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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 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

10 tips on taking your first press trip

by Jacqueline Kehoe

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

10 things you need before volunteering for disaster relief in Nepal

by Jennifer Gracey

The emotional strain of life as a flight attendant

by Skylar Moore

11 reasons the US would be a better place if Americans traveled more

by Matt Hershberger

Americans need teachers more than anyone – here’s why

by Amanda Machado

The dark side of sacrifice: The truth about my life as a travel blogger

by Rachel Travels

What it’s like to be a rice farmer

by Nathan Thompson

Has ISIS made being an international aid worker too dangerous to be worth it?

by Matt Hershberger

How to travel the world for life (and work while you travel)

by Benny Lewis

What I’m learning as an American teacher in Finland

by Tim Walker
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