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Volunteer + Work

Matador’s community members are among the most knowledgeable people to ask about volunteer opportunities and travel jobs.

We’re Peace Corps volunteers, Alaskan fishermen, wild-land forest fire fighters, cargo ship deckhands, boat captains, wildlife biologists. We’ve spent time Wwoofing around the world. We’ve worked in wildlife and wilderness conservation, literacy, animal rehabilitation, trail maintenance.

We’re always on the lookout for great NGOs to profile and individuals pioneering ways of working both in local communities and location independent. Tell us your story.

Volunteer + Work Articles
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11 things every flight attendant is guilty of

by Ashley Durance
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7 lies you tell yourself before going into the Peace Corps

by Justin Guerra
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Why changing jobs often can actually be a good thing

by Stacy Ullenes
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6 lies you tell yourself when you’re volunteering off the grid

by Vanessa Van Doren

11 things people do when they go to Australia on a work visa

by Caroline Eubanks

5 challenges of teaching English in South Africa (and 3 things that make it all worth it)

by Paige Smith
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11 things that go through your mind when you quit your job to freelance

by Alyssa James

How being a chef has made me a better traveler

by David Poole
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13 signs you’ve been an au pair for too long

by Jess Buchan
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Tips from a flight attendant: How to be the world’s best passenger

by Annie Kingston

7 questions you should ask before volunteering abroad

by Stacia Sahi
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Why New York City is no place for the young artist

by Alecia Lynn Eberhardt
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A call for reform in the Peace Corps

by Emma Thieme
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8 macro effects of microfinancing

by Lucy Di Santo
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How do you give back as a traveler?

by Matt Hershberger

10 lessons I learned from travel hosts around the world

by Gina Corsiglia
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20 signs you’ve been a yachtie for too long

by Abby Gallagher
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10 reasons being a pilot isn’t as cool as you think (and 1 that makes it all worthwhile)

by Louis Graham
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