Worldwide Volunteering

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EXIS

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EXIS is your ticket to put together a different kind of travel experience. EXIS got started in 1982 with restlessness and an urge to ramble – before globalization was a household word and the world could be Googled in five seconds. EXIS made sure nearly 30 years ago that Danish au pairs could drink tea on the High Street in London – and now offers unique language study and voluntary work on five continents. You can probably still be an au pair, but a lot of travellers think it is just as exciting to tend elephants in Sri Lanka, help out at an orphanage in Costa Rica, work with Masai women in Tanzania, teach English to young Buddhist monks in Thailand or work on conservation in the Grand Canyon, USA. EXIS’ philosophy is still the same – to make it possible for you to satisfy your curiosity and thirst for adventure. We work with partners all over the world to build the most secure starting gate for unique experiences – and you take it from there! Forget all about the world getting smaller. It’s bigger than ever and right within your reach. Join the world... it's yours !

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.

UNA EXCHANGE

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UNA Exchange is a registered charity. We send volunteers overseas to work on community based projects in over 60 countries worldwide. Volunteers live and work in an international group, alongside people from many different cultures on projects lasting between 2 to 3 weeks, although there are also opportunities for longer volunteering projects. Longer-term individual placements of up to a year are also available in Europe, through the fully-funded EVS (European Voluntary Service) programme. International volunteer projects are organised all year round, but the majority run during the summer months. The work involved varies widely, depending on the project, but does not usually require specific skills or qualifications. In addition to our overseas programme we also organise projects in Wales, and there are opportunities for people interested in leading projects, becoming volunteer trainers, taking part in fundraising and promotional activities or volunteering in our offices. We organise a yearly training course to prepare leaders to coordinate groups of international volunteers every Easter.

INTER-CULTURAL YOUTH EXCHANGE

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ICYEUK is an ethical volunteering charity which believes in a world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.
We work in partnership with an international network of locally managed ICYE organisations and partners to provide supported international volunteer opportunities that directly benefit local communities and encourage young people from around the world to live, learn and work together.

Volunteers support local projects throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia for anything between 3 weeks and 12 months. Projects include promoting human & women’s rights, supporting those with disabilities or affected by HIV and AIDS, education projects, environmental conservation, rehabilitating street children, community development programmes and much more.

As a cultural programme, ICYE UK volunteers receive extensive training both before departure and on-arrival, and support & training throughout their stay. We invest in volunteer’s personal development, such as providing CV advice at our returned volunteer camps and we actively engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation.
ICYE UK also helps extensively with fundraising towards raising the programme fee. As a charity, we have an all-inclusve programme fee (ie. return flights, accommodation, food, transport costs, visa costs etc) and our support means our volunteers are well equipped to be able to raise funds.

Recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we have regular information days, held at our office in Kilburn, London, where interested parties are invited to find out more about our ethical charity and meet returned volunteers. For details of specific upcoming information days and countries/ projects, please visit our website www.icye.org.uk.

ASTOVOT

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ASTOVOT ("Association Togolaise des Voluntaires au Travail" or Togolese Association of Volunteers at Work) is an educational, apolitical, non-profit association, created in 1957 and registered on April 12th, 2002 under no. 0455/MISD-SG-DAPSC. It is recognized as an association of young volunteers and as an NGO. Its goal is to foster and promote local development, working towards the improvement of the standard of living in the rural areas of Togo. One hundred volunteers are recruited each year to work in short term workcamps for about one month to help with building of health centres and schools, and also with tree planting and agricultural work. Volunteers have brainstorming sessions with local volunteers before starting their projects. ASTOVOT organises national and international solidarity projects, social reinsertion, youth camps and awareness raising campaigns in rural communities. By now ASTOVOT has supported the construction of over 150 village schools, 30 health centres and public latrines, implemented afforestation projects as well as literacy and vocational courses and socio-educational workshops. ASTOVOT has been leading LMTV projects since 2006. In 2007 ASTOVOT received about 10 LMTV volunteers coming from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Middle-term workcamps are organised all year round. Please note that the alternative email address is sgastovoct@yahoo.fr.

AMAIDI International

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Since 2006 AMAIDI enables social organizations worldwide to get access to professional and general volunteer resources to be able to meet their global challenges.

Therefore we inspire and mobilize individuals, companies and universities to engage themselves locally or online, either with their skills (pro bono) or their work force (hands-on).

