This includes housing, meals, airport transfers, supervision, training and coordination.
Whichever you choose, you’ll be part of a specific project, allowing for both together time and opportunities to go it alone. As a voluntourist, you pay your own expenses, including a built-in donation to the project.
Because you’re older, you’ll probably find that the skills and patience you’ve developed will prove extremely useful all over the globe. If the voluntourism organization is a nonprofit, your costs — including airfare — may be deductible.
A niche cruise could be the perfect travel solution for a first time solo traveler.
You book a private cabin but have a community of people who share your interest right outside your stateroom door. You can find niche tours geared for seniors only (Road Scholar — formerly Elderhostel) and LGBT travelers (Brand g Vacations).
(Some organizations pair single travelers with other singles in a double room.) We recommend picking an organization that is member of Volunteer