When choosing a volunteer vacation, you’ll find that most organizations ask you to submit your application several months in advance, and make your first deposit six weeks before your departure date.
They’ll need time to arrange:
- Your itinerary, so they can schedule airport pickup and drop-off;
- Your housing, as many organizations have limited accommodations; and
- The work you’ll do—some groups get more volunteer requests than they can place.
And they want to make sure you can plan:
Congratulations to AEC-TEA Association, our Travel Buddy of the Week!
Based in Capim Grosso, Bahia, Brazil, AEC-TEA Association's volunteers create educational projects and opportunities for individuals to meet, share ideas, and improve lives of those within their community. Volunteers in Brazil and worldwide are invited to join--a stay of three months or longer is preferred in most cases. Depending on the program, volunteers may need Portuguese language ability. Learn more at www.aec-tea.org.
While choosing a volunteer abroad program, you’ll come across some terms that often are used interchangeably. This book will focus primarily on volunteer vacations and long-term service, but let’s take a look at the more common types of travel associated with these two, and note the differences.Volunteer Vacation
These are short-term programs that last as long as standard vacations, often cost about the same, and—of course—incorporate a service project. Overall, these programs are structured to engage many short-term volunteers over a long...
Today’s topic is volunteering for agriculture, reforestation, and gardening—this is a great outdoor workout that improves your health and the community you’re working in. Let’s get started!
What’s Involved In Volunteering for Agriculture, Reforestation, and Gardening?
Agriculture: You can expect to help with farming (planting, removing invasive species, and harvesting) and irrigation techniques. The two most popular agriculture-focused volunteer trips involve organic farms and new, community-wide plots—the latter program usually...
For today’s article, let’s go over volunteer abroad programs that focus on research. This is a great area to volunteer in, especially if you’re a student seeking college credit for your volunteer work.
What’s Involved With Volunteering For Research Project?
These programs are interesting because there’s so much out there to research—a few examples include:
- Monitoring bird habits in the wild, including how many there are, when they migrate, what they eat, and how they interact with one another
- Cataloguing and organizing artifacts...