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From volunteering with sea turtles in Costa Rica, to taking an ecotour through the Amazon, the articles, stories, and guides you’ll find here are sure to help you plan the ultimate bucket list adventure. Frayed Passport is community-driven, so if you have a story or post you’d like to share, have a look at the editorial guidelines and get in touch!

Not sure where to start? Check out the top post in responsible travel this month: The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering Abroad—Ethical Volunteer Programs

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By |July 20th, 2020|

In this article, we’ll cover the best 10 digital volunteer opportunities. Whether you want to teach English or assist with website development, there is online volunteer work available for you. All you need is WiFi and some remote work apps.

By |August 20th, 2019|

On an archaeology volunteer vacation, you can unearth landmarks and excavate treasures that end up in museums. What an amazing bucket list adventure!

By |July 30th, 2018|

For 10 weeks, Stephanie had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA through her university. Read about her experience here!

By |May 4th, 2018|

Ready to see the world and make a difference? Read our guide to volunteering abroad so you have the tools to choose the right program and travel SMART.

By |March 5th, 2018|

Becoming a digital nomad was something I always wanted to do - and a breakup led me to make the jump. Here are some lessons I've learned so far.

By |March 5th, 2018|

Volunteering abroad is an amazing way to see the world, meet people, and make a difference. For first-time solo travelers, this may be the perfect trip!

By |March 10th, 2017|

Traveling is challenging with all you have to think about – getting the best airline tickets, booking your hotel, and of course, packing for travel.

By |April 25th, 2016|

One of the best ways to explore the world and meet amazing new people is by traveling for community service. Here, Jordyn reflects on her volunteerism.

By |November 25th, 2015|

Earth Day first started as far back as 1970. While that may seem a long time, compared to the history of the Peruvian Andes, it’s practically a nanosecond.

By |September 24th, 2014|

Sarah volunteered in San Pedro Sula and took a cloud forest hike in Pico Bonito National Park, La Ceiba Honduras. Here are a few photos from her journey!

By |October 14th, 2013|

In this interview, I talked with Dani Scism, who volunteered to teach English and support underserved communities in Lima, Peru with International Volunteer HQ. Enjoy!

By |October 2nd, 2013|

It was 4:30am when I arrived at our college’s ministry building. 25 other students were congregating there. It was March 11th and we were headed to Peru.

By |September 23rd, 2013|

Volunteering abroad supercharges the path to adventure, growth and impact. For some, helping others overseas is the most meaningful experience they've had.

By |March 7th, 2013|

Okay, it’s a ludicrous idea. And yet the notion that a voluntourism trip could create global harmony is sooo ludicrous that it might have merit.

By |February 15th, 2013|

The word "voluntourism" smacks of college students patting themselves on the back after an hour of hugging orphans. Is voluntourism awful in practice too?

By |February 13th, 2013|

Filmmaker Mark Denega discusses the ethics of volunteering abroad as well as the process behind creating his voluntourism documentary, "H.O.P.E. Was Here."

By |February 6th, 2013|

This week, we interview Camille van Neer, founder of AMAIDI. AMAIDI is an international volunteer organization based in India, with placements worldwide.

By |January 16th, 2013|

Honduras has been attributed the Murder Capital of the World--a dubious honor for a gorgeous country and amazing people. So how do we fix its image problem?

By |January 15th, 2013|

Sarah signed on to be a sea turtle research volunteer in Costa Rica one summer. Here's what she expected from the trip versus what she actually experienced!

By |October 4th, 2012|

The world has never been more accessible to those who want to get out there and see it. These 46 adventurers reveal their favorite travel spots and advice!

By |March 3rd, 2012|

Child beggars are very common in developing countries and underserved communities - and your donations don't always benefit them directly. How do you help?