If you hate the cold, love travelling, and want to give your resume a boost, this blog post is for you, cause we’ve put together the ultimate list of reasons to volunteer abroad over your winter break.
Whatever you celebrate, December is the season for kindness and giving. Volunteering abroad gives you the opportunity to really help others, whether it’s volunteering with animals, teaching kids, working to empower women, providing refugee support, helping to save the planet or whatever kind of volunteering floats your boat.
If you’re from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere you’re gonna be freezing your tuches off over the holiday season. Why not leave all that frost and snow behind for a couple of weeks and volunteer in sunny and warm South America or Africa (south of the Equator of course)?
Check out this group of volunteers hanging out having fun on the beach in Kenya, while volunteering at Colobus, an awesome non-profit that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Colobus monkeys and other Kenyan wildlife.
Whether it’s getting into that grad program you’re eyeing, or starting to build up some work experience for when you hit the job market, volunteering is a great way to get some real world experience and show that you’re passionate about a cause!
Not everyone has a family or friends to spend their winter break with, so volunteering abroad is the perfect way to be with others, while also being there for others!
Here’s the GivingWay Volunteer Group that helped rescue sea turtles in Costa Rica with Latin American Sea Turtles. They had a life-changing experience (in fact a few of them are even going back again next year!)
BTW, we’ve got several GivingWay Groups scheduled for Winter Break – now’s the time to sign up!
What better way to say goodbye to one year and hello to the next than by having a life-changing experience that also has a real impact on the world?
Maybe you’ll even get to help rescue a sloth, like these volunteers at Merazonia, an animal rescue and rehabilitation center in Ecuador.
So really, what are you waiting for?
Find your winter break volunteering opportunity now!
Are you looking to volunteer with turtles? Here are some options for you! KIDO Foundation, The Caribbean EcOceánica, Peru Latin American Sea Turtles, Costa Rica Tortugas de Pacuare, Costa Rica Equipo Tora Carey, Costa Rica Katelios Group, Greece 1. KIDO Foundation Where: The Caribbean The KIDO Foundation, established in 1995, monitors and protects critically endangered nesting sea turtles (Hawksbills […]
If you are a sports fan and want to combine it with your volunteering trip, we have 6 great options for you! Fountain of Good Sport Community Foundation, Zambia ATeam Fitness Lifestyle NPO, South Africa MITS Program, South Africa ANOPA, Ghana SportsWorks Int’l NGO, United States One Bike Tanzania, Tanzania 1. Fountain of Good Sport Community Foundation […]
GivingWay has recently partnered with YooCan, a global community for people with disabilities. We’re proud to say that many of the non-profits in the GivingWay platform are dedicated to helping people with disabilities in their communities. Since many of these non-profits are located in developing countries, they are often the only source of support and services […]
If you’ve always dreamed of travelling and volunteering in South America and would love to volunteer while you’re there, here are 5 free volunteering opportunities! Intiwawa, Peru Save the Wild Chinchillas, Chile Caras Alegres, Guatemala Biblioworks, Bolivia Education Plus Nicaragua, Nicaragua 1. Intiwawa Where: Arequipa, Peru Volunteer activities: Childcare, education, healthcare Intiwawa is a Peruvian non-profit on […]