Before Where you can go as a volunteer, we leave you this reflection:
Traveling is brutal…
“It leads you to trust strangers, to speak in different languages that you sometimes don’t master, it throws you off balance when you least expect it; travelling makes you feel so small, but at the same time so big”
What are you waiting to carry out a volunteer?
When you are excited about taking a trip, the first step in planning it is knowing where you want to go. Choosing a volunteer or travel destination that meets your interests and budget can take time and many hours of searching, but it is achieved by being clear about what you want to do and when you want to do it.
The moment you decide to search there is no turning back. Every step you take is for the benefit of achieving that goal, making your dream trip, but remember to ask yourself these questions:
Where do you want to travel?
Do you want to travel or do you want to volunteer abroad within your country? These are the first questions you have to answer yourself. They will help you find the answers you are looking for.
Take the video testimony of volunteers who have been part of a volunteer project. It will help you decide which project can best fit you.
How much time do you have to carry out your volunteering and travel?
For example, you have 2 weeks of vacation and you have chosen a destination that is 12 hours away by plane or rather crossed the puddle to volunteer; Make the most of it, enjoy the place, the people and those corners that you never imagined existed. Because I remember them they are the ones that stay.
What kind of experiences do you want to live during your travel and volunteering abroad?
Regularly in the planning and organization of the trip, it is when you search and choose according to the destination or country. You come across places that you would like to visit during your trip and volunteering.
Remember to list those places that you really want, because they are what will make the difference on your trip.
What would you like to do during your free time?
- You would like to be calm and relaxed → adventures
- You are looking for beaches or mountainous places
- Being more in the city or prefer places full of nature You
- prefer the usual shopping or go in and enjoy the local gastronomy and markets.
If you have answered these questions, surely you already know where you want to go as a volunteer and what you want to do during your trip. You can also listen to the podcast “The Volunteer’s Journey” episode 66 How to choose a volunteer?