I am not sure what kind of volunteer travel you want to do.
Many places that take volunteers charge a lot of money to "volunteer" I have looked into it and am put off by the cost.
Do you want to volunteer in the States or any where in the world? do you have something specific in mind? and what is your expertise?
I am slowly trying to make contact with charities and apply directly but it is a long process. One has to be careful and should not just go to anyplace. I have heard that some charities in India can become a bit of a trap when they start to demand money.
How about India?
No extra charges, only personal charges.
Teaching kids in School English.
Thank you! I am thinking of 2012 for going to India. Might you have a name of a charity I could contact for more info there?
Teresa, I am interested. Have you looked at sites like Helpxchange and workaway.info? There is no charge for volunteering - you simply do some work in exchange for food and accommodation. I would love to have a companion to explore this so get in touch if interested.
Great I'm glad to have some response. I would like to talk with you more about where you have been and where you wish to go. I am very serious about volunteering and would love to be able to share this experience with you and others. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you wish.
Can't wait to share ideas with you.
glad to know about your plan to india. well i am mahendra 52 from rajasthan india and love to travel with you in india.i am mellow man with great humor and love nature. in case you keen we may talk more
love to hear from you
I have contacted a charity in Ghana through HelpX. It looks interesting and I have had a good response from the volunteer co-ordinator. Let me know if that interests you.
I am thinking of doing same thing as you want to do but dont know how.
While in India i contacted several charities but i wasnt lucky all they wanted was money, not voluntary work.
i d like to do this for 6 months starting october-november 2012 or maybe for a year
If u think we can do it together let me know I ll be very pleased to hear from you
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