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

by Rachel Travels
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What it’s like to be a rice farmer

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

by Matt Hershberger
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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

The 8 most important lessons I’ve learned about writing for a living

by Rory Moulton
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5 things I never expected to learn while teaching English in China

by Audrey Schoeman
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Remember MTV? I was one of their VJs, and this is what I learned

by Gaía Passarelli
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Work-life balance in Finland: Americans are on a different planet

by Tim Walker
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What flight attendants really think of your behavior

by Skylar Moore
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19 universal truths you learn as a flight attendant

by Kara Mulder
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5 lies you tell yourself before going on a humanitarian mission

by Victoria Vidal
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8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

How to get freelancing permission from your boss

by Parul Sharma
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Why changing jobs often can actually be a good thing

by Stacy Ullenes
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7 lies you tell yourself before going into the Peace Corps

by Justin Guerra
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