The process of development of the modern society goes not with the same pace in all the regions of the globe. Some places have already reached high quality of life, the others still provide the conditions which are close to survival rather than actual living. However, most human beings are characterized by the sense of compassion and the desire to help. That is why it became possible to organize volunteer programs all over the world and involve thousands of people in the volunteering process.
You have an opportunity to help the others not only by donation but also by visiting different parts of the world and providing actual help. It will broaden your travel horizons and give you new wonderful experience. For instance, you can volunteer for Community Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. There the English teachers for local schools are needed as well as the volunteers for health care centers.
You may also get interested in the Navti Foundation which provides help for Bamenda in Cameroon. The founders of the program try to find an occupation which will match your individual skills and preferences. You can raise money for the fund or participate in agricultural development. It is a calm place where you will be able to relax and have quite hikes while making something useful for its inhabitants.