• Dating while volunteering

    Every volunteer has been there: After a few hot months in Africa or South America as a single volunteer they get tired of being alone. They would love to go out to a club and meet fun people to hang out with – or even an intimate partner. The problem is that it’s not so…

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    How to Join a Charity Organization

    If you want to do good while you’re traveling, but you don’t want to spend too much time looking for individual projects on the ground, why don’t you join a charity organization? Depending on the way they are managed, they might enable you to travel to exciting destinations for free while doing meaningful work. If…

  • Voluntourism

    When in the 90s life in the global North became more stressful and traveling abroad became ever cheaper, the idea of just leaving the rat race, at least for a while, to “live your dreams” became very appealing. How to fill in this time? Of course, you can just partee and bungee your way around…

  • Cape Verde Safe to Travel

    One of the most appealing African destinations for volunteering is Cape Verde (official name in Portuguese: Cabo Verde). The group of ten volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa measures 4000 square kilometers and are inhabited by about half a million people. Cape Verde is independent from Portugal since 1975. Since its latitude is similar to Central…

  • Gap Year Volunteering

    One of the best decisions you can make mid-career is to take a break. At least, this is what people say after they have experienced a gap year. Awesome, amazing, eye-opening, horizon broadening are some of the adjectives used to describe one’s personal development during a gap year – and long after you’re back home. Imagine…

  • Volunteer for Free

    There are many websites that offer you a volunteering opportunity. On average, you have to pay somewhere between $100 and $2000 for such programs. If you feel about volunteering like just another tourism alternative, that’s alright. But if you take it seriously and see it as a job, it sounds a bit strange. You offer your…

  • Dating while volunteering

    Every volunteer has been there: After a few hot months in Africa or South America as a single volunteer they get tired of being alone. They would love to go out to a club and meet fun people to hang out with – or even an intimate partner. The problem is that it’s not so…

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  • join-a-charity-organization
    How to Join a Charity Organization

    If you want to do good while you’re traveling, but you don’t want to spend too much time looking for individual projects on the ground, why don’t you join a charity organization? Depending on the way they are managed, they might enable you to travel to exciting destinations for free while doing meaningful work. If…

    Read more
  • Voluntourism

    When in the 90s life in the global North became more stressful and traveling abroad became ever cheaper, the idea of just leaving the rat race, at least for a while, to “live your dreams” became very appealing. How to fill in this time? Of course, you can just partee and bungee your way around…

    Read more
  • Cape Verde Safe to Travel

    One of the most appealing African destinations for volunteering is Cape Verde (official name in Portuguese: Cabo Verde). The group of ten volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa measures 4000 square kilometers and are inhabited by about half a million people. Cape Verde is independent from Portugal since 1975. Since its latitude is similar to Central…

    Read more
  • Gap Year Volunteering

    One of the best decisions you can make mid-career is to take a break. At least, this is what people say after they have experienced a gap year. Awesome, amazing, eye-opening, horizon broadening are some of the adjectives used to describe one’s personal development during a gap year – and long after you’re back home. Imagine…

    Read more
  • Volunteer for Free

    There are many websites that offer you a volunteering opportunity. On average, you have to pay somewhere between $100 and $2000 for such programs. If you feel about volunteering like just another tourism alternative, that’s alright. But if you take it seriously and see it as a job, it sounds a bit strange. You offer your…

    Read more
  • Volunteer Travel Insurance

    If you volunteer, your focus is on helping others. Your goal is to improve the livelihood of orphans, chronically ill, or homeless people, and the last thing you think about is your insurance. But before you leave home, it would be a good idea to give it a thought. Because what you really want to…

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  • Volunteering in Africa

    Most first-time travelers to Africa are worried and fear the unknown. “Africa” is often treated as a single country (Sarah Palin!) when it is in fact one of the largests continents. True, there is always bad news: Ebola, malaria, poverty, extremism, droughts, but we shouldn’t forget that most regions of Africa are perfectly safe to…

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