Although volunteering through travel is one of the most life-changing experiences that you can ever have, it’s worth knowing ahead of time what you’re getting yourself into. How can you prepare to travel across the world to help others?
Check Out Training Courses
What program are you traveling with? You might find it helpful to speak to the leader of the group and ask if there is any sort of prep courses available, such as an online volunteer training course or a group discussion to ask questions.
Look Into Volunteer Insurance
You already know how tough it can be to work with your insurance agency here at home, what if something were to happen to you overseas? Visit VIS Volunteers to learn more about why volunteer insurance is a smart idea.
Ask About Vaccinations
Some parts of the world require vaccines against certain diseases before you’re allowed entry into the country. Visit your doctor to find out what, if any, vaccines you need to keep you safe while you travel.
There are many ways to prepare yourself for your volunteer experience. Check out which avenues you find the most helpful and see what you can learn before leaving your home country’s soil. You want your life to change for the better, not take a nosedive because you failed to educate yourself beforehand.