Find charity work abroad for free!

Charity jobs abroad are enriching in so many ways. On a purely selfish level, you'll gain experience to put on your CV, you'll meet new people, you'll experience a different way of life and you'll probably have a great time doing it all! Then of course you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

It's no surprise then, that many people are willing to pay to do charity jobs abroad. In face, lots of "volunteering" companies are run for profit, charging people hundreds or even thousands of pounds to take part in a short project. Because these projects are run on a profit based model, they often have very limited benefits for the local community. For example, a week long teaching project in Thailand might sound like a great opportunity, but in fact the children will suffer from the instability and high turnover rate and may even study the same things over and over again. Projects like these have also been criticised for taking jobs that would have otherwise gone to the local community.

So charity work abroad that is free is usually the best way to go. Not only will you save money but you'll also ensure that your hard work isn't just lining the pockets of some tour company.

Remember though that you will have to fund your own expenses and air fare, although accommodation may be provided by the organisation. You should also have enough money to serve as an emergency fund in case your plans change.


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