BUILDING HOMES IN BRAZIL FAVELAS
There is an area in Brazil where some families from the Favela community live in despicable living conditions in huts made of scraps of different kinds of materials from plywood to canvas. These families are in desperate need of decent shelters which will protect them from the harsh elements of weather especially the young and the elderly who suffer from illnesses as a result of cold and damp conditions. You do not need to be an expert to participate in the project but your willingness to help and add an extra hand is worthwhile. This program helps you make a difference in the lives of other people and also helps you develop skills you never knew you had.
WORK ON SUMMER CAMP IN AMERICA
Summer camps in America offer various volunteer and paid work abroad programs open to applications from all over the world. In the summer camps you can develop your skills by working full time with the kids, supervising their daily activities and even staying in the same sleeping areas with them; this role is for camp counselors. If you like working behind the scenes then you can apply for different roles such as maintenance of camp facilities, cooking, cleaning or become an administrator. After completing the programs you will find that your everyday skills such as leadership and management will improve and your CV will be appealing.
SURF OUTREACH PROJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA
Surfing is one of the thrilling water activities and if you like surfing then you can apply your skills in this project. It involves teaching kids from ages 9 to 15 how to surf and impacting their lives with valuable life skills. Surfing is not such a popular sport in Africa but this project seeks to reach out to kids and help them learn. The duties of surf volunteers include cleaning the wet suits, preparing sandwiches for kids, planning activities and teaching the kids how to surf. It is a great way of making use of your skills as well as impacting the kids lives positively.
TURTLE CONSERVATION IN COSTA RICA
The turtle conservation program in Costa Rica is a worthwhile program to participate in, involves protecting different kinds of endangered turtle species, collecting data along the beaches, patrolling the beaches and ensuring that the turtle population continues to thrive without any dangers. It is a fulfilling job as you get to spend time along the beaches, you become aware of the importance of conservation, you get to meet with different kinds of people and you gain skills concerning research and management.
ORPHANAGE WORK IN MEXICO
There are millions of orphaned children in Latin America and the Caribbean, if your heart feels touched to help some of the kids then you can enroll in one of the orphanage programs and help make a difference in the kids’ lives. You can help in daily running of the programs in the orphanages, teaching, cooking and generally being a role model to the young children. It is a worthwhile program that will open your eyes to extreme situations in life.