Top 10 Destinations for Volunteer Work

Charity work is fulfilling and sustaining. There are a lot of opportunities around the globe to travel and volunteer; you’ll meet new people, try new foods and learn about global cultures while helping to make our world a better place. Here are some places to consider:

1. Colombia

Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph

Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph

It used to be dangerous about a decade ago, thanks to the illegal drug industry. But things are really looking up for the South American country. Some of the most well-known programs are in sports development, childcare, teaching and community.

2. Costa Rica

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Photo Courtesy of Workingabroad.com

Beautiful beaches, forests and wildlife. If you’re looking to work in paradise and help out marine life this is a a great place.

3. South Africa

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Photo Courtesy of Idealist.org

It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the African continent. Of course, the possibility of working with wildlife is there, but more help is needed with the elderly, the disabled, children and healthcare.

4. Portugal

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Photo Courtesy of Hindustantimes.com

This country needs a lot of help to improve the environment. You can do so while planning for a weekend escape to the beach to go surfing on your time off. Not bad right?

5. Thailand

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Photo Courtesy of Workabroad.com

Hands down the best destination to work in this list. Head to paradise and help children learn English or help out with wildlife.

6. Ghana

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Photo Courtesy of Robborg.com

The most-needed volunteer work is in the medical field.

7. Madagascar

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Photo Courtesy of Gapyear.com

Volunteers are needed to survey one of the Indian Ocean’s most extensive coral reefs. During spare time, learn how to sail with local fishermen or go out on a picnic at one of the nearby islands.

8. Peru

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Photo Courtesy of blog.estockphoto.com

The volunteer work is the usual sort, but wouldn’t it be great if during your free time you took a hike to Machu Picchu?

9. Philippines

Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph

Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph

Following Typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines is still in need of volunteers to help recover from the devastation.

10. Fiji

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Photo Courtesy of Photo.elsolar.com

Help to create a sustainable community, educate children, or just help out with marine wildlife on one of the most beautiful islands  in the world.

By Roberto Garcia

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