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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

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I taught English abroad

by Megan Spurrell

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I quit my corporate job

by Katy Nastro

Dear volunteers in Africa: please don’t come help until you’ve asked yourself these four questions

by Sian Ferguson

All traveling volunteers should watch this video. #StopOrphanTrips

by Eric Hartman

Infographic: the creative routines of history’s greatest minds

by Alice Latham

Infographic: how stressed are you?

by Alice Latham

Infographic: 7 speaking habits that will make you sound smarter

by Alice Latham

Infographic: the best and worst ways to stimulate creativity

by Alice Latham

Infographic: 44 ways to be more productive

by Alice Latham

The Ultimate Digital Nomad Guide to Iran

by Adil Gherib

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

by Alicia Drewnicki

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

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

by Paulette Perhach

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
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