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Volunteering in Korea : Part 2

It’s kinda weird to suggest volunteering in your itineraries if your intention of exploring Korea is mostly about having fun and pampering yourself, right? ^^ But, volunteering is almost on top of my list when I want to travel.

I have this weird notion that you don’t need a lot of money to enjoy yourself while travelling. The funny thing is my friends have a totally opposite view on why I love volunteering while travelling : “Why do you like to tire yourself?” Hmm..but I don’t feel tired at all. Strangely, I feel happy.

The last time when I was in Korea, I did wwoofing – volunteering at an organic farm in exchange of boarding and food. I would definitely do it again if given the opportunity. When my father saw a picture of me wwoofing at Bonghwa, harvesting peppers; he said “why don’t you work at my farm instead of others?!” hahaha..I told him ‘But the weather was nice and cool compared to Malaysia!” LOL.

Other than wwoofing, we could actually do many more. I have listed some of them here and if you are really considering volunteering in your itinerary; the only thing that I could say is “Thank you!”

WWOOF
http://koreawwoof.com/

BEANONLINE
http://seoul.beanonline.org/

SUNG AE WON ORPHANAGE
http://www.isungaewon.org/

KKOOM – Korean Kids & Orphanage Outreach Mission
http://www.kkoom.org/

You can view some of the bloggers experiences here:

  1. Land of the morning calm
  2. “Giving back takes perseverance, a little honesty” by Korea Herald
  3. AnnaKorea

0 Comments

  • Adah

    Salam Kak Zarina,

    my husband and i are going to visit korea on early july. we dont go with travel agency as we planned to explore korea ourselves. i did some study on korea like which place to stay, places to go, korea's transportation subways, bus n taxi. but since we both have never been there, its more like a theory without practical for us. i understand that itaewon is the area where halal food restaurants populated. we might as well stay there in IP Boutique hotel. my question is how do i get to itaewon from incheon international airport? by bus or by subway or by taxi? hope to hear from u

  • Zarina Jani

    W'salam Adah,
    You can get there by subway or by bus?

    Take the limousine bus number 4A/10B at the airport. Cost about 14,000 won/pax. If you can't get the bus, a taxi will cost about 40,000won to Itaewon

    Check out this link for general understanding
    http://www.airport.kr/airport/traffic/bus/busList.iia?flag=E

    Subway is a bit tedious but the cheapest. From Incheon airport to Itaewon, take Arex to Digital Media city after that change to Line 6 to Itaewon – 1 hour 14 minutes, 59.5km, 3,800 won.

  • Rafidah

    i will always envy u with wwoofing's experience. only if i have opportunity to take a break from work for 3 months and not worry about works, i'll would like to do woofing just like u. *sigh..*

  • Dorapah

    After seeing you pic n reading ur story.. now i also considering to includes this in my plan for my next trip to korea.. ^__^..

    Zillion thanks to ur great n amzing effort putting all this for us…

  • nu

    Salam,

    boleh kita jumpa di bangi, saya akan ke korea jun ini bersama keluarga untuk cuti dan saya stay untuk kursus selama 2minggu.
    harap dapat belajar pronounciation dengan u…:)

  • fiqahlee88

    Sy pn mmg sgt4 suka dgn idea volunteering nih.bukn apa,even sounds very interesting. n sy pn sgt jugk sokong idea yg nk travel but spent less.bkn apa,experience tuh yg maw.kan,kan.travel as traveler instead of tourist mmg la cita2 sy ^^ thnks 4 d link

  • nu

    Salam,

    boleh lunch di Mohamad Chan (chinese muslim restauranT)/or kelantanese Yati ayam percik or San Franscisco Pizza/or Ibujah nasi padang.

    if you ok lets meet up next week Wednesday 1 June.

    I dekat-dekat tempat yang I sebut tu, pilihlah nak makan apa "sifu" "songsangnim.
    we squeeze it within the time 10am-3pm ye.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to say a big thank you for all your volunteering links and information posted on your blog. It's like finding a treasure chest. LOL. I got so happy when i came across your blog. This is exactly what i planned to do next year.

    Once again, THANK YOU!

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