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The Solar Sisters Programme invites volunteers with a commitment to environmental justice and equitable distribution of resources to volunteer their time installing solar panels in remote Nepalese villages. All volunteers are welcome, one only needs the w ...
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Schools Without Borders (SWB) runs various programs around the world, which make learning more accessible and engaging for today's youth. All of their programs use a hands-on/project-based methodology that encourages youth to take responsibility for their ...
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The emphasis of the programme is not work but rather participation in ongoing project activities and community life. Work and activities are not organized especially for the volunteers.
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Travel to Teach offers affordable volunteer programs in various locations in South East Asia and Central America. Whether you want to teach children at a primary school or monks at a Buddhist temple, whether you want to experience life in a hill tribe vil ...
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Balkan Sunflowers brings volunteers from around the world to work as neighbours and friends in social reconstruction and renewal. By organizing social and cultural activities, they promote understanding, further non-violent conflict transformation, and ce ...
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Friends of ATD Fourth World volunteer their time and talents, offering all kinds of experience and skills. They are essential for the development of their anti-poverty work in the UK and work closely with the full-time team. There are many opportunities f ...
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Community partners and volunteer groups live and work together and are co-beneficiaries in programs that promote increased understanding, self-sustainability, and quality of life.
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In collaboration with local organizations, Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE) presently offers volunteer and intern abroad programs in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. Their ...
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By volunteering for SCORE participants will join a dedicated team of staff and volunteers working to achieve common goals and striving towards a common vision. It is almost impossible to define a volunteer experience, as every individual experiences somet ...
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The goal of the WWF Global Youth Volunteer Programme is to provide youth with powerful, direct experience with the unique challenges developing nations face in protecting their environment and its assets. While in the field, volunteers will take part in v ...
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Short and long term projects are available for volunteers who wish to make a difference by volunteering their time internationally. Projects take place in Africa, Latin America and Asia and range from working with street children in Ecuador, teaching Engl ...
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We are a charity in Kenya that provides children from poor households access to education. Our programs include teaching, providing facilities to the children and feeding them to increase enrollment. Safisha recruits volunteers from all over the world to ...
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At Sudan Volunteer Programme (SVP), the basic volunteer programme is teaching English at various levels in Sudan. SVP promotes conversational practice and discussion groups with University students and other adults and also in some secondary schools. This ...
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We recruit volunteers to participate in our sustainable community development projects, conservation, teaching, health care, building and sports projects. Depending on the season and time you travel to Uganda, we always have a list of much needed services ...
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Combine conservation projects with community development and adventure programmes and make a Gap Year, Career Break or Summer Holiday a Life Changing experience! Placement types include marine conservation, various teaching and community projects. Project ...
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We believe that volunteers can make a real difference in local communities and game reserves, in fact we've seen it with our own eyes! We have over 80 volunteer programs in Southern and East Africa in the areas of community development, teaching, HIV/AIDS ...
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World Challenge offers long and short term adventure travel expeditions. Expeditions take place all around the globe, and range from one to four weeks. While short term expeditions focus on adventure travel, long term expeditions incorporate volunteer com ...
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Youth Action for Peace (YAP) organizes a great variety of activities to give young people the experience to learn and demonstrate peaceful living together with people from different cultures and to contribute to local community and peace development. Thei ...
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Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC) welcomes open-minded, motivated individuals eager to learn from and contribute to small-scale, community-based development initiatives. International placements are available within a range of programs and activitie ...
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Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) offers volunteer programmes focusing on community development. Most volunteer placements last between 5 and 11 months and are available in countries in South Asia and Africa. Projects mainly focus on youth and health e ...
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