Gap Year Volunteer: A Guide to Making it a Year to Remember [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Jenny Ng
eBook Category: Travel/Travel
eBook Description: You want to see the world--but you also want to help make it a better place. With so many aid opportunities on every continent, how do you find the one that's right for you? Whether you want to care for tropical birds in Costa Rica, work with disadvantaged children in Morocco or raise money for research projects here in the UK, this handy book will answer all your volunteer questions. Including notes on costs and what you need to take with you, as well as inspiring ideas on what to do and where to go, this guide will ensure that you make a difference and have a gap year you'll remember forever.
eBook Publisher: Summersdale Non Fiction/Summersdale Travel
Fictionwise Release Date: January 2007
Whatever age you are, whatever level
of experience you have, whatever stage
you're at in your education or career, you
have something to offer and something to
learn about yourself and the world around
you. If you're taking time out and want to
contribute, you could find yourself building
houses in Cambodia, saving turtles in Costa
Rica or teaching English to a class of eager
kids in South Africa. The chances are, you?ll
never see the world ? or yourself ? the same
But an important aspect of organising your
gap year volunteer placement is preparation.
No matter what you want to do, you need to
plan ahead in order to make the most of all
your opportunities. Give yourself plenty of time to look into volunteering possibilities,
and you will have more options and choices
as well as adequate time to raise the
necessary funds and organise the million
and one details that are involved in making
this temporary change in your life. The earlier
you start, the more relaxed you will be and
the more you will enjoy the whole process.
Whether you're a ?gapper? or a ?career
breaker? you will have questions about what
you can do to help others and really make
a difference. It is an important decision and
you need to fully understand every aspect of
what?s ahead of you. We?ve endeavoured to
raise many of the most important questions
here in order to set you on the right track.
Remember, the key to making the most of
your gap year is to be honest with yourself
about what you want to achieve and what
you expect. Don't do something because all your friends are doing it or because you
think it'll look impressive on your CV. Find
something that you can put your heart into
and you'll receive a lot more in return.