Amaidi International links overseas and local volunteers with local communities they want to support via building capacity of the local organizations that serve these communities such as non-governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, care-homes and social enterprises.

Amaidi International also partners with responsible travel organizations in the countries we work in, so that tourists are offered a different way of getting in touch with the soul of a country. This also allows opportunities to the local communities visited, such as earning respect for their culture and income towards their livelihood.

Amaidi International acknowledges that money, spent in the right way according to the real needs of a local community, can be a boon for the urban and rural poor, enabling them to place the first steps on the road to a better life, away from poverty and its ugly faces such as chronical illness, un-employment, lack of access to quality education and political empowerment.

VOLUNTEER ACTION FOR PEACE

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Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP) provide affordable volunteer opportunities worldwide from 2 weeks to 12 months, throughout the world. VAP was founded in the 1960s and exchanges an average of 150 volunteers annually with dozens of international partner organisations worldwide.

Workcamps (2-4 weeks) typically bring together a temporary community of 8-30 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

VAP’s Medium/Long Term Volunteering (M/LTV) Programme gives you the chance to volunteer abroad from 1 to 12 months, working in a project organised by one of the many grassroots organisations that VAP co-operates with around the world. M/LTV is not only about work, but it is also a unique experience of combining living abroad with learning a new culture and getting to know the local people, while being deeply involved with a project and its aims.

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.

CONCORDIA

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Concordia is a charity (no. 305991) committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.
Our International Volunteer Programme offers volunteers aged 18+ the opportunity to join international teams of volunteers working on short-term projects in over 60 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.

Projects last for 2-4 weeks with the main season from June to September. The new Summer programme is announced each year in March with over 1500 projects available.

These are some examples of projects you might find available:

• Volunteer with refugees in Belgium
• Set up a music festival in Germany
• Restore a castle in France
• Assist with holidays for people with special needs in the USA
• Volunteer at a nature reserve in Italy
• Carry out archaeological work in Greece
• Rebuild a children’s playground in Croatia
• Help with arts activities in Turkey
• Promote organic farming in Japan
• Organise activities for street children in India
• Teach English in Thailand

Volunteers pay a registration fee between £225 and £280 - depending on the type of project -and fund their own travel and insurance.
Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteer pay an extra on arrival fee of approx. £150/200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.

"Had a great time meeting new people and sharing some fun experiences. A perfect way to mingle with people from other cultures. Would recommend to anyone" (Nora, volunteer in France)

"Fantastic. One of the best, and certainly one of the most memorable two weeks of my life". (Joe, volunteer in Estonia)

"It was one of the best experiences of my life and I will think about different aspects of my time there for the rest of my life!" (Joanna, social project in India,)

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people.

We aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances. Our ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers. We provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking. Young people progress through three levels of DofE programmes to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Our participants are aged between 14 and 24.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 500 partners (Licenced Organisations). Our partners support over 10,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.

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.

CADIP - CANADIAN ALLIANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS

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CADIP is an independent, not-for-profit Canadian organisation. Through various youth initiatives, CADIP promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and international surroundings. The organization also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, on building social ties and strengthening communities, on supporting civil society development.
Mission and general objectives:
To promote volunteering as an expression of civic contribution;
To assist in community development;
To build tolerance and understanding in multicultural and multi-ethnic surroundings;
To promote multiunderstanding among volunteers all over the world;
To facilitate the individual growth of the volunteers through the acquisition of work, life and learning skills;
Our main activities include short and long-term voluntary projects focusing on: work with orphans and disadvantaged kids; teaching children from poor communities; nature protection, gardening and forestry; therapeutic and social programs; renovation and restoration of cultural and youth centers; heritage conservation and archaeological excavations; preparation of cultural events.

SERVICE VOLONTAIRE INTERNATIONAL

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Service Volontaire International (in English: International Volunteering Service) is a Belgian pluralistic youth organization run by and for young people, by and for volunteers. It is an apolitical and non-religious organization. It is open to everyone, without discrimination of nationality, origin, philosophy, financial resources, education or sexual orientation. SVI is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization (NPO).

The organization mainly works in the field of international volunteering (international projects), but also in the areas of social economy, solidarity tourism and intercultural exchanges between young Europeans and the rest of the world. Each year, it sends more than 350 volunteers abroad and welcomes about 100 foreign volunteers to Belgium and France. The aim of the Belgian organization is to stimulate young people’s interest (from 16 to 30 years old) to volunteering. SVI thinks it is not only an act of solidarity, but also an opportunity to live an experience of active citizenship and a way to learn how to live as a community. Beside international projects, SVI also offers opportunities for young people to meet and encourages them to create their own projects and to take over the management of the organization.

