Altruistic Travel

If you’ve followed BeerAndaBackpack in early 2017, you’ll know that most of my travel was centered around volunteering abroad.  Those first few months of working with NGOs inspired me to pursue more than just volunteering while I travel.  I found a passion in altruistic travel and, in turn, decided to create a new volunteer placement agency.

While the heart of BeerAndaBackpack held volunteering close, the name & branding is really only held to it by a thin thread.  Therefore, I decided to create an entirely separate website for my new agency and future volunteering content.  So if you’re interested in volunteering, check out my new site at GOAT Volunteers.

But, while you’re here, why not check out some of the volunteering-based content that got BeerAndaBackpack started!


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Environmental Conservation in València, Spain

I volunteered on my second international project during April and May of 2017.  This time, I was based out of València, Spain.  The program was assisting with environmental conservation in wetlands areas on the outskirts of the city.  I have […]

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Top 10 Characteristics of a Great Volunteer

It takes a special type of person to volunteer abroad; especially in developing countries.  Committing weeks or months at a time to help make the world a better place is a noble deed.  Anyone can volunteer, but being a great […]

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The Reality of Volunteering Abroad

So, you’ve decided on volunteering abroad as your next adventure; good for you!  Right now, you probably have visions of teaching children to read, feeding exotic rescued animals, or building a hospital in a far-away land.  Volunteering abroad is a life-changing […]

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4 Essential Items for Volunteering Outdoors

I have never had a full-time or even part-time job that has required me to work outdoors.  I find that both amazing and depressing, considering how much I enjoy being in nature.  The warmth of the sun on your face, […]