Check out WorldHelpLink’s Forum!

Has anyone ever done this program? How can I add my organization to the website? Can you share insider tips on a specific country I’m visiting? These are some familiar questions we’ve experienced after starting the website www.worldhelplink.com.  WorldHelpLink has a comprehensive list of programs all over the world; however, you may still have some unanswered questions about a specific organization you’re interested in or want to vouch for a program with which you’ve participated.

To solve this problem, and help you find the answers, we started a forum  http://www.worldhelplink.com/community/.   Ask questions, share experiences, and learn more about helping abroad!

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Help Someone Today!

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Share a smile or a compliment with a friend or stranger that needs it. Donate food or clothes. Call a loved one and tell them you love them. Your actions, no matter how big or small you perceive them to be, will make a difference.

For the month of December, WorldHelpLink is featuring the non-profit Make a Child Smile. Write an encouraging letter to a child suffering from a chronic illness, and brighten their day!

Thank you for making the world a better place!

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Travel Yearning

I don’t think I am alone in saying  it can sometimes feel impossible not to long for a certain place, many years after living or visiting. It holds memories and feelings we crave.  Experiences that may be painful to remember so far away.

My place would have to be the beautiful city of the Czech Republic: Prague.

The winding cobblestone streets still weave through my dreams every once in a while. As do flashes of the castle I’d glimpse on the tram ride to school. Or my favorite secret park, tucked away behind towering walls, which tourists would unknowingly stroll right past. My favorite activity in Prague was to simply wander, with no specific destination in mind. To get lost, and find something amazing and new.

Living somewhere for three months really allows you to become an insider. I learned important Czech words, great places to eat, and different customs. For example, sniffling is considered extremely rude and aggravating to Czechs and it is rare to get a smile from a local on the tram (though once you get to know them, the people are very warm and inviting).

I was also excited as an artist to discover a new favorite: David Cerny. He has some very cool sculptures tucked away in different parts of the city, which I’d highly recommend seeing.    

Prague is a beautiful city, with an amazing collection of art, architecture, and culture.

I can’t wait to go back, and wander the beautiful streets again.

Please share any of your own travel yearnings, places you can’t wait to go back to, memories you never want to forget.

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Volunteer Travel Website

I’ve recently created a new travel website www.worldhelplink.com. It links visitors to great opportunities to volunteer, travel, learn, work, teach, intern, and more abroad. I hope to inspire volunteers all over the world by giving them access to affordable ways to help others. I’d appreciate any type of feedback and would love to hear your own volunteer stories!

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