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A Guide to Marketing Volunteer Work Abroad

Ready to make a worthwhile adventure out of your pursuits in marketing? Volunteering abroad for the marketing team of NGOs and other non-profit organizations located all over the world is your opportunity to make change happen in whatever field you are most passionate about. The world is at your doorstep!

Why Volunteer Abroad

A career in marketing can lead you down many different paths – volunteering abroad is a great way to have a unique experience and place your career choices in a larger context. Raising revenue through marketing is a vital part of the not-for-profit business plan which many NGOs and volunteer organizations utilize. Whomever you end up volunteering for, you can rest assured that you will be making a positive impact while also embarking on a journey you will never forget.

Locations

There is no one particular location where is best for a marketing volunteer placement, it really comes down to your own personal ambitions and interests within the field. You should think about what location you want to volunteer in based on factors such as language, culture, and the type of work that volunteer organizations are doing there (i.e. community development, wildlife preservation, building infrastructure, etc).

One decisive factor that will give you quite a different volunteer experience is choosing whether to work in the developed or developing world. In the developed world – in regions such as North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan for example – many local organizations focus around the social and environmental complications embedded in the industrial context. You might be surprised at how many “first world problems” require the hard work and dedication of a volunteer force to solve!

Volunteering in the developing world will be an entirely different sort of experience. Living conditions are more basic, most of the poverty occurs in rural areas, and the projects you will be helping promote tend to begin at the ground level with local communities. Regions such as Central America, Africa, and Southeast Asia are popular for volunteers who want to experience a vastly different culture and lifestyle.

Marketing Volunteering Abroad

The form of your placement might be very different depending on what program you choose to work with, but your core responsibilities volunteering abroad in marketing will likely remain similar. It is your job to get the name out there and to raise revenue for the success of the organization you are working with.

Volunteer organizations have a foothold everywhere. Healthcare, education, environmental protection, sustainable development – the list goes on and on, and some organizations work within may different of these fields too. The nice thing about volunteering abroad in marketing is that all volunteer organizations need people to help raise money, giving you the luxury to pick and choose from a very wide variety of placements.

As a marketing volunteer, it is your job to get creative. Whatever way you can entice potential donors to contribute to the cause is often left up to you. Fundraising and community outreach are two traditional methods that you will likely be utilizing on-the-ground. Newer methods in marketing that are gaining in importance include social media posting, blogging, and regularly updating the organization’s website as well.

Volunteers tend to have a lot of flexibility in determining their own schedule, meaning you can work abroad for as short as one week or as long as a whole year. Who knows, maybe you will decide to make a career out of your marketing experience abroad!

Benefits

Market for a Cause. Volunteer organizations need money to sustain themselves. It is simple as that. By volunteering in the marketing sector of a local organization, you are playing an extremely important role to the success of projects bent towards good around the world.

Build Your Resume. Wherever you are at in your career, volunteering abroad in marketing will look great to future employers. It shows them that you are an adaptable, compassionate, and ambitious candidate for the job.

Have an Adventure. Volunteering abroad in marketing allows you to go almost anywhere you want to in the world, while knowing you are leaving a positive impact behind you. The people you meet and the experiences you have will stay with you for a lifetime.

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