I hope you saw my posts on volunteer opportunities in Asia, Africa and South America, but I also imagine that the costs have may have put some of you off, so I’m now sharing some volunteer programs for budget travelers. Volunteering abroad offers a wealth of experiences and it’s such as shame if these fantastic opportunities are inaccessible due to cost. With these example volunteer programs for budget travelers, you might just be able to pursue that desire to give back and earn some serious feel-good-factor points
One of the most popular volunteer programs for budget travelers is WWOOFing, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. This volunteer network connects budget travelers with organic farming projects all over the world, from Chile to China, from New Guinea to New Zealand. The organic farming projects will supply you with the tools and teach you the methods (if you don’t already know them) for organic farming, giving you hands-on farming 101 experience that you probably wouldn’t receive on just any ole’ trip. For your labor, most farms provide you room and board, as well as giving you the chance of a lifetime to experience the culture on a more personal and local level. Opportunities range from kiwi picking to grape harvesting and everything in between. WWOOFing projects are not only budget-friendly, but they’re eco-friendly as well.