Volunteering on your gap year can be an amazing experience and you really can make a difference (don't let anyone tell you otherwise). Not only will you contribute to a community and a society but you'll also you'll get to travel and see another country!
There are a vast range of opportunities to volunteer abroad, everything from working on a wildlife reserve in Africa to teaching English as a foreign language in Japan.
Volunteering abroad is a great way to boost your CV at the same time as doing something useful, not only for you but for the people who you volunteer with. Whatever your skills and interests, there's something out there for you. So do your research and get stuck in. Literally.
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Ben first volunteered in Swaziland after finishing his degree, helping to care for vulnerable children. He has now volunteered a number of times in Southern Africa and promotes ethical volunteering. If you have any questions about volunteering then ping them to Ben.