We have all been given gifts in this world that we are meant to share. Volunteering in Africa will make you feel good all while doing good, and help you appreciate this beautiful, abundant life you’ve been given.
You may be rolling your eyes and thinking right now, “My life is not abundant. Far from it.” But I am telling you, IT IS. And you will see that as soon as you step outside of your bubble and help someone else.
It is high time we all appreciate what we have been given and start doing more to make this world a better place. Here are the three major reasons to volunteer in Africa.
- To learn like never before
Whether it is a new language or a new skill, or just a different way of living, you will learn in ways you’ve never even dreamed of before. In ways that don’t involve sitting in front of a teacher or a whiteboard. Africa is full of experiences that can change your way of thinking, and volunteering in Africa will teach you something new every single day.
- To meet like-minded people
Many people who travel and volunteer in Africa tend to be as adventurous, lively, and as half-insane as you’ve probably been accused of for considering this trip. It is amazing how many similar personalities you will meet when you volunteer, even if you are all different ages, races and genders. You will connect on levels that can only be achieved when you are truly out of your comfort zone and in a different state of living. And if you’re not exactly the same as your fellow volunteers, you will bond over a love of a cause that matters to you.
- To come home with a purpose
When you volunteer in Africa, you will find the things that drive you; those things that make your heart beat faster with pure excitement and what keeps you up at night. When you get home from volunteering, your shift in perspective just might help you realize what you are truly meant to do in this vast world.