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Adventure travel holidays which include a few days in a local community contributing to a project.
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Participants with GIVE International are interested in 'learning through experience' and come from a variety of backgrounds. Individual volunteer placements last between 4-12 weeks, and participants are encouraged to assist in fundraising to cover the cos ...
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We are a UK registered charity based in Cusco, Peru, promoting sustainability, education and the building of better futures for Peru’s young, at-risk children. We support 6 local charities through providing skills and knowledge for them to become self-sus ...
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The WorldWide Volunteering (WWV) database enables volunteers to build an on-screen profile of their ideal volunteer placement which is then matched against the requirements of over 3200 organizations with more than 1,585,000 placements each year thro ...
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As a leader in the field of international volunteer travel for over 18 years, we know that the best approach to international volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community. In every community in which we work, we have long-standing relat ...
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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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For Canadian and other non-American participants, Centre for Cultural Interchange (CCI) arranges academic year high school, as well as a variety of programmes for students and adults wishing to live and/or work in the US for a short period of time. For Am ...
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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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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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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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Get paid to work in a selection of countries from around the world. Travel and see more on days off. Participants can also join a volunteer programme and immerse themselves in another culture or study languages abroad. Short group trips are available as w ...
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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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Volunteers can become involved in a range of programs that appeal to your personal interests as some of the projects run in the morning and the afternoons only. If you are unsure of which project you would like to become involved with, you can spend a few ...
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ThinkImpact Institutes are summer and winter programs that empower students in rural communities to be catalysts of lasting change through social innovation. In collaboration with locals, students identify opportunities and co-create products and services ...
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Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) aims to promote peace, understanding, justice and development among Kenyans and within the international community. For this purpose the association recruits young men and women from diverse ethnic, national ...
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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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Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of voluntary placements and work experience internships overseas. With over 16 years expertise and over 250 projects in 21 countries worldwide, we will help you find a unique experience that is both ...
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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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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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On this Elephant care program, you will be working with the biggest and most gentle mammal on earth, the elephant. Here you will be involved with daily routine activities related to elephant care like, washing them, feeding them, making food bundles, maki ...
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