Photo by: Trish Hartmann
If you are considering volunteering abroad we highly recommend reading this fantastic book by award winning writer Shannon O’Donnell. It is full of practical tips that will help you get a deeper understanding of volunteering abroad. It asks the questions you never thought to ask about volunteering abroad and will help you make sure that your time spent volunteering will truly be of mutual benefit to both you and the organisation you are helping out.
You can also read this article by the wonderful People and Places: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organization: PAW Animal Sanctuary
Location: Cay Caulker Island, Belize
Why not make your next vacation a worthy cause and come help the animals here at P.A.W.? As well as helping the animals, you stay on the island of Caye Caulker where you will enjoy excellent diving, snorkeling, alligator and manatee watching, plenty of sunshine, white sand and tranquility.
Organisation: Ya’axche Conservation Trust
Location: Various Locations in Belize
Website: Ya’axche Conservation Trust
Benefits of volunteering with Ya’axché
- Free, shared housing at Golden Stream Corridor Preserve field station
- Opportunity to work closely with dynamic, multi-cultural staff
- Adventure in a country with pristine ecosystems, world-class snorkeling and SCUBA
- In-depth, interactive cultural experience unattainable by tourists
To find out more, please click the link above. Thank you.
Organisation: Maya Mountain Research Farm
Location: San Pedro Columbia, Belize
Website: Maya Mountain Research Farm
MMRF is an experiential learning center. Visitors come here to attend courses, do personal research, intern with us for a week or a semester, or just visit for a day or two. All visitors stay in dorms and eat family-style meals with everyone on the farm. If you are interested in being an intern or doing research at MMRF, please send us a letter of introduction, and a resume. Tell us what you would like to get out of your time at MMRF, and how long you would like to stay. To find out more, please visit our website.