Volunteering trips are becoming increasingly popular for travellers these days. The reason for this is because people are looking for a way to travel and leave an impact, they want to give back to the country they’re visiting and then see the sights.
Mudita Adventures are one of the best companies out there doing volunteer travel these days. What does Mudita mean? Mudita has a very special meaning, I think you should all visit their website to read about the meaning and the great work they do.
Here are three great reasons why volunteer trips are good for you:
A Trip With A Purpose
Travel is great, as you can tell from my blog I love to travel. But, there’s something very special about a volunteering trip because you have a real purpose and goal on your trip. Volunteer trips can have many different goals; building a classroom, playground or dormitory and also teaching English. Before you travel you will be in the right mindset ready to work hard and work towards the goal your group have.
Meet New People
Signing up to a volunteering trip means that you’re going to meet a group of new people who share the same interests. From my experiences I have made life long friends and also learnt so much from the people I worked alongside. If you are going with a group of friends you will still meet new people, that’s because you’re going to meeting lots of local people – community leaders and also lots of energetic young kids!
When you go on a volunteer trip you will definitely be left with life long memories, in years to come you will look back on your trip and remember about how much fun you had, plus the special memories you created. When you’re Volunteering abroad with locals to achieve a goal and have a real impact, you will look back at the photos of what you achieved whether that be building work or teaching young kids.
Have you been on a volunteering trip? I would love for you to share with all the readers your experiences and tips for volunteering. All you have to do is pop your comments in the box below. I am really looking forward to reading everything you guys have to share!