Since volunteering means that you are not going to get paid for that you are doing there, you might need to start saving money. And in fact - a lot before the departure day. Of course, you might get some money to spend there from the organization you are volunteering at. But that probably is going to be a pretty small amount of dollars.
So to make your life little bit more comfortable, start putting money aside early. It will let you enjoy volunteering more, and forget whether or not you will be able to eat or go everywhere you wish too.
Pick country carefully
I do understand that you might want to travel somewhere far away. Somewhere to exotic country and experience the most out of it. But you should also remember that there is hidden stuff you need to know before traveling some places. For instance, certain places are going to be more expensive than others. And this is what you should consider while choosing a country to volunteer in.
For instance, some African and Asian countries might be cheap to live, but the flight is going to cost you a pretty much. On the other hand, countries in the Caribbean or Latin or South America may be less expensive to get to and still low in cost of living. So – reconsider and look through your finances more and you will be just fine!
Look for bargain deals
If you want to volunteer in Africa, but your flight is going to cost you more than all those month you are planning to live there, you need to look for some bargain deals to get there cheaper. And one of the first things that come to my mind while talking about it – online coupons. With it you can save a lot of money on flights and get to that dream country a lot cheaper.
For instance, go through these Hotels.com coupons from ChameleonJohn.com. With it you can find the best coupons for the cheapest flight. I can guarantee you will get everywhere you wish for a lot cheaper!
So there are just the first three tips you need to consider of while looking for the place to travel to. It all will help you to find the perfect place to help other people, and also help you to get there in a frugal way! But maybe I forgot something? Maybe there is something that people who volunteer abroad want to share and you are one of them? Then share your experience in the comments section and help other people make their dreams come true!
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Article written by Indre