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

Les Amis Des Oublies (Les ADO)

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Les Amis Des Oublies is a young organisation based in Togo and we are looking for volunteers to help us on our projects.

Our projects include ecotourism, education, environment and health.

TUTMONDA ESPERANTISTA JUNULARA ORGANISATION

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TEJO (Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Org) needs volunteers to join work camps in various European countries arranged by TEJO, the World Organisation of Young Esperantists. All camps include Esperanto lessons for beginners. TEJO's principal objectives are to serve the interests of young speakers of Esperanto throughout the world, and to spread the use and practical application of the international language in youth circles. TEJO is concerned with present-day youth problems, especially those requiring international understanding and co-operation. It is completely neutral in regard to nationality, race, sex, religion and politics with the exception of cases in which human rights are violated. The organisation has 41 national sections in all parts of the world. TEJO and its national sections organise frequent meetings, conferences, seminars and congresses. A number of young activists from all over the world serve every year for short periods in order to acquire organisational experience.

STUDENTS TRAVEL AND EXPOSURE SOUTH AFRICA

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DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET TO ALL DESTINATIONS - SURE!!! FOR TAX REFUNDABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY - SURE!!! VERY AFFORDABLE PROGRAM FEES - SURE!!! FREE LOCAL LANGUAGE LESSONS- SURE!! www.staesa.org

Students Travel and Exposure South Africa (STAESA) aims to enhance and promote a safe, fair and sustainable future for both local and foreign students, non-students, volunteers, interns, NGOSs, schools, colleges, unversities and communities in Africa. We support global friendship through culture, work exchange, education and friendly tourism. We support the advancement of quality of life in the African communities socially, economically and spiritually. Volunteers and interns are involved in the planning and implementation of projects. Together with you we build a healthy Africa. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: website designing, project management, fundraising activities, marketing and advertising. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP:

COUNTRIES:

GHANA, TOGO, BENIN, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, MALI, TANZANIA, UGANDA, MALAWI, ZAMBIA, KENYA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA

PROGRAMS: HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, CONSTRUCTION, COACHING(FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL), MEDIA, ORPHANAGE, TEACHING



HEALTH AND HIV / AIDS PROGRAM

This is a wonderful program for Interns and Volunteers.

STAESA health program connects both long and short term motivated healthcare volunteers/interns with government hospitals, mission hospitals, and private hospitals, clinics and HIV/AIDS homes to bring health care to the door steps of the communities. STAESA has an Amazing healthcare and medical programs opportunity for anyone who is experienced, or who wishes to gain experience within the medical field. This generosity and support of our past and present program participants has enabled us to respond not only to immediate needs of the hospitals and health centres, but change people’s lives. Do you want to be part of this wonderful program? You are most welcome!

Our volunteer team comprises of non-medical volunteers, nurses,medical studenrs, doctors and other health care providers who work side by side with local medical professionals. Without any controversy, our health care program could not have gained this remarkable feat without the tremendous services of our past and present volunteers in the health centres. Apart from helping in the hospitals, volunteers are also involved in an outreach programs which is one of the pillars of all the hospitals and clinics - the Preventive Health Care program. Here the volunteers work with the nurses and other health professionals to engage in maternal and child health education and other reproductive child health related activities and programmes. Child Welfare and immunization campaigns as well as training programmes on healthy diet and hygienic practices are routinely conducted. The outreach programme is designed to ensure regular visits to neighbouring villages to provide basic healthcare services to mothers and sick people who find it difficult to come to the hospital and the distribution of mosquitos’ nets. Volunteers and interns are also schedule to work on the HIV/AIDS prevention program.

Our Interns worked closely with the Medical Doctor in charge of the hospital for more questions and answers. Our internship health program is very intensive and educational to all your academic requirement.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE ROTATED IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTEMENTS FOR FEW A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE FINALLY SETTLED IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT INTEREST THEM. OPERATION THEATER, SURGICAL WARD, OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT, IN PATIENT DEPARTMENT ( CHILDREN WARD, MALE WARD, FEMALE WARD, LABOR WARD) LABORATORY DEPARTMENT, PHARMACY.

