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Which are the best countries to be a volunteer?

Which are the best countries to be a volunteer?

December 4, 2016

According to the website Wikipedia, Volunteering is considered as an altruistic activity where an individual or group of people provides services for no financial gain in order to benefit another person, group or organization in a specific country.

Different countries in the world have special programs where they invite tourist and international people to be part of asocial volunteering plan. Among all of the countries in the world, we have chosen a couple of them that will give you wonderful volunteer opportunities.

If you’re interested in volunteering in another country, here we have for you a list with the names of the best countries to be a volunteer:


This Central American country is considered a multicultural place filled with amazing landscapes, ecosystems and really gentle people. Guatemala it’s also considered as the heart of the Mayan Civilization.

Besides all of this, Guatemala is also a great place to be a volunteer due to the large amount of organizations that offer volunteering opportunities in different towns of this amazing country. You will find opportunities in areas such as Education, support for people with disabilities, health, social development and many others.  If you love nature and work with gentle people, Guatemala can be a great option.


This African country is also filled different ecosystems, landscapes, and cultures from the whole continent. Since almost the 40% of their habitants live below the poverty line, there are a lot of opportunities to go and be a volunteer in this magical country.

They might not be many volunteering programs in this country but the few that are established in Cameroon, are always looking for people that can travel to serve as a volunteer in areas such as health, education, wild live rescue and social development. If you would like to work with wild animals or with educated people, this might be a great option.


The first thing that might come to your mind when you hear the name of Morocco can be camels, desert and sand. Actually, Morocco is one of the most stunning countries in the world with places such as the spice markets and their incredible infrastructure.

In Morocco, the volunteering opportunities are always open. Due to the social issues that include high rates of unemployment and a high rate of children that live on the streets, a lot of programs focus on helping the Morocco people to develop and grow as a society.

If you would like to have the opportunity to work with local people and fix some of the biggest social issues in this African country, Morocco can be your best option.


You might be surprised to see this European country in this list, but Portugal actually accepts a large amount of volunteers from different parts of the world every year.

You can apply in any of the various programs available in Portugal that work in areas such as education and others focused in diverse agricultural practices such as organic farms and crops. You also might have the opportunity to serve at one of the ports in Portugal that work with seafood and sea life. Interesting!


Mongolia is one of the countries with the most beautiful and stunning landscapes in Asia. Sadly, Mongolia is also considered as one of the poorest and least developed countries in the Asian continent.

Mongolian organizations are always searching for people that are willing to travel to this beautiful country and serve as volunteers in areas such as health, education and with children. Nearly 35% of the children in Mongolia live in the streets of different cities. If you love working with children, this can be a great option.

These are only a couple of the best countries to be a volunteer in the world. There are a lot of options and opportunities out there waiting for you to make a decision. Explore the world and help the people!

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