For travellers looking to give back to the communities they have visited or read about there is a new way to make your next trip away a truly rewarding one. Voluntourism is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of travels among scores of Aussies. Voluntourism is a chance to travel to stunning destinations while getting the chance to make a difference and volunteer on a charitable cause; whether it’s helping teach English to children, aiding in the conservation of flora and fauna or building homes for families in developing countries. A personal travel manager can help get you on the right path to truly give back on your next holiday.
Teaching English in Costa Rica
Volunteer English Teaching in Costa Rica is a great way to experience this beautiful Central American country. Whether volunteering as an English teacher for a career, a holiday or a gap year the impact left on the lives and futures of the pupils is phenomenal.
A great organisation coordinating much of the volunteer work in Costa Rica is Global Vision International. This organisation offers a great program in the coastal area of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Working near the town of Quepos, you’ll get to know the children, witness the impeccable wild rainforests and even surf some of the best waves in the region. Opportunities include high impact volunteering from one week and up and internships for those looking to build their careers.
Conservation in the Galapagos
Located off the coast of Equador, The Galapagos Islands are some of the most pristine and environmentally astounding islands in the world (they were the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution!). Despite the unique attributes of the island it is still under threat from man made interaction. This has opened up the chance for volunteers to come on board be part of preserving the beautiful Galapagos Islands and their wildlife for future generations to enjoy and experience.
The organisation, Projects Abroad, offer a program for volunteers to work in partnership with the Galapagos National Park and help with the conservation and preservation of unique and abundant marine life on the island of San Cristobal. You will have the chance to work at the Galapagos National Park’s giant tortoise breeding centre.
Rehabilitating Orangutans in Borneo
As more and more rainforest disappears, orangutans are coming into frequent contact with humans and losing their independence and ability to fend for themselves. Volunteering in Borneo offers the chance to work closely with these amazing animals and prepare them for a return to the wild. It’s also a chance to see the beautiful side of Borneo and explore a stunning landscape.
The Great Projects lets volunteers work along side a fantastic team in the Matang Wildlife Centre, Borneo, and actively participate in improving the lives of orangutans. A personal travel manager can put you in contact with the organisation and help coordinate your trip http://www.travelmanagers.com.au/ptm-search/