Do you want to become a volunteer? Volunteer can be enjoyed, if you can participate in activities you are passionate about. Are you a foodie? In that case, you can visit places that present you the chance to volunteer as well as enjoy eating. You can volunteer travel in India or any other place and taste what the countries have to offer. In this article, we will learn about volunteer destinations that also offer great eating opportunities.
Harvest Olives in Italy
You can harvest olives in Italy and help local organizations look after the grounds and landscape of the olive gardens. Indulge in olive picking and olive pruning. If you have time, you can even take part in the olive oil making process.
After completing your voluntary activity each day, you can plunge into gourmet delight with pizzas, pastas and risotto. Olives in salsa dip and tomato sauce make for lovely condiments to assist the wholesome food you have.
Facilitate Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania
With the world population rising every day, you can do your bit to make sure that the future generation does not face uncertainty of food. You can visit Tanzania and participate in training to provide sustainable agricultural outputs to the society. Such innovations make sure that the teeming millions in the country get to avail one of the basic needs of human life.
Once your training period is over, you have to visit villages to train the villagers. Some of the techniques involve storage of grain, utilizing sack gardens for growing vegetables, drying food for cooking purposes and opting fro bio-intensive methods of agriculture.
If you want to taste Tanzanian cuisine, you can try 'kabaab,' fried dough, rice patties, bread called 'chapati' and grilled meat. It is interesting to find the influence of Indian food on Tanzanian cuisine. Maize porridge, 'biryani,' marinated beef and 'pilau' are some of the delicacies prepared in the country. However, make sure that you ask the cook to add less spice in the food because Tanzanian recipes are fraught with spices.
Prepare Food at Soup Kitchens in Vietnam
The poor and the helpless in Vietnam receive food from the local volunteering organizations. As a volunteer, you can help in cutting vegetables and preparing food in soup kitchens where food is prepared at a large-scale.
Steamed rice, seafood, vegetable curry, sauces and desserts are typical items in a home-cooked Vietnamese dish. If you are lucky, you can participate in the basic fest which enterprises of 10 dishes. Stew dies and spring roll are two adjustable items in the fever. When in Vietnam, you must taste the rice wine prepared by the locals.
Assist at Tea plantation in India
Tea plantations in India need a lot of help while plucking the leaves. As part of your volunteer work in India, you can help the women in plucking tea leaves. The two youngest tea leaves with a bud in the middle are plucked to make sure that the tea plants are not damaged. Moreover, the youngest leaves supposedly render the finest quality tea.
You can help the locals by improving grade of soil and controlling temperature. You can improve soil quality by adding manure and controlling humidity by planting trees like, jackfruit.
India has a varied food culture. If you volunteer in northern India, you can enjoy North Indian culinary dishes like, 'chapatti,' 'sarson da saang' and spicy North Indian food. On the other hand, if the tea plantation is near South India, coconut and seafood are must haves.
Now, that you have insight into the staple food items of the places of volunteering; you can make your volunteering experience a fruitful one. Combine your passion for helping others with interest for food to get a holistic voluntary understanding.