International Volunteer Vacations for Seniors

International Volunteer Vacations for seniors are not a new concept. The idea of combining travel with volunteerism has been around for decades but only in the last ten years has the movement taken off on a large scale. There are many smart, vital and active seniors wanting to see the world and do something beneficial for others, especially for those in developing countries. Volunteering can be incredibly beneficial to those helping and those receiving the help. Volunteering can improve self-esteem, confidence, expose the person to new cultures and foster new relationships, to name a few.  Many seniors enjoy international volunteer vacations because they are able to participate in a cause that already interests them, practice a second language, put in place valuable skills and knowledge (i.e. engineering, farming, health care) and truly emerge in a particular culture for a lot … Read More