voluntourism Travel Articles
Global Voluntourism: You Want Me to Pay to do What? Naysayers will likely be disgruntled by the notion of paid voluntourism for decades to come, but zoologist/travel writer Nola Lee Kelsey offers some food for thought for travelers who still have an open mind on the topic of paying to volunteer. How to Volunteer at an Animal Shelter Abroad Can't live without your pet, but can't bring him along while you travel the world? Laura-Claire Corson offers advice for those considering volunteering at an animal shelter abroad. 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. Cheap Volunteering Experiences: How to Find Volunteer Programs That Suit the Financially Challenged 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. The Power of Ten – Habitat for Humanity in Puerto Angel, Mexico Escaping the frigid Minnesota winter, eighteen Habitat for Humanity volunteers discover a warm place on the coast of southern Mexico, and in their hearts. Tan Lines Fade – Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina Tan lines fade much faster than the effects of a Habitat for Humanity experience for Grace Hawkins. The Financial Crisis: 5 Reasons Why It’s a Perfect Excuse to Volunteer Abroad If you've been laid off, you should know that you have options. Instead of spending your days draining your savings while you wade through every job opportunities board on the Internet, why not volunteer abroad? Is Voluntourism a Dirty Word? The subject of volunteering your time while traveling is surprisingly controversial, so Lucy Corne examines the pros and cons, and gives advice on finding the best opportunities.