Especially in the current, cold season, you want one thing above all: Get out into the world!
You can already start thinking about how and where you want to travel in 2021.
So grab your anticipation and your wanderlust and dream of your journey in 2021! These reasons explain why you should not just travel, but do a volunteer project abroad:
Increase your career opportunities
Several years of professional experience, top grades at university, various language skills, and internships completed: In addition to these requirements, companies nowadays have high standards when it comes to new hires. If you meet all of these requirements, it is still difficult to assert yourself against the many other applicants.
What helps? Social commitment! Companies are looking for people who also think outside the box and get involved in social activities in their free time… and do so abroad! You have to tell something about your experience in the interview – because, in addition to the social, companies are also interested in international experiences!
Discover the culture of a country in an intensive way
Have you only ever met international people on your previous vacations abroad? Sure, that’s really cool too – because you make contacts in different countries. Nevertheless, you do not experience the culture of the country you are visiting directly – rather the tourist things. In a volunteer project abroad you will experience first hand what it means to live in a foreign country like Indonesia. How so? Often the accommodation is with a host family during your project: So you are right in the middle of the action and feel the real Indonesian life every day. Since you are working on a volunteer project for a local organization, you will not only discover the life of your host family, but also various other aspects of the country’s culture. You get a lot more insight into the traditions of the country and get to know many local people.
Everything is possible: Voluntary projects are so diverse
The best thing about a volunteer project: All doors are open to you! Regardless of whether you are committed to the environment in another country, would rather work with children or animals, or would like to do something for health or the economy on site: there are all kinds of volunteer projects United Nations Sustainability Goals.
You are sure to find an area or topic that interests you! Or you feel like me: You can’t make up your mind about the multitude of options and would like to help out in many areas – but no problem, just do several projects in a row!
Right now it is important to do volunteer work
Depending on the provider, the volunteer projects are of different lengths: You can choose from a week to several months.
You are right to ask yourself whether such short projects are even worthwhile – do these projects have any positive effects in the countries? They definitely do.
Never forget: It is always better to travel to a country there to actively contribute to improvement than to sit at home and do nothing.
Develop yourself personally
Personal benefit: Volunteering projects lure you out of your comfort zone because you won’t be chilling on the beach all the time. The different situations that you will experience in the project, but also the confrontation with a new culture, ensure that you develop further and develop intercultural skills. This is also a plus for your next application, as intercultural skills are very important for many companies.