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Volunteers Make Us Proud

We previously acknowledged our gratitude towards faith-based travelers and NGOs. Today, we want to talk to you about another group of people that make us proud; volunteers.

Volunteers are an inspiration

Thousands of volunteers are helping those who need it most and on a day to day basis. Doing much-needed volunteer work gives these compassionate people a golden chance to use their valuable skills to make a tangible difference in the lives of the vulnerable and the affected. Some are helping to rebuild a disaster-struck location, while others are preserving wildlife or fighting for the improvement and safeguarding of human rights. We are dedicated to seeing into it that their work doesn’t go unnoticed. We look to do this by hopefully inspiring others to join them.

The ultimate humanitarian traveling list

  • UN Volunteers
    In the past five years, UN Volunteers have supported humanitarian activities in war-torn and post-conflict countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Thailand to name a few. UN Volunteers have also supported humanitarian assistance efforts in countries during famines and after natural disasters. A case in point was in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami or uncommon places such as Kathmandu and Kampala.
  • Mercy Ships
    Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships follows the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor people. By using hospital ships, their crew of volunteers helps individuals and serves nations, one at a time.
  • VSO
    With VSO, volunteers get something only a few other volunteering organizations offer. They get an opportunity of using their skills and experience to leave a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives. As a volunteer, you’ll be providing specialist support in one of the 24 developing nations across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Their focus lies on fighting poverty by improving education, health, and livelihoods at vulnerable locations.
  • Project HOPE
    Since 1958, Project HOPE volunteers continue to make an impact all over the globe. They are a volunteer-valued organization offering quality international and domestic programs. With a wide range of opportunities to use their expertise and compassion, volunteers can give back to the society, improve the lives of the less fortunate, and indeed make a difference in this increasingly complex and interconnected world.
  • GoEco
    This volunteer organization was established in 2005 by Jonathan Gilben and Jonathan Tal. Both have traveled extensively, participated in and created international ecological projects. To this day, GoEco has developed dozens of environmental and humanitarian programs in cooperation with organizations both in the Arab and Jewish sectors of Israel. Their target audience is the ecologically concerned and adventurous traveler who wants to contribute to the community, wildlife, and environment they visit.

Whether volunteers are heading out for short-term projects, as part of a gap year – or to join other professionals – you can always count on Raptim. We previously offered tips for humanitarians in multiple blog posts regarding packing, luggage and changing itineraries.

Thanks to our decades of experience, we’re experts in planning for different aspects of insurance, immunization, and visas. Once you arrive at your destination, Raptim continues to help with transportation, hotels, and rooms.

Thanks to our shared goal of helping others, we work closely with volunteer organizations and the volunteers themselves. Please take a look at our News & Community page and read our other daily updated blog posts should you want to learn more about our visions, inspirations, and goals.