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Volunteering with monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

It was a dream come true as we found the opportunity to volunteer with wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Far off from any civilization we would be caring for Woolly Monkeys and other indigenous animals. And yes – it became a once in a lifetime adventure! It started on a bad note At Buenos …more

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11 vital questions you need to ask yourself about volunteering in retirement

Are you already a volunteer? Perhaps you help out with a church group or at a school canteen? If you are not being paid, you are indeed a volunteer, even if you haven’t been given that specific title. Maybe you’re already officially one of the 23% of people aged over 65 who volunteer in the …more

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International Volunteering for Professionals

There is a demand for professional service volunteers in the developing world and international volunteering can add a fulfilling dimension to your life. A volunteer has the ability to travel, learn new cultures, and contribute to the enhancement of others’ lives while enhancing one’s own. Volunteer sending organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are seeking qualified …more

Volunteering or Voluntourism?

Whether retired baby-boomers or gap-year kids, it seems more and more people are getting involved in international volunteering. What is it, and how do you choose which project to get involved in? Chris and I have just started on our full-time travelling career, and spend time either renting apartments in interesting places around the world, …more

Retired and volunteering overseas

Can you retire early and/or without a large fund to cover expenses? Yes. Can you do this overseas? probably even more easily than at home. My husband and I are still not old enough to collect Social Security and have kept our retirement savings intact on just his small early-retirement pension even though we have …more

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International Volunteering – An Introduction

International volunteering has been an important and satisfying part of my life. Since my days as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in 1991 and 1992, I have had the privilege to serve on 21 international missions in 12 countries. All of this began after I turned 50 – it changed my life. If you …more

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Volunteering: Life on the Africa Mercy

Debbie: I remember thinking that this was a very strange place for me to be. I was at the Hope Center, where patients recover from surgery done on the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. I was helping a man from Guinea, in West Africa, make a friendship bracelet. He didn’t speak English, …more

Volunteering in retirement: A win for mind, body, soul… and more!

You don’t have to be a college student, specialist in a specific area, or affiliated with any organization to be a volunteer. Retirees, with their more flexible schedules and wealth of wisdom to offer, are particularly well-positioned to make a great contribution and get special satisfaction out of volunteering. And you couldn’t pick a better …more

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