Abroad Worldwide Projects Abroad is the world's leading short-term international volunteer organization. Live and work in 30 exciting countries around the world: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, and Vietnam. Volunteer projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, language courses, and more! Programs are for ages 16+.
any day you choose. Cost: Please see our website for
prices. Contact:Projects Abroad,
80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004. Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.projects-abroad.org
Learning International Experience a cultural immersion while participating
in a meaningful volunteer program! ELI partners with
hundreds of local organizations in countries on five
continents to provide volunteer opportunities for
anyone looking for an international volunteer experience.
Whether you would like to devote your time to caring
for orphans in the Philippines, 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.
are available throughout the year and dates are flexible. Costs: Program fees start at $185.
The cost will depend on the country and duration of
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver,
CO 80218 Tel.: 303-321-8278 Email:email@example.com Website:www.eliabroad.org
Adventures in Service Volunteer vacations in Cambodia, Costa
Rica, Ghana, India, Laos, Peru, Romania, Thailand,
Worldwide Gain a new outlook on the world. Experience
a unique opportunity to live and volunteer in Argentina
while learning about the culture and language of the
country. Project areas include community development,
health care, education, and childcare. Volunteer in Costa
Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Jordan, Russia, Spain, Thailand,
Round. Please see website for details. Cost: Program prices vary with
dates and length of stay. Please see website for
prices, Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield
St. Guilford, Ct 06437. Tel: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:geovisions.org
Abroad from US$180
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!
Fees start from US$180. Dates: See website for particular
country program start dates. Duration: Volunteers
can volunteer anywhere from one week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box
8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: +64 6 758 7949. Email: email@example.com Website: www.volunteerhq.org
Volunteer Teaching Worldwide WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that has sent thousands of volunteers to teach in countries all around the world. Summer placements are available in Ecuador, South Africa, Nepal, Namibia, and Morocco. Longer placements are available in Ecuador, Namibia, the Marshall Islands, American Samoa, and China. Volunteers teach a broad range of subjects, including English, math, science, computers skills, and HIV/AIDS education.
Contact: One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; tel. 857.259.6646 ext. 201, fax 857.259.6638. Visit: www.worldteach.org
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.
start dates. Cost: Varies according to country
and length of stay. Please visit our website for details. Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington
St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.: 617-267-7763. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.unitedplanet.org
Summer Volunteer Program for Teens Be a Teen Without Borders this summer! High-quality volunteer travel programs for teens or middle school students who want to accomplish challenging projects and make lasting friendships. Through service work and cross-cultural living, VISIONS offers new perspectives and deep learning while assisting under-resourced communities. Our evenings and weekends are reserved for exploration and adventure. English, Spanish and French language programs in the US, Caribbean, Central America, South America and Asia.
- 4 week programs in July and August. Please see website
for details. Cost: $3250 - $6250.
Please see website for details.
Contact: VISIONS Service Adventures, 541
E. Babcock St., Bozeman, MT 59715. Tel.: 406.551.4423 Email: info@VisionsServiceAdventures.com Website: VisionsServiceAdventures.com
A Broader View
Volunteers, U.S. Non Profit Charity 501 c(3)
24 Countries — 224 Social & Conservation Outreach
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 fundraise 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
We have programs in South America, Central America,
Africa, and Asia, including Chile, Peru, Ecuador,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize,
Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia,
South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Vietnam,
Philippines, Cambodia, and China.
Tips to choose an organization: Check independent
feedback, check social media, and ask for financial
programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival
Cost: From US$895 for one week to US$2240
for 12 weeks (you can tax deduct the expenses). Program
fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, cultural
education, meals, accommodation, pre-departure guidance,
24/7 country staff, tax deducted fees, the option
to fundraise within our website, and more.
Contact: A Broader View Volunteers Corp,
236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Tel.: 866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US),
(020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU). Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype: Abroaderview.org Email:email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.abroaderview.org
Amigos de las Americas
Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Central America this Summer! AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas — in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Central America focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health, children's rights, environmental sustainability and creative expression.
Amity Volunteer Teachers Abroad
The AVTA program offers opportunities for native English-speakers
to serve as teaching assistants, teachers, or workshop facilitators
in classrooms in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Italy, Ghana,
Senegal, and the Ukraine. Room and board provided; programs
range in duration from 2 weeks for workshop facilitators;
2 months to a full academic year for other assignments.
Catholic Volunteer Network RESPONSE Directory of lay mission opportunities
in the U.S. and abroad. Search online by type of placement,
location, length of placement, whether married couples or
parents with dependents are accepted, age requirements,
etc. Network of nearly 200 Christian/Catholic volunteer
Volunteer Vacations with a Purpose in Asia, Africa & Latin America Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children, animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.
International Partnership (VIP)
Offered in 13 countries, VIP provides volunteer opportunities
for individuals or groups to do international community
service. If you're exploring service learning opportunities,
considering a gap year or looking for a break from your
job, reach out to others as a Partnership Volunteer. Available
year round; programs include orientation, language training,
homestays, host project placement and ongoing program support.
Volunteers may be placed with rural development projects,
environmental programs, in health clinics, at schools, or
other community organizations.
Reach Institute for International Exchange: Global
Reach Institute / Project HOPE
10-14 Day CME / CNE Medical Delegations to China, Tibet,
South Africa and Israel. Join the team, share your knowledge
with your international colleagues, and enjoy the adventure
of your life! 10-14 Day Cultural Study Tours with
volunteering at orphanages and village schools or clinics,
adventure elements, and sightseeing all built into the journey
of a lifetime! See China, Tibet, Israel, South Africa! Family
Cultural Volunteer Programs to China, Tibet, South
Africa, Israel... Make teaching your children a lifetime
memory and bonding experience that changes them forever!
