You know that feeling when you’ve zoned at work wishing you could be anywhere else but at your desk and computer? That tiny thought at the back of your head that maybe there’s something more out there for you? We’ve all had it at one point or another – the urge to escape the 9-to-5 drudgery and go on an adventure. Continue reading “Why you should volunteer abroad during a career break”
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When you volunteer in one of our Thailand projects, we’ll take you off the beaten path so you can experience authentic Thai life. You’ll live and work among locals in the quiet, rural town of Trat on the southeastern coast of the country.
But what’s great about Trat is that it’s still easy to get to other parts of the country. uVolunteer participants usually work 4 days a week, giving them a long three-day weekend to explore the rest of Thailand. Read more “5 weekend trips to take when you volunteer in Thailand”
Few things tell you more about a culture than the food. That’s why we always recommend sampling as many local dishes as you can when you volunteer in Ghana. Read more “10 foods you must try when you volunteer in Ghana”
How many people can say they’ve watched up close as giant sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs on the beach at midnight? Or that they’ve spent four weeks living just a couple feet away from the beach? Not many. But when you volunteer in turtle conservation in Costa Rica, you can! Read more “A day in the life of a turtle conservation volunteer in Costa Rica”
Volunteering abroad is exciting, but packing for any trip can be a challenge. Between airport security requirements and simply trying to figure out what exactly you’ll need during your volunteer project, it can actually be one of the most intimidating parts of traveling. Read more “What NOT to pack for a volunteer abroad trip”
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact while gaining authentic cultural immersion in a beautiful country? Then you should volunteer to teach English in Thailand.
Whether you are a pre-med student starting a career in medicine or a healthcare professional looking for insight into medical care in a developing country, volunteering abroad in a healthcare project may be a great opportunity for you. Continue reading “What it’s like to be a healthcare volunteer in Ghana”
Few countries can compare with Costa Rica’s well-preserved natural beauty. Its many jungles and rainforests are home to a diverse range of rare wildlife and fauna, while its beaches, mountains, and waterfalls provide endless entertainment for adventurers. Continue reading “Top 7 things to do in Costa Rica”
We get it. Travel expenses can add up, and cost is one of the biggest considerations for volunteers planning their trip. But we believe you shouldn’t have to be wealthy to travel the world. With that in mind, uVolunteer offers affordable volunteer abroad programs to three destinations that are great for travelers on a budget. Continue reading “Which volunteer destination is best for your budget?”
It’s not hard to see why Thailand is a popular destination for volunteers. But there’s more to this beautiful country than exotic beaches, amazing food, and a famously laidback vibe (though there’s plenty of that as well!) If you’re a first time visitor, here are a few things that you should know before you volunteer in Thailand: Continue reading “10 things to expect when you volunteer in Thailand”
The thought of traveling and volunteering alone can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. You may worry that you’ll be bored and lonely or that you won’t have anyone to share all these great memories with.
But the truth is traveling and volunteering solo is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Continue reading “Why you should travel and volunteer solo”
Costa Rica is our most popular volunteer abroad destination, and for good reason. The country’s natural beauty and amazing people have been a draw for plenty of travelers, and once you’re there, you’ll never want to leave. Continue reading “8 things you’ll discover when you volunteer in Costa Rica”
As exciting as volunteering abroad is, planning your trip can be overwhelming. There are tons of programs and projects out there, each claiming to be the best or the most affordable. So how do you choose the best program and increase your chances of having a great experience volunteering abroad? Continue reading “8 questions you need to ask before volunteering abroad”
Thailand’s rich culture, great food and affordable cost of living make it one of the most popular destinations for backpackers and solo travelers. Continue reading “Top 12 things to do in Thailand”
You volunteer abroad because you have a deep desire to give back while experiencing a new part of the world. But will spending a summer building homes in Costa Rica impress employers?
Continue reading “How volunteering abroad helps your career”
Ghana is a popular destination for volunteers interesting in making a difference internationally, and anyone who has visited the country is familiar with the rich culture, friendly people, and immense diversity. Continue reading “7 things you should know before volunteering in Ghana”
Here’s what most people do when they want to volunteer abroad. They Google volunteer abroad programs in your desired country and they’re shocked to realize that many programs not only require you to pay but that the costs can add up quickly.
Maybe you want to volunteer to experience a completely new culture. Maybe you’re looking to gain valuable career skills that will make your resume stand out from the crowd. The benefits of volunteering abroad are nearly endless, but the truth is not everyone is cut out for this.
Spring break is quickly approaching and most of your friends will probably be heading to Cancun or Miami for a week of partying and relaxing on the beach. But what if you could do something totally different?