Taking a year out to travel the world solo can seem daunting, but if you plan a volunteering trip with us, we’ll provide you with dedicated assistance every step of the way.
You’ll get to meet other volunteers and locals alike. Not only does this mean that you’re sure to make some fantastic new friends, but you’ll be travelling on your terms too- not on your mates!
Most of our Travel Advisors started out by travelling the world solo... here’s i-to-i’s Danielle’s story:
Position: Customer Operations Coordinator
First i-to-i Project: Community work with young children in Moshi, Tanzania
Story: I first met the i-to-i team at the Adventure Travel show when I was 18 and after some serious deliberation, decided to go to Tanzania and volunteer on a community project in Moshi. The guys on the team were great in helping me make my choice!
I wanted to travel by myself because I wanted to do something amazing. I really wanted to learn more about myself and to see the world. Since a young age I’ve always wanted to make a difference and the first opportunity that I got I booked my flights.
I think travelling by yourself makes you a lot more independent - you have to rely on yourself and you have to make your own decisions. I don’t think that I would’ve learnt so much about myself if I’d gone away with friends. When you travel by yourself you meet so many people because you are in a situation where you want to meet others. Most of the people that you talk to are very like-minded and I’ve made some amazing friends that I’m still in contact with now.
I definitely think that it makes you more mature because you get to see and experience things that you wouldn’t have when you are at home and relying on others. I love the freedom and opportunities that it gives you, and I’ve been travelling solo since!