Most of us are thinking that the main purpose of traveling is to have fun at any destination we have been chosen. That’s good and there is not any mistake in that idea. But, what if you are also thinking that traveling is not always what you will got through the budget you have been spent? What if you are also thinking about a day of volunteering at the destination you are visited?
The concept of a day of volunteering plan when you are spending holidays should never been interpreted that you will becoming a volunteer for the whole day. Even if you are only could spend an hour, which I believe that it will be possible, that will be better than nothing.
A day of volunteering is as simple as giving back to the other people, community, environment or just anything that can bring benefits for many of us and for yourself too. For example, you can find an orphanage and give a talk to motivate them. You can find an environment organization and could help the team to plant the mangrove, buy the plant seed to be planted at the orphanage or just anything you have in mind.
Doing that should never burden your mind because you needn’t to think hard and I think that it won’t ruin your traveling as well. It is just as a reminding that giving back is always part of our responsibility.
Volunteering may have never been in your travel list before. In other hands, it can be the good one to be included into your itinerary. Through giving back, you are not only helping people or preserving the better environment, but you are also possible to inspire the other to do the same and paying it forward to the others.
Doing that will also brings more benefits for yourself. You can meet new good people that can even be as if they are your family that have not been met for so long. Especially when you have the same visions and you are traveling abroad, mostly you will get the strong bonds with the new people you just met.
It is also a unique experience ever since volunteering can be a way to develop your sensitivity to the other cultures especially when you have different language, skin color, and more. For the white people from USA or Europe, you will be surprised when you are getting to one of the village in Asia when you are the only one highest and whitest people around.
The next time you are traveling to anywhere and could be possible to spend time for days or even weeks, never forget to think about volunteering. It is because traveling itself is not always about the destinations but the things you are doing. And in case you need to to take your traveling to another better dimension, being a volunteer is always recommended for everyone.
Last but not least, keep in mind that wherever you go and whatever your purposes are, the best human being on earth is always those who are bring benefits to the others.