Ever heard of work camps? Don’t worry, there is no forced labour involved! If you are over 18 it can be a great opportunity for you to help a community in need while absorbing their culture and habits.
The key to success is to choose a volunteering opportunity that matches your skills, interests and availability. Once this is settled, you can start your search for a quality opportunity.
Are you interested in development, humanitarian action and peacekeeping? Why not become one of 8,000 UN volunteers helping to tackle development challenges worldwide?
Voluntary activities play an important role in Europe, but the situation differs from country to country. Check out the volunteering scene in Europe: what's going on, how many people volunteer and how old are they?