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What it’s like to travel as a volunteer versus a tourist

In this video, Andrea explains how traveling as a Worldpackers volunteer is more impactful, more immersive, and more affordable than traveling as just a tourist.

Why should you watch this video?

For anyone who is wondering about the difference between just traveling somewhere as a tourist or volunteering, this video addresses those differences from a first-person perspective. Those who are curious about the benefits of volunteering, and for those who want a more in-depth cultural experience than just being a tourist, this is the video for you.

This video is part of the Certificate “How To Be An Outstanding Worldpacker”.

What you'll learn in this video:

  • How volunteering is a two-way interaction between you and a place
  • How the area where you are working becomes your home
  • Examples of how you may learn new skills
  • Examples of how to apply your existing skills to a volunteer experience
  • Economic benefits of volunteering

This is video is perfect for:

  • First-time travelers interested in volunteering
  • First-time volunteers
  • Travelers looking to save money
  • Travelers looking to leave a positive impact on the places they visit



Dec 23, 2019

Hi! My name is Andrea and I'm a digital nomad living everywhere and anywhere. I'm originally from Brazil and I moved to England 7 years ago. One da...

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