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?
A visit to the charitable projects the Nasio Trust supports is a great opportunity to develop life skills, go on a journey of personal discovery and experience life in a different culture
Do you have a passion for volunteering and an interest in exploring the beauty of Honduras? We welcome those with an open-mind and a friendly smile and we would love to have you on the team!
Combine conservation, teaching and living in a Tanzanian community with adventure travel on this magical tour of all the best that Tanzania has to offer!
Volunteer working with Community Development in Moshi, Tanzania. Get the chance to volunteer in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Climb the mountain or safari in the Serengeti.
Achieve more this summer: Spend 5, 7 or 10 weeks rebuilding Nepal’s future
Want a unique experience abroad, but don’t know where to start your search. Look no further you have found the perfect team to tailor your experience abroad.
Volunteers are needed for this rewarding project in schools and community centres, which helps to improve the lives & opportunities of Burmese communities living in Thailand.
TEFL Certification in the land of Lakes and Volcanoes. A 4 week accredited course with teaching practice, fully preparing you to teach English all over the World. Your adventure starts here!
Dream of visiting Australia but want to be more than just a tourist? Volunteer on one of our amazing projects in this extremely diverse country and have the experience of a life-time!
Spending valuable time in both Kenya & Tanzania, you’ll make a huge impact on the rural communities that you’ll live & work alongside. Improve schools, homes & protect endangered wildlife.