Why volunteer abroad?
Being a volunteer requires you to give up your time and money to help those less fortunate than yourself. Despite these sacrifices most volunteers leave their experience having gained considerably more. It sounds like a cliche, but we constantly hear phrases like "life changing experience" - and that it is!
By making the choice to volunteer, you unlock a whole dimension to yourself that could just lie dormant and untested your entire life. You get to experience life in another country. There are gains that will vary from individual to individual in terms of discovering depths of respect, understanding, compassion, maturity; inevitably, it leads to a re-appraisal of oneself and what is truly important.
In our opinion (and those of most of our volunteers), to get involved at a grassroots level is infinitely more helpful and far more rewarding than a simple donation.