Voluntourism is traveling as a volunteer to do a help exchange in social projects, local communities, or NGOs. Travelers can find volunteer work programs based on projects they'd like to support, causes they'd like to be a part of, or specific skills they'd like to share. Volunteer opportunities may vary from host to host, but teaching languages, child care, and community work are some of the most popular and in-demand volunteer positions.
Social work projects are always looking for socially engaged travelers willing to help other people. Except for some very specific projects, you don't need to have any special skills to be a volunteer. If you're travelling alone, this is an awesome way to meet other volunteers and live with the locals. First time volunteering? Worldpackers has partnered with inspiring and committed projects worldwide to help you find the best volunteer programs!