Making A Decision

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When making a decision, it’s important to consider your host community, remembering that your presence will have an impact, whether positive or negative, not only on you but also on them. There are many issues to consider when making the decision to go overseas as a volunteer.

 Assess Your Motivations

For anyone thinking of volunteering overseas, it is very important to examine your motivations before making any final decisions. Being aware of your motivations will help you to develop realistic expectations for your involvement.  Read more…

 Consider Alternatives At Home

If you are not certain that going overseas is the right option for you, it’s good to consider the alternatives that are available through volunteering at home. Read more… 

 Questions To Ask Yourself

There are many questions to ask yourself that will help you get a clearer picture of the type of voluntary work that would best suit your skills and interests, as well as an idea of the conditions under which you would like to live and work while overseas. Read more… 

 Ask The Organisation

There are a large number of organisations that send volunteers overseas. This list of possible questions to ask any organisation will help you to choose the most suitable organisation for you. Read more… 

 Types of Organisations

There are a large number of organisations that send volunteers overseas. This list of possible questions to ask any organisation will help you to choose the most suitable organisation for you. Read more… 

 Types of Work

There are a large variety of tasks that volunteers can be asked to do, varying from highly skilled to work just needing commitment and enthusiasm. Before going away it is good to reflect on how you might be spending your days while overseas. Read more… 

 Why Pay

 Many sending organisations expect volunteers to pay for their experience overseas. Before handing money over there are a few issues to consider. Read more… 

 Finding An Opportunity

Search our directory to get information on over 100 organisations that arrange volunteer placements overseas. Find out more about the organisations, from their mission statements, to the countries they work in, to in-depth information about their volunteer placements. If you are interested in a particular organisation, follow the link to its site to get the most recent and up-to-date information. Read more… 

 Be Prepared To Come Back

It is good to consider coming home before you leave. Here we outline a few things to consider. Read more…

 

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