The idea of volunteer vacations has become so popular so quickly that the word “voluntourism” has gained currency outside the travel and volunteer communities.
Lots of travelers are interested in spending part or all of their travels with their sleeves rolled up, but many aren’t sure how to scope out opportunities and select a project.
“I am interested (some time in the near future) heading overseas and volunteering. What would be your tips in researching/finding international volunteer positions (i.e. credible organisations, experience etc.)?”
If you have the same question, three useful online resources can help you identify organizations around the world that are actively seeking volunteers: