Article by Ceri Wheeldon
Far from planning holidays at sunkissed resorts, sipping cocktails on the beach, there is a growing trend for women over 50 to participate in ‘voluntourism’ , combining travel with volunteering. But how do you go about volunteering, and how do you know what project is right for you?
Is volunteering for you?
I spoke to Kate Stefanko co-founder of www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk about what to expect from a volunteer placement.
“If you arrange your volunteer placement through a reputable company, who work with you to define your specific requirements – and limitations – you can specify the level of accommodation acceptable to you, the environment and the type of voluntary work suited to your own particular skills.”
What are the types of skills which would lead to a...