You Would Like To Volunteer In A Developing Country | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You live in an English speaking country and you want to do some voluntary, unpaid work in a developing country. Write a letter to a company called Cultural Expeditions, which organizes such trips. In your letter:

  • Explain why you want to do the voluntary work.
  • State what your skills and experience are.
  • Indicate where you would like to volunteer and for how long.

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Send us your writing samples for a free band score estimate or get a detailed analysis of your writing for a fee.

Band 8 IELTS letter

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to express my interest in volunteering in a developing country. I have learnt that your company Cultural Expeditions offers such opportunities.

I am a dentist by profession and I have always been interested in volunteering. I know there are lots of people who cannot afford dental care in developing countries and I consider it my duty to help them. I have several years of experience as a dentist and I can clean, polish or extract teeth, fit dentures and perform minor surgeries and root canal treatments. I am sure my service will benefit a lot of poor patients.

I would like to volunteer in African countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, Ghana and Uganda. These countries are on top of the list of countries with the worst health care systems in the world. I would like to improve the oral hygiene and overall health of people. I am ready to work for 4 years starting December 2018 to December 2022 in these countries.

Cultural Expeditions is doing a great job of promoting voluntary activities around the globe. It would be my pleasure to do such work under the guidance of your company and together we can make this world a better place to live in.

Yours Sincerely


Manjusha Nambiar

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