Should you pay to volunteer abroad?
Why do I have to pay for volunteering abroad? People often forget that volunteering can never be completely free. You need to por your airfare, for your lodging, for your meals, for the local commute, airport transfer. These are the fixed costs you have wether you join an organized volunteer program or not.
The project you choose to volunteer with will always have costs in facilitating, managing, and monitoring your involvement, which are all essential elements in making your volunteer work abroad meaningful and sustainable.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to acquire new skills that will be undoubtedly relevant to your career prospects in the future – and it’s an incredible way of getting a raw and real insight into a country.