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The Women's Aid organization (WAO) is an independent, non-religious, non-governmental organization based in Malaysia, committed to confronting violence against women. Annually, WAO is helped by many volunteers. This help is invaluable. They are always loo ...
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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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All Access Volunteers provides unique volunteer experiences while assisting in the long-term sustainability of our partner organizations throughout Central & South America. Projects include teaching, health care, conservation, building, community deve ...
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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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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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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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MICATZ specializes in offering overseas volunteers affordable internship placements and also facilitates opportunities for individuals, students, groups, and gap year students. We also offer adventure holiday tours, wildlife programs, language and cultura ...
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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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Conservation: If you have a passion to help save the world and it’s animals, we want you. Our projects need people with initiative, drive and can think outside the box. Helping Kenya represents many projects, including a Dolphin Research Programme, Whale ...
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Volunteer Nepal partners with various NGOs to support community leaders and youth workers in community building, rural development and sustainability efforts. Projects are undertaken in the sectors of social work, health services and education and trainin ...
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Each AMIGOS project is designed and implemented in close collaboration with partner agencies at the local and national level, creating a network of ideas and shared efforts that help to appropriately address the needs of their host communities. Projects a ...
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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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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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CESO is one of Canada's leading volunteer-based development organizations. Since 1967, through partnership and the dedication of our volunteers who are highly skilled and experienced in their professions, we have completed more than 46,000 assignments foc ...
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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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Have a unique volunteer experience in Argentina through Mente Argentina's carefully designed program. This is the perfect way to meet new friends, immerse oneself in the Argentine culture and make a difference in the world. As part of the Mente Argentina ...
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Foundation Bolivar Education is a non-profit organization based in Quito and founded in 1995, giving support to different areas where volunteers make a difference through their work and contribution. The foundation's assistance is carefully studied and ta ...
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Vitalise runs one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK. Over 6,000 people volunteer their time with Vitalise every year. Anyone and everyone can volunteer! There is no upper age limit. Vitalise actively welcomes people from all b ...
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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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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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