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One World 365

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Search rewarding volunteering programs worldwide with One World 365 where you can help communities, wildlife and the environment.

LOVE VOLUNTEERS

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Love Volunteers provides rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world.

We offer not for profit programs fees and flexible volunteer placements from one week to six months. Whether you have a passion for teaching, construction, medical work, helping children or the elderly, helping people living with HIV/AIDS, animal welfare or conservation we have a volunteer abroad program that will suit you - and probably one in each continent.

FIDA - ETHIOPIA.ORG

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The mission of FIDA Northern Ireland is to support destitute women, and vulnerable adolescents and children in Ethiopia in an effort to improve their livelihood and to enable them to be self-supporting and have greater control over their lives through the promotion of participatory and sustainable development programs.

CROSSLINKS

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Jesus challenged his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. At Crosslinks we aim to play our part in this great commission, with our stated aim being: Making Christ known through the proclamation and teaching of God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are enthusiasts for creative worldwide mission, our slogan is: “God’s Word to God’s World”. Whether you are a school leaver or a highly skilled professional (or anywhere in between!) your gifts and servant-hearted attitude could be valuable in any number of different settings. Many of our placements involve teaching in some capacity, but this can range from home-schooling or teaching English in local secondary schools to lecturing in theological colleges. Placements vary from a couple of weeks to two years, but usually there is something to fit into the time you have available.

JOURNEY WITH US PROGRAMME formerly Experience Exchange Programme (EEP)

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The Journey With UU programme formerly known as The Experience Exchange Programme (EEP) is a self-funding volunteer programme run by Us, USPG - United Society Partners in the GospelG. It offers opportunities for volunteers resident in Britain and Ireland to spend between two months and a year experiencing a different culture and sharing in the life of the church overseas.
Placements are arranged through the USPG world church connections of partner churches. Placements are negotiated independently for each volunteer, taking into account personal preferences, skills and background.
Volunteers have taught in schools and vocational training centres; worked on agricultural, building and health projects; assisted with administration; and supported children’s and youth work, as well as other roles according to the needs and requirements of the placement and the local church. Our aim is to assist volunteers to develop their gifts and deepen their understanding of global development issues in relation to their faith. The scheme has been in existence for over 60 years and run by USPG - United Society Partners in the Gospel a 315 year old Mission Agency.

PROJECTS ABROAD

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Projects Abroad currently works in over 30 destinations throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.

Founded over 24 years ago, we have vast experience in arranging Teaching, Building, Community, Conservation, Archaeology, Sports and Care projects as well as work experience internships in fields as diverse as Business, Law, Journalism, Medicine and Animal Care.

Our aim is to work with people in developing countries to ensure that our projects have a positive impact within their communities. In all of our destinations we have offices with fully trained Projects Abroad staff, so we can provide volunteers with 24 hour back up and support.

We take a flexible approach to volunteering and our projects have no set start dates. Placements are available all year round and volunteers can decide when to travel and for how long. Our minimum duration for projects is two weeks, and we also offer exclusive 'Short-term Special’ projects, which are specifically for 16-19 year olds.

The cost of your placement includes your food, accommodation, insurance, back up and support, airport transfers and travel to and from work where required. Projects Abroad is a member of ‘The Year Out Group’ and currently sends around 10,000 volunteers overseas each year. While many of our volunteers are ‘Gap Year’ students, we have an increasing number of mature and Career Break volunteers, who are attracted to our wide range of placements.

Whether you’d like to experience life as a Nomad in Mongolia, help develop a rural community farm in Ghana, work on a conservation project in the Peruvian Amazon or discover more about Ancient Khmer Civilisations in Cambodia, Projects Abroad can help.

NGOabroad

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NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter international humanitarian work, in addition to providing frugal, customized international volunteer options.

