Here Are Several Ways You Can Travel and Volunteer Abroad
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Photo Credit: Hill Street Studios

Here Are Several Ways You Can Travel and Volunteer Abroad

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Lydia Makondo
Lydia Makondo Jan 13, 2022

Have you ever dreamed about what life would be like abroad, but don’t know how? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of ways to travel abroad as a volunteer.

Get a job working with Mercy Ships.

Mercy Ships currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ships in the world, providing humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients.

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Volunteer with the organization All Hands and Hearts

All Hands and Hearts is a volunteer-powered international organization dedicated to meeting the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. 

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Apply with the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program run by the United States Government, providing international social and economic development assistance. Peace Corps volunteers lead grassroots efforts to protect the environment and strengthen understanding of environmental issues.

They teach environmental awareness in schools and to local organizations, empowering communities to make their own decisions about how to conserve the local environment.

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Volunteer all over the world with WorkAway

Workaway is a platform that allows members to arrange homestays and cultural exchange. Volunteers, or “Workawayers”, are expected to contribute a pre-agreed amount of time per day in exchange for lodging and food, which is provided by their host.

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Find different skills-based projects to work on with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat’s Disaster Response works with local communities to address a variety of housing needs after natural disasters. Habitat’s advocacy work raises awareness and support for decent and affordable housing around the world.

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Check out other opportunities on websites such as GoOverseas.com and VolunteerHQ.org. If you end up going abroad through one of these amazing opportunities, please let us know, so we can share your experience with our community.

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