Photo Courtesy of Volunteer ForeverApparently people are climbing over one another these days to be a volunteer. Why? Many say itís a life changing experience. I suppose that's reason enough. Unfortunately, traveling abroad can get expensive, so Volunteer Forever has developed a new platform to help those working for free who donít have a lot of money, act like the next Mother Teresa, without breaking the bank or their spirit.
Another issue has come to light, in that there are many volunteer abroad organizations, and little to no way of matching the project to the host communities. To help solve this problem, Volunteer Forever has put out a first-of-its-kind web platform to assist in alleviating financial burden, and also help volunteers find and fund their trips overseas.
The co-founder of Volunteer Forever Billy Beltz says, ďAs volunteers ourselves, we understand the positive impact one volunteer can have and the challenges that keep more people from participating.Ē According to Beltz, Volunteer Foreverís mission is to take down any road blocks that might keep someone from stepping up for a cause. "Our goal is to not only help people effect positive change in communities that need it most, but also create a more globally-engaged, aware, and concerned citizen base."
So what is Volunteer Forever all about exactly? Letís say you want to volunteer, but donít have the money, and donít know who to contact to organize your travels. Volunteer Forever prides itself in being ďYour Gateway to Volunteering Abroad.Ē The innovative website focuses on user reviews, forums, articles and tips to help prospective volunteers discover and select an overseas placement.
They even offer a crowdfunding platform that simplifies and personalizes fundraising, by utilizing integrated social media tools that tap into extended networks, enabling donations to stream in from family and or friends. So when you get bit by the 'need to better the world' bug, you'll know where to start to ensure a safe, successful and satisfying volunteer experience abroad.