5 Adventures For Solo Traveler – Volunteer

January 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM Leave a comment

There has never been a better time for a volunteer to travel solo in her quest to help others. Major organizations pave the way to ensure that the volunteers are safe and they will always have an outlet if they feel uncomfortable.  

With a little planning, it’s possible to combine a personal adventure with a volunteer opportunity for maximum impact.

Personal responsibility

Before planning any volunteer solo trips, you should complete a physical checkup with your doctor. Be sure you are strong and healthy. You will not be able to help anyone if you come down ill while traveling.

Be sure you have all immunization shots that the doctor recommends. When you are volunteering in foreign lands you should have a copy of your medical insurance card, a copy of any medications you take, and an emergency contact list. If you are not insured, take care of that before you leave. You can read more here.

Beginning the journey

Many volunteers make the most of their relaxation time while traveling. Sometimes they book one-way trips on a private jet. If they have been hired to travel one way for someone, the return trip is empty. This means you can save a lot of money and enjoy a restful trip. Here are more details.

Plan My Gap Year

Plan My Gap Year is one of the most respected and effective organizations in the world. The volunteer opportunities are worldwide. You can volunteer for Africa or Asia. There are projects in Madagascar, Peru. There is virtually volunteer opportunities around the world

The solo traveler is more flexible. She is valuable because she goes where there is the greatest need. The volunteer jobs include medical, educational, childcare, wildlife conservation, and helping the disabled.

The volunteer network is vast. With more than 2,000 volunteers, the solo traveler does not need to fear. You will be trained in advance and provided with opportunities to speak to former volunteers before you decide where you want to travel. Every quest brings its own challenges and rewards. Today a lot of services are provided to make your volunteering easy – from organized baggage transport to questing a special type of insurance, accommodation, guides…

Love Volunteers

Love Volunteers is another industry leader. Solo travelers are assigned a point of contact, so they are always connected and watched over. Every destination where a volunteer or intern is dispatched has been audited for safety and care. The volunteer opportunities are vast. The programs include community development, intercultural education, and healthcare. Popular volunteer destinations include New Zealand, Viet Nam, Rwanda, and many more. Love Volunteer will match your passions with the needs in the areas and they will help you get the most out of your volunteer experience.

Global Vision International (GVI)

GVI has been helping volunteers and interns join important projects since 1997. The opportunity is vast and no matter what you are interested in, there will be a place that fits. Solo travelers meet up with other volunteers and impact major conservation and education programs in the most desperate areas in the world. Help the elephants in Africa, travel to the sea and help the turtles that are in danger. Learn the cultures of these nations. Volunteers are trained before entering an area. Learn how to behave in a respectful manner. You will connect with people from another world.

Isabella School Empowerment Project

This project is perfect for the solo female volunteer who wants to assist women in other countries. The Isabella School Empowerment Project is a project specifically designed to empower and educate women in India. The program focuses on teaching computer skills and vocational training to the young women of the area.

Sri Lanka Elephant Experience

This is a favorite project for many volunteers. Travel to Sri Lanka and help train and work for the preservation of the beautiful elephants. You will work with an elephant trainer who has been training elephants since he was a small boy. You will go on safari and see herds of elephants 250 strong. This is a major learning experience. What better way to volunteer, than to do so and get back as much as you give.

This is just a tiny example of volunteer opportunities for the solo traveler. Do the research and you are sure to find something that speaks to you.

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