Posted by: v500 in Volunteering on January 15th, 2013

volunteers_buildingIf you want to offer your time and skills to help other people, then volunteering abroad for building projects may sound appealing to you. Roll your sleeves up and get involved in different programs that reach out to some unfortunate people in some of the most beautiful travel destinations abroad.

It will not be easy manual labor but every drop of perspiration will be worth it when you know that you will be enriching lives by developing one’s community. These projects will directly affect orphans, disadvantaged children, and underprivileged families.

Reach out to poor communities in Costa Rica

Join other people and head to the rural corners of Costa Rica. Be alongside locals and other volunteers and help build houses to uplift the conditions of people there.

Help build communities in Thailand

Join forces with other people who want to help change and build communities for the homeless, orphans, and the underprivileged people belonging to local tribes. Discover Thailand beyond the beautiful beaches and know that you are taking part in a very worthwhile cause.

Help construct homes in Swaziland

A lot of people have been affected with AIDS in Swaziland. These are parents who succumbed to the deadly disease and living a lot of children with no parents to take care of them.

Posted by: v500 in Volunteering on March 7th, 2012

Asia is a fascinating place with a very dynamic culture, warm people, and irresistible charm and choosing to travel to this corner of the globe to do some volunteer work will allow you to reach out to a lot of people who are in need or help with something worthwhile. Aside from that you will be able to see a lot of beautiful sites.

There are a lot of options if you want to do volunteer work in Asia. There are a lot of organizations or groups you can join to make most of these opportunities. A lot of people are needed to do volunteer teaching or maybe do conservation work to help with the environment or endangered animals. Here are some of your best options for Asia volunteer work:

Panda conservation in China

This is a very unique volunteer work where you will have a rare opportunity to get close with the giant pandas of China in the wilderness. These creatures are already in the brink of being extinct and so a lot of organizations are trying their best to help slow down their decline in numbers. You will also be able to meet other species like the red panda, Taikin, and golden monkey.

Teaching English in Nepal

Head to the city of Kathmandu and help the locals have a good grasp of the English language. Along the way, you will also be learning from your students. In between classes or during your rest day, you can do some trekking and discover the mountains.

Mountain adventure and Elephant conservation in Thailand

This journey will get you up close an personal with the Thai elephants. You will tandem with other volunteer workers and help feed the gentle giants. In between your chores, you can trek to the mountains and enjoy the rustic view in the rural parts of Thailand.

Join a theater group in Jaipur, India

If there is a thespian in you, this volunteer work in India will be a perfect choice. There is a group in Jaipur which reaches out to children by helping the channel their energies to the stage. You will also be able to learn about the local culture, truly a journey that will open your eyes and heart.