Through unique visits to Primary Schools, Orphanages, village
medical clinics, markets, farm family homes, and the like,
your children will learn about the lifestyle, culture, government,
education and medical systems, as well as have many people
to people moments. Build Bridges Between Nations One Person
at a Time!
Vision International GVI has a huge range of volunteer programs
to suit the environmentally conscious traveler who
seeks adventure and new experiences around the globe.
Be it training as a safari field guide in South Africa,
teaching English in Laos, or diving as part of a marine
research team in the Indian Ocean, you will find a
huge range of exciting opportunities with GVI.
Global Volunteers Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers is a nonprofit
international development organization that facilitates
peace and mutual understanding between people of diverse
cultures. Small- group “servant-learner” teams
join such work projects as teaching conversational English
and other basic subjects, caring for at risk youth, assisting
with healthcare, building schools and community facilities,
and much more. About 67 percent of volunteers are older
adults, drawn primarily from the U.S. and Canada. One- to
3-week programs are offered in 17 countries.
Globalteer — Ethical volunteering
with a UK registered charity
Peru, Colombia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia Globalteer works with children, community and
wildlife projects in South America and South East Asia,
to help bring about long term solutions to poverty and suffering.
We work only with projects that meet strict criteria for
inclusion in our programme so we can be sure that volunteers
are working towards a sustainable solution. Duties vary
from assisting classroom teachers to digging wells and feeding
animals, depending on your skills and the needs of our partner
projects. This way you can be confident that your time volunteering
is a worthwhile and rewarding experience, no matter how
long or short your stay.
U.S. contact office for British organization Greenforce.
Recruits volunteers for conservation and other projects
worldwide, including marine conservation in Bahamas and
Fiji for up to 6 months; combined community service and
adventure programs in India, Nepal, Ecuador, Brazil and
internships in Spain.
Habitat for Humanity
This nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization seeks
to eliminate poverty housing around the world by building
homes appropriate to each area where a need exists.
No building experience necessary. Choose from programs
in over 70 countries. While Habitat will not estimate
figures, it says that older volunteers are “very
significant” in number. (review by Alison Gardner).
Contact: (HQ. and International Programs),
121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498; 800-HABITAT
or 912-924-6935, fax 912-924-6541; email@example.com, www.habitat.org. Habitat
for Humanity Canada (Canadian and International
Affordable Summer Teen Volunteer Abroad Programs
IFRE Volunteers, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit , is one of the leading volunteer abroad organizations in the world. IFRE offers highly affordable and reputed volunteer abroad, internship abroad, summer abroad, college/university group volunteer program, and alternative spring breaks to over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Thousands of IFRE member volunteers have been making a difference around the world since 2006.
International Student Volunteers Volunteer in Australia, Costa Rica, the Dominican
Republic, New Zealand, South Africa, and Thailand
A highly regarded organization that supports sustainable
development initiatives in many countries around the world—including
Australia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, New Zealand,
South Africa, and Thailand—through volunteer and responsible
adventure travel programs designed to positively change
the world and to educate, inspire and result in more active
Kaya Responsible Travel
Volunteer Projects in 17 Countries Across the World Kaya Responsible Travel promotes experiencing the world and its beautiful cultures in a way that most respects and benefits the local people, traditions and environment. We are dedicated to promoting sustainable development, empower our host communities abroad, and creating educated, compassionate global citizens. With Kaya volunteer programs, you can choose a project that fits your personal and/or professional interests, working with wildlife, the environment, or people.
people and places
Responsible Volunteering — from Cambodia to the Caribbean! We create well-matched international volunteer
placements in sustainable projects worldwide. people and
places is a not-for-profit social enterprise — all
profits after operating expenses are covenanted to the charity,
Travel Pledge. Each placement is individually planned: volunteers
have their own skills, experience and abilities; projects
and communities have their own needs and goals. We put the
right people in the right places — creating truly "win-win" volunteer
Right to Play: SportWorks, SportHealth
Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian
organization that uses sport and play as a tool for development
of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas
of the world. Right To Play uses international volunteers
to implement projects in Asia and Africa. For further
details on volunteer projects, visit the website.
Volunteers for Peace Volunteer Workcamps Worldwide Founded in 1982, VFP offers over 3000 voluntary service projects in more than 90
countries/regions every year worldwide! Project cost starts
at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of
project include construction, environmental, agricultural,
social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and
more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers
worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn
how to get involved at VFP.org!
WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities
on Organic Farms)
Global website has links to the national offices in the
countries that have a WWOOF coordinator. National WWOOF
coordinators compile a list of their member farmers willing
to provide free room and board to volunteers who want to
help and are interested in furthering the aims of the organic
movement. Currently there are WWOOF branches in the U.K.,
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic,
Italy, Slovenia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Canada,
Mexico, Ghana, Uganda, Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, and U.S.
Service Learning Semesters Abroad
Youth International is an experiential learning program
that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange,
outdoor adventure, volunteer community service work, and
homestays. Teams of up to 14 young adults aged 18 to 25
travel together with two group leaders. For 3 months, the
team travels through three countries in one region of the
world: Asia (Nepal, India, Thailand) or South America (Bolivia,
Peru, Ecuador, including Galapagos Islands). Programs run
Sept-Dec. and Feb.-May.