This is a condensation of our International Volunteering & Internship Opportunities for 2016

CAMEROON, TANZANIA, SACRED VALLEY PERU, SRI LANKA: Nursing, Medical, Physical Therapy

INDIA: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy for kids with Disabilities

SRI LANKA, NEPAL: Slums

UGANDA: Human Rights Education

NEPAL: Trafficking

SRI LANKA: Trauma Counseling after Atrocities of Civil War

KENYA: Counseling Sexual Abuse - Social Work or Psychology

INDIA: Geriatric Social Work

TANZANIA: AIDS

MONGOLIA: Emerging Civil Society

NEPAL: Public Interest Law -> Democracy Building

UGANDA: Community Organizing & Women

RWANDA: International Development

COSTA RICA & ECUADOR; TANZANIA & RWANDA: Micro-finance & Small Enterprise Development

UGANDA, MOROCCO, CAMEROON & COSTA RICA: Women

UGANDA: Secondary School

PERU, HONDURAS & NEPAL: Education

GHANA, INDONESIA & COSTA RICA: Agriculture & Ecology. Environmental.

TANZANIA, NEPAL, KENYA: Water & Sanitation

THAI-BURMA, TANZANIA, RWANDA: Refugees

THAILAND & ECUADOR: Dance, Music, Theatre to work with kids with Disabilities

COSTA RICA, UGANDA, CAMEROON: Domestic Violence

INDONESIA: Wildlife Rescue

These are volunteer internship positions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Interested? Please READ the NGOabroad website. http://www.ngoabroad.com/ then answer Questionnaire and embed with resume and email to info@NGOabroad.com

RACHEL'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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Rachel’s Development Programme is a National NGO working in Gatundu North, Gatundu South, Ruiru, Thika District and Kiambu County in provision of free basic health facilities with a special emphasis on health and sustainable development. The organization was registered in July 2003 under the NGO Act, with an aim of poverty alleviation, health and food security.

The organization sits on 10 acres of land with River Karimeno on the bottom overlooking coffee plantations. It is located on a Highway which is accessible to many people from various locations.

The organization has wide experience in the provision of medical services, having held many free medical camps in collaboration with Ministry of Health. Rachel's Development Programme has premises that can be used as a hospital.

We practice Agri-Business and all fresh food comes from the farm. It has a very good environment which links Agro-Tourists to other farmers, organized groups, community and internship students.

Our Mission

To reach out and rescue the less fortunate children, like orphans, street children, abused children and children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and reintegrate back to the community after the environment where they are supposed to settle is sensitized and made better for their livelihood.

Objectives

1. Provision of homely environment to the neglected and vulnerable children in need.

2. Education for life through formal and informal training in order to make them self reliant.

3. Promote their identity and personality to make them complete people.

4. Provision of love, care and counselling.

5. To re-integrate back to community and take after care services.

6. Empower their guardians in order for them to cater for their children when they leave Rachels’s children home from 18 yrs and below.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - short term mission service

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A community of mission service, loving God's world and living God's way - The Call in Action. We aim to encourage people to live a mission lifestyle, equip people in mission service and share resources for mission work. Church Mission Society short term placements provide an experience of mission service alongside Christians in other cultures overseas. Immerse yourself in another culture, build relationships, learn about the global church and challenge your understanding of mission. Opportunities also provide professionals space to share skills, experience and faith where appropriate. Example opportunities: youth worker in Brazil, nursing assistant in Nepal, English teaching in Uganda, working with visually- or hearing-impaired children in Lebanon, church planting in France. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted - each case is assessed separately.

COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE

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CCIVS was created in 1948 under the aegis of UNESCO as an international non-governmental organisation responsible for the coordination of voluntary service world-wide. CCIVS has an associate status with the UNESCO and is an elected member of the NGO Liaison committee. CCIVS is charged with networking and international representation of IVS, training and capacity building, communication and campaigns.

Its 200 member organisations implement voluntary programmes in the fields of sustainability and environment, peace and human rights, poverty reduction and health promotion, active participation and social inclusion, cultural heritage and diversity. These programmes are generally carried out through workcamps or mid to long term volunteering, consisting of a national or an international group working on a common project.

