So you want to do take the plunge and do some travel volunteering? Brilliant! You are doing a fantastic thing that will touch more lives than you will ever know, not least your own.
As with any big commitment, though, it is important to ensure the chances of your first volunteering stint being a positive one are as high as possible. If your first travel volunteering stint is unfulfilling, disappointing or just plain terrible then you could well be deterred from travel volunteering for life.
So here are some useful tips that will, hopefully, help you make the right decision.