Volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience. You share your enthusiasm, time, skills, and energy and give of yourself in a way that allows you to effect positive change.
Making a difference can also mean sharing specific knowledge, skills, and experience you may have. But the experience extends far beyond hands-on service with many opportunities for cultural exchange and personal transformation. And the impact of your service can last a lifetime, for you and the community you served.
If you have an interest in volunteering and learning about another culture, you can be of service. Making a difference can be as simple as sharing love and affection.
WHY PAY TO VOLUNTEER?
Prospective volunteers are surprised to learn that many programs charge their volunteers a fee to participate. At first, this can seem ridiculous —Why should you pay money to work for free? Aren't you already forgoing income you could be making? Here are a few things to keep in mind while trying t…