Fresh out from high school, many teenagers opt to go for the experiential journey of volunteering abroad. What, however, comes along as a slight obstruction is the selection of the destination and choosing of the correct program.
Although volunteering abroad needs no extra-terrestrial skills but sheer motivation and dedication, still it is important to choose an appropriate option that not only fits one’s skills but also matches their area of interest.
Volunteering Solutions, hence, decided to help young volunteers to choose the best option to volunteer abroad during their gap year. Take a look:
Undeniably the Summer Volunteering Programs are the tailor-made programs for teenagers, fresh out from high school or under 18. It gives them the opportunity to get exposed to a different and unique set of culture and traditions, as well as face the reality of life’s hardships.
Under the Summer Volunteer Program, volunteers get to work on several projects along with expeditions to famous travel sites and popular heritage visits. These programs are available in India, Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, Ghana, and Tanzania and offer the best things that one can ask for.
Tianyar is a small fishing village in the northern part of Bali, approximately 3 – 4 hours drive from Denpasar. What once was a highly bio-diverse and healthy 3 km coral reef, Tianyar’s reef is currently in poor condition due to many years of unsustainable fishing practices with no regard for protecting the marine environment. The Conservation Program in Bali comes into the picture through volunteering for marine life.
After several visits from scientists, conservationists and divers, an urgent need to protect the reef was identified. With the aim of restoring and conserving Tianyar’s coral reef, this project was started not only to protect its amazing and fragile ecosystems but also to provide a sustainable future for the livelihood of folks residing in this underprivileged village.
Nestled amidst the great Himalayas is this beautiful valley town of Palampur. The serene ambience and the fresh smell of tea coming from the tea plantations covering the area makes up for a rejuvenating atmosphere.
Opportunities to work under the education and childcare segment are on offer for the volunteers, along with splendid adventure activities to do; such as trekking, sightseeing, yoga retreats, paragliding and more. There can be no better option to ditch the urban cacophony! Volunteering in such an environment will be a great and peaceful experience.
Nepal is arguably the best destination to start volunteering abroad experience. The first time volunteer travellers should look nowhere else and head straight to Nepal.
Not only is the country peaceful and safe for overseas travellers in all sense, but also provide a great platform to experience a different set of culture and traditions, and work for the betterment of the underprivileged in the society. Volunteering in Nepal, be it over a span of 2 weeks, amidst the highest mountain peak in the world; now that’s definitely an experience of a kind!
Attention! All wildlife enthusiasts! Volunteering Solutions provides some really amazing wildlife conservation and preservation volunteer projects in the city of Port Elizabeth, in South Africa.
Africa and wildlife always go hand in hand. This is a brilliant opportunity for volunteers who are keen to work with animals and for their preservation. Needless to mention the several exciting activities that are also involved in the program; such as safari tours and trips to several neighbouring hotspots.
If you’re trying to find a Dental Elective internship, then this program in Peru would be the perfect one for you. it’s designed for medical speciality students who want to achieve valuable knowledge and skills by operating in conjunction with skilled dentists. Internship work includes aiding the dentists within their tasks and serving to in the sterilization of supplies as well as doing active tasks betting on their medical and skill background.
Sri Lanka is one among those countries where Buddhism was unfold in its earliest days. it is not simply a distinguished faith within the nation, however a way of life ahead. Being a volunteer for the Teaching Monks Program, you will be aiding at a Pirivena, an academic institution of Buddhist monks (a school, you may say).
In this establishment, the monks get a holistic learning opportunity, finding out completely different subjects like Pali (an Indo-Aryan language), Sanskrit, history, prosody, astrology, and logic, excluding the scriptures of Buddhism. The Pirivena is additionally the place where young monks are trained by their masters to follow the foundations and rules practised within the Vinaya Pitaka (an outstanding Buddhist scripture) that is one amongst the three elements that form up the Tripitaka – a set of Buddhist teachings that are the muse of the Theravada Buddhist philosophy.
Do have a knack for art? If you are an experienced artist who’s keen on sharing the knowledge of art with the local youth of the region or interested in taking art classes in schools, then the Teach Art or Paint Murals Project would be a perfect choice for you. Apart from taking art classes, you can also get engaged in diverse community restoration projects, helping paint murals and hoses in the favela.
For all the art lovers who wish to take a break and volunteer in Brazil, this would be a meaningful and unique step, as it’ll give you the chance of doing what you love as well as empower the students and youth in gaining some skills.
Gap year travellers joining the teaching English volunteer program in Kenya assist with the teaching of various subjects in Kenyan elementary and high schools. Volunteers conjointly work in community schools and orphanage schools. Volunteer academics will teach English, arithmetic, science, geography, social sciences, history, education, art, and music. Volunteers are going to be placed in orphanage and youth programs. during this program, volunteers teach the classes on their own or assist the present staff and teachers. Volunteering in the Teaching program would offer the volunteers useful work expertise in operating overseas on a Teaching placement.
If you’re studying Journalism or Media Studies, and want to achieve international work expertise, then there is nothing better than this position in Thailand. Being an intern for this program in Journalism, you’ll work aboard Thai workers in several departments within the publishing house.
We place qualified candidates in internship positions with Northern Thailand’s most successful English-language amusement magazine. It’s free once a month and includes everything from announcements regarding native events to in-depth options relevant to the entire of Southeast Asia.
The focus of this project isn’t solely to achieve expertise however conjointly to contribute to the magazine. a short orientation and tour of the organization are going to be given to new interns and guided by the professionals in order that they get familiar with the work environment and be comfortable while operating.
We hope this made things clearer to a considerable extent and helped in making a decision. You can check out our Facebook page if you wish to connect with our past volunteers.
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A travel enthusiast, with keen interest on sketching portraits and strumming the guitar, who likes to try his hands on anything thrown at him. With a camera in his bag and some money in the wallet, he can escape anywhere within the blink of an eye.
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