There are no two ways about it — volunteering abroad is an amazing thing to do.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of a volunteer vacation, you may have been put off by the cost, wondering: “Why the heck should I pay to volunteer? Shouldn’t it be free?!”
A valid question. While the concept of paying to volunteer may sound strange, it’s important to realize you’re paying for so much more than “just” volunteering: you’re getting a holistic and culturally-immersive vacation, you’re gaining education and knowledge through service, and most importantly, you’re supporting local people and organizations.
Still don’t believe us? Below, we’ll dive deeper into why you should pay to volunteer abroad.