip.I have been in Asia for 1 semester in a exchange program and i spent all the semester traveling with my friends in south east asia, i love asia and i want to come back and visit other countries.
Im loking for a travel with some kind of volunteering (teaching and take care of children) and i was thinking on Nepal.
If you are interested my contact is in my profile
Although it's tempting to start with the big companies, I've done quite a bit of 'volunteering' with them and I've always been a bit dubious as to how much of the large amounts of money I've paid are going to the charity I'm 'working' with. I've just had a fab experience with a much much smaller company in Udaipur, India that was a lot more involved in the local community and you could genuinely see where your money was going. Plus it was a lot cheaper anyway. It takes quite a lot of work to find the smaller companies, but it's worth the effort.
I have done a couple of little volunteering stints in Thailand, Honduras, Ecuador and Canada. I've found that the opportunities I enjoyed the most were the ones that tended to be the most 'grassroots'.
When you are actually volunteering alongside the founder, or at least the operator, you'll have a greater impact and sense of meaning... as well as understanding of the challenges and benefits of everything going on around you. The problem is, of course, that you aren't going to be entirely aware of who you're working with until you get there. If you are at all interested in south america, then there's this site with quite a few opportunities.
Happy hunting, international volunteering is such a rewarding experience