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.

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Volunteer + Work Articles

20 signs you’ve been a yachtie for too long

by Abby Gallagher

10 reasons being a pilot isn’t as cool as you think (and 1 that makes it all worthwhile)

by Louis Graham

LA vs. NYC: Which is better for interns?

by Amy Scheiner

7 expats tell us how they scored the life of their dreams

by Leslie Finlay

How to see elephants responsibly on your trip to Thailand

by Daniel Nahabedian

What it’s like to work on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska

by Branden Eastwood

7 reasons Thailand is the best place to practice voluntourism

by Katka Lapelosa

How to settle down without losing the traveler’s ‘joie de vivre’

by Emily de Beer

Restoring the Thai islands, one metric ton at a time

by Leslie Finlay

19 experiences every WWOOFer has

by Candice Walsh

15 signs you’re a freelancer

by Bryce Emley

15 reasons it sucks to work from home

by Michelle Detwiler

You won’t believe what sport is being exported to India (Video)

by Candice Walsh

If you want to travel, get a job you hate

by Brooke Watson

Why you shouldn’t work 9-5

by Sean Kim

How to explain long-term travel in a job interview

by Ethan Walker

On the sticky ethics of voluntourism

by Richard Stupart

5 things ghostwriting taught me about people

by Bryce Emley
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