One of the best decisions you will make is to work for charities abroad. And we mean volunteering abroad.
Work for charities abroad
Charities abroad are crying out for volunteers. What they need are volunteers who can help them with education, modern farming techniques, conservation.
Almost everyone who has made the decision to work for charities abroad has stated it was one of life’s great rewards.
We regret to say, they hardly need any help with religion or politics. Avoid these subjects at all costs no matter what your great intentions are. Discussing these topics are best left to locals. You might just end up in jail – or worse.
Working for a charity abroad is an awesome vocation and is going to be a life changer for you and for them. Many people who work for charities abroad seem to be happier people. You become part of a global synergy.
However, many of the charities that need you will not have a website and may not even have a Facebook page. You must consider some research into the project and the introducer. Voluntouring Abroad has already vetted some suitable charities in Cambodia.
And you may even be better off just going somewhere like Cambodia, where you can, retail, stay a few days or a week, and you will find the temple that teaches children English. You may be taken off to a small village that needs help with farming and agriculture or looking for water.
Do your homework first before you start to work for a charity abroad. You do not want to end up in some foreign country, especially a second or third world country, with no one that you can depend on. Make sure that you have a fallback position, whether it be a local you know, a meet and greet service like ours or direct contact with family members back home.
Be mindful that you may not have internet or satellite telephones. Always be able to protect yourself and to make sure that you’re easily found. GPS equipment locators can easily and cheaply be purchased off the internet.
Take care of yourself first, before you can take care of others
Volunteer Abroad Cheap
Can you actually volunteer abroad cheap? The answer is not really. The rreason charities need volunteers is that they do not have money. This means that you can expect to contribute or pay in full:
- Air fare: This is going to depend on time of year, flight class and country of origin
- Visa: Many nationalties can obtain a Visa On Arrival for $30 – $40. If you are unsure search for a Cambodian visa agency.
- Health insurance: This will entitel depend on age, nationality, pre exisiting conditions. However it is essential. IN addition make sure you attend to even the most minor cut or abrasion in Cambodia. Better safe than sorry.
- Accomodation: Cambodian accomodation can be very affordable. Rooms can be rented or shared for less than $10 per day.
- Daily expenses: Yiu can live reasonably well for $10 per day in Cambodia. However; save as much as you can and always have a reserve tucked away.
- Contribution to charity; most charities will want for something. probably cash but it could be equipment which cannot be had in Cambodia.
Volunteer Opportunities for Teachers
You are going to find volunteer opportunities for teachers in all disciples at all levels. The most common volunteer opportunities for teachers are in teaching English.
Many countries, including Cambodia are screaming out for English teachers. You will certainly be welcomed if you are a native speaker. They will often ask for a degree, a TEFL or a TESOL. So, before you go volunteer in Cambodia. At the very minimum, get a teaching qualification. They are quite easy for native English speakers.
Before you volunteer as an English Teacher invest a few months into getting the qualifications.
However, if you have a degree in any discipline: especially conservation, medical or agriculture you will wanted in places like Cambodia.
Volunteer work abroad all expenses paid
Finding volunteer work abroad all expenses paid is going to be very difficult. As in hens teeth.
The reason that charities and countries require volunteers, is because they have no money. Many of these countries will be second or third world. And even if they do offer expenses It will be a few dollars per day.
You’re going to be expected to live like a local. So at least, is going to be very cheap.
However, anybody who’s offering you volunteer work and says that they’re going to pay you, you must think twice about it. You must do some due diligence on the charity. Find out if they have a website or Facebook; or send us the details and we will check them for you. Volunteer work is what it is. It’s volunteering, it’s unpaid.
How to start volunteering
Most of the readers to Voluntouring abroad are native English speakers. To start a volunteering experience, obtain an English Teaching qualification.
In addition to a qualification you should consider some experience. Decide on what age group you want to teach English to and volunteer locally to gain some experience.
Search for charity is the first stage on how to start volunteering . This will allow you to consider what is best for you. If you are enjoying what you do it will be better for all concerned. Doing work for charities abroad should be a pleasure. Its not; repeat not “a guilt trip”
Start to save! You are going to have to pay something to someone.