What are the best resources for doing volunteer work abroad?

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    #1Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

    Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
    This definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities for anyone interested in taking a truly meaningful vacation and provides new anecdotes about all kinds of jobs and the positive impact they had on volunteers' lives.

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "It is great to have a book which gives information on various volunteer work programs which are available, around the world. The fact that contact information is given for the organizations which run these "volunteer vacations" is extremely helpful!"
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    #2Volunteering - Fronteering

    Volunteering - Fronteering
    FRONTEERING offers many volunteer opportunities related to wildlife, indigenous people, environment, sustainability and local communities!

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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "I wanted to find a resource for volunteering abroad while taking a year off of school. I wanted to gain a different type of life experience while also giving back. Fronteering allowed me to get in touch with nature while also helping indigenous people in the country that we lived in. It was life changing. Thanks Fronteering!!!"
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

    [TUTORIAL] How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition
    The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world.

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    Bryan Willis
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "First of all, I was disappointed to be taken to a book. And the book itself wasn't all that relevant. It looks to be a resource for people who want to launch international development projects. That's great, but I have a day job! I just wanted to find listings for temporary (1- to 2-week) volunteer opportunities. Guess I'll just have to go lay on the beach with a cocktail for my next holiday instead!"
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    #4Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World

    Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World
    Lonely Planet's Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world

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    Zhao Song
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "The link is for the purchase of a book titled: Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (Lonely Planet). There are only 9 customer reviews and the book has a 4.0 out of 5.0 stars rating."
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    #5Volunteer Abroad For Cheap! (Gap Year)

    Volunteer Abroad For Cheap! (Gap Year)
    Emily recommends several sites to be able to volunteer abroad in a very cheap way.


    Miguel Ángel Barajas
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I enjoyed Emily's video as a guide for my GAP year. It was great hearing from someone who experienced what I am about to do, especially the "cons" that you don't hear from the website directly. My one complaint is that there wasn't a text to follow what Emily was saying, as she moves fairly quickly through the different programs. A great place to start investigating what to do on a Gap year."
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    #625 VOLUNTEER Travel EXPERIENCES You Should Try

    25 VOLUNTEER Travel EXPERIENCES You Should Try
    In this video, you can check out some of the best volunteer programs that might be of interest to you.


    David Carrasco
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "While this youtube page gives a lot of organizations based on my specific causes that I would fight for, it kind of lacks in actual resources. The names are listed but not linked to in the description section so you kind of have to find the resources yourself. "
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    #7Go Eco Volunteer Abroad

    Go Eco Volunteer Abroad
    Welcome to the GoEco YouTube Channel! Join us for the adventure of a lifetime with more than 150 volunteer projects abroad!


    Willie George
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "First you must go to the embassy of the country to visit to collect all the necessary procedures to enter the country selected to work as a volunteer, after obtaining this information proceed to seek the resources either working in a company and saving the most money In order to achieve your goal you can also make raffles and sweepstakes to benefit your cause and thus accelerate the income of money to obtain your goal of volunteering"
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    #8Love Volunteers

    Love Volunteers
    Over 120 rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world!


    Adam Flores
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "Love Volunteers is very helpful and provided all of the information and resources I needed for doing volunteer work abroad. They have a complete list of job postings and provided everything I needed to know about the subject. There are many different locations and opportunities available for volunteers regardless of where you are looking to go."
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    #9Volunteering Solutions

    Volunteering Solutions
    Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) is an international volunteer placement organization that has tie-ups with NGOs and social welfare organizations in 33 destinations across the world.

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    Jeremy Cruz
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "Volunteering Solutions helped me to find a volunteer opportunity overseas. They had so many opportunities listed right on their website for me to choose from. I was able to find the perfect volunteer position during the time frame that I had available. I will certainly use them again the next time that I want to travel abroad on a volunteer trip."
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    #10A Broader View Volunteers

    A Broader View Volunteers
    Regardless if you are traveling solo, with friends, with your family, on a spring break, gap year or medical mission, we can arrange a rewarding and affordable volunteer experience.


    Donald Howell
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I absolutely love Broader View. I used them as a very cheap source to be able to travel to Peru. I ended up staying with a very nice family with three kings. I was able to help their village and in return, I got to learn some of the language0 and go and visit places I would never have had the chance to."
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    #11Better World

    Better World
    Train human beings to take action on global issues with innovative projects and social impact. You can change the world, here they can show you how.


    Justin Warren
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "It means a lot to me to give back to my community and to do good deeds for the world. With that in mind, I went searching online for opportunities to volunteer abroad. The site Better World sponsors volunteering initiatives and seems pretty popular. But it didn't really introduce means for doing volunteer work abroad, so I found the site to be of limited utility. "
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    #12[TUTORIAL] How To Volunteer Abroad For Free

    [TUTORIAL] How To Volunteer Abroad For Free
    This post shows you interesting tips for volunteering abroad, and completely free.


    Henry Larson
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "Finding opportunities to volunteer abroad in exchange for free travel can be difficult, if not impossible. Not only does this site explain why but it has a good selection of volunteer opportunities that are not free, but very economical. It also has indepth information about the subject as a whole. "
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    DoSomething.org is a global non-profit organization for social change and community service for motivating young people transforming their communities.



    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "The link is to the website DoSomething.org. DoSomething.org is a global non-profit organization for social change and community service for motivating young people transforming their communities. The site allows you to chose a campaign and take action with 5.5 million young people."

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