Volunteering abroad is an atttractive proposition for many students. It can provide crucial experience and skills that can be hard to gain elsewhere, bolster your CV, help you to decide what you might like to do in the future, or simply be an incredible experience that will always stay with you. However, it can also be expensive and unfortunately there are risks surrounding some companies/organisations that should be treated with caution. That's why it's important to do your research and really shop around. What do you want to get out of an experience? Where do you want to go? The sites below have extensive databases, advice and reviews on programmes around the world:
- Volunteer Forever - Extensive database of programmes including volunteering, internships and teaching opportunities across all areas from disaster relief to advocacy and human rights. Also has the option to set-up a fundraising page.
- Go Overseas - Includes a programme database, country profiles and articles and blog posts.
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