Cultural development projects focus on national identity and creating opportunities for the local community to remember their history and embrace their future. Participants usually work very closely with councils and community groups to generate opportunities for the local people to be active within their tribe or group.
Volunteers in cultural development programs abroad are usually based in schools, work environments, youth groups or community centres, and are provided a homestay with an indigenous family to provide a deeper understanding of the mind-sets, behaviours, practises and beliefs practised by the native people. Daily interaction with the local community is imperative so that there is a clear and constant communication steam. Emphasis is usually placed on examining questions about ethnic identities, gender roles, class and religion to facilitate redefining their future.
Volunteers are people who immerse themselves in new cultures and environments and are hardworking and adaptable to new environments. Patience, flexibility and cultural sensitivity are also required and the willingness to work varying hours throughout the week is essential. If you have an interest in culture and development overseas, why not look through our product listings and add a volunteering program to your gap year itinerary?
Now accepting applicants for our ultimate three month combined expedition. Do something different and be inspired! Team departs September 2017.
Work closely with experienced Tanzanian lawyers and support staff on this project. Assist in consultations and raise awareness of human rights and belief in the legal system.
Want an adventure in the UK? Use your enthusiasm working with children and families and your love of the outdoors. Volunteer as an Activity Instructor and gain experience and qualifications.
Gain invaluable first-hand experience of the NGO sector, by joining this international development and fundraising internship in Swaziland
TEFL is a great way to earn a qualification that’s globally recognised so you can travel and earn across the world. With our course set in Prague you’ll be fully prepared for TEFL life.
On this project you will teach English in a village culture centre and in tiny local schools for three months, living with an indigenous Lepcha family for true cultural immersion.
From the tropical shores of Mantanani Island to the mystical temples of Angkor Wat, become part of Southeast Asia’s vibrant culture on this action packed 3 month volunteer programme.
On this project you’ll get experience helping poorer communities. Building a school, playground or help renovate hospitals or homes, you’ll transform the environment in which they live
You’ll get involved in the construction of new classrooms & improvements to school infrastructure. As well as protecting fragile ecosystems & wildlife working on reforestation projects.
Teach underprivileged children to protect the environment while taking care of wild animals. The project is a non profit organisation situated on a reserve near Kruger Park in South Africa.