Traveling doesn’t have to be all about lazing on a beach and looking at the sights. Of course, those things are great, but some people yearn for something a little more than that. There are many ways in which you can make a difference to the world and have a positive impact as you see more of the world. It doesn’t matter what your skills and experiences are; there is something that suits everyone. Here some of the places you can hard to if you want to make a difference as you travel.
Work on a Wildlife Reserve in Africa
There are wildlife reserves all over the continent of Africa. And many of them look for helpers and volunteers to run them throughout the year. If you have an interest in nature and wildlife, this is a fantastic opportunity. As well as getting to know how these wildlife reserves work and what is done to protect animals and plants in them, you can see one of the most incredible continents on the planet. It’s something that you shouldn’t miss out on if you really do want to have a positive impact. There are lots of threats to animal species in Africa, so combatting them is vital.
Teach English in Thailand
Thailand is a country with a lot to offer visitors, but you don’t just have to go for the sights and cultural highlights. You can also do something really positive while you’re there. What many people choose to do is teach English to the local children. If you do teach English as a volunteer in Thailand, you will be able to give a valuable skill to local children from deprived backgrounds. There aren’t many things that are more special than that, so it’s definitely something worth considering.
Help Panda Conservation Efforts in China
Pandas are undeniably one of the cutest animals on Earth, but they’re also in danger. If you want to help conservation efforts to protect the Panda population, China is the place to head to. This is where most of the world’s population of Pandas are located. And there is a lot of work being done in the country to increase and protect that population. There are plenty of opportunities for people who want to volunteer their time and hours to help with this project. It’s the kind of volunteer work that really is important and will make a difference.
Conserve Lakes in Guatemala
If animals and children aren’t really your thing, you could just as easily help protect natural lakes. In Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is incredibly beautiful, but that beauty is in danger of being diminished if action isn’t taken. Things like recycling programs are being organised to stop the lake from being polluted and degraded. Volunteers like you can help with this, and this goes as far as educating local people about the importance of protecting the lake and how they can help. You could be one of the people who helps keep this stunning lake looking the way it should.