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Questions tagged [volunteering]

Helping out on your travels without being paid.

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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under a B1 visa? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese Citizen, I am coming from China to visit the USA. Because some of my friends can't travel with me all the time, I would like to find volunteer work while they are occupied. So I am ...
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May I volunteer while visiting for 3 months in The Netherlands? [duplicate]

I am going to visit The Netherlands for les than 90 days (time allowed to stay there) without visa for Colombian people. I would like to learn about the culture and language volunteering without being ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP scheme if I'm attending a computer science conference as a student volunteer?

I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will ...
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Staying/extending 90 days more if leaving inbetween Schengen expiry date of 90 days [duplicate]

I am a Canadian citizen. I will leave about 70 days into the Schengen visa given 90 days upon my arrival in Italy. I will go to Thailand for 12 days, and then return into England, with the wish for ...
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Short-term volunteering in Denmark without a volunteer/work visa?

I'm an American going to Denmark on a tourist visa. I really want to do a few hours of volunteer work per day in exchange for room and board, for the cultural exchange benefits. The problems: The ...
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Legality of “volunteering” for room & board (and language class) in South Korea?

This hostel offers bed, food, and language class in return for work. In USA and other countries, this requires a working visa. In Spain it is legal.¹ How is it in South Korea? The website is an ...
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Volunteer in UK – which visa needed?

I want to stay in the UK for 1 year and do some volunteer work e.g. plant trees or help out on a farm etc. As to my situation, I’m from Switzerland and the country isn’t in EU, but it has many ...
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How can I make sure it's legal to “help” in return for lodging on a non-working visa somewhere? [closed]

I have been on a site called WorkAway.info, which helps people who need some help to find travelers willing to do it for room and board. Looking at China, for example, I see hundreds of requests, ...
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Does a Canadian (or other non-visa national) need a visa for a short stay/volunteer work in the UK?

I'm from Canada and am going to the UK at the end of May for one month. While there, I was hoping to do a bit of volunteering, but for no more than 15 days. My main reason for going there is as a ...
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
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Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a volunteer for the 2016 Olympics what funds do I need for a visa, and in what form?

I am an Indian citizen (and resident) traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a volunteer for the Olympics in Aug 2016, at the invitation of the Olympic Committee. However, all expense of travel and ...
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I am non-EU citizen working as a volunteer in Denmark, can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right ...
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Can I volunteer while in America? [duplicate]

So I'm staying in America for 12 weeks soon and was wondering if I can do volunteer work while there? I'm visiting on an ESTA and am a UK Citizen, if that helps!
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What visa do I need for 10 week volunteering for charity in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a student at a University in the UK and in the summer coming up I've arranged to do a volunteer internship for a Charity for 10 weeks. They'll be offering me no remuneration what so ever and the ...
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Can a Canadian volunteer in the US without applying for a work visa? If so, what documents are needed? [duplicate]

I would like to volunteer at the Emerald City comic convention in Seattle. What documentation do I need to cross the US border? I am Canadian.
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Teaching English as a foreign language charities for south america

I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a ...
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Can short-term visitors do charity/volunteer work? [duplicate]

I remember a long time ago I was in some charity event my parents basically dragged me to, and I remember a girl there who said she's Canadian/from Canada and so it got me wondering: 1.If she's ...
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Extension of Schengen visa as a student

As a Turkish citizen I will be going to Czech Republic in February as an Erasmus student for a term. Since the visa will be based on the educational term it will probably end around at the end of June....
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Is volunteer work allowed in the US while visiting under the VWP or a B1/B2 visa?

I am going to Santa Monica for 4 weeks to polish my English in July and would like to volunteer at the Planetary Society located in Pasadena. I am a Swiss citizen and have a biometric passport. ...
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Can anybody recommend some organic farms for volunteering on the Canary Islands? [closed]

The coming two years I will combine studying (permaculture) and backpacking through Europe while volunteering on organic farms. Can anyone recommend some farms on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands?
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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Going to India from US to work at a non-profit, Can I bring 10 laptops as a mobile training lab?

I will be travelling in January to India to volunteer at a non-profit. I have donations from friends and families and would like to bring in 5-10 laptops as a mobile training lab. Does anyone know ...
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What kind of visa is necessary to volunteer (WWOOF) in Finland for 6 months?

I'm not Finnish but I've always wanted to visit and plan to do so for 6 months. While I'm there, I'd like to volunteer through WWOOF. Is this even possible? I can't find information about visas for ...
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U.S resident traveling to Ghana

I was born in Colombia and I live in the U.S (permanent resident). I am 22. I will be going to Ghana in a couple of months to volunteer with a non-profit organization for two weeks and I need to know ...
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How can I get involved socially whilst travelling without necessarily having a job? [closed]

I want to take 6 months off, anywhere in the world at the moment. I'm a social person, I love nature/away from big cities. But I also want to work on my own IT project, whilst not necessarily working (...
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Talking to Tohoku earthquake survivors as volunteering

When I was in Fukushima prefecture, a Japanese person I was talking to said I should volunteer to speak with people affected by 3/11, as I'm not a local, and some people want to talk to non-locals ...
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Volunteering for an archaeological dig

One of my main hobbies is archaeology, but very rarely get opportunities to get my hand dirty. What opportunities are there to travel to a location and join an archaeological dig voluntarily? I am ...
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I want to work as a meditation trainer in exchange for meals and stay on a cruise ship, where do I start looking?

I teach groups and individuals how to meditate, release stress and do self-hypnosis for personal growth, sports improvement, weight loss, etc. I would like to offer my skills to cruise ship guests, ...
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Voluntourism - how to evaluate

I understand that volunteering in underdeveloped countries is not magically helpful under all circummstances, and that housing and feeding a volunteer costs money, so some volunteer opportunities ...
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Can I participate in the farming/harvesting of chocolate/cacao as a tourist anywhere in the world?

Even us chocolate lovers don't know much about where chocolate comes from. It comes from a plant. Can tourists help out where it is grown anywhere? Apparently most cacao/cocoa comes from Ivory Coast ...
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Is it possible for a traveller to study the Jeju language in Korea?

Korea's large southern island province has its own language or dialect which is not mutually comprehensible with standard Korean. As a traveller who likes to learn languages as part of my travel I've ...
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Volunteer travel in South East Asia / Africa

I want to go for a volunteer trip to south-east Asian countries or Africa. Although I found a website called STAtravel. I am looking for some more pointers for a lesser price. As far as skills are ...
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Can I do volunteer work while visiting for 2 months in Amsterdam?

I am planning to stay in Amsterdam for around 2 months to visit my brother. Is there any restriction to do non-paid volunteer work in Amsterdam. I hold a Nicaragua passport.
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How to find farm type stays / internships / volunteering other than via WWOOF?

In my previous question about looking for "work for accommodation" in South Korea, the subject of WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms or Willing Workers on Organic Farms) came up (▷home, ▷...
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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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Voluntourism in Fiji

I'm interested in traveling abroad to volunteer, specifically to Fiji. I've done a fair amount of research on organizations that offer services as such (Global Vision International, Frontier), but ...
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Resources to find overseas volunteer opportunities with technical skills?

I'm a software engineer, and I want to volunteer my abilities in a foreign country for a month or two, preferably for a charitable organization. I previously did some work for the Grameen Foundation ...
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Volunteering opportunities when travelling overseas

I know this is a fairly broad question, but I am looking for a resource that lists volunteering opportunities with local charities when travelling overseas or an organisation that does something ...