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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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Sambhali Trust provides underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent. We specifically work with Dalit women and girls, in Jodhpur or the village of ...
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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 & 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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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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Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc. offers a seven week volunteer project- The Africa Programme. The Africa Programme has three components: three orientation days before departure, six work weeks on a development project in the host country, and one travel ...
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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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Madventurer community projects focus on building basic infrastructure to assist local community development. Their key focus is youth development and the provision and improvement of health, education and sanitation facilities such as schools, clinics, to ...
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Camphill Communities offers volunteer positions for those wishing to volunteer their time with people with mental disabilities and learning difficulties. Various sites are located throughout the UK and Ireland. Generally, no qualifications are necessary, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Schools Without Borders (SWB) runs various programs around the world, which make learning more accessible and engaging for today's youth. All of their programs use a hands-on/project-based methodology that encourages youth to take responsibility for their ...
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Cosmic Volunteers offers volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, and South America. These programs include teaching English, working in orphanages, in healthcare, in journalism, in HIV/AIDS clinics, in conservation and cultural tours.
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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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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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Adventure travel holidays which include a few days in a local community contributing to a project.
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