Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to truly experience a place behind the scenes and not just observe it. It’s travel with a positive footprint. It’s the chance to take your knowledge, experiences and energy to people and places that genuinely value your contribution, where you can make a real difference. It’s how you can meet new friends from around the world and be inspired about new possibilities. It’s also the opportunity to develop personal and career benefits whilst exploring incredible parts of your world.
According to a study conducted in 2013 about adult volunteering:
• Volunteers says they feel better; physically, emotionally, mentally
• Volunteering helps people manage and lower stress levels
• Volunteers feel a deeper connection to communities and others
Volunteering can help you advance your career, provide low-risk career experience and teach you valuable job skills. You will have the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organisation. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to try a new career without making a formal commitment. You can build on the skills you already have which can benefit your current position and the community at the same time.