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How to Volunteer in a Foreign Country

Watch more How to Help Others videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Find the right cause and organization before becoming a volunteer in a foreign country. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Assess the value of your personal skills Assess the value of your personal skills as applied to a foreign country's needs. Common occupations in demand include English as a second language teachers, construction workers, and healthcare professionals. Step 2: Honestly assess your finances Honestly assess your finances and the seriousness of your commitment. You may need to fully fund your participation as a volunteer, and you may need to endure primitive conditions in a poor country. Tip If you can't afford to fund your volunteer participation, ask friends, family, or local organizations for contributions. Step 3: Visit websites that list grants for volunteers Visit websites that list grants for volunteers. Many university websites feature grant lists. Step 4: Visit volunteer program comparison websites Visit volunteer program comparison websites, like International Volunteer Programs Association, and in order to explore a list of programs large and small aimed at a variety of countries. Tip Some volunteer organizations offer programs tailored to specific regions and specific lengths of service time. Step 5: Explore well known volunteer organizations Explore opportunities offered by well-known and well-funded volunteer organizations, like the Peace Corps, and United Nations Volunteers. Step 6: Ask the right questions before making a commitment Ask staff questions about the program before making a commitment. Ask about costs, whether you can you choose to volunteer in a rural or urban setting, and if there will be contact availability in an emergency. Did You Know? In 1966, President Jimmy Carter's mother Lillian, a registered nurse, joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer at age 68.
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