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Live and work with local people on life-affirming international service projects. Join a network of service: teach conversational English; care for vulnerable children; paint, build and repair community buildings; or assist with health care. No specialize ...
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This programme is for students looking for a unique experience allowing them to discover a new culture, live in a host family, while volunteering in France at non profit organizations. It is also a great way to make new friends, develop interpersonal skil ...
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GapGuru creates unique gap year programmes for individuals. They provide essential planning and structure to enable participants to make the most of their time out. Volunteer placements may include work with children, conservation work, or placements in j ...
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Adults Go Abroad combines volunteer placements in a work environment with host family or work site accommodations, including participation in community activities allowing volunteers to live the cultural and socio-economic realities of their host country. ...
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Allianssi Youth Exchanges offers workcamp opportunities to international volunteers in Finland each year through the Alliance of the European Voluntary Service Organizations. Most applicants are recent high school graduates or university students who want ...
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Much of the work in The Simon Community is carried out by volunteers, who co-ordinate and run Simon's residential and outreach work. Full-time volunteers live in the houses with residents, sharing their mutual strengths and weaknesses and creating a uniqu ...
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As part of the Worldwide Experience portfolio they organize tailor-made trips for school groups. With the emphasis on
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The aim of Rokpa UK is to improve the quality of life of the poorest peoples around the world irrespective of their religion, nationality or cultural background. The majority of Rokpa's projects are aimed at giving children from the poorest backgrounds th ...
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Every Language, Every Culture, Everywhere, AmeriSpan Programs include Language immersion, Volunteer and Internship programs, College Study Abroad, SALUD Medical Spanish and Portuguese, Professional Development, Programs for Educators, Teenager Summer Abro ...
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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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CSV connects thousands of volunteers with opportunities around the UK each year. They offer Full Time volunteering opportunities as well as Part Time volunteering opportunities. Full Time volunteering is ideal for people who want to take a gap year, impro ...
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Visions in Action offers six and twelve month fee-based Classic Volunteer Programs, as well as short-term summer programs, in Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The Classic Volunteer Programme supports the work of local NGOs in a wide variety of s ...
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Proyecto San Gerardo has been providing skills training in central south Costa Rica for 10 years. We look for volunteers who have both the skills and the experience as well as the passion to help people learn. Our local students graduate with skills that ...
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Gap Activity Projects (GAP) is one of the oldest "gap year" organizations, with more than 30 year
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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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The volunteer placements with Development in Action are generally through volunteer partnerships with Indian charities, schools and organizations who have expressed an interest in having UK volunteers to assist them in their work. The work of the Indian p ...
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Soft Power Education provides volunteer opportunities for participants to help improve the educational facilities of schools in Uganda. Volunteers come from countries around the world to live and work in Uganda while living within the local community, exp ...
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Involvement Volunteers Association Inc. (IVI) helps volunteers from over 16 countries to participate in the many and varied volunteer placements available in an increasing number of lands around the world. Projects include social and community services as ...
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Oikos is an association engaged in the protection of the environment and the promotion of voluntary service. Projects include conservation projects, but recently Oikos has expanded its focus to include humanitarian programmes as well.
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