Volunteer Abroad: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
Attention eco-conscious travellers! This special destination section scans the map for the planet's top biological hotspots. From historical landmarks to reefs and forests, here are 13 eco hotspots you need to see—and ways you can make your travels contribute to their conservation.
Anyone with a hammer and a shovel can start an international non-governmental organization, but you'll need more than just good intentions to make it work.
Looking to hit the road with your stethoscope? Here's how to put your degree to work overseas.
Faced with myriad choices, how do you find a credible volunteer abroad organization?
Is the world really your oyster? Expert Susan Griffith presents the second part of her article on grown-up gap years, with insight on the practical reality of volunteering abroad.
Each year, more and more young Canadians are choosing to augment their education by taking time out to travel—a trend that is being encouraged by educators and employers alike.
How a young Canadian organized and funded his own journey to Pakistan where he volunteered in a refugee camp on the Afghan border.
Taking a "gap year", or year off, is standard in much of the world. The idea of a year off is just starting to catch on in Canada, and there are thousands of ways to to get out and go...
When I think back on it, my first experience volunteering overseas kind of sucked. It's a long story, but the short version is that I showed up in Nepal thinking that I was going to save the world and found out that really I was on an adventure tour posing as a volunteer programme.
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