So, you’re interested in volunteering abroad. Maybe you’re looking to take on a stretch experience, or feel a desire to contribute your skills to a cause that matters to you. Whatever your reason is, your next step is to find an opportunity to turn those intentions into reality without inadvertently causing more harm than good.
A quick Google search for “volunteer opportunities” will yield over 250 million results, and many direct to listing sites that have even more options. How can you possibly choose? This surplus of projects often leads to decision paralysis precisely when the world needs your contributions more than ever!
In this #MakeVolunteeringMatter series, we’ll help you figure out how to ensure that your actions make a real difference.
Research shows there is a right and a wrong way to volunteer. Done wrong, it can cause more harm than good. Volunteering your skills, rather than participating in voluntourism, is proven to create lasting change in most sustainable, ethical, and impactful way.