If you have the travel bug, why not lend a helping hand while you’re at it? Better yet, why not do it for practically free? I love to volunteer, almost as much as I love traveling. It brings a feeling of good and humility that is truly indescribable. Here is a website that gives a handful of options for those itching to make a difference in the world. Enjoy the excerpts!
“The chance to give something back, an opportunity to share your skills and knowledge, to meet other travellers or simply to meet the locals…
There are many reasons to volunteer while you’re travelling and there are literally thousands of charities and organisations that look for help from passing travellers.”
“WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms), Worldwide
Board and lodging is offered in exchange for a days’ work on the farm. Stays available from one week to many years, and with thousands of hosts available in 53 countries there is an opportunity suitable for everyone.”
“Help Exchange, Worldwide
– www.helpx.net – A website that lists worldwide hosts that are looking for an extra pair of hands; whether it be in their farm or garden, working in schools or on religious projects, building houses or community centres to simply helping a family take the kids to school.”
“Kibbutz Volunteer, Israel – www.kibbutzvolunteer.com – An area that is rarely out of the news, Israel offers superb community but complicated politics.
Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to experience this region first hand while living as part of a socialist community where everything is provided. The region also serves as a good base from which to explore the Middle East and North Africa.”