Whether you choose to volunteer in Tanzania or you decide to do some volunteering in Lilongwe. People choose to volunteer overseas because of the profound benefits this type of activity has on one's life. Volunteering abroad adds to your CV/résumé and helps to differentiate you from the rest of the candidates for the position. It shows your personal character, your motivation and your interests. The hands-on experience you gain from the field of work whether your participate in care work, journalism or conservation is invaluable. It enables you to leverage your chances of getting a job as your can use your volunteering experience as a stepping stone to a better career path.
Volunteers get a first-hand cultural experience by living with host families. They are able to eat and participate in activities traditional to the people they are staying with. This is a great way to learn about the cultures and traditions of different people and a new way of life. This is not something you are able to do outside of the volunteering world and is therefore a totally unique experience.
The social impact volunteers gain as being a part of this project is a strong as the people they are helping. The fulfilment gained by helping people who are in dire need and desperately need your assistance is overwhelming. It is inspirational to most as this for many is the first time in their lives there work and help has ever been appreciated as much.
Once the working aspect of your trip is over volunteers get the chance to see the rest of the country and participate in activities they are not likely to encounter at home. Many volunteers choose to participate in Safari's and Trekking around some of Africa's finest attractions. Others tend to relax spending time on some of Africa's most beautiful beaches.