Category: Why uVolunteer

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to travel alone

Travel is without a doubt one of the ultimate ways to broaden your mind, learn about yourself, and enjoy your life. The lessons, memories, and friends that you will come home with are invaluable, and I genuinely believe that it makes you a more well-rounded, humble, and knowledgeable person.

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What Makes West Africa Such A Great Travel Destination?

West Africa is a large region of the African continent, covering over 5,000,000km2 of land. Over 350,000,000 people live in this area, which is generally said to be composed of 18 countries – Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Benin, Mauritania, Liberia, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, and Saint Helena.

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5 Steps To Planning An Unforgettable Gap Year

Going on a gap year can be a hugely significant choice in your life. It can mark the graduation from adolescence into adulthood, or the end of being a student and starting a career. For many, it is one of the most exciting, fulfilling experiences of their lives. If you want to make the most of your big trip, you’ll need to make sure you plan right.

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6 Former Volunteers Share Their Best Tips

Whether it’s your first trip abroad or your fiftieth you’ll be sure to have your own reasons as to why you’re travelling and what you want to get out of the experience. Volunteering abroad gives you the opportunity to gain independence, learn how to adapt to different cultures, help you escape from the monotony of daily life and allow you to give back to the community in a way that normal travel does not.

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How To Pack Compact For Your Volunteer Trip

When planning your big volunteering trip abroad, you might think you need to bring heaps of outfits, shoes, beauty products etc. What if you look underdressed? What if you run out of clean clothes? Don’t worry, following a few guidelines can really help you to pack light, keeping you mobile and potentially even saving you money on your flight.

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Why you should volunteer abroad during a career break

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.

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What NOT to pack for a volunteer abroad trip

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. 

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Which volunteer destination is best for your budget?

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.

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Why you should travel and volunteer solo

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. 

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How to volunteer abroad for free

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.

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