AT THE HIV / AIDS DEPARTMENT PROGRAM PARTCIPANTS INVOLVED WITH COUNSELLING AND TESTING, OBSERVATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION, MEETING THE YOUTH ON HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, WORKING WITH COMMUINTY HEALTH WORKERS IN HEALTH RELATED ISSUES. EVERY ONE CAN JOIN.

ORGANIZATION - CLINICS, HOSPITALS, HIV/AIDS HOMES AND COMMUNITIES



COACHING – FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL

STAESA physical training program is designed to include students, trainers, retired footballers, physiotherapist and one with OR without coaching skills. Participants will be working with local sports teams (running teams, local football teams, local basket team, and volley ball team) in communities. The program is also extended to schools and orphanages. This program aimed at strengthening physical training programs in schools/orphanages/communities, taking kids from the streets, showcasing the talents of children in the communities, organizing football games to support campaign against drug abuse, child abuse, women abuse, child trafficking, strengthen and develop programs to bring the orphanages in the communities together in sports activities. The orphanages are side lined when it comes to sports programs. STAESA will like to bring the kids in the orphanages into limelight. The program will also be used as a hub of sports men and women where the national sports council can tap for qualify sports men and women. STAESA the initiators of this project have become aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse, trafficking and neglect involving children in the communities and their surrounding villages. STAESA felt the need to use this program to provide services to such communities, which would help decrease or alleviate the strain on social services as well on the victims and their families. The program also gives you an opportunity to create your own activities to get the kids in the community involved. The program is organized to give you a choice to work with kids in either in the schools or in the orphanage or in the communities.



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

STAESA is working very closely with communities to provide shelters for orphans and street kids, classroom blocks to eradicate learning under trees and overcrowding in the classrooms, library to support and enhance reading among the kids in the communities and toilet to improve sanitation in the communities. The construction also include, construction of youth centers, construction of spots and recreation facilities, construction of medical centers, renovation work on the existing buildings - fixing the windows, doors, plumbing work, electrical work, concreting the floor, fixing the furniture in the classrooms, painting , art work, landscaping and assistance to beautify public places. Our program provides architects and non-architects a chance to strengthen their skills set and expand their professional network. Volunteers work very closely with local contractors. The aim of the program is to bring hope, life and growth into the communities and to see our volunteers doing something that leverage their interest and goals. The program is very interesting and rewarding to give back to the communities by providing something unique that communities don’t have. How cool is that!!!!!

There is something for everyone, swing and turning a paint brush around, plastering, pound a nail - from extension, renovation to new builds. It’s really interesting program and full of fun!! You don’t need to be an architect to join us. The program also provides an opportunity for the donors to see the empirical evidence of their donations.

Activities include Molding blocks, mixing concrete, laying blocks, plastering, dug ditches for the building foundation, assist in directing contractors, supervise other employees on site, assist in buying and transporting building materials to site and project management.

The program also include school program - worked as teacher’s aides in the schools or in the orphanages.

MEDIA PROGRAM

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE YOU TO AFRICA TYPES OF MEDIA WORK AND TO GIVE MORE INSIGHT ABOUT MEDIA WORK IN GENERAL FOR FURTHER STUDIES OR WORK PROMOTION.

What a great privilege would it be to have your voice heard handling programs on the radio live! The opportunity is right here in STAESA's Media Program!!

Our media program exposes you to investigative journalism work in Africa. STAESA media program supports and promote on the job training aimed at current or future media professionals.

Interns get the opportunity to work with newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Not only does the program expose interns to the unique nature of media work in Africa, it also gives you an opportunity to gain more experience in programming, production, recording, research, reporting, and much more. Meeting and talking to friendly people including celebrities in Africa make you feel really at home and have lots of fun. Interns will be scheduled for all the departments at the radio station to enable you have a feel of what happens in these departments.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: JOURNALISM,REPORTING, RESEARCH, DESIGNING, PRODUCTION,LAYOUT,PHOTOGRAPHY, ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND MARKETING SKILLS.

ORPHANAGE PROGRAM

This is an opportunity to work with both orphans in an orphanage.

This is the time you give back to the orphans in Africa, meet the people and see the beautiful country. Activities at the orphanage vary. It is very interesting having lots of orphans all around you, touching and holding you just to express their gratitude having you with them. Your presence really let them know that they are loved. To be able to work and have fun with these lovely children, you must really like children and understand the situation of these little poor orphans. Sure you can! From the