A great way to help the needy people is through travel. While travelling you can share your knowledge and ideas with people. You can help them voluntarily. Many organizations and charities really expect help from the travelers. And they wait for travelers expecting some donations or fees to cover costs. But here we are presenting the ways through which you can help people by using very little or no money.
1. WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms), Worldwide
By WWOOF if you work for a day in the farm, in return you will get board and lodging. They provide you stay from week to many years as you wish.At the moment WWOOF is available in about 53 countries. To avail the opportunity, contact WWOOF. To get more information about WWOOF, check out A First-Timer’s Guide to WWOOF-ing
2. Turtle Teams, Worldwide
These are the small groups that help the threatened sea turtles.As sea turtles are declared endangered species.So they really expect even the help of a night from tourists. You can search for this type of group from any of tourist office located near the beach. For more information about these organizations check out, www.seaturtles.org and www.cccturtle.org.
3. Conservation Volunteers, Australia and New Zealand
This is the project working in Australia, Newzealand and few international locations.Its purpose is to protect habitats and promote tourism. For being the part of this project you would have to pay a small amount but in return you will also get food and lodging. To get more information, check out www.conservationvolunteers.com.au.
Similar sort of organization are also working in British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.Get information about BTCV from www.btcv.org.uk
4. Sudan Volunteer Programme, Sudan
This programme is set to teach English in the improvished countries world wide. Schools and universities help in conducting lectures there. Beside teaching many volunteers also participate in other welfare projects. Volunteers have to pay their air fair themselves but rest all cost is paid by organization. For more information, check out www.svp-uk.com
5. Appalachian Trail Conference, USA
Appalachian Trail is about 2000 miles long. It is the classic trail of Eastern USA. It has about 2000 endangered or threatened species saved in it. Volunteers help there in maintenance of trail and building the trail. In return they get food and basic accomodation. For more information, Check out www.appalachiantrail.org
6. Trip Leader for HF Holidays, Europe
This projeect is used to search the team leaders that can accompany a group in hiking and walking in any holiday. These team leaders are provided with accomodation and food. In return they have to guide and sahre their passion with the group they are leading. They also get chance of exploring Europe during travel.For more information, check out www.hfholidays.co.uk
7. Help Exchange, Worldwide
It is a website that list number of peoples world wide those are expecting help from you. Either they want some one to help in their farms, or they expect monetory help for their kids education or in some religious project. Volunteers have to pay a small amount for being the member of site to get the host but in return they are provided with lodging and board.For more information, check out www.helpx.net
8. Peace Corps, Worldwide
Peace corps wants help on variety of projects such as health care, environment or business development. It gives you chance to live and work in any other country of world. This project is open for US residents only. It is a commitmnet of 27 months work. For more information, check out www.peacecorps.gov.
For other nationals similar sort of projects are available as well with Voluntary Services Overseas. Check out www.vso.org.uk
9. United Nations Volunteers, Worldwide
UN offers volunteer opportunities in healthcare, economic development and disastors recovery. It mostly requires experienced people for work. But UN is also related with some international NGOs and QANGOS that need help of dedicated people in similar sort of projects.For more information, check out www.unv.org
10. Kibbutz Volunteer, Israel
Israel is the region that provides good opportunity to explore Middle East and North Africa.It has very comlex politics. Being volunteer you can help the community over there.For more information, check out www.kibbutzvolunteer.com
If you wish to undertake any of such volunteer project make sure you have made thorugh research on that.
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