Welcome to Responsible Volunteering
We offer impartial and honest advice to anyone planning to volunteer abroad..
There are hundreds of organisations offering volunteering abroad opportunities and a growing level of interest from people looking to do something worthwhile when they travel. Volunteering can be an amazing, life-changing experience and the chance to learn about a different culture and get to know local people. However there are many stories of volunteers who have turned up to a project only to find that there is little for them to do, they don't have the necessary training or experience or worst of all, local people didn't even want a volunteer there. Whether you are considering volunteering during your next holiday or you are planning a gap year which incorporates a longer period of volunteering, we aim to give you impartial advice on choosing the right volunteering project with a responsible volunteering organisation, preparing yourself and surviving the experience.