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Think about volunteering abroad but don’t know where to start?

From personal experience when I was researching for an organisation to volunteer for, if I had found UniversalGiving at the start of the research process, I know that the whole experience would have been a lot less timely. In the summer of 2013 I travelled to Thailand for four weeks, one of those weeks was spent volunteering. The concept of volunteering was something which I really enjoyed, we worked in a school for a week taking care of the children and helping to build a new water system. It was clear the place we were working at was extremely deprived, so to see our work making a difference was really touching. It was both upsetting and rewarding working in that kind of setting, and even though our work there was only short-lived the impact of our work and time there was clearly shown on the children’s faces. For me, this is what makes it undoubtedly worthwhile. Volunteering is something which will unknowingly teach you an array of skills and bring out your best qualities. So if volunteering abroad is something you would want to do this summer, I can tell you that UniversalGiving is the perfect organisation which can make your volunteer adventure a success.

Find all the information you need including volunteering, raising for a cause, funding a project or even giving a gift, visit visit our website where you can volunteer or donate internationally. To keep up-to-date with their latest projects have a look at their Facebook page or follow their twitter. If you want the inside on what its really like to volunteer the UniversalGiving team have set up a blog of their adventures.

Volunteering abroad is a great way to make the most of your experience and fully integrate yourself into a society, in a way that will last beyond your time there. It is also a fun way to meet new people and to gain new skills that will stand out to future employers, so there are benefits for everyone.

 

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LinkedIn: UniversalGiving Page and Pamela Hawley.

Blogs: Living and Giving (CEO blog) and PhilanthroPost (team blog)

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