My advice to you is this, forget the naysayers and the doubters. Don’t fear the “what if they…” “what will they…” because it doesn’t matter. Every day that you open your eyes is a gift of another chance, a gift that not everyone is fortunate to receive.
Whether you are unable to, choose not to, or choose to, this does not determine your worth as a person. There may be people who feel inclined to comment or believe that they have a say in your decision, however the only decisions that matter belong to the party or parties directly involved.
Volunteering abroad is considered to be one of the most affordable ways to travel abroad.
If you are passionate about the outdoors and are looking for organizations that allow you to be a part of the cause you are supporting, you have come to the right place.
All kinds of organizations, especially in developing countries, will welcome travelers with excess time, enthusiasm and skills to give. For travelers, it can be a unique opportunity to work in a different country for a short period of time (no visas required) and to get to know a community outside major cities and tourist havens.
“My husband and I lost our virginity to one another and so every year we have a ‘Sexiversary’.”
We were broken vessels that allowed love to take over and change lives– but we now realize it was Peru that changed us.
Voluntourism offers a multitude of ways to involve ourselves in social causes but we must approach these foundations with caution – we cannot afford to move too quickly on the basis of change. This is where time is our greatest asset; time complements progress in the same way success complements failure.
Since you were a child (or a younger one), everyone’s been telling you the many benefits of volunteering for any number of organizations.
Volunteer work is not supposed to be glamorous.