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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause? Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details.
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Old 18 Jan 2012
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Smile How Can I Make a Difference???

Hi,
I am planning for a 3.5 months western europe motorcycling trip.
I am going through about 15 countries.
I would like to be involved in with a charity organization during this trip or some how make a difference.
Please let me know what options are out there.
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Look at your skills and your passions. You may take for granted a skill or knowledge that you have that may benefit others you share with. An simple Internet search for 'volunteer opportunities' will give you a start. There are a number of sites that will pair up your skills with groups that need them.

At the very least you can make a difference by being humble, thoughtful and caring of those you meet along the way. Don't forget that you represent your country as well as overland travelers in general. :-)
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Hi Po,

Take a look at this site: https://www.helpx.net/findhosts.asp?network=3

I don't know if their are any organisations listed.
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Thanks for the advice.
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Hi Po,

Take a look at this site: https://www.helpx.net/findhosts.asp?network=3

I don't know if their are any organisations listed.
hi likehome love this site you have given me some great ideas for trips and i can help someone at the same time cheers happy
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U R welcome, glad to help.

I going to do to the same, travel and volunteer, but in the Americas. A great way to help a community, meet people, learn a language, get some rest in a long trip, etc.
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