Volunteer In The World proposes primarily five categories:
Short, medium and long-term volunteer projects, self-funded positions
Short, medium and long-term volunteer projects, self-funded positions: It is up to you to decide the length of your experience: from one week or more, you can choose how long your volunteer project will be. This scheme may suit many people, including students taking a year off, professionals taking sabbaticals to work on a specific project, individuals of all ages wishing to gain further “hands-on” practical experience in the field whilst volunteering overseas. Usually, volunteers must pay for their transportation to and from the project, and a programme fee payment which covers food, accommodation and project costs.
Medium and long-term volunteer projects, paid positions
Medium and long-term volunteer projects, paid positions: These Volunteer in the world projects can last from anything between 2 months to 12 months. These volunteer projects are suitable for people from 18 to 30 years old, but you have to apply and send your CV. Usually, volunteers receive money for their transportation to and from the project and pocket money. Food, accommodation, visa and insurance are paid by the host organization.
School trips and short volunteer projects to improve English, self-funded positions;
School trips and short volunteer project to improve English, self-funded positions: These Volunteer in the world projects can last from anything between a week as long as you want. These projects are suitable both for individuals as well as for school groups. Usually, people must pay for their transportation to and from the project, and a programme fee payment which covers food, accommodation, project and administration costs.
These Volunteer in the world internships can last from one month up to one year. This internship scheme will not only provide students and other people with valuable work experience (while strengthening their CV), but also provides the chance to acquire first-hand knowledge of the working environment related to their interests. Interns have to apply and send their CV. In some cases, interns will have to pay for their transportation to and from the project, and for abroad placements, a programme fee payment which covers food, accommodation and project costs.
Professional paid position in some N.G.O.
In this category, people choose to work overseas in different countries on long-term projects lasting for over a year. For these positions, people with qualifications and/or specific skills and experience are most likely to be recruited. Successful candidates may receive benefits including a monthly allowance based on the local rate, fly tickets, insurance, lodging etc.
Being a volunteer simply means to be a motivated person who invests his/her time and energy to work towards a project or cause he/she feels passionate about .
Volunteering means spending some of your free time helping others. You may volunteer to help other people, such as families who lost their homes after a natural disaster, but you can also volunteer to protect animals, the environment, or any other cause that you care about.
Help Yourself by Helping Others: volunteering helps others, but it can also help you. If you are passionate about something that has happened — like a natural disaster — doing something about it can be a great way to cope with your feelings.
Volunteering also lets you see your own life in new ways. Sometimes it is easy to worry about stuff like grades or to get annoyed because you do not have the most expensive trainers or the newest computer game. Volunteering lets you spend some time focusing on others for a while.
Lots of people find that they really enjoy volunteering. Volunteer experiences often put you in a different environment and expose you to people and situations that you wouldn’t have come across in your regular life.
Volunteering and seeing the conditions of life for people in other countries can often change your life drastically and spark new decisions and directions. It is very rewarding to be able to meet other people’s needs. You will know that, thanks to you, some children have warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots. So whether it’s winter clothes, food for the hungry, or homes for unwanted pets, doing volunteer work means one very important thing: you make a difference in the world.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop