**Please note that Volunteer Vancouver does not endorse the programs listed below; it is important to do your research and find the program that fits best for you.** A Canadian based NGO that sends volunteers to over 50 different countries! Choose your own program and destination Projects in Nicaragua. Volunteer in Madagascar: sustainable development projects in poorest communities or conservation work for protection of Lemur habitat. Opportunities in community development in Canada and overseas Since 1971, this Canadian organization has sent more than 31,000 volunteers to 67 different countries to have meaningful international experiences. In Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali and Senegal: a program designed and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to strengthen the capacity of civil society in these four African countries. Funded by CIDA, CESO sends volunteers to build more self-sufficient communities and strengthen the communities of their program partners, within Canada and internationally. Intercultural Programs in Spain: Learn Spanish, volunteer, or Intern in the beautiful city of Barcelona Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand Canadian based NGO: volunteers go abroad to work on poverty reduction, human rights, education, and more. Facilitate the linking of Canadian volunteers (including those from ethnic communites, recent university graduates and retirees) with indigenous organizations and their humanitarian initiatives in third world countries; provide management and technical support to volunteers; charge no overhead so 100% of the funds raised for a project go to that project. Service enables volunteer Canadian ‘humanitarians’ and their third world partners to implement projects in health, water, agro-forestry, income generation and education. Be part of the Race for Dignity Challenge. Be part of the AIDS solution. The second annual Race for Dignity Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, July 5, 2008 in Toronto. Last year, hundreds of participants raised over $300,000. Thousands of people in Malawi now have greater access to Dignitas’s medical services, including life-saving medications and HIV prevention knowledge. General resource in basic information about volunteering abroad as well as other opportunities. Compañeros Inc is Canada’s premier company for organizing and facilitating safe, adventurous, and challenging volunteer service and cross-cultural learning experiences in Nicaragua with Nicaraguans. Operated along ethical principles of equality, respect, and mutual benefit. Participation results in personal growth and community development between North and Central Americans Projects in Peru. Study Abroad, Spanish Courses, Volunteering and Internships for everyone! Programs, in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina. Give a Heart To Africa is currently seeking volunteers to teach one of its 3: subjects, English, business and computers. No prior experience is required as we have detailed lesson plans for volunteers to follow. Volunteers teach Monday through Thursday, 9am to 12pm. Monday and Thursday afternoons we run an after school program for small children,on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons we offer our adult students extra help. Every Friday we visit two of our students in their homes, meet their families, share a meal, and chat which makes for a wonderful cultural exchange. We have also started a women’s cooperative in town. Volunteers are free to visit our cooperative at any time, spend time with the women, and offer business advice. Our volunteers stay anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 or more months. Volunteer in Africa in projects in the sectors of education, health care and child development. Volunteer in 20 countries GSDE is a Canadian international internship, volunteer and learning adventure organization based in Toronto and Nairobi, Kenya offering summer experiential learning programs and arranging group community service projects. GSDE works in Kenya, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Ghana. Conservation expeditions, volunteer opportunities, wildlife projects and teaching placements around the world. volunteer work at an orphanage or building project Canadian charitable organization that builds clean-burning stoves in Guatemala. Organic and non-organic farms looking for workers International job, volunteer, and internship search engine. ISV Academic Credit Program: a structured academic component to projects in conservation and community development; credit subject to the approval of your Academic Advisor Search site for volunteer and internship opportunities. Receive academic credit for volunteer project; conservation Volunteer Work Project or Community Development Volunteer Work Project in various countries. The official volunteer placement office in Tel Aviv Volunteering with Uganda’s children Volunteer and Leadership trips in Ecuador A Peru-based organization which aims to strengthen multilateral relations between Latin America and the Northern Hemisphere through offering internships to university student-volunteers in a wide variety of development projects in Peru. Canadian and international volunteer placement programs designed to mentor youth in Nunavut and Northwest territories. Volunteer and study abroad opportunities in Peru, Belize, Mexico, India, Thailand. Sends 3500 volunteers abroad annually to over 20 countries to do over 100 different internships and service projects. Most popular programs include: medical and nursing placements, business and journalism internships, conservation, care and teaching projects. Projects available in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and Togo. Volunteer or study abroad in Peru, Belize, Mexico, India or Thailand. Live with Costa Rican families; participate in service projects in remote villages; learn about plants and animals found in the area. An international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world Organized by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): working in placements such as day care center, school, hospital, social service agency, or church. Peru – volunteers live with a local family and help build a stove. Trips to Brazil, Ecuador, or Peru gives you a unique international opportunity to explore social justice through a series of volunteer placements and community development projects in developing countries. a non-profit educational and volunteer travel program with the university of Chiang Mai University in Thailand, that focuses on cultural exchange, education, volunteer teaching, personal development and experiential travel Volunteer opportunities to participate in 1 or 2 month program called ‘cycling and perfmorning tours.’ Participants bicycle for 2 months around the region of Canada and perform the Otesha Play which looks at the impacts of our daily actions on the environment and the world around us. Community service projects in Cuba, Ethiopia & Tanzania. Volunteering at Costa Rica hosted by a non-profit organization Canadian international development agency sending volunteers to fight global poverty. Partnerships in over 30 countries. Introduction to community development: experts walk you through issues of poverty and globalization. Search engine for volunteer opportunities abroad. Asia, Africa, or Latin America; volunteer in areas of health and medicine, teaching, social programs, building, conservation. VICS sends a very small number of volunteers to developing countries at the request of local churches/community groups for development projects. Volunteers must be graduates or have professional/technical training. Development projects in the Balkans, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Haiti, Malawi, Palestine, Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam Various countries. International development & cultural volunteer programs Volunteer in the UK Opportunities in Central & South American, Africa, South Pacific or Caribbean. An experiential learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays
One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer