Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Family Volunteering? Hmmm.
I have a friend who is thinking about volunteering abroad for a year, because her husband is jobless, she hates her job, and they can't afford their rent. She thought, "might as well do something crazy."
I got really excited for her and started researching options for her. Then I realized *I* want to do it. Chances are pretty good we'll be in the same situation next year! Not to be negative - but hey, this could be my chance to live in Latin America with my kids - though I'd been thinking of doing it about 10 years from now.
I'm still researching options, but for now I found this interesting article about preparing for the possibility.
Don't ask me who would let me volunteer with a four-year-old! But you never know.
If anyone out there knows of any foreign volunteer organizations that are totally awesome and ethical, *and* allow you to bring your kids, let me know!