Volunteering Vacation

Volunteer Travel – does volunteering have to cost money?

About me

Hi there!

Thank you for visiting my website.  I recently have had some life altering incidents and have decided it is time to move forward with my life and have chosen to do something I love to do.  Travel.


However, there are two concerns I have – one is money and the other is a purpose.  I really don’t believe I can wander around the world aimlessly without a purpose and so decided what better way to give back is to volunteer.


What a shocker that was.  Volunteering seems to cost a lot of money. Money I don’t have.  I was starting to get VERY FRUSTRATED while doing my research and thought it would be cheaper to just go on a holiday rather than trying to do good.  That didn’t seem right to me.


So I have decided to give myself a goal and find out how anyone can travel and give back by volunteering at the same time WITHOUT SPENDING A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY!


My blogs will include my thoughts, research, frustrations, plans and experiences I encounter along the way.  The good, bad and ugly.  I hope you will join me and enjoy the journey right along side me. Welcome.


Volunteering should also be fun!


 Carol Ann 


  • Danielle says:

    if anyone can do it, you can! Good Luck and I look forward to reading about your advenutres ;-)

    • admin says:

      Thanks Danielle, appreciate the confidence. Stay tuned.

  • Karen Shillitto says:

    Hi Carol Ann We met at the street market today. I composed a message earlier but think I got disconnected. I am an older woman who had a bad divorce and 3 grown kids. I worked hard on getting my life in order, but felt lost. I searched the internet for volunteering abroad and there were a lot of choices.I have no teaching experience. The universe brought me a project in Rajasthan INDIA…the city of Udaipur. My most favorite city in all of India. I have been volunteering now for 5 years. It has changed my life and perception of my life beyond my expectations. This project is perfect for first time visitors. I am the oldest volunteer I was greeted at the airport and had all my transportation assisted to my volunteer city. We went on the train and stopped in the desert for a camel safari. It was amazing and I was with other volunteers from Australia, Ireland, and Germany. It was so cool. We arrived at a very modern house with western toilets and showers. We have a cook who makes fabulous food and will cook to your taste. Before teaching we had a week of cultural awareness, with tours of our city, classrooms, Hindi lessons, and teaching workshops, after working with the kids and living in the house we also had Indian cooking lessons, yoga and opportunities to go to the camel fair.I had no experience teaching, but it was simple and the kids really love to share time with you Its beyond happy. I have met people from all over the planet doing this and now Im welcome everywhere..but the real joy is the project and working with the communities. The kids are so full of expectations and the group is firm in making your time comfortable and that you are supported all the time. I will be returning in October for my 6th year and cant wait!

    • Carol Ann says:

      So glad to have connected with you and I have been reading up on the project you are involved in and it looks really interesting. Please email me if you would be interested in writing an article on your project and maybe send a couple of photos? I would be interested in sharing them. Thanks for connecting!

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