Top 5 Free and Unique Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide

There is something truly beautiful that all of us can bring to this world – whether it be the simply human, warm feeling of a hug you give to the little girl in the Bulgarian orphanage that never knew her parents, the smile of deep heartfelt gratitude on a mother’s face in Africa, who now can feel safe knowing that her child has something as basic as clean drinking water, or the little boy in the Tibetan community of India, whose heart and eyes light up with hope of the opportunity for a better life from the English lessons you are giving him. Even something that seems like such a small amount of help to you, can be such a huge sigh of relief for those who aren’t used to having anyone care about their plight.

We are so lucky in many parts of the world to have most of our basics covered, we can sometimes forget the suffering in other places. When we connect our will to our hearts and understanding of what is right, we can really find the inner strength and willpower to make our world a place with less suffering and more opportunities for everyone. I am a firm believer of this.

Today there are many, many genuinely free volunteer opportunities and organisations that let you do good for the world without lining the pockets of Wall Street executives.
I have separated them into four areas – Africa, Asia, Latin America, and worldwide. Read on to find the opportunity that is right for you.

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Top 5 Safety Tips Americans and other Westerners need to know NOW before traveling to a third world country.

When traveling / backpacking, it is important to note that not all third world countries have the same dangers to watch out for, but here are some that apply to most.

5) PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

Severe poverty can bring out real desperation in people, which means that in the poorer countries, people will push you as much as you let them. It is important to not allow yourself to overly react to these people, even tho it may seem your only choice when beggars come up to you repeatedly or follow you non stop. I had this experience in Egypt when I was there for a month, I became extremely cynical towards the locals and it ruined my experience.

I’ve found the better option is to..

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