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WorldTeach is currently looking for the motivated individuals who will serve as volunteer teachers in our yearlong, semester, and summer programs this year. Our volunteer teachers work in diverse countries in a myriad of placements. Placement locations ra ...
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Mission trips for high school students and a separate trips for colleges/university students from around the world to meet, make friends and work together to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa. Join tons of cultural activities ...
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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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Each year, Birzeit University organizes two fortnight-long work camps which give international students the opportunity to work alongside Palestinian students on community-orientated projects. Palestine & Arabic Studies students often join the camps, whic ...
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In collaboration with local organizations, Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE) presently offers volunteer and intern abroad programs in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. Their ...
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Our partnership in Brasil with Rio's City Hall, Eixo Rio, means volunteers will be playing a role in shaping the cultural legacy of the 2016 Rio Games. Working alongside creative & cultural youth and community projects you'll take on the role of Socia ...
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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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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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AFSAI offers two programmes for volunteers, Voluntary Services and Overseas Volunteers. Both programmes have volunteer projects in various sectors including work with children, elderly, disabled, environmental conservation, peace and third world awareness ...
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Global Leadership Adventures offers community service trips to Africa, Asia and Latin America. Programs are only for high schools students and focus on volunteering and learning about grassroots social movements. On the weekends, students engage in exciti ...
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CIVS is a small Kenya based organization which offers the opportunity of getting involved in projects all over Kenya during a voluntary service. We offer a wide range of projects for our volunteers to choose from and we organize work camps as well as Medi ...
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Experiential Learning International (ELI) partners with local organizations to provide international volunteer placements in various fields including social work, education, conservation and health care. Placements include positions in schools, orphanages ...
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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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Much of the work in The Simon Community is carried out by volunteers, who co-ordinate and run Simon's residential and outreach work. Full-time volunteers live in the houses with residents, sharing their mutual strengths and weaknesses and creating a uniqu ...
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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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CSV connects thousands of volunteers with opportunities around the UK each year. They offer Full Time volunteering opportunities as well as Part Time volunteering opportunities. Full Time volunteering is ideal for people who want to take a gap year, impro ...
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Through its affiliation with large voluntary service networks, Volunteers For Peace exchanges more than a thousand volunteers each year to help communities meet local needs and work toward the goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All projec ...
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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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Goodwill Group is always looking for motivated individuals who want to become part of their English teaching team. Generally, they try to place native English speakers with intermediate conversation classes while Thai speakers are asked to teach the basic ...
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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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