EEC-Anglo are offering the chance to talk your way into a seven day holiday on the Turkish Riviera. Their programme appears similar to the arrangements offered by Diverbo in Spain and Germany. Full board accommodation in a three star hotel in Fethiye is provided in exchange for exposing their Turkish students to the English language.
If you have spent the past week talking English but paying for your meals and accommodation, then I’m afraid to say you are doing something wrong. There are places in this world where we can do what we do all day any way and people will feed us and give us a free bed to sleep in.
Kirsteen Mahmoud took a holiday in Dahab, married an Egyptian man she met in the town, and returned to settle in the town last year.
Visitors to Southeast Asia will find many inexpensive volunteer projects in the region without having to look too hard - though they will be more limited if you hate dogs and don’t want to teach English.
In 2010 Peter Gilbert was just passing through Sapa, a hill town in the north of Vietnam, on the way to Laos when he heard about an organisation dedicating itself to improving the literacy of local children. Initially he volunteered for three months as an English teacher with Sapa O’Chau but after a short visit home to Sheffield, and a winter season working in Japan, he returned to continue helping with the project.
Chiang Mai has a reputation among digital nomads and travel bloggers as a place to get work done but those without a laptop can also find ways to be productive. Whether it be a skilled hand or just a willing hand, the following organisations all welcome a little help in achieving their goals. These NGOs, not for profits and, in some cases, businesses, can be found either in the city of Chiang Mai itself or in surrounding villages and towns.
Backpacking can be an amazing experience, and most people return with memories and friends that they'll never forget. Although we all wish we could travel the globe for months on end without having to worry about money, the simple fact is that travel is expensive. If you're planning a backpacking trip and want to find ways to fund your adventure whilst you're out there, take a look at this guide by Izzy from PassSmart. Izzy looks at what jobs are out there and how you might be limiting your employment prospects by not holding a driving licence.
Since she was a child Francesca Luke has dreamt of living in a sunny Mediterranean country and fulfilled that ambition when she moved to Madrid to work as an English Teacher. She tell us more about her life in the Spanish capital and also how the company she co-founded can help you to live with a Spanish family in Madrid, working as an English Language Assistant.
Though we still have a lot more projects and organisations to add to our new website, Free or Cheap Volunteer Work Abroad, we have included four more inexpensive ways for travellers to combine staying away for longer with helping people around the world.
Albania isn’t the first place people think about when considering where to volunteer. Well off Europe’s beaten track this mountainous country sees few visitors compared to its Greek and Italian neighbours but enjoys a similar climate, an openly curious people and some fascinating cities well worth exploring.