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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

19 universal truths you learn as a flight attendant

by Kara Mulder

Work-life balance in Finland: Americans are on a different planet

by Tim Walker

What flight attendants really think of your behavior

by Skylar Moore

5 things I never expected to learn while teaching English in China

by Audrey Schoeman

Remember MTV? I was one of their VJs, and this is what I learned

by Gaía Passarelli

The 8 most important lessons I’ve learned about writing for a living

by Rory Moulton

5 lies you tell yourself before going on a humanitarian mission

by Victoria Vidal

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

How to get freelancing permission from your boss

by Parul Sharma

Why changing jobs often can actually be a good thing

by Stacy Ullenes

7 lies you tell yourself before going into the Peace Corps

by Justin Guerra

11 things every flight attendant is guilty of

by Ashley Durance

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

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

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

by Jess Buchan
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