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Helping Others through Volunteer work

volunteers frolicking with elephants


One of the greatest things that you can do in this life is to use your time, energy and heart to help others that may need help. As you reach a more calm, relaxed, comfortable place in your life you may wish to broaden your horizons and take your learnings elsewhere. A wonderful thing for anyone to do is to volunteer abroad. The opportunity to not only help others but to learn from those in less fortunate settings is healthy for both body and mind. Below are the volunteer abroad agencies that we consider the best if you are thinking of giving back to Mother Earth and looking for some information.


Formed in 2011, Plan my Gap Year offers travelers affordable placement in a range of locations. For those looking to volunteer in childcare, teaching, wildlife conservation, and mental health projects then this is a highly desirable option. Most placements are in Africa and Asia where the most impoverished communities are in much need of assistance.

Maximo Nivel

Providing placements for volunteers in Latin America, Maximo Nivel is a highly ranked, very credible agency that has hosted more than 25,000 participants over their almost 15 years of existence. Ranging in length from a solitary week to one year, if you are a teacher looking to enter the teaching abroad marketplace then this is a great opportunity for you.

Global Vision International (GVI)

Founded in 1997, Global Vision International is an organization that provides volunteer placement and internship opportunities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Australasia. Opportunities that they provide include the chance to Volunteer with elephants in Thailand, to volunteer with Buddhist Monks in Laos and to undertake a Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji to name but a few.

Volunteering Solutions

Founded in 2006, Volunteering Solutions is an international organization that has hosted over 10,000 volunteers in a range of countries including Nepal, India, Thailand, Peru and South Africa. Their projects are amongst the most affordable starting from as little as $200 USD per week. From Medical Internships in Nepal to Sports Coaching in South Africa, the projects that they can offer volunteers are interesting and very diverse.

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These are just a few of the many volunteering agencies that operate around the world. There are many more. I guess the key is to research as many as possible and choose the one that appeals the most to you. We hope that this information helps you on your way.