Please note that workcamps and longer-term projects are not organised directly by CCIVS, and that we do not recruit volunteers directly. These activities are carried out by CCIVS member organisations who undertake the recruitment. The full list of CCIVS members can be found on our website.

BIBLEPRESS

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BiblePress - educational blogs for teachers, students and institutions.

BiblePress lets you easily create & manage blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts – it’s safe, easy and secure so try out an BiblePress today! We believe in the power that blogging can have to transform the peoples life’s have seen first hand how BiblePress has increased ownership of learning, for teachers, students and institutions.

The information on BiblePress is intended to be comprehensive and reliable enough for students, teachers, journalists and religious professionals. BiblePress therefore offers detailed articles and treatments of specialized topics as well as just-the-basics overviews, facts and figures, timelines, maps, glossaries, and comparative charts.



Similarly, BiblePress.com is intended to be a useful resource for people of any religious background or none at all.

FRONTIER

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A world of possibilities awaits you with Frontier. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white sand beaches of Fiji or discovering Madagascar on a conservation project with lemurs and chameleons.

Frontier has over 300 projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Europe and Australasia, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have used our wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation and community development to ensure that we find you the perfect project. With Frontier you can be sure that you will get the best projects at the most competitive prices. You can learn a multitude of skills, discover hidden talents, challenge your preconceptions, gain qualifications and make lifelong friends.

You can contribute to positive change in the future of marginalised communities with one of Frontier's development projects. Teach a class of neglected children in under-funded village schools, before adventuring through forests spotting bush babies and flying foxes, or scuba dive and take part in marine conservation in a protected marine eco park. Work towards your TEFL certificate, making your time with Frontier the perfect combination of learning and gaining valuable practical experience whilst having an amazing experience in fascinating destinations.

Visit www.Frontier.ac.uk to view all of our gap year, volunteering and adventure travel placements.

iVOLUNTEER

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iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering. Our mission is to bring volunteers and organisations together to share time, skills and passion to promote India's social development.

We achieve our mission through a large network of individuals, NGOs, corporate organisations, initiatives and a pan India presence with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.

Our Impact Areas include Education, Environment, Gender Equality, Health, Human Rights, Disability, Child Youth and Elderly people Welfare, Poverty Alleviation and Active Citizenship.

We hope you find the inspiration you need to take a step forward because your skills can truly change lives.

iVolunteer offers the following programmes:

iVolunteer Centres facilitate volunteering in their regions by enabling individual and corporate volunteers to share their time, skills and passion with credible urban development organizations, alongside raising volunteer awareness, creating volunteer projects and enhancing organizations’ capacities to manage volunteers.

iVolunteer Overseas provides a unique opportunity for professional Indians to share their skills to fight poverty beyond India, while widening their understanding of international perspectives on development, for a better support of India in the future. iVolunteer Overseas is presented in partnership with VSO, a leading international volunteering organisation.

International Volunteer Programme (IVP) enables international volunteers to share their time and skills in India, alongside gaining an understanding of the development challenges faced in India.

India Fellow is a 13 month experiential learning program that aims to prepare young, talented leaders who have the empathy, skills and determinationto create social good. India Fellows go through a deep exposure to India's broader realities, understanding the challenges and opportunities presented in diverse environments.

Whiteboard supports NGOs with access to professional expertise in areas such as marketing, HR, Financial planning, strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and communication, helping them achieve greater efficiency.

iVolunteer Awards identify the champions leading the volunteering movement in India, recognise the contribution of volunteers and organisations that enable volunteering, and aim to celebrate; reward and promote volunteering in India. The Awards share stories that 'inspire by example' thus creating an environment that will encourage more people to volunteer.

