Whether you’re looking to help people, find yourself or increase the amount of experience you have then you can head to Africa to volunteer and I can guarantee you you’ll get what you’re looking for! Theres loads of programmes you can join and you’ll be able to find out a tonne of information online too!
To pick the right programme you should select a location and you would like to visit or volunteer at. You can select a location based on what they’re requiring just now. You’ll find you grow as a person while working on these programmes. Your eyes will open and you’ll take most of these new skills/benefits back home.
This also looks great on your CV! as many employers are happy to see that your volunteering in a foreign country! it says a lot about a person – passionate, reliable, selfless, independent are just some of the qualities that can be found in a volunteer and would be a perfect match for a company.
You’ll gain experience that will help your education and professional life! I guarantee you, you’re outlook on life will change too! Living and working with people who’s quality and standard of living is much worse than yours will make you understand what u can and can’t do about changing it. Plus you’ll be challenging yourself a tonne! working in one of the most complete and hard working environments!
The biggest benefit you will get out of all this is knowing you’re helping and changing peoples lives in such a big way. Places like Africa are truly beautiful and the people you meet will be amazing. You will be helping countless individuals better their lives and they will certainly appreciate the help you do. This sort of satisfaction is incomparable to any other experience you’ll get! You’ll start realising that the benefits you cared about before coming won’t bother u much at all as you’ll be helping others and the feeling of bettering the world is above all that.