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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

When I tried learning a second language while traveling, I realized I was doing it all wrong

by Paulette Perhach

7 lies you tell yourself before going into the Peace Corps

by Justin Guerra

This video sums up why millennials should take off and travel while they can

by Morgane Croissant

This surfer and design icon is the original digital nomad

by Rory Moulton

My Snapchat has recently been blowing up. Here’s how I made it happen

by Alicia Drewnicki

Interested in a career in global development? Here are 8 things Americans should do first from home

by Eric Hartman

How traveling made me unemployable

by Alyssa Ramos

Is ‘vacation shaming’ killing your life balance? You’re not alone

by Kae Lani Kennedy

Volunteering will make you a happier person. Here’s how.

by Tyler Protano-Goodwin

Voluntourism perpetuates this outdated idea of a ‘third world.’ Here’s why.

by Vaidehi Mujumdar

10 best creative hubs outside the US

by Yulia Denisyuk

8 practical ways I’ve built my life and career on travel

by Elaina Giolando

5 fundamentals for a strong travel brand

by Emily Arno

My year of saying yes to everything

by Amanda Machado

Millennials, here’s the validation you’ve been waiting for: a study finds we’re the lowest paid generation in years

by Amanda Machado

I worked at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Here’s what they don’t tell you before getting the job

by Kimberley Chan

Here are the truths, illusions, and life lessons I’ve reconciled since turning 30

by Lucy Bryson

How to win a negotiation anywhere around the world

by Amanda Machado
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