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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.

BMS WORLD MISSION

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BMS World Mission works in partnership with Baptist churches and other Christian organisations in approximately 30 countries across four continents - Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. As a leading Christian mission organisation, BMS World Mission aims to share life in all its fullness with the worlds people by:

1) Enabling them to know Christ.

2) Alleviating suffering and injustice.

3) Improving the quality of life, with many people as our primary agent of change - motivating, training, sending and resourcing them.

We have around 200 mission workers engaged in pastoral and church planting work, engineering, teaching, agriculture, community and medical work etc, and then we also send short-term volunteers each year. BMS Action Teams (gap year) are designed specifically for young people between the ages of 18-23 and run from September to June. The programme starts with a month of quality mission training, followed by a six-month overseas placement working alongside BMS mission staff or a local partner church. On return to the UK, teams head out on a two-month tour of Baptist churches, sharing their experiences and encouraging other people to get involved in world mission.

The BMS Volunteer Programme is specifically designed for people who want to share their professional skills and experience to demonstrate Christ's love in another culture. Spending between three months and two years overseas enables you to impact on the lives of those in need in a meaningful way. We aim to match your expertise (technical and non-technical) with the needs of BMS personnel or partner organisations, so that the placement provides help where it is really needed and is a truly fulfilling experience. You may think that your particular expertise could never be used in short-term mission, but your skill could be the very one our overseas partners are looking for. There is no typical volunteer - we have individuals and couples from all walks of life serving on the volunteer programme. Applicants need to be over 21 years for this programme and we can accept people up to their mid-seventies as long as they can obtain health clearance. We are also able to place medical electives, language students and Bible college students for their placements.

LEBANESE DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION

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The Lebanese Down Syndrome Association (LDSA) was founded by a group of parents in May 1998 as a non-profit organization with the three-fold mission of advocacy, education and research. LDSA aims to promote a positive image of persons with Down syndrome and dispel myths associated with it. It works to increase public awareness and implement the notion that every person with Down syndrome, when given the right services, is able to participate in all aspects of community life. We believe in participation and ownership so we have recently launched a program on "self-advocacy and empowerment". The project aims at empowering youth with intellectual disabilities using creative methods, to fully understand their rights and to advocate for intellectual disabilities in the local and international arena. It also aims at building the capacities of youth members of partner organizations in rural areas to meet the basic needs of the communities with regards to intellectual disabilities. With some other partners, LDSA has also launched the National Inclusion Project aimed at improving thequality of life for people with disabilities, particularly in the areas of education and employment. LDSA is also part of the "Inclusion Network" which is an informal collective that aims at achieving inclusion within the family, the educational system and society. LDSA hosts in its premises "Our Voice Media Room" whose first phase led to the production of a film directed and edited by a group of young people with and without disabilities. More details are available upon request. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Layout design for newsletters, downloading a list of books and their prices, developing a "friends" network on facebook, communicating with members.

MEDAIR UK

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MEDAIR

Do you have experience in any of the following: project management, finance, HR, administration, logistics, IT, health services, water and sanitation, engineering or construction?

A brief introduction to Medair: Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation to the most vulnerable people affected by disasters, conflict, and crisis - particularly the forgotten men, women, and children who live in difficult-to-access regions in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Medair is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), with Internationally Recruited staff and Headquarters staff who are motivated by their Christian faith to care for people in need. Our work is compassionate and practical, providing life-saving care and support which upholds the dignity and independence of every person, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Are you ready to work for a greater purpose?

Countries of Operation: Medair is currently running multisectoral relief programmes in: Afghanistan, Chad, D. R. Congo, Haiti, Madagascar, Somalia/Somaliland, South Sudan, the Syria crisis and Zimbabwe.

Project Overview: Working alongside local staff, our teams use their professional expertise to provide aid for people whose lives are at risk from political conflict and natural disasters. This is often in remote places where the infrastructure has broken down and outside relief is essential.

EIL UK

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EIL UK is a registered charity and our mission is to bring people together from different nations to improve understanding, tolerance and cultural awareness.
Registered Charity No. 1070440

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.

ASSOCIATION NAJDEH

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Najdeh's core aim is to empower women, the most disadvantaged element of the refugee community, with the tools necessary to have a more participatory role in their community. Najdeh postulates that more productive and self-reliant women will contribute substantially to the sustainable development of the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. Najdeh also advocates for the promotion of Palestinian rights. The programmes objectives is to provide a programme of social, educational and economic activities targeting women and disadvantaged communities with the aim of enhancing their ability for economic self-reliance. Najdeh offers several programmes for achieving its goal and improving the lives of Palestinian refugee women and reducing poverty among them. The programmes directly focus on women and include vocational training, popular education and tutorial programmes, mother and child programmes, social affairs programme, domestic violence programme, and a micro credit project. Najdeh also advocates for the promotion of palestinian rights through awareness raising activities realted to reproductive health, women's rights and children's rights, which Najdeh offers in conjunction with other programmes. Volunteer involvement in the project planning and management can be achieved during the summer activities programme and the scholastic year, but not for a short period of time, where they can be involved in the planning, implementation and management of the various activities that are carried out during the programmes. We are able to place volunteers with an offending background, each case individually assessed.

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.

MAKHZOUMI FOUNDATION

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The Makhzoumi Foundation is a private Lebanese, not for profit organisation striving to lead and enforce the development of Lebanon in order to reach a better established society and a self-based citizen. Our mission is to help individuals better contribute to their economical and environmental growth, and encourage the continuous development of their level of education, information technologies, entrepreneurship, and awareness. Our mission is implemented through five programmes - Micro Credit Programme Civic Centres Programme Awareness Programme Health Care Programme Agriculture/Environment Programme We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

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.

