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Voluntary work may be the perfect way to gain valuable experience abroad, especially for a summer job or for the gap year. A volunteer project will provide valuable professional and personal experience, and can improve your career prospects. An experience abroad can help you learn or improve a new language, while exposing you to another culture and encouraging personal development, co-operation, tolerance and open-mindedness. Voluntary services are usually coordinated by a non-profit or public sector organization, and ordinarily do not pay wages, although you may have expenses covered. You may also receive a living wage, accommodations or a small amount of money for personal care. Many South African organizations have programs for exchanges, volunteering and work camps. A few are listed below.

You might also look at our other articles on Summer Jobs and Internship abroad on the left column of this page.

Update 27/11/2008


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