Finding and trusting volunteer opportunities abroad is mystifying: there’s either too much or too little information. The usual topics of people, food and accommodations are reviewed as well as dealing with time and money. You need to know what questions to ask so that you don’t become the victim of a scam. Tips and resources are also provided to assist you.
it’s not about stuff—it’s about giving back ▪ you don’t give, give, give—you give and receive ▪ teaching abandoned children they’re worthy of an education ▪ volunteer + tourism = voluntourism ▪ giving without respect diminishes both donor and recipient ▪ nursing an orphaned baboon back to the wild ▪ the giving and receiving relationship must be balanced for both parties to benefit ▪ you’ll open their minds after you’ve opened your heart ▪ it’s not about you, but about we