Top 5 Countries to Volunteer and Travel

Do you want your life to mean more than just a monotonous routine of exhausting hours at work and home? I think most of us do. There definitely is more to life than just work. And although travel is important, volunteering is even more important I think. Why not add volunteer to your travel plans?

It is true that the more you give, the better you feel. And volunteering is the best way to do that. If you can combine volunteering with travel… that’s a win-win.


One of the best ways to do that is with Volunteer World. They present the best getaway package for you. Travel the world abroad and volunteer in underserved areas.

There are 7 continents, about 200 countries and numerous destinations to marvel at, cultures to experience and people to meet. So making your life a bit easier, Volunteer World brings you the top 5 places you must travel to and volunteer in 2018.

Top 5 Countries to Volunteer and Travel

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Costa Rica

Visit the bewitchingly biodiverse land of pristine beaches and rainforests. Costa Rica is one of the most popular central American countries for traveling and volunteering. Discover the waterfall La Fortuna, venture to Monteverde and visit many more captivating destinations.

Exciting volunteer opportunities include programs of turtle conservation, healthcare, wildlife conservation, teaching, working with children in orphanages and many more. Link your passion to any program available in this tropical heaven.

And my husband has an uncle that lives in Costa Rica, so it’s at the top of our list as a family to visit and volunteer at.


The utterly diverse land of multilingual, traditional but warm-hearted locals, Morocco is full of majestic destinations and tourist spots which makes it one of the most popular countries to travel in North Africa.

The divine views of Marrakech, Casablanca, Roman Ruins, The Anti Atlas and many more are a must go for adventure-seeking travel geeks.

There are some exciting volunteer opportunities to educate, build healthcare systems and to serve the local communities in Morocco.

South Africa

The economic and commercial hub of the African continent, South Africa is no doubt the most popular country to travel and volunteer in the world. With a pretty diverse history, to begin with, it attracts different cultures and people to it making it the ideal choice for those looking for some adventurous volunteer work.

The country has a lot of places to travel, be it visiting the famous safaris or the serene beaches. Delicious cuisine and welcoming people are a plus for the travelers. But even though the country is very advanced, there are some underserved communities and overlooked species that need help.

A variety of adventurous opportunities like surfing, skating and swimming, and volunteer programs on projects to conserve the Big 5, marine conservation projects, medical internships, educational projects and many more.


Ecuador is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its capital Quito. Travel geeks can visit the Santa Cruz Island or the colonial buildings of Quito, visit the country’s infamous volcanoes and explore the Ecuadorian Amazon. A variety of volunteer opportunities include social development programs as well as marine and animal conservation projects.


An absolute treat for everyone consumed by wanderlust is Thailand. Thailand is one of the most popular countries of SouthEast Asia to travel. Some of the famous places to visit while in Thailand are the Phi Phi Islands, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and many more.

The smiling warm-hearted locals offering delicious food at mind-boggling economic rates have made this country score a lot of people’s bucket lists.

It presents adventurous and exciting volunteer programs like Elephant or wildlife rehabilitation and engaging teaching programs that focus on playful education.

Get a chance to live and enjoy with the locals and partake in their cultural activities of dancing, rafting, boxing and many more. Volunteer in Thailand with

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