Why You Should Consider Volunteering Overseas

December 10, 2016


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots.

Volunteering overseas can have lots of benefits. Not only will you be helping a cause you feel strongly about, you can make a real difference. If this is something you’ve been thinking about for a while, here’s why you should consider volunteering overseas.

Become Part of A Community
When you volunteer overseas, you’ll become part of a community. You’ll get involved with the people you’re there to help, as well as the other volunteers. You can bet that the community you’re working in will become like close family to you. As these communities are so small, everybody knows everybody. It’s so different from the communities that you’re probably used to! 

Change Many Lives For The Better

When you volunteer overseas, you can actually change lives for the better. Doing good deeds in your day to day life is great, but they don’t always have the biggest on somebody’s life. When you volunteer overseas and help with something like teaching or improving the community, you’re making a real difference and creating an impression that lasts. 

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Explore Somewhere New

If you’ve every wanted to see the world, volunteering could be a way for you to do so. You get to explore new places as well as make a difference. You’ll likely get some free time you can use however you wish, so make the most of it and discover new towns, people, food, and more. Finland holidays are a great place to start looking, but depends on who you’d like to help and where you’d like to go. You have so many options! 

Get A Whole New Perspective On Life

Volunteering always gives people a new perspective in life. This can be one of the most valuable things you’ll get out of it. As the place will be so different from anywhere else you’re used to, you’ll get to live in a different culture and learn how they live. You’ll likely leave with a new lease of life, and a new appreciation of your own life. 

Enrich Your CV

When you’re back from your adventures, you can enrich your CV with what you’ve achieved. Things like this can look very attractive, whether you’re looking to land a job or get onto a course to further your education. If you really want to impress with your CV, this is the way to do it. 

Choose To Do Something That Means A Lot To You

If you choose a project that speaks to you on a personal level, you’ll get so much more out of it. Who do you really want to help? What would give you the biggest sense of satisfaction? You could help endangered animals, broken communities, and so much more.  


See? There are so many reasons you should consider volunteering overseas. Not only will it be beneficial to others, but beneficial to yourself. You’ll learn so much, gain a new perspective, and meet so many amazing people. There’s no better feeling. What are your thoughts on volunteering? Leave them below!

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