„Am I too old for volunteering?“
Not at all! Despite of the youthful and kind of informal look of our website, our services and programs are not at all targeted only at students and young people. Indeed, we have participants of all ages.
Social commitment, the interest in other cultures and intercultural learning are not bound to a specific age. The reasons for more mature individuals to participate in our programs might include professional reorientation, a time-out from job, family and everyday life, or the wish to share professional qualifications and life experiences with other people.
We particularly want to encourage older individuals to take part in our programs. Often, older volunteers are particularly useful to the organisations and projects abroad we cooperate with, as with the years come life experience, professional expertise and patience - all valuable skills that are useful for volunteering abroad.
Accommodation: Our flat-sharing accommodation options are of good standard and are also suitable for the demands of most older participants. However, in case you expect a higher standard, there is always the possibility to upgrade to hotel accommodation. For longer durations of stay at hotels, we are able to offer attractive rates due to our structure as a network of local tour operators. Alternatively, you may opt for a stay with a local host family of your age. This is indeed a very enriching experience, bringing you close to local culture and lifestyle.