Volunteer Abroad Articles and Advice

Each year in Tanzania, an area of natural forest nearly the size of Rhode Island is cleared. Local communities and international volunteers are working together to change that.

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Volunteer health and medical placements abroad can be enormously beneficial, or terribly irresponsible. Here are five ways to avoid common pitfalls.

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Golden goose or red herring? A veteran WWOOFer shares his top tips for choosing a volunteer farm placement.

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Volunteering at an ashram offers a peek into one part of India's rich culture.

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Are ad-hoc volunteers helping or hindering refugee relief efforts in Greece?

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As a Peace Corps volunteer discovers, sometimes the very smallest things can make or break an experience abroad.

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Organic farms in remote Costa Rica offer volunteers a model for sustainable living.

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Volunteer-sending organizations share the inner secrets (not really) of their work.
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