10 Tips for Finding Volunteer Vacations


Ask Lots of Questions

You may be unreachable at your volunteer location.
You may be unreachable at your volunteer location.

This might seem like common sense, but it can't be understated. You're going to be spending an extended amount of time with strangers in an unfamiliar location so you need to fully understand what you're getting into. This is especially true if you plan on travelling abroad. Once you've narrowed your choices, Volunteer International recommends asking these questions:

  • Will friends and family be able to contact me?
  • Are there emergency services on site?
  • What is the security like?
  • Does the organization have domestic and foreign liability insurance?
  • What can I expect from a typical day?

By the end of your questioning, you should feel confident with your choice.