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Length of Project

Naturally you need to consider what time frame your other commitments will allow, as well as what type of project can best be pursued in that time, be it two weeks or two months. 

One important factor is to learn is how your project will continue after you leave. Many infrastructure and research projects can easily be handed off, given that an able pair of hands is replacing you. But community and education projects, which involve much stronger personal connections, can be negatively impacted when a quick rate of volunteer turnover prevents the kind of bonding that can foster strong results. Remember that the goal is not just to do good, but to maximize the good you are able to create.

Short Term
Less than 1 month

Medium Term
1-3 Months

Long Term
More than 3 months