Many of us have had the oportunity to give back to the community, either by giving away some toys, clothes, helping someone in need. But… what about going the extra mile and on top of that gaining some amazing and life-changing experience.
If you know somebody who has traveled to a country such as Kenya, Malawi or India to volunteer abroad, you have probably already heard about how incredible it was.
Volunteering will not only look good on your resume, it will provide you with a sense of purpose, it will make an impact on the lives of those less fortunate.
Here are some reasons to volunteer abroad:
Make A Real Difference
Change lives for the better. Whether it’s through community improvement, teaching, provide medical help, asist animals and more. Volunteers help struggling people in such a way that you do today can change his life forever. Make a true and noticeable difference.
See the World
When we are on our day to day life, sometimes, we forget to slow down, experience and live. When you travel abroad you get to experience new things to know some wonderful cultures, sights, and nature. And not only this it connects you as well to people who have common interests and passions.
Enrich your life
Volunteers often report returning home with a new understanding and appreciation for their own. It will offer new life experiences and insights into social and developmental issues, as well as the inner workings of non-governmental and community organizations. It will challenge some of your previously held beliefs and encourage you to be a more tolerant individual, respectful of differences in religion and culture.
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” Walter Mitty