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Overseas Volunteering – The Starting Point

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERING

Or

– to give it’s proper title-

How to travel to exotic places,

become an amazingly popular person,

meet hundreds of lovely like minded people,

make lifetime friends

and get invited to stay anywhere around the world  all for:

! ! F R E E ! !

YES, that’s right, it can all be done for FREE, if you go about it in the right way. Overseas volunteering, to use the short title, is a fantastic way to travel the world, meeting literally hundreds of people who typically all want to meet YOU, regardless of your age, race or gender.

With overseas volunteering, you get to meet lots of like minded individuals from around the world, many of which can, and do, become life long friends, often inviting you to stay with them when you visit their country. What better way can there be of seeing a country, than through the eyes of an enthusiastic friend, that already lives there!

Just how much better can all this get? Well, if you approach it sensibly, by fund raising, you’ll find that not only the people you know and love, but also people you didn’t even know before, are all willing to help you in your volunteering efforts, and in very little time, you can have your airfare, travelling costs plus funds to spend on your chosen project.

How do I know this? because I’ve already done it and now I’m going to show you  how to do it too.

Before you get too carried away with the idea of such life enhancing travel, I have a free ebook THAT YOU SIMPLY MUST READ IN ORDER TO AVOID THE MANY PITFALLS OF VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS.

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do.  Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


This may be a good place to point out exactly what Overseas Volunteering isn’t:

It is NOT 5* luxury travel

It is NOT about clubbing and pubbing (although there may be opportunities, usually at weekends)

It is NOT about sun soaked beaches  (usually!) and swimming pools with waiter service

This will also be a good place to add some of what it is about:

It is about meeting and helping lovely people

It is about experiencing different cultures

It can be about exotic environments i.e: rain forests and jungles and or mountainous regions

It can be about wild  animals in exotic Locations

A few basic questions answered for you

So exactly what is overseas Volunteering all about? Quite simply, it’s about giving up some your time to help others in need in another country!

What’s expected from me? To join in with various activities, work as part of a team, and simply put, the more you put in the more you’ll get out of it.

(it’s worth bearing in mind, that you will never be asked to do anything you don’t want to do)

What will I get out of it? A chance to do some thing different, develop your confidence and self worth. An interesting C.V, a sense of achievement, sense of purpose,  the list goes on…..

Where can I go? Virtually anywhere, it doesn’t have to be third world countries like South East Asia or Africa, there are plenty of opportunities in developed countries like Canada America or Australia helping with environment issues.

How long can I go for? As long as you like!  There are programs for 1-2 weeks / 2-4 weeks 3-6 months and so on. Some programs require longer commitments.

What type of person volunteers? OK, lets be up front here, volunteering isn’t for everyone. If you can see  Volunteering as an exciting adventure, where you can experience tremendous growth as a person, you are going to be perfect,but If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home”.  ~James Michener

What’s the accommodation going to be like? Although it varies from project to project, conditions where ever you go can be, and usually are, basic. You usually live as the locals do, it could be in home stays, where you live with a reputable local family, or in dormitory style accommodation with other volunteers.

Will it be all work?  Not at all. To be honest, I can’t see how anyone can seriously call it work in the first place! But that aside, the “work ” is usually done in less than a normal day at home and rest of the time is yours to enjoy how you see fit. Most placements include one or more tours to local attractions and / or will help you to arrange other tours that you want to do whilst you are there.

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