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As a community, Matadorians have thousands of hours of experience volunteering and working with nonprofits, NGOs, and other organizations working for a better world. Backed by this knowledge, we have put together the guides below on how to get involved as a volunteer and how to get your own nonprofit off the ground.

You’ll find profiles of organizations around the world, stories of inspiring projects, basic tips on what you need to know before you choose a program, and what you should expect once you arrive.

Through our Volunteer Guides, Matador is proud encourage its members to give back.

Sometimes we get too caught up in the glamour of the mission.
I wasn't the godsend I was coached by nonprofits to believe I would be.
And how to find a genuine program for low-cost volunteering abroad.
It's hard to not want to join the ranks of the rock-star volunteer.
You’re serious about working with an NGO abroad; here's how to stand out from the crowd.
Recommended conservation, wildlife, and community development projects.
Thinking of joining the Peace Corps? Think harder.
Volunteering for relief work? Here are some considerations.
Planning to voluntour? It might be end up being far from what you expect.
Abbie Mood learns about Ojai's community organizations that are working towards making...
Graham volunteers for a month with Education For The Children at their school in...
A round-up of the world's "without Borders" groups, from A to (almost) Z.
Guide book author Jantra Jacobs presents volunteer opportunities in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
"In Pakistan, you will not find short-term volunteer opportunities that cater to the...
Jacqui Bryant rounds up volunteering opportunities in Boston.
Gabriela Garcia rounds up the best volunteer opportunities in Miami.
Ekua Impraim rounds up the best volunteer opportunities in San Francisco.
A Peace Corps volunteer gives insider tips on the application process.
The gals at GoGalavanting.com head to the island of Roatan, Honduras for a little...
Laura Aberdeen rounds up volunteer opportunities in Melbourne
The Haiti quake inspired many people to volunteer. Here are 5 FREE resources that can...
Seattle filmmaker, Kieth Rivers travels to Senegal with World Vision and captures his...
Get tips from a former Peace Corps volunteer about making the most of the "toughest job...
If you enter into the volunteer experience with unrealistic expectations, says seasoned...
Is this really the way you want to travel? Marieke van der Velden explains why your...
Hal Amen identifies 5 reasons why taking a break isn't such a bad idea.