International Development

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Engineers Without Borders: Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Redefine your 9 to 5. Use your skills and experience to help socially-minded startups grow their businesses. These social ventures are reshaping the systems in which they work by applying innovation and passion to their everyday — you can too. The Fellow ...
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Operation Groundswell: Learning Service and Adventure Around the World

Is volunteering abroad helping or harming the developing world? Is there a way for us to contribute to development while also critiquing it? At Operation Groundswell, we connect with local activists, artists, organizations, farmers and change-makers that ...
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Cuso International : International volunteering

Cuso International volunteers are skilled professionals who donate their expertise for up to two years to participate in a Cuso International program overseas. Volunteers provide strategic, technical and professional support to Cuso International's develo ...
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Mer et Monde : Initiation à la coopération internationale

Mer et Monde est un organisme québécois d'initiation à la coopération internationale implanté au Honduras et au Sénégal. Nous offrons des stages, de groupe et individuels, sur mesure et adaptés aux étudiants ainsi qu'à l'ensemble de la population, active ...
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders: Medical and Non-medical Volunteer Opportunities

MSF staff work at the forefront of emergency medical care for populations in need. As well as providing primary healthcare for people suffering from endemic diseases and neglect, MSF also performs surgery, rehabilitates hospitals and clinics, runs nutriti ...
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Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS) offers opportunities for volunteers in the areas of education and social programmes. More specifically, volunteers can donate their time as English teachers or as election volunteers. Volunteers must cover the cos ...
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International Relief Friendship Fund (IRFF) has carried out numerous international relief programmes over the years. Projects have included work in the education, medical and development sectors. Youth Volunteer Camps carry out similar projects. Contact t ...
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The volunteers of Peace Brigades International (PBI) come from many different countries and backgrounds but share a strong commitment to nonviolence and a belief in the contribution that ordinary people can make to creating a more peaceful and just world. ...
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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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Through the Volunteers Program, The Chol-Chol Foundation makes it possible to donate time and talent to help achieve the noble goal of overcoming poverty in the most destitute rural areas of the Araucania Region, Chile. Areas in which professionals can vo ...
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MADRE sends Voyages with a Vision delegations to the communities of their sister organizations to gain a firsthand understanding of human rights struggles and facilitate an exchange of friendship and support between delegates and women and youth activists ...
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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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Do you want to work in the development or humanitarian field? Gain valuable work experience while traveling the world, learning about different cultures, and giving back? if i could... offers niche internships with reputable non-profit organisations base ...
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Work with indigenous people in community based programs that promote autonomy and quality of life. Some programs include setting up mobile dental clinics to serve children, developing teaching curriculum with teachers in Nicaragua and Nepal. Working on a ...
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Established in 2005, GIVE International is a Canadian-based charitable trust that supports and implements health, education and child development projects in East Africa. We engage in development initiatives that are reflective of the region's social, eco ...
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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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Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP) offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups to do international community service in health, social services, environment and education. Work with a rural development project, volunteer in a heal ...
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JHR provides an opportunity for experienced journalists and lawyers to contribute to media development and human rights awareness in some of the world's poorest yet most dynamic regions. JHR does not send journalists or lawyers overseas to work by themsel ...
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COOPI is committed to fighting against social injustice and poverty in the global South and to building a future that guarantees everyone adequate living conditions, equal opportunities and respect of their rights. In order to carry out its development pr ...
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Throughout the program you will interact with Experience Mission staff and local community leaders as we wrestle with questions like: How do you live your everyday life as mission? How do you uphold dignity while serving others? How do you recognize your ...
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