You have tons of experience volunteering locally and you know all about how giving spare a couple of hours a day to help a cause can really benefit you and the people around you. However, you still may be wondering why should you volunteer abroad. After all, aren’t there enough piping hot issues that need attention closer to home? Well, think again. There is certainly some truth in that argument. However, working abroad provides all the advantages (both personal AND professional) of volunteering, while also giving you some absolutely essential extras.
Volunteering abroad, much like any type of socially- beneficial work can be really fulfilling. You can spend some time working on the issues that actually matter to you, which, let’s face it, doesn’t happen too often in life. It is also a great way to show the people around you (not to mention potential employers) what you are really all about. It makes you feel better about yourself and it is just amazing to feel that you make the world a better place, even if it is just a little bit.
Volunteering abroad, however, has a number of other advantages that are very specific to this type of work. First of all, it greatly benefits your personality. It shows that you have a great degree of flexibility and adaptability. After all, successfully completing a volunteer program abroad means that you have overcome the culture shock and now you can safely claim your ability to communicate and to work in a d. Moreover, it can give you a fresh perspective on live in a diverse environment. That is especially true if you work in a field that you are familiar with. Looking at the issue from a different angle would make your understanding much deeper and would by all means be beneficial to you. Last but not least, volunteering abroad is an adventure. You are not there as a tourist, so you have a chance to see a different face of the country. Travelling on the weekend, meeting new people and exploring the culture and history- sound like the beginning of a story that is worth telling. So, why not pack up your things and try it out? Guaranteed, you will not be disappointed.