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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...