Here is a short list of useful organisations that help people wishing to voluntarily work abroad. The reason why i have added these links is crucial in helping people make or take a break from what they usually do in their work life and try something new. Try something they might really like to do or have thought about doing but didn’t know where to begin. For me, volunteer work was so rewarding regards the relationships with locals I made, the deeper knowledge i gained from that country and the enjoyment of being involved with something i love. Pick your country or type work and off you go. It’s brilliant.
- HelpX http://www.helpx.net/ - Links travelers worldwide with farms, hostels, ranches and boats to work a few hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation.
- Work Away www.workaway.info - Enables budget travelers to work in a country they like. In exchange for a few hours work a day, you can receive food and accommodation.
- The US Peace Corp http://www.peacecorps.gov/ - Financially supports young Americans (only US Citizens) to live and work abroad in a country and area of work they would like to work in. This can be for a year or more.
- VSO Voluntary Service Overseas http://www.vsointernational.org/ - Enables volunteers to work in a social area of their choice and in a country they like. There is some help given with accommodation.
- Woofing http://wwoof.org/ - Links interested volunteers with organic farms willing to receive their help and together build sustainable food and farming systems.