Before I arrived on my first volunteer project abroad, I hadn’t once considered what I would gain from it, instead I worried whether I would even have anything to offer and that everyone else would be more experienced than me. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Although it’s a cliché, it is true that you …
Everyday distractions can cloud our minds and clutter our thoughts. Travelling gives people the opportunity to step away from the daily grind and give our brain a rest. Simply the act of planning a trip can give people something to look forward to and bring excitement into their lives. Getting away from the nine to five and taking time for yourself could be just what the doctor ordered.
Life at uni is crazy! Meeting a swarm of new people, in unfamiliar surroundings and too many parties and essays to count. The last thing on a students mind is volunteering! So many students miss out on reaping the many benefits of volunteering. Not only does it improve your experience on a whole, it can count towards improving a grade and improves employability after uni tenfold.
Devoting holiday time to volunteering continues to boom in popularity, with record numbers of people travelling both domestically and abroad every year. Here are some of the most interesting facts about helping overseas: