We hear a lot about the benefits of volunteering: the opportunity to give back, learning new skills and collecting diverse experiences, expanding our personal and professional networks; research has even identified physical and mental health benefits to altruistic behaviors. Whether you volunteer in your community or one across the globe, you can help make a difference, plus receive a myriad of personal and professional benefits.
So given that, and with all the needs already identified in our own backyards, why volunteer in another country? Here are a few reasons to consider:
NOTE: The link in the first paragraph should go to the research section of the Resources page.