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Volunteer with Children Volunteer Abroad with United Planet!
United Planet is an international non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, with a mission to enhance cross-cultural understanding while addressing shared challenges to create a community beyond borders, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in more than 25 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a mutual exchange. We partner with the communities we work with to ensure the experience is important, relevant and impactful.
Volunteer in Europe European Volunteer Adventures!
GoEco offers a diverse selection of wildlife, humanitarian and environmental projects in Europe. You have the opportunity to choose among several exciting initiatives in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and the UK! Whether you’re interested in sea turtle conservation or a hospitality internship, you can expect the volunteer experience of a lifetime!
International Volunteering wiwth ELI Volunteer Programs Worldwide with ELI Abroad
Experience cultural immersion while participating in a meaningful volunteer program! ELI partners with hundreds of local organizations in countries on 5 continents to provide volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for an international volunteer experience. Whether you would like to devote your time teaching in a rural school in Ghana, breeding tortoises in the Galapagos, working at a health camp in India, planting trees in rural Tanzania, they can set up the right program for you. Volunteer programs can last any length of time from a week to a year.
Volunteer Overseas with CCS Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit changing the way international volunteering works. We have 20 years of experience and have worked to make the volunteer adventure of a lifetime possible for over 35,000 people. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Volunteer Worldwide with Projects Abroad Projects Abroad Worldwide
Projects Abroad is the world's leading short-term international volunteer organization. Live and work in 30 exciting countries abroad. Volunteer projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, medicine, human rights, journalism, and much more! Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer Worldwide with VolunteerHQ Volunteer Projects Worldwide from US$180 with IVHQ
Affordable volunteer opportunities available worldwide. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support Program, Summer and many more projects by country. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Adventures in Service Adventures in Service with Globeaware
Globe Aware coordinates, organizes and leads volunteer vacations, service vacations, working holidays and service trips to locations abroad. Globe Aware develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves as part of a unique way of giving back.
Volunteer in Argentina, China and South Africa with Connect-123 Volunteer in Argentina, China, Ireland, South Africa and Spain with Connect-123
Connect-123 offers meaningful volunteer projects in China (and other locations worldwide), according to your interests and skills, in education, health care, community service and many other fields. Volunteer programs include teaching English at local schools, caring for pediatric patients at local hospitals, assisting at animal shelters, working with children, assisting the elderly, and caring for infants and toddlers.
Volunteer with children A Broader View Volunteers, U.S. Non Profit Charity 501 c(3) in 24 Countries — 224 Social & Conservation Outreach Programs
We have Customized, Safe, Reliable and Cost Effective programs Overseas with no hidden fees. We have worked with our partners and host families for over 7 years. As a non-profit you can fund-raise on our website and all your donors can tax deduct the donations. As a non profit we give back to the programs we work with; 65% of all fees, sales, and fundraising go to our programs abroad.
Love Volunteers Make a REAL difference with Love Volunteers — from just US$175!
Love Volunteers provides truly meaningful, life-changing volunteering programs in more than 30 developing countries worldwide. Every year we place thousands of volunteers from all over the world into affordable short- and long-term voluntary service positions, and now we want you! With hundreds of community-based social development programs in Healthcare, Education, Sports, Law, Social Services, Engineering and Architecture, Special Needs, Construction, Environmental Protection, Women’s Empowerment and more, we will have a project to suit your skills in a place that will truly WOW you!
Animal Rescue in Galapagos with Lead Advenures Volunteer in Ecuador and the Galapagos with Lead Adventures
Interested in helping to rehabilitate the endangered wildlife, rather than looking at animals from far away or on TV? This program will give you exactly what you want. As local experts we offer you the chance of a lifetime — 3 different animal rescue centers in only 4 weeks! Explore the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Highlands and the Coast of Ecuador while helping in the rescue centers of each region. This one-of-a-kind program also offers you a one-day training of animal handling before starting your adventure. Get involved without emptying your pocket!

