Travel Abroad as a Volunteer
For some years, especially among young people between high school and university, have taken the chance to treat themselves to a gap year. But the seventh year is not only the prerogative of young people; even adults, sometimes, at some point in their working career leave work for a period in search of inspiration.
In the past there have been several good initiatives that have attempted to address this need, such as eu-pair jobs and work on organic farms through the Wwoof platform. But neither of those have never spread much, especially in Italy. Perhaps because research was based mostly on personal knowledge.
However. with web development and just a few years, many online platforms have been born that provide more opportunities to carry out volunteer work in all countries of the world! To the point that there has been coined a new term to define all the people participating in this experience in exchange for room and board or just accommodation: workaway (from the first website name dedicated to the work exchange).
I challenge anyone to explore one of the best-known platforms and not begin to dream of doing volunteer work, experiencing the snows of Greenland sled dogs or becoming part of the crew of a boat that makes excursions in Polynesia. In short, the desire to become a globetrotter, and especially the new frenzy to discover the world (wanderlust), has increased day by day by both volunteers and the opportunities offered in various parts of the globe.
Obviously not all experiences are a dream, so you should thoroughly read the offer, working conditions, treatment, location, and the opportunities to share the experience with other volunteers. You can also refer to the reviews, with due caution.