Volunteering

Our belief at Explorations in Travel is that there is lots that needs to be done to make the world a better place. No one person can do everything, but each of us can do something. We need to find something that moves us and act on it. The projects that you'll find on our site were started by people who saw a need and acted on it, by; starting a school, creating a reserve, building an animal shelter, growing organic food, etc.

Traveling is a way to discover new things about ourselves and learn to see ourselves more clearly. Volunteering abroad is a way to spend time within another culture, to become part of new community, to experience life from a different perspective.

Every community needs people willing to volunteer their time, energy and money to projects that will improve the living conditions for its inhabitants. No one needs to travel around the world to find a good and worthy cause to dedicate their efforts to. Volunteering should be something we do as a regular part of our lives, not just when we can take a month or two off, or when we have extra money to spend on travel. Your actions are your voice in the world, saying loudly and clearly what you think is important, what you believe to be right, what you support.

Whatever you choose to do after reading these pages we encourage you to continue to explore your options for service, to look into your own heart and find what it is that moves you to action.


Featured Programs

volunteer projects abroadAs the leading volunteer abroad organization, Projects
Abroad
offers a diverse range of international volunteer and internship projects.

Africa & Asia Venture provide volunteering abroad, placing volunteers from around the world on teaching and conservation projects.

Volunteer Work Abroad
If you're looking for a unique travel experience abroad, look no further! i-to-i's programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in new cultures and make a difference abroad.


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Travel Insurance

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Volunteers traveling internationally should consider travel insurance.

If you are volunteering from Australia, make sure you get travel insurance Australia.

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Make sure you have adequate travel insurance coverage for your volunteerplacements, service work and internships.

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