Voluntary Work - Volunteering Overseas
Many people now take a 'gap year' before they settle down to
retirement - it's not just the young who do it!
One of the
ways in which many of us spend this gap year is to do voluntary
work overseas, in which there is a large and ever-expanding
range of opportunities. In fact, with some organisations there
is the chance to spend up to two years on a project, whilst we
can also do as little as five weeks or so.
So there is a wide range of opportunities to do all kinds of
projects and, basically, for as long as we wish to do them.
They provide us with the chance to do something different and to
have an adventure before we settle down to retirement. It is, of
course, also an opportunity to make a difference to people's
Most of us probably remember VSO, Voluntary Service Overseas,
from when we were young. VSO is still going strong and their
upper age limit for volunteering is 70. You can volunteer for
periods of a few weeks up to two years, so have a look at their website and see which vacancies are available.