Volunteering Abroad

Hi readers,

I recently wrote a story about volunteering abroad, and it’s now the featured story on StartBackpacking.com! To read it click the link below:


Also, I updated my “volunteering” page with lots of photos. You can click here to find it, or find it under the ‘advice’ column up top.


Bonus photo: some happy farm animals near Riverton, New Zealand.

4 thoughts on “Volunteering Abroad

  1. Hi i am from Delhi, India and I loved the way you have written your experience…such lovely pictures of the cows and the goat… it’s tempting me to go on a similar trip, but I wish I have the company of an experienced traveller like yourself…

    As for the website, I heal people with prana violet healing system, it’s my Malaysian teacher’s website…

    Looking forward for suggestions from you how to go about finalising the volunteer work and if I can join somebody, thank u

    1. youngforever231

      Hi Deepa,

      Thanks for the feedback!

      To get started, I would reccommend taking a look at the website helpx.net. You can search for farms based on the country you wish to visit. You can see reviews from other volunteers so you’ll know what to expect. On that website there is also a tool to help you find a travel buddy, click ‘companions’ up at the top.

      Another website which will connect you with other like-minded travelers is couchsurfing.org. You might be able to meet someone to travel with there!

      Also, if you can’t find someone before you leave, if you just go and get started, you’re bound to meet someone on the road to join up with. It’s all part of the adventure! 🙂

      Good luck,
      from Amber

  2. mateekalanee

    Hi Amber! I found your blog through this story at startbackpacking.com! I thought it was insightful and well-written, and I’m both jealous and inspired by your stories! Just wanted to reach out and let you know I enjoyed checking out your work and reading your story.

    1. youngforever231

      Thanks very much for the nice feedback! Looks like you’ve done a bit of journalism too, very cool! Lets keep in touch, maybe we can meet someday.

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