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Lauren Mclachlan @ Worldpackers Community

Building strong relationships through volunteer travel

Learn how confidence, vulnerability, and commitment can assure you an incredible volunteer experience and build relationships that will last for a lifetime.

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Meet the mentor

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Lauren Mclachlan

Worldpackers Community

Hey I’m Lauren! I’m from a small town in sunny (I wish) Scotland and took on my first solo travelling trip after graduating last year. My experience was way better than I could’ve imagined – meeting wonderful people, seeing amazing things, great experiences and even teaching weekly yoga! I couldn’t have done all this without Worldpackers, I’m so grateful I came across the website. I think everyone should get to experience travelling at some point in their lives – wherever and whatever it may be! My advice if you’re thinking about it is – don’t think too much! Just do, you won’t regret it.


5 lessons • 45min

Building strong relationships through volunteer travel - introduction

8min

Trust and preparation

9min

Are solo travelers more vulnerable?

8min

Staying committed and getting involved

8min

Building strong relationships

12min


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4.9

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4.7

Format

4.7

Learning

4.8

Top Endorsements

13 I learned new interpersonal skills

12 It brought me more self-awareness

9 I learned basic concepts

6 I learned how to plan my trip

5 I learned new technical skills

4 I discovered useful tools and materials

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Raju India

Lauren explained everything in a very calm manner, which is a very unique quality and skill to have. Her insights and moments from her travel gave me an idea on what to expect from my travels. I would like to attend more courses from her.

8 days ago

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Pau Mexico

These were great videos! Really helpful

11 days ago

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Alberto Mexico

Thanks for this infomation Lauren, I admire you! I hope everyone can see this course. I love it.

12 days ago

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Tobias United Kingdom

Some of the skills you may already have as transferable skills from customer service employment or working in teams but these videos are still a great refresher and would strongly recommend them for young people/people new to volunteer work abroad.

17 days ago

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Eric Italy

Really useful and excellent information. Thank you very much Lauren for sharing all these tips and your experience :-)

about 1 month ago

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Gilney Brazil

Through the course I gained more confidence and self-esteem. Her experience and the example of overcoming shyness was incredible. The course helped me to be sure of what I want to have and be in my Worldpacker experience. Obrigado 😊🙏🏼

about 2 months ago

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