Alajuela, Costa Rica -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/11/2012 -- Volunteering overseas is a common dream of many people who want to expand their horizon and open their minds to many things that staying locally does not offer. Be it learning a new language; discovering new skills, doing environmental research, testing limits, cultural awareness, reassessing priorities, career development and exploration, or developing friendships, deciding to volunteer abroad proposes to offer a worthwhile and exciting journey.
uVolunteer is an international volunteer abroad program. It is run by former-volunteers for volunteers, and is built on the principle that volunteer community service programs abroad should be affordable and accessible to all.
“Our program caters to individuals, families, groups, colleges, local organizations and makes great service trips for spring breaks, alternative vacations, studying abroad, gap years, career breaks or for those just wanting a break from the rat race, “ explained Nathaniel Amponsah-Manu of uVolunteer.
Detailing its volunteer abroad opportunities at uVolunteer.org, uVolunteer caters to individuals, groups and institutions. The volunteering opportunities, which are open to all nationals, include volunteer vacations abroad in Argentina, Bolivia, Kenya, Nepal and Peru. The organization works in partnership with the government and non-government sectors, as well as grass roots organizations and private entities. Volunteer projects include teaching English, sports coaching, community development, eco-tourism, wildlife and environmental conservation, media and technology.
Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand are where uVolunteer.org runs its flagship programs. The organization's offices are also located in the three countries and are always within walking distances of its volunteer dorms. The local offices in Costa Rica, Ghana and Thailand act as the regional operational centers from which other programs in the continents are based.
The uVolunteer.org programs are part volunteer service and part holiday. As such, the programs are evenly balanced with time set aside for work and to play. Most of the projects are based on a four-day working week to allow time for work yet to also allow sufficient time for true cultural exploration and adventure.
To learn more about the opportunities to be a volunteer in Costa Rica, a volunteer in Ghana and a volunteer in Thailand, please visit http://www.uvolunteer.org for information.