Have you been thinking about a vacation, but don’t want to take the typical trip that everyone else seems to do? If so, then maybe you should consider a vacation using volunteer programs abroad. If you have skills you can bring to other parts of the world, this is a great way to get away, put your skills to use, and help others. How many people do you know that have pictures, stories, and highlights on their resume of volunteering abroad? Probably not too many, right? When you volunteer abroad you gain invaluable experience and create one-of-a-kind memories… and possibly increase the quality of life for people around the world.
If this sounds like something that may be of interest to you, there are plenty of volunteer programs abroad to get started. For anyone wanting to volunteer, Latin America has several to choose from. Greenpeace Argentina, Fundación Huesped, and Administración Nacional de Parques Nacionales are only just a few of the volunteer programs abroad in Latin America that may suit you. What are you interested in? What do you care about? Do you wan to help preserve the environment, or do you like to directly help people with medical care or building schools? These are some of things to think about if you want to volunteer abroad for your vacation.
If you’re going to volunteer in Latin America it’s a good idea to brush up on some of your Spanish speaking skills. Of course, it isn’t always mandatory, but it sure wouldn’t hurt anything! During your stay, you also have the option of finding your own accommodations or choosing from a student residence or even an apartment. A vacation where you volunteer abroad is like no other; spend the day helping others and go about your own excursions during the evenings and weekend. Whether you choose to stay a few weeks or a few months, it may just be the perfect get-away for you.