One of the more exciting experiences in volunteering is the chance to go abroad. The Red Cross is an organization that offers this travel opportunity to Americans interested in traveling and helping others. Volunteering in your own community is a great way to help people in your area. It is also a fair way to satisfy volunteering requirements of your local high school. Some people however desire a lot more out of the volunteer experience. Here are just a few of the volunteering areas you could participate in by travelling abroad.
Teaching- There is no shortage of areas you could teach abroad, especially teaching English. This is an excellent opportunity for bilingual volunteers who want to experience another another culture and have the experience of working with foreign students. The benefits to the volunteer include not only the satisfaction that comes with teaching but you are bound to become more fluent in the native language of the country.
Sports- For th athletic volunteer, the chance to travel abroad can be a rewarding experience. Not only can you help underprivileged kids in other countries learn our games like baseball, basketball and football, but you can also experience there games and sports. It’s really a sobering experience to see that our sports are not played everywhere but that foreign cultures are just as enthusiastic about sports such as rugby and soccer in other countries.
The chance to volunteer abroad is likely not an opportunity that will always be around. For instance, once you settle down with a family or start a new career, it can be exceptionally hard to get away for long periods of time. If you’re thinking about volunteering, there is perhaps no better time than the present to find an opportunity abroad that’s right for you.