We often see amazing photos of unusual foods from other countries and read other travellers’ and volunteers’ stories regaling us with tales of the delicacies they tried. However, we also have heard of some really awful nights spent in the hostel bathroom after an unfortunate turn at the table. No one wants to miss out on an incredible experience, but where do we draw the line? And how to we avoid being out of commission due to food poisoning or other unfortunate related illnesses?
But keep an open mind and take some risks! Don’t let worrying about what’s on your plate take away from your volunteer or travel experience. Getting sick can happen and that’s okay. Sometimes those times may actually make for some of the best stories!
“Voluntourism” is the informal term for being involved in voluntary work while traveling and exploring the country where the volunteer work takes place. Over the past decade, voluntourism — which is also called volunteering abroad — has become a major travel trend, with an expected 20 million volunteer travelers per year by 2020! While […]
Following these top tips will make your long haul flight stress-free and you will be prepared to start your volunteer work in no time.
When we initially created the GivingWay platform, one of the very first decisions we made was that we would not work with organizations that run, manage, engage with or send volunteers to orphanages. Here are the top 3 reasons why we are not promoting orphanage volunteering: 1: Orphanages can expose children to physical and psychological trauma Countless […]
Volunteering teaching abroad can be a long and serious commitment. But what can a volunteer teacher do if a program doesn’t fit? Here’s an experienced tip.