Looking for cheap volunteer/internship opprotunities for the summer.
April 6, 2007 3:23 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I are seeking low-cost/no cost volunteer/internship opprotunities in the US or abroad (WWOOF etc.). Problems, concerns and criteria inside.
posted by GilloD to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Understanding the instinct behind this question requires a little bit of history: Starting in early June, we had hoped to visit some friends in Germany and Spain, live on the cheap and chill out. However, the skyrocketing cost of flying in the summer put that idea to bed.
We looked at volunteering abroad, but, again, it proved to be monstrously expensive, well beyond what little we've managed to pocket. We're practical people, we don't need a soft bed or 20 hour work weeks, we're better busy than bored and mostly we're looking for an opportunity to do some good, accrue some experience and spend our summer doing something worthwhile. We both have college degrees and a fair amount of know-how (And plenty of willingness) between the two of us.
I've been eyeballing the Willing Workers on Organic Farms program. Have any MeFi-ites done this? I'm also definitely willing to consider other volunteer ops. in the states or abroad that aren't going to break my bank.
Again, we're not trying to make money and we don't even want to break even, we're just trying to not empty out our savings accounts doing a good thing.