Volunteering Travel Articles

Volunteering is a huge part of the travel industry, and for many long-term indie travelers, it’s the backbone of a big trip. There is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding volunteering, so check out the articles we have on the topic to learn more.

 
How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me
How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me Volunteering on a refugee camp in Africa may not be a typical travel choice, but as Josh Martin explains, it's certainly a transformational one.
5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia
5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia Overwhelmed by all the volunteering possibilities in Asia? Let Hannah from Go Overseas, an expert at volunteering abroad, narrow down the options with these 5 incredible opportunities.
8 Tips for First Time WWOOFer’s
8 Tips for First Time WWOOFer’s You've probably seen the word WWOOF before. But what does it mean? How do you do it? Scott Harbeck is here to give you all the tips and advice you need for your first WWOOFing experience.
An Insider’s Thoughts on Voluntourism in Orphanages and Schools
An Insider’s Thoughts on Voluntourism in Orphanages and Schools Planing to volunteer abroad or do a voluntourism trip? Filipa Chatillon shares her personal experience as a volunteer and volunteer coordinator and what you should look for when choosing your project/company.
How to Find a Cheap Volunteering Experience
How to Find a Cheap Volunteering Experience Interested in making a difference on your holiday but can't afford one of the package programs? Amy Heading was too, and she gives us some expert advice on how to pull it off.
How to Add Volunteering to Your RTW Trip
How to Add Volunteering to Your RTW Trip Voluntourism is increasingly figuring high on the agendas of RTW travelers, but knowing where to start is another story. Should you sign up through an organization or go the independent route? Check out our top tips for incorporating voluntourism into your world travels and resources for figuring out how.
How to Get Started with Voluntourism
How to Get Started with Voluntourism Ready to make a difference somewhere in the world but not sure what to do next? Abbie Mood offers advice on getting started with voluntourism.
How Volunteering Changed Me
How Volunteering Changed Me While many travelers to Thailand go to find beautiful beaches and energetic nightlife, Jessica Festa heads to the hills of Chiang Rai to save a village, and find herself.
How a Pencil Made Me Appreciate Life
How a Pencil Made Me Appreciate Life Have you had an experience during your travels that really made you take a step back and reflect? Adam Seper shares his story about volunteering in Laos and how much of an impact a simple gift had on him.
Create Your Own NGO: Give Back to the Local Economy
Create Your Own NGO: Give Back to the Local Economy Leave a lasting positive footprint by creating your own NGO. Isabel Eva Bohrer shares how.