We have just started a website Careerbreak360 and a Meetup in London about Career Breaks. There were a few people there who were very interested in doing volunteering work, and were asking you go about finding a good volunteering organization.
With so many 'voluntourism' companies around, does anyone have any good recommendations?
#1 Liz001 has been a member since 10/1/2013. Posts: 1
I am a volunteer at a Safari Park in Thailand who always need skilled workers to help with cage design and building, animal husbandry, marketing etc. If this is what you are looking for please get in touch
#2 tatspaghetti has been a member since 28/9/2012. Posts: 12
Be weary of these "voluntourism" companies... At least, check them out thoroughly before paying their often hefty fees.
One that offers a broad range of opportunities that I know to be good is Volunteers for Peace - http://www.vfp.org/
A great resource for longer term opportunities (almost never a fee at all) is www.idealist.org. You can search opportunities as posted directly by small charities in practically every country in the world, thereby skipping over the placement agencies, which generally seem to just be businesses, and many of them unscrupulous ones at that.
I run a humanitarian organization in India that offers volunteering opportunities to improve lives of poor families especially children and women in Dharamsala, Palampur, Manali's rural villages. If you want to plan a volunteer program, I would ready to help you for volunteering work along with travel options to Tajmahal, Golden Temple, Manali and Kasol in India.
You can visit my website @ volunteeringinindia.com for available packages and offers.
#4 EmiliSmith has been a member since 23/5/2014. Posts: 3