Of course, you can volunteer just about anywhere in the world these days. If you’re willing to lend a helping hand and volunteer abroad, chances are someone, somewhere needs your help.
There are many volunteer programs in Asia to choose from. Volunteer in Asia, or VIA has been helping Americans to live and volunteer in Asia since the early ‘60s. They have short term summer volunteer programs, as well as one year and two year positions that allow volunteers to really experience cultural immersion, as well as offer lots of volunteer help. These guys specialize in volunteering in Asia, so they are a great first place to look for great volunteer programs.
Volunteers for Peace offers short and long term volunteer projects in Asia, as well as all over the world. If you’re interested in volunteering in Asia, Volunteer s for Peace is a great group to go with. Like many volunteer organizations, they do charge a fee (which varies), but they tend to offer competitive prices.
For those interested in volunteering in southeast Asia, Cross cultural solutions has programs for volunteers in Thailand. You’ll be able to travel through this beautiful and friendly country, while lending a helping hand with whatever volunteer skills you can offer. Cross cultural Solutions offers volunteer programs in Bangkok, as well as the small coastal town of Trang. Trips range from 2 to 12 weeks.
There are loads of options for volunteering in Asia, and elsewhere in the world – just hit the web and start searching.
Next time: Volunteer abroad in Western Europe