Enhance your Global Knowledge, Skills and Experiences by Volunteering Abroad
In an increasingly globalised world of international trade, technologies and politics, it is becoming ever so important for students and individuals to be aware of cross-cultural movements across industry sectors. Whilst it is hard to for students to grasp these concepts in the classroom, other ways such as volunteering abroad will allow you to expand your horizon and skillset – making you ready for the diverse working environment.
The Benefits of Volunteering Abroad
Enrich your CV and Skillset
Living and working abroad will allow you to learn another language by practise. Hearing it spoken around you will allow you to practise speaking and learning local vocabulary and colloquialisms by using it conversations. Also, if your volunteer work abroad involves teaching English, you will also be able to develop and teach your English written and verbal skills to your hosts and local community.
Building Strong Networks
By immersing yourself in other cultures, communities and organisations, you will have an opportunity to meet a diverse group of people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, to build a strong global network of professional as well as personal connections.
Volunteering work abroad will give you valuable and unusual experience to add to your CV or resume to help you stand out from the crowd, by not only providing you with the hands-on practical experience that employers value but will also give you an international portfolio and a diverse skillset. This will make you stand out to employers, as chances are that very few people have done exactly the same volunteering work as you, and even then no two volunteers will have exactly the same experience.
Expand your view of the World
Authentic Cultural Exchange
The wealth of global cultures provided by different organisations and sectors across the world means, that you will learn the customs of other nations – some may be hundreds of years old. This will teach you the intercultural acumen of different social behaviours among different social and ethnic groups. The lessons are quite fascinating and often humbling, leading volunteers to reflect on how their behaviour and lives.
Social Awareness and Giving Back
Volunteering for charity work or non-governmental organisations to engage with social issues abroad, can offer a sense of accomplishment as you will be instrumental in effecting change in the local community. It is also common for volunteers to discover a new hobby, a passion for volunteering itself, or even a career change.
Original Volunteers is the UK’s leading independent volunteering abroad specialist with other 100 projects across 20 countries.
We’re low cost: We are the budget volunteering specialists. Our volunteer opportunities start from a very affordable £12.50 per week in Cambodia. Or help at a school in India, only £50 per week. Volunteer with animals on a stunning Caribbean island from £65 a week. We have also put together a grants and gap year funding list.https://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/
We’re flexible: We offer volunteer placements from just one or two weeks and don’t restrict you to fixed start dates at most projects so you can tailor your dates around your home commitments.In addition, at most destinations you can mix up volunteering experiences. We encourage projects to work this way where possible as you may have a hidden talent which could benefit the community.https://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/
We offer variety: We offer a range of placements, from work with orphans to street kids to animal and conservation volunteering and health care and medical electives.https://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/
Helpstay are host to a wide breadth of organisations that their volunteers can undertake whilst abroad, ranging from Farms, Art Retreat Centres, Eco- villages, Backpacker Hostels, Surf Lodges, Vineyards, Ranches, Schools and Monasteries across the globe.
Who we are: We’re a community of people who like to travel and combine it with a purpose. To us travel is about learning, sharing and growing. That’s why we created HelpStay so everyone can travel with a purpose. We welcome any helper or any host from any country, with no barriers to age or gender.https://helpstay.com/
What we do: We make it super easy, safe and affordable to travel and volunteer abroad. We do it by providing an online trusted, vetted & reviewed community where Helpers can connect with Hosts to find a safe & secure stay, and of course a worthwhile volunteering experience abroad.https://helpstay.com/
Why join: As a member we’ve got your back. We look out for each other, we communicate and keep each other in the know about projects that are must dos and ones that are a big no-no. Not only can you contact hosts through our safe secure platform, you too can message, connect and hook up with likeminded travellers. Did we mention that you’ll be part of?https://helpstay.com/