Posted by: v500 in Teaching on May 25th, 2012

Volunteer teaching is a good way to share your expertise and see the world. It is also a great way to know different cultures and have a good teaching experience. There are groups that can help you prepare for the volunteer teaching in case you do not have an experience yet.

Volunteer teaching in a country where you can reach out to children and other people who need your help is very rewarding and fulfilling. Here are some teaching destinations you might want to check out:

Monasteries in Nepal

Monasteries? Yes, you will be teaching the monks in this corner of Nepal. For sure you will have well behaved students who will attentively listen. These are young monks between the ages of 7 thru 12. In between classes and during holidays, you will be able to do some trekking and enjoy the most wonderful sceneries in the world.

Children of Kitengela in Kenya

Kitengela is a small town in the historic district of Kenya. Aside from helping the kids develop their English, you will be exposed to the traditional culture of the locals. The people have suffered under the hands of owners of big lands. The people are trapped in between their traditions and the modern world.

Locals of the Galapagos Island

The Galapagos Island is considered among the new wonders of the world. Teaching English on this island will help the locals connect with the rest of the world. In the first place, who will be the best people to explain what Galapagos can offer.

The underprivileged in Swaziland

A big chunk of the population of Swaziland is unemployed and sending their children to school is the least of priorities for a lot of families. Imagine how teaching them something to enrich their language will be an advantage when they step out of their homes.

Posted by: v500 in Internship,Teaching,Volunteering on January 4th, 2008

You are at the crossroads…you need to get focused in your career and begin working. You have a number of student loans to close so you only feel like going for paid jobs. But in many cases paid jobs may not come along unless you have sufficient experience. It is always a wise thing to do some volunteering or take up an internship with an INTERNSHIPorganization so that you can show it in your resume and let people know about your talents and capabilities. It is an added bonus to your resume so even a period of 6 months should do, you could work during your last semester and then show it in your resume. A bit of planning and focus could ensure you get a job once you are fresh out of college.

Internships are generally taken up by students who need experience in a specific field or for those who want to switch careers. Generally intern students are hired as replacements and may work for a very less pay or no pay at all. Internships actually offer a lot of education, learning and experience in a specific field which you can show in your resume. There are several types of internships and they are many times volunteering opportunities. There may be paid internships too but do not hesitate if you get an unpaid one only because it will give you the same expertise and experience and the prospects of a better job. Internship can be termed as a pre-employment opportunity wherein you get a feel of what work in the real world is like.

You love traveling and seeing new people and also you enjoy learning new languages. You love seeing the beautiful historic places all over the globe and you are truly enthralled at beautiful scenic sights all over the world. At the same time you are aware of the hardships that many persons in the underdeveloped nations are suffering and your heart goes out to them. It may not be sufficient to just express compassion but you can take some time off and offer to volunteer abroad. Volunteering abroad is generally associated with social causes like rescue work during natural calamities like earthquakes, war, Tsunami, creating eco friendly habitats, teaching slum children etc. Do you really gain something…yes a lot of experience, a good understanding of different cultures, traditions, languages and a sense of satisfaction and pride about contributing globally.

The types of volunteering opportunities available abroad are teaching English to underprivileged children, helping in procurement of good drinking water for the village as a whole or even caring for rare species of birds and other wild life in nature reserves. You may feed the hungry in homeless shelters during natural calamities, help the sick in hospitals if you are a medical practitioner or a nurse and probably just show love and compassion to children in need. The need is truly great out there probably much more than you can actually imagine so think about it, if you truly have the inclination and the strength to bear any hardships that you may encounter this will be a road to a bright career and future for you.