Benefits of Volunteering Abroad
How can you help yourself and others gain a broader perspective and gain valuable insight into other cultures? Volunteering abroad can be immensely beneficial in terms of broadening your horizons. Being exposed to different cultures and people from virtually every socio economic and ethnic background imaginable cannot help but introduce you to different perspectives you might otherwise ignore.
Extensive travel is usually a rewarding experience especially if you go at it alone. Maintain your sense of independence and allow no outside interference to interrupt your personal growth. After all, being alone with your own thoughts is an essential part of the human experience.
Volunteering abroad provides the perfect environment to do a bit of soul searching. If you are contemplating making social service a career, volunteering with a non-profit is a terrific starting place and can prove to be both a valuable and rewarding testing ground.
Making the decision to volunteer abroad requires a strong sense of commitment and dedication to your chosen program. You must weigh the pro’s and con’s of the situation before getting involved in a short, or long term arrangement. You do not want to disappoint your community by falling flat, or by not being able to pull your weight. Be fully prepared to bring your best game to the table.
ABroaderView is a volunteer organization that presents the volunteer with a variety of worthwhile options. If working with people isn’t necessarily your cup of tea, the aforementioned non-profit is also involved in conservation and environmental efforts that focus on indigenous and endangered wildlife species such as sea turtles and marine iguanas.
Programs that focus on animal welfare are located in Peru, the Galapagos Islands, and Costa Rica. There are a variety of ways to help out the native inhabitants be they of the human species, or not.
Choose for yourself based on your background, education, talent and skill set which program would best suit you. Obviously, you want to choose carefully to ensure success.
Community building and development is another worthwhile program. ABroaderView is unique in the world of non-profits in that it has it own university. The goal of the university is to educate young people on issues that have great social and political importance not just in their communities, but abroad. Education is the essential element in building and developing a strong society that can sustain itself.
Any opportunity to assist in terms of volunteerism, or financial contributions should be seen as an obligation of sorts to all of humanity. ABroaderView is certainly a reputable non-profit providing opportunities for disadvantaged youth to gain a distinct advantage in the world at large. Visit their website ABroaderView.org to learn how to further help this organization.