The organizations highlighted here are near and dear to my heart, as I have personally spent at least two weeks at each (and nearly two months at some).
A few notes about how information is presented:
The information is based on my personal experience. While I may consider a room “basic but clean” others may find it luxurious or downright unlivable. I’ve accompanied opinions with photos whenever possible.
Basic notes regarding the volunteer experience are included for each organization, including minimum volunteer duration, any costs, and what a typical day looks like.
“WORKLOAD” is qualified in the following way:
LIGHT: 1-3 hours of labor per day; being physically fit is always a bonus (you will be more help to the organization), but is not necessary to volunteer
MEDIUM: 3-5 hours of labor per day; be prepared to sweat, but still have time to recover
STRENUOUS: 5+ hours of labor per day; this is not for the faint of heart, but just may be the most rewarding experience in the end
Take a look around and send me a note in the CONTACT section if you have any questions!