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Projects 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+.
Projects Abroad Dates: Start 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.

Experiential 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.
Volunteer Wordwide Dates: Programs 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 the program.  
Contact: ELI
, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Volunteer 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!
Volunteer Worldwide with VolunteerHQ
Volunteer worldwide with VolunteerHQ
Cost: Program 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.
+64 6 758 7949.

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 30 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 Worldwide Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email More information can be found at: Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

VISIONS Service Adventures
Summer Volunteer Program for Teens
VISIONS summer programs are built on the pillars of meaningful service, full cultural engagement and adventurous exploration. Our student volunteers work among Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne people on Montana Indian reservations and with indigenous Athabascans in Alaska, as well as abroad in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Cambodia. Programs are 12 days to four weeks long, and some sites include Spanish or French language immersion.
Programs and camps for teens Dates: 2 - 4 week programs in July and August. Please see website for details.
Cost: $3250 - $6250. Please see website for details.
Contact: VISIONS Service Adventures, 203 North Church Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715.
Tel.: 406-551-4423

A Broader View Volunteers, U.S. Non Profit Charity 501 c(3)
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 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 programs abroad.
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 disclosure.
Volunteer Worldwide Dates: Ongoing programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival and departure.
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.
A Broader View Volunteers Corp, 236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US), (020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype:

Globe Aware
Adventures in Service
Volunteer vacations in Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Laos, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Thailand or Vietnam.
Adventures in Service Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Tel: 1-877-LUV-GLOBE

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 (AVTA) Program
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 programs.


Discover Corps
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.


Volunteer 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, or Turkey.


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.

Visit: Volunteer Work Abroad.

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.


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).


IFRE Volunteers
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 global citizens.


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 experiences!

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 32,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!


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.


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.

Visit: www.WWOOF

Youth International
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.


GO ECO Volunteering Programs
Volunteer Work with Projects Abroad
Volunteer Abroad with United Planet
Volunteer Worldwide with ELI
GlobeAware: Adventures in Service
Volunteer with Connect123
Volunteer Worldwide with a broader view

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