9 Reasons Why Charity Fundraising is an Awesome Backpacker Job
Make charity work part of your working holiday.
Learning about yourself and the world around you is an essential part of travelling. An ideal way to hone this experience is through charity fundraising. This very social job allows you to meet a huge variety of people, travel the country, and is extremely rewarding.
We teamed up with UNICEF NZ to inspire you with some reasons for choosing charity fundraising as a working holiday job. We also spoke to Sarah Jane who is funding her travels with a job that has a positive effect on children all over the world.
UNICEF NZ are looking for backpackers to join their team! Have a look at their job listings now.
1. Be a huge contribution to society!
Working for a charity means you can become part of making the world a better place for children, families, communities, wildlife, or whatever your charity supports.
Charity work can involve different tasks that might require to be both independent and a team-player.
8. Put your can-do attitude to good use!
Charities need people who are outgoing and will use their motivation to do good!
9. make the most of your working holiday
Good job: check! Travel New Zealand: check! Be a saint by working for charity: check!
Working for UNICEF has changed my life
Sarah Jane tells Backpacker Guide NZ about her job as a UNICEF fundraiser.
I have grown in confidence as a person. I wake up every morning excited to go to work, which I’ve never had before. And why wouldn’t I? My job is to try and make the world a better place for children and to encourage others to do the same – play their part.
I have made friends from every continent and visited so many beautiful places in New Zealand. It has taught me what’s important in life and that’s the people in it. By becoming a fundraiser you are not only helping yourself but also millions of children from around the world. Trust me, it’s the the best feeling and the most rewarding.
I am privileged to be working for UNICEF and I hope to continue doing so!
Like the sound of Sarah’s job? Check out our job listings page for UNICEF NZ job opportunities.