Volunteerism is a virtue with which we are all born with. In order to become a volunteer overseas, you simply have to feel the need to help each other, to put your knowledge and skills available to others without any charge.
Volunteering is one of the foundations of a healthy society affirming the most noble in man – freedom, caring, helping, unselfishness and tolerance. If you wish to volunteer overseas then we present you Involvement Volunteers Association Inc. (IVI), an Australian non-profit volunteer organization which started to work in 1989.
IVI has become an international organization with developed programs in more than 40 countries. The organization will cover all of your expenses such as food, accommodation and transport in return to give the people the meaning of life and to help them. The three most interesting places that they offer are Fiji, India and Cambodia.
Fiji is an island country in Oceania, with Suva as the capital. Fiji is an archipelago consisting of 330 islands and 522 small islets. If you wish to get volunteer Fiji opportunities, you have the option to be part of a diabetes education and nutrition program, to volunteer at a special needs school, animal shelters, orphanage, kindergarten and many more.
The volunteers have the opportunity to be in one of two cities: Suva, which is the capital and the largest city of Fiji, and Levuka, the city known as a UNESCO World Heritage. You have the option to stay in homes where you’ll have a separate room or in shared rooms where it would be 3-6 volunteers. This is a perfect destination for your gap year and it is not situated a world away.
India is located in southern Asia and covers most of the Indian subcontinent, and with more than a billion people it is second most populated country in the world. You can volunteer in India and be a part of various volunteer overseas programs such as English teaching program, orphan care, building and renovation projects and so on.
Volunteers who choose this destination can be located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai or in a hilly and quiet part of Bodh Gaya to the foothills of the Tibetan Himalayas. As for the accommodation you can choose to stay in a house or in one of the volunteer homes in which you would be with other volunteers.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia with the capital Phnom Penh. Cambodia has beautiful nature and people. The majority are living in small villages in very modest conditions because of great poverty.
This is a country that will delight you with the beautiful nature, but will also make you sad when you look at the children who are forced to sell souvenirs and beg for money, girls who are sold, people who work and sleep on the streets. If you wish to help these people and volunteer in Cambodia, there are several programs like volunteering in a rural school or hospital, in community and tourist development, etc. Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteering.
The volunteers can stay in the Oddar Meanchey province which is located on the North and borders Thailand and is one of Cambodia’s newest provinces. You can volunteer today and make someone’s life happy as tomorrow maybe you won’t have this chance.