It’s a new year! That means a fresh start and a chance to plan your goals and resolutions for 2019. It’s the perfect time to start thinking of ways you can not only work on your own self-improvement, but help others and work towards a better world.
Why not take a step out of your comfort zone and do volunteer work abroad in 2019? Make this the year you expand your horizons and do something truly meaningful.
This year, it’s more important than ever to:
- Reduce plastic pollution
- Empower women
- Improve literacy
- Fight wildlife poaching
- Expand reforestation
- Provide free healthcare
- Build up communities
That’s why our best volunteer abroad programmes in 2019 focus on these issues.
#1 Reduce plastic pollution
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution. It’s up to us to stop it. Every year, we produce 300 million tonnes of plastic. Of that, 8 million tonnes end up in our oceans. Let that sink in.
Plastic waste spells out death and destruction for the thousands of species that encounter it. Plastic chokes marine animals and coral reefs. It even ends up in sea creatures’ stomachs. This causes a ripple effect, disrupting fishing, food supply, tourism, and the entire marine ecosystem.
On our Marine Conservation Projects, we’re working together to tackle this urgent problem. As a volunteer, you’ll help with beach clean-ups and salvage dives. You’ll also run awareness campaigns to reduce single-use plastic consumption and encourage recycling.
So, if you’re eager to get involved in a practical way to save our oceans in 2019, then take a look at some of our best Conservation volunteer abroad programmes:
Join at any age
In case you were wondering, age doesn’t matter when it comes to volunteering. We believe that everyone can make a difference. Our Flexi Trips accommodate volunteers of all ages, but we also have specialised projects if you’d like to volunteer with people your own age.
We also have projects covering a range of interests and you can join no matter your skills or experience level.
Join us on a life-changing volunteer programme abroad and make 2019 your year to help make our world a better place.