  Expert Guides on Volunteering Abroad

Top International Volunteer Programs 2018 Top Volunteer Abroad Programs by Jessica Voigts
A review of the wide range of top programs and organizations for 2018.
Evaluate Volunteer Organizations How to Evaluate International Volunteer Organizations and Programs
The co-author of the classic book How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas provides inside tips to help you select from many projects worldwide.
Why volunteeer abroad Why Volunteer Abroad? Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for Any Age
Zahara Heckscher explores an important way to learn while helping others, and offers suggestions based on her experience from a thought-provoking perspective.
International volunteering trends Trends in Volunteering Abroad
Managers of top volunteer organizations provide an analysis of trends for those considering programs abroad and discuss ways they will help you make a meaningful difference.
Why pay to volunteer? Why Pay to Volunteer? A Guide for Students
A student experienced in volunteering explains why the activity can sometimes be costly. She offers less expensive and free alternatives.
Benefits of Service Learning The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad
The many benefits of service-learning abroad — for local communities as well as your development as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Worthwhile volunteering How to Find a Worthwhile Voluntourism Experience Overseas
An experienced volunteer from her youth and author of several books offers proven steps to research and find reputable organizations running impactful projects.
Worthwhile volunteering How to Volunteer to Protect Wildlife Effectively
With such a wide range of options to help with animal care, which project focuses should you choose, where, how long, and what should be the top considerations?
Volunteer work with animals A Guide to Animal Care Programs for Volunteers
An expert on animal care describes what it takes to enjoy and get the most out of your experience. She provides tips, suggests programs, and recommends organizations
Volunteer for endangered animals Ten Projects for Volunteers to Help Endangered Animals
Ten important projects where you can provide help for the many endangered animals in countries worldwide.
Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America
Prepare a turtle hatchery in Costa Rica. Teach English in Mexico. Build a home in Brazil. Whether you call it a volunteer vacation, a service trip, or voluntourism, combining travel and service work is an increasingly popular way to engage in a transformational experience.
Volunteer farm work abroad The Guide to Volunteer Farm Work Abroad
Free exchange work on farms is now a very popular way to extend your travel. The author suggests many projects and organization worldwide offering a rewarding experience.
Three ways to volunteer student service learning abroad 3 Ways to Engage in Student Service Learning Abroad
More and more study abroad programs are including service-learning and international community-based volunteering options to provide a rich student experience.
Why teens should volunteer 10 Reasons Why Teens Should Volunteer Overseas
The words and images of young volunteers show the many variations and rewards of their experience abroad.
Volunteering overseas over 50 Over 50 and Volunteering Overseas
Well over 50 and still volunteering, John Dwyer, describes his vast and unusual experience. He offers seniors and volunteers of all ages advice and accumulated resources.
Volunteer vacations for seniors Volunteer Vacations: Seniors Have a Different Agenda
Author and web host Alison Gardner describes the unique characteristics of the volunteer vacations selected by seniors, including a discussion of the many programs and project focuses available from reputable organizations.
Volunteer photography for an NGO Volunteer with an NGO Abroad as a Photographer
Work for an NGO as a photographer for the benefit of the local community.
Volunteer for the long-term The Truth About How Long You Should Commit to Volunteer
Reasons to offer your service for the long-term with recommendions.
Volunteer in Namibia Top Volunteer Programs and Sending Organizations in Africa
An author and expert offers an overview of the wide variety of options in Africa.
Nicholas Kristof A Path Appears A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
An Interview with Nicholas D. Kristof

A prolific writer, journalist, and advocate for human rights discusses an important book co-written with his wife. Nicholas also offers his views on volunteering overseas to make a positive impact around the world while changing lives and tackling inequality.
Peace Corps Director of Volunteering An Interview with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps
The Peace Corps has made changes to emphasize diversity and flexibility. The distinguished organization has produced some exceptional alumni who continue their good work to this day. Carrie spoke to us regarding the unique long-term volunteer programs that have helped people in diverse locations worldwide since JFK called for the creation of the government organization.
Women empowerment volunteering How to Volunteer and Offer Essential Support to Women Overseas
Tips and key resources to aid with urgent needs and collaborate in the empowerment and support of women abroad.
Study Spanish in Panama 10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Combine Language Study and Volunteering in Latin America
Top language schools in Latin America offer combination programs that provide full cultural immersion.
Volunteer with your kids abroad Top Considerations for Volunteering Overseas… with Your Kids
What to consider as a family when you offer your services on projects overseas with your kids.
Volunteer professionals How to Put Professional Skills to Use As a Volunteer
How international volunteers with much-needed professional skills put them to use in local communities.
Senior volunteers Learning to Love (Senior) Voluntourists
Author and authority Alison Gardner offers her optimistic view of voluntourism and voluntourists — a term she coined in the 1990s — and discusses the growing role boomers have played in its development.
Volunteer Programs with ELI
Volunteer with United Planet
Volunteer Programs with Projects Abroad
GO ECO Volunteering Programs
International Volunteering with Volunteer HQ
Volunteer Programs with Connect123
Volunteer with a broader view
Volunteer in Ecuador with Lead Adventures
GlobeAware: Adventures in Service in Cambodia
Love Volunteers
Volunteer in Bali with PlanMyGapYear
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