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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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MADRE provides essential support to their partner organizations through their volunteer program, Sisters Without Borders. When requested by their partners, MADRE arranges for culturally competent, skilled professionals to work with women and children and ...
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United Planet's unique Volunteer Abroad Quest programme combines volunteering abroad, language learning, cultural activities, learning excursions, and special Cultural Awareness Projects to provide an incredibly fulfilling experience for volunteers and va ...
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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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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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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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With Australia Volunteers International, volunteers make a hands on difference in the fight against poverty. They can help advocate, develop programmes, monitor and evaluate success of Australian Volunteers International's volunteer programmes worldwide. ...
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Iko Poran is affiliated with a number of NGOs. Through these organizations, Iko Poran offers volunteer programs to cater to benefit the communities they serve. Volunteers have a unique experience of by actively participating in developing communities for ...
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The Volunteer & Language programme is the ideal combination for those who want to immerse themselves in the culture and really get to know the people of the country they are visiting. The programme starts with a language course of 2 to 12 weeks, which is ...
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KIDS Worldwide helps to organize placements for international volunteers to get involved in projects for children located in developing countries around the world. These projects are managed by organizations registered in the country in which they work. K ...
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Since 1964, their volunteers have provided business expertise to enterprises in 130 developing countries. It has earned them the well-deserved reputation of "goodwill ambassadors." Volunteer Experts (VEs) conduct many of their technical and managerial ass ...
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MondoChallenge sends volunteers to help with development programmes in Africa, Asia and South America. All of their programmes are community based, meaning that volunteers live and work alongside local people. Projects include teaching (schools, orphanage ...
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Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) is an integrated rural health system and provides medical care and community health and development programmes for more than 300,000 impoverished people in the Artibonite Valley of central Haiti.
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The intention of the Zajel Youth Exchange is to provide foreign youth and An-Najah National University students, a venue to create a type of symbiotic relationship that will surpass what other exchange programmes have offered. Zajel focuses on three main ...
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As a volunteer or part owner, we are looking for people to bring their talents in website building/marketing, teaching skills, yoga, self defense, language, cooking, permaculture, sustainable design, architecture, construction, surfing, art, backgammon, p ...
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Volunteer Global has recently launched our first direct placements in Central America! Through our programs in Mexico, Belize, and Nicaragua, you can help with animal sanctuary assistance, medical care, English teaching, community development, educational ...
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RECOFU is in need of a Organization Development Coordinator in its endeavor to enhance the organization capacity and development. Volunteer qualifications are not very much considered but ideally, a volunteer should have a minimum of high school. In addit ...
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Study Tour participants have the unique opportunity of seeing community development in action in Uganda or Tanzania. You will meet with local community members, learn about CPAR
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AID India's volunteers are integral to its functions, as they are the ones who create the initial groups in the villages and provide the people with the proper training and education in trade and leadership skills. Volunteer placements range from teaching ...
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Looking for an opportunity to share a holiday with a group of people to help a less fortune society? Join a Bangladesh Work Camps Association (BWCA) camp! Work Camp projects include social welfare, rural development, community and organizational developme ...
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