OPERATION MOBILISATION - SHORT TERM OPPORTUNITIES

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Operation Mobilisation (OM) is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian missionary organisation with work in over 110 countrie and sent by more than 100 nations. Short-term opportunities are usually with multinational teams that involve some kind of evangelistic work, sometimes combined with social or practical work. There are more short term events in the summer, but there are all-year opportunities too. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: IT projects, mainly programming.

Unipal (Universities' Educational Trust for Palestinians)

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Unipal is an educational charity that sends volunteers to take part in short-term projects during the summer in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, as well as with Palestinian communities elsewhere. Projects involve teaching English. Volunteers must be at least 20 years old and application forms can be downloaded from the website. Applicants with an offending background are not accepted.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - ENCOUNTER TEAMS

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The Church Mission Society (CMS) is a mission community committed to sharing Jesus and changing lives, existing to equip and support people in mission service and share resources for mission work. CMS was established in 1799, and has developed working partnerships with Asian, African, Middle Eastern and East European churches, sending and receiving personnel to share in and learn from each other's mission. The Encounter programme offers a Tailor Made Programme to help church, youth, University groups to organise and prepare for cross cultural short term visits. We understand that each group will have their own story, strengths and needs so we offer a flexible service from offering training for Team Leaders, Breifing and De-briefing of teams, organsing the whole visit, practical advice and connecting groups people with people and projects over the world. CMS also offer ReSource weekend training courses focussing on ‘Creating Church in the Emerging Culture’ various times throughout the year. CMS Gap years and individual placements can also be arranged if that is an area of calling for you. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted. Each case is assessed separately.

YOUTH WITH A MISSION

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YOUTH WITH A MISSION is an international, interdenominational Christian missionary organisation working in over 170 nations worldwide. YWAM was founded in 1960 and is committed to training people to care for those in need, through short term relief and long term community development projects. Our desire for those who work with us is that they "know God and make Him known". As a volunteer on one of YWAM's short term projects, you will get the opportunity to share your Christian faith with those you meet, take part in building and development projects, work alongside permanent staff in urban community work in cities such as Amsterdam and London. You will be able to work with children in orphanages and on the streets in some of the poorest of the world's cities and communities. We need people who have a wide variety of skills from cooks to secretaries, people who are willing to have a hands on experience, to work in a team with other volunteers in order to get the job done. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Computer and IT work, Finance, Accounts and Fundaraising, Communications and PR work. Volunteers with an offending background are not accepted.

Involvement Volunteers Association Inc.

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Involvement Volunteers (IVUK) is a part of the IVI Network around the world that offers volunteering as individual volunteers in Group Placements or Individual Placements in all months of the year in about 60 countries. Placements for students, Graduates, Professionals, interested, experienced or inexperienced people who are willing to participate to assist others in activities related to benefit for either the natural environment or social service in the communities where assistance is needed. For instance: Animal care and rescue, Soil conservation, Revegetation, Historic building restorations or maintenance and seasonal farm operations. Social Service with Orphanages (needed for those caused by HIV/AIDs in particular). Elderly people and Teaching English as a spoken language to assist local teachers. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, for volunteering with Involvement Volunteers for sure.

INVOLVEMENT VOLUNTEERS Association Inc., HQ

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Involvement Volunteers is a registered, not for profit organisation, that creates programmes of suitable, unpaid, individual volunteer placements related to the natural environment and social service within the community in over 30 countries around the world. Volunteers from Asia, Britain, USA, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia etc, participate as individuals or in groups of individuals or in teams around the world, around the calendar. Placements are available in a wide variety of situations, i.e. National Parks, and bird observatories; private landholdings and flora and fauna reserves; community based social service organisations for the benefit of both young and old as well as physically or medically disadvantaged people. Volunteers are required to speak and understand the English language for safety reasons. Volunteers gain valuable experience arranging their own visas as required; locally purchasing their air tickets and suitable travel insurance with some advice to suit their travel and volunteering programme. A police check is required for some placements. Volunteering can only be done in a foreign country. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: This is currently being considered for the development of an international network of “IV” Virtual Volunteers. Contact ivworldwide@volunteering.org.au Alternative email address ivengland@volunteering.org.au

TRÓCAIRE

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Trócaire is the Irish Catholic organisation for overseas development. We use volunteers to assist with our fundraising, campaigning and education work in Ireland (NI and ROI). Volunteers work together or singly to promote our organisation and the work of our partners in developing countries- a placement with Trócaire is an insight to our work and an opportunity to help others in need- and gain skills about the development sector.

DOCTORS OF THE WORLD

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Doctors of the World is an international humanitarian aid organisation, which provides medical care to vulnerable populations who are in crisis situations or who are excluded from healthcare. This includes caring for people who are victims of natural disasters, war, famine, disease, political repression and poverty. Doctors of the World’s projects take place in both developing and developed countries. We recruit medical and non-medical volunteers to participate in the overseas projects. DOW UK launched a healthcare project in January 2006 called Project London. For overseas posts, international experience is desirable and some knowledge of French and/or Spanish is useful. If you are interested in volunteering, please send a CV and covering letter to Chris Bonfiglioli at Doctors of the World UK at recruitment@medecinsdumonde.org.uk

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Translation of documents from French to English or interpreting for patients over the phone, and graphic design.

INVOLVEMENT VOLUNTEERS - DEUTSCHLAND

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Involvement Volunteers - Deutschland is the European office of Involvement Volunteers which is based in Australia. It enables people to participate in voluntary activities related to conservation, enviroment, farming, social service and education in over 50 countries around the world. An updated placement list can be found on the website.

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