Choosing the right volunteer program can be challenging, but it is so important both for you and for your host! Volunteering is an experience that can enjoyable for people from all walks of life, but everyone is different – we all have different skills and we all have different likes and dislikes, so before writing that cheque, make sure that you are choosing the right program for YOU, and remember the 3 most important steps:
- Know your limits – don’t choose a program that you are not physically or emotionally capable of handling – it will not be a fun experience for you and it will not be helpful for the project!
- Know your strengths – think about what it is that you are good at (we ALL have skills!) and choose a program that will make the best use of your individual skills
- Do your research – be well prepared for your volunteering experience and be sure that you are dedicating your time and money to an ethical project!
We hope that this Explainer Video was helpful. If you would like more information about choosing the right volunteer program for you; or if you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities then please get in touch! We have lots of responsible volunteering opportunities to choose from and we thrive on giving you the best African experience while you make a real difference to communities and the environment!