I Have Or Want To Volunteer Abroad

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 299 People

    BreakfastSpecial BreakfastSpecial
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2014

    I noticed it's mostly white people

    who volunteer in 3rd world countries, but there are plenty of minorities who are doing well in life not doing anything. They don't help others because maybe they were broke and created a selfish mindset for themselves. Or they're too concerned with having more than others they...
    SaintInHell SaintInHell
    18-21, F
    Jan 10
    LGEddie LGEddie
    22-25, F
    Mar 2, 2014

    Lovin' It

    I was in a foreign airport four months ago when I met a newly minted Stanford Medical School graduate. He took a month of unpaid leave from residency to provide free medical care to everyone he met in various third world countries he had visited on this trip. After speaking with...
    Boxer22 Boxer22
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2011

    I just started a project to help people

    volunteer during they holidays in Europe! :) Let me know if I can help you!
    RitaMarques RitaMarques
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    Kibera

    In July 2012 I helped out in a primary school in the Kibera Slums - one of Africa's largest, with an estimated 800K-1million people in around 2 sq miles. I went with my school, and we each took a suitcase for clothes but a second for resources. We taught an hour and a half of...
    Paralove Paralove
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2013

    A Stepping Stone

    I have always wanted to volunteer abroad but i just don't know how to go about doing it. Does anybody also know how i could apply for a humanitarian job. I have read about opportunities being offered mostly to citizens of western countries. I'd appreciate it if anybody had any...
    Jescilla Jescilla
    22-25
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    I Want To Do This Very Badly

    I want to volunteer in Latin America. I would like to work with impoverished children. But I'm honestly not picky. Every time I begin doing research, I get very overwhelmed with the options, prices, and requirements. Does anyone have suggestions for organizations or volunteer...
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2011
    Catherine887 Catherine887
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2014

    Volunteering In Nova Scotia: Part 1

    In July 2010, I volunteered with Earthwatch, an international non-profit organization. The help sponsor environmental and ecological research around the world. It is an amazing organization. I was interested in doing some short-term volunteer work with wildlife and, if possible...
    hikerchick2011 hikerchick2011
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2011
    sisternmother sisternmother
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you, making older men feel younger in return. Typically, women mature at a faster rate than men do and sometimes a 50 year old man is more compatible...
    BB0729 BB0729
    31-35, F
    Mar 21, 2014

    I want to volunteer abroad.

    i like helping people in need. i feel good when i think ive made a difference, like im changing the world, even if its just a tiny fraction, because it all adds up in the end
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    Honestly....

    Some people might take me as a prude or a little imp, but I don't care. I have browsed through many groups on this website, and am disgusted with the sexual adult content I have been finding. I am 20 years old. I know what sex is, and what it consists of. I've never had sex. I'm...
    fatimaluvzu fatimaluvzu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    Guatemala

    I at be going on a mission trip in Gautemala in February. My mom is too. I just want to hear from anyone who has ever been to Guatemala or been on a mission trip there. Tell me if it is safe and if it is worth while and if its a good idea.
    cbhgvb cbhgvb
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2013

    I told my dad I wanted to join the Peace Corps

    or volunteer somewhere, to do something with my life without being selfish. He told me not to because I could get sick over there or I wouldn't be able to adjust to the difference in food. Back then I said well if he says no I guess it's no. Now, I'll keep pushing the topic...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2014
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    Part 1: The Ethics Of Volunteering Abroad - My Experience

    Recently, I've been reading a lot of blogs about people volunteering abroad in clinics, or doing global health work, etc... and I just wanted to take a moment and share my own experience of this truly life changing experience. For anyone who is planning to go abroad to volunteer...
    Susumu999 Susumu999
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2012
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