5 Ways to Volunteer Abroad

guest blog submitted by Jamie Costello, a business student based in Manchester, UK.

Volunteering has benefits within itself, but volunteering abroad can provide satisfaction on a whole new level. It issues an intimate perspective on overseas communities and people. A feeling you won’t get at home. Here are some great places that you can volunteer abroad.


A popular destination for many travelers, there are incredible versatility in volunteering opportunities which has something for most in Thailand.  Worthy causes run the gamut from helping prevent human trafficking to bathing rescued elephants in wildlife sanctuaries.


If you are an animal lover, Australia may just be the destination when it comes to volunteering abroad. You may volunteer to hug Koala’s at the Koala Sanctuary, or feed lively dolphins out on Morton Island. On top of that, it is also a great destination to live.


Engrossed in history and culture, India is a vibrant country that’s sure to satisfy any flavor of volunteering needs. There are suitable jobs in health clinics, childcare and teaching. It will be dependent on the region you base yourself in, as there is great variety in where you go to offer help.


Cambodia has been rifled in political issues. The country is absorbed in poverty, hunger and human rights concerns. Opportunities to help those in need include English language teaching, and various construction projects to build better environments.


Did you know that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee?  Where would you be without your early morning fix?  This makes it a prime destination for farm volunteering.  As well as that, you can also engage in brewing roles and other opportunities involved in medicine.

Helping others provides great satisfaction and self-fulfillment.  Being able to volunteer in destinations where it is more in need than your own, is an incredible experience.  Rather than apply for a UK visa to work somewhere like England, why not volunteer abroad instead?  Getting out of your comfort zone to help those in need is a destinations above any you every dreamed possible.

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  1. jamie costello

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