Anybody can visit The Middle East. But if you really want to experience the diverse cultures, old traditions, amazing food, and beautiful landscapes, you’ll have to do more that just find the right tour guide.
This region of the world is rich with startups, small business, nonprofits, and schools working on building a brighter future for the next generation. By sharing your business, professional, and/or technical skills with locally-led organizations, you can help them accelerate their progress. This sort of volunteering is commonly called skills-based volunteering or Experteering.
But, before jumping at the first volunteering project you see, here are some tips to make sure you have a safe, enlightening, and high-impact trip: