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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

10 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

by Jacqueline Kehoe

Why you shouldn’t work 9-5

by Sean Kim

Trying to work as a gringo in Latin America was so frustrating. Here’s what helped me adapt.

by Karolina Goralska

If your current job is sh*t, turn it into fuel

by Jacqueline Kehoe

I’m an expat in a place Halloween is not celebrated. Here’s why I refuse to give up the holiday

by Cathy Brown

Feeling the urge to do good abroad? Here’s how volunteer agencies are taking advantage of you

by Eric Hartman

8 common questions and comments I get as a wildlife guide, but should never hear

by Shelby Huff

The importance of developing your own ethics in travel journalism

by Joe Baur

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.

by Blaze Nowara

10 tips on taking your first press trip

by Jacqueline Kehoe

I gave up my 120k job to build a skate park in Cambodia

by Yahoo! Travel

Which volunteer vacation destination needs to be on your bucket list? [QUIZ]

by Morgane Croissant

8 reasons a work exchange is the best way to travel

by Rebecca Bellan

8 reasons you should pay to volunteer abroad

by Lynn Spreadbury

Lions, zebras, and African children: Voluntourism in the age of social media

by Pippa Biddle

15 epic things Canadians need to do this summer

by Morgane Croissant

How to explain gaps in your resume because of travel

by Jill Kozak

How to (really) find a job overseas

by Elaina Giolando
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