Community Development Volunteering

Community development can be described as any process where a group of individuals work together to improve conditions and solve problems for a whole community. Community development volunteering spans many different areas, from career mentoring to construction efforts, environmental projects and health and education. It is some of the most rewarding areas to spend your time volunteering abroad, as you will be helping communities change at a grass roots level while getting to know a new culture by living and working in its midst. It is important to understand that your work is not meant to replace those of local members of the community but to assist with your skills, knowledge and willingness to lend a helping hand, wherever it is needed.