Your Skills can Change lives; log on to www.iVolunteer.in

LALMBA ASSOCIATION

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Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado, USA-based NGO that operates Health Centers, Public Health and orphan-care programs in Ethiopia and Kenya. Lalmba has been working in east Africa since 1963. Lalmba works in remote areas where few, if any, other services are available, serving some of the poorest communities on earth.

Our goal is to provide many of the absolute essentials necessary for people living in extreme poverty to become independent of aid. These essentials include basic medical care that is not only necessary to survive, but to be healthy and productive. We provide for the education of destitute children who are often viewed as another burden on a destitute society. We see them as precious children and future leaders. Our microloans give the necessary seed money to those healthy enough to operate a small business, but who lack funds to successfully start one.

We train community people to care for themselves and to lead our organization on the local level. Our ultimate vision is for the people to become self-sustaining in each area we serve.

Lalmba's medical and public health programs include both clinics and mobile health services to isolated villages. These serve a population of over 120,000 people. These medical programs treat more than 55,000 patients for illness and injury (including HIV) each year, and another 18,000 for preventive care, such as baby exams and immunizations. Without basic health care, these people could be too ill to grow enough food for themselves and their families – a vicious cycle downward. We educate individuals and communities on how to become healthier and avoid preventable diseases, such as TB, malnutrition and HIV.

Lalmba looks after more than 1600 at-risk children in three countries. Children's Homes house 53 of these children who are the most at-risk. The others live with guardians, most of whom also need the additional support this arrangement provides. Lalmba provides food, clothes, school supplies and medical care for children with guardians.

Kindu Trust, The

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The Kindu Trust is a small charity working with children and young adults in Ethiopia. The core focus of the charity is its child sponsorship programme, linking supporters in the UK with children in Ethiopia. The programme provides direct financial support, health, education and training support for the children and their family members. In 2011 approximately 260 families in North Ethiopia were being helped in this way.

In addition to sponsorship, The Kindu Trust seeks to support these children, their families and communities in other ways. Kindu Klub is a youth group in Gondar that provides extra curricular education and activities for children and young adults. The play group is organised for children, aged 4 and under, and their mothers to attend once a week. Income generating activities, such as jewellery making and injera baking, provide sustainable employment for some of the relatives of the sponsored children.

Volunteers in Ethiopia most often help with teaching activities and youthwork with the Kindu Klub. In the UK office, volunteers are needed for fundraising, increasing awareness of the charity's work, and marketing. Occasionally volunteers are needed for bespoke projects such as database design or web design.

Girlguiding

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Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun.

GIBSON YOUTH ACADEMY

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Gibson Youth Academy (GYA) hopes to strengthen the future of the country by teaching good academics, ethics and initiative to the children. Our school focuses on preparing students for grades 8, 10 and 12 in the Ministry of Education's matriculation exams. We are a private school that is licensed to the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. We currently serve 7000 students in 12 campuses around Addis Ababa. Class sizes are generally between 20-25 students. Typical classes are English reading, writing, speaking, Amharic reading, mathematics, social studies, science, art, physical education and music. We need volunteers to follow the guidelines of our school and be flexible to adapt to the environment. We are looking for examples of hardworking teachers who work out of dedication and commitment to the benefit of their students. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background. For more details about our school check our website at http://www.gyaschool.net

VSO

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. VSO enables people aged 18-75 to share their skills and experience with communities and organisations across the developing world. We offer placements in a range of sectors including: education (e.g. primary teachers, education leaders), health (e.g. midwives, doctors), business, communications and social development, natural resources, technical trades and engineering. Most roles are 12-24 months although some shorter assignments are available. Over 1,500 volunteers are working in over 40 countries around the world. VSO volunteers do not pay to volunteer, major expenses like flights, accommodation and a local living allowance are covered. Full training and support is provided. VSO also offers youth volunteering programmes. Global Xchange, part of the UK government International Citizen Service, offers either 3 month or 6 months placements for volunteers aged 18-22 in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The scheme is open to everyone, whatever their background. Volunteers do not need special skills or qualifications to apply for these placements and depending on circumstances may qualify for funding. See the separate entry for Global Xchange.If you’re seeking professional development and a life-changing experience, VSO could be for you.

