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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

I’ve waitressed in the US and Australia, here’s why Australia is way better. Hands down.

by Rebecca Bellan

Watch: this hilarious parody sums up the problem with volunteering abroad

by Morgane Croissant

How to travel without ruining your career

by Atlas & Boots

5 important tips to get started in podcasting

by Jason Moore

I volunteered with the best of intentions. Here’s why I’ll never do it again.

by Claire Litton-Cohn

7 red flags when considering an international volunteer program

by Eric Hartman

After college: Why travel is right for your career

by Global Goulets

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

by Eric Hartman

Why you shouldn’t work 9-5

by Sean Kim

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

by Shelby Huff

10 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

by Jacqueline Kehoe

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

by Jacqueline Kehoe

The importance of developing your own ethics in travel journalism

by Joe Baur

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

by Cathy Brown

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

by Karolina Goralska

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
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