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Learn About Different Types Of Volunteer Programs


Learn About Different Types Of Volunteer Programs

Volunteer work is the act of giving your time and energy to work in a project without any selfish motive. Most of the international volunteer programs can be described as flexible. The flexibility stems from selecting the numbers of hours that you are planning to work in a day or a week. Most of these programs donot demand any academic qualifications. Anyhow, you need to travel a lot and you need to put significant research while choosing a program. It is good to select a program through which you can emphasize on your skills, abilities and strengths.

Teaching programs

They are one of the most popular volunteer programs available. As a volunteer, you can work in public schools, private schools, community schools and orphanages. Some volunteer abroad programs allow you to partner with local teachers to offer proper education to children. If you really like kids, it is a good option.

Health or medical programs

When you select these types of summer volunteer programs, you will be allowed to work in hospitals and public health offices. These programs target the poor and those people who do not have access to medical facilities. Major duties areproviding medical assistance, filling in charts and forms, diagnosing diseases, handing over prescriptions and other similar tasks. People with a medical background are the best candidates for these programs. Health professionals likedoctors, medical students and nurses can choose these types of programs.

HIV or AIDS programs

As a volunteer, you have to educate the members of society. Creating awareness about the disease is the major aim of these programs. You have to support the infected by providing food and medical supplies and counseling must be given to them. Other duties include intensifying advocacy; demystifying HIV or AIDS by giving proper encouragement and teaching how to cope with stigma and discrimination of the society. If you are a compassionate individual, this is a good program and understanding the feelings of those who are infected is the key. There is no need for any academic qualifications to work in this program.

Orphanage programs

You can work with children's orphanages as a volunteer. Many volunteers say that it is fun and engaging. If you are fond of kids and want to change their lives, you can choose this program. The kids are really active and they love the attention and care they receive from the volunteers. The volunteer work comprises of activities like working as a teaching assistant, spending time with kids; working as a social worker, helping kids in cooking and cleaning activities and also helping in organizing sports activities for kids. This program does not demand great professional skills and many people can enjoy orphanage programs in the best possible manner.

You can also come across programs like individual volunteer missionary work, tribal programs, sex worker awareness programs and many more. Volunteer work involves empowerment and education and they are an excellent opportunity to give something back to the society. Many people make use of these opportunities to make their lives more rewarding and meaningful.

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02 Nov 2016

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