(PRWEB) March 14, 2013
With an increasingly competitive jobs market, many employers are now looking for examples of experience gained outside of the educational environment. By becoming a volunteer with an organization such as Projects Abroad Canada, young people can demonstrate a wide range of skills and a commitment to hard and worthwhile work.
It is a popular misconception that volunteering can only be undertaken in a gap year. Projects Abroad also offers volunteer programs that run during the summer vacation.
The Far East is one of the most popular destinations for volunteers, who wish to experience a culture far removed from their own during their volunteer placement. India, Mongolia, Cambodia and Nepal are among the destinations where volunteers can work on a wide range of projects.
For volunteers who want to volunteer with children in Cambodia, there are opportunities to take part in a placement in a Cambodian orphanage. Care projects could see volunteers working with children with HIV and Aids, street children or youngsters with disabilities. Based in the capital city, Phnom Penh, these projects offer the chance to make a huge impact on children's lives.
Alternatively, volunteers could find themselves working in legal services or journalism in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, a city of vast contrast where Soviet tower blocks sit beside gers (tents), and many Mongolian people still wear the country's traditional dress. For a truly unique experience, volunteers can take part in Projects Abroad's Nomad Project, which is based about two hours east of Ulaanbaatar out on the vast Mongolian Steppe.
Another popular destination is Nepal, a breathtakingly beautiful country. Most projects are based in Kathmandu, the home of Mount Everest, and the entire country is one of the most bio-diverse in the world. Projects in Nepal range from teaching English to medical programmes, meaning there is something in this amazing country to suit volunteers whatever their areas of interest.
Volunteering is an experience that can provide students with a wealth of skills. As well as the practical skills, for example, learned during child care or journalism projects, volunteers also see increased confidence and the ability to work with a diverse range of people.
About Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad is a leading volunteer abroad organization offering a diverse range of international service projects, from corporate group trips to opportunities for individual volunteers who might be career breakers, students on a gap year or retired seniors. Projects Abroad’s continuous presence overseas and unparalleled in-country support from international staff ensure volunteer experiences are far more worthwhile and genuine than those of the average tourist.