Accounting for International Development (AfID)

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Accounting for International Development (A f I D) is an award winning social enterprise that offers all accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference as volunteers and gain rewarding hands-on International Development experience in Asia, Africa and South America. Individually tailored assignments ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of charities and non-profit community organisations across the world.

AfID’s partners, which include orphanages, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and the Country Offices of international NGOs, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.

The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people so that our partners have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their beneficiaries. Volunteers could be coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Cambodia , budgeting with a street kid centre in the Philippines, financial reporting for a primary school in Nepal, or implementing new financial controls at the Country Office of an international NGO in Africa. Each assignment is tailored to the volunteer’s skills and experience, availability, passions and interests.

AfID is now supporting over 170 charities and non-profit organisations in 33 countries across Asia, Africa and South America. Since our inception in 2009 we have placed over 500 volunteer accountants taking the total hours of pro-bono financial management coaching to over 70,000 - equating to over £7 Million worth of professional services.

AfID is the winner of the 2012 Santander Social Enterprise Exchange Award; a multi-award winning social enterprise supported by UnLtd & The Millennium Awards Trust (Funded by the National Lottery)

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER NETWORK

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Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organizations in countries through the placement of international volunteers.

Our staff in New Zealand are passionate about their work, we want to ensure volunteers have an incredibly rewarding and memorable personal experience on their placement.

We work with our partner organizations to support them in achieving their goals and ensuring that their projects are sustainable and effective.

The Global Volunteer Network currently has volunteer positions available through our partner organisations in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, USA, and Vietnam. Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organisations in countries through the placement of international volunteers. We also offer fundraising treks to Everest Base Camp, Mt Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu.

Argentina: Contribute to teaching and gender equality projects, as well as to wildlife conservation and horse therapy projects. You also have the chance to take part in a project that teaches sports to kids in an impoverished neighbourhood.

Brazil: Take part in a wide range of projects - there is something for everyone: students, physicians, dentists, nurses, teachers, social workers, athletes, counselors, engineers, IT professionals, carpenters, musicians, artists... anyone that has a sincere desire to volunteer and make a difference.

Costa Rica: Help protect endangered Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtle populations along Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.

Ecuador: Biological reserves throughout Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon, with conservation and community projects.

Ethiopia: Working with partner organisation to rescue street children and assist with tutoring focussing on conversational English, grammar, science, and mathematics.

Ghana: Teach English in pre-schools and primary and secondary schools throughout Ghana, and participate in the development of Ghana's young people.

Guatemala: Contribute to healthcare, childcare, teaching and construction projects. There are also opportunities to advocate for animal care and rights and to work in conservation at a lake clean up or on a coffee cooperative.

Kenya: Children’s programs, teaching, medical and HIV/AIDS community projects, and woking in the Maasailand programs.

Nepal: Become involved in community aid programs including teaching, building and orphanage and health care.

Panama: care for children at an orphanage, teach English at a school or take part in Community Outreach Programs. The work in the community includes working at a disabled center for children and adults, working with wildlife or making jewelry as part of a women’s empowerment program.

Peru: Projects including childcare, teaching, construction, conservation/wildlife and healthcare, based in the city of Cusco.

Philippines: Environmental, teaching, health, building programs, and a cultural exchange, centred around the town of Dumangas, on the historic island of Panay.

South Africa: Teaching assistant/Tutoring and childcare projects n Venda.

Uganda: Primary and secondary education to needy children, and community outreach and counselling.

USA: South Dakota: contribute to educational activities at a youth centre working with youth aged 4-18.

Vietnam: work in the Children’s Program with orphans, street children and children with disabilities. In the Teaching Program you can teach English or vocational skills in orphanages, schools and disability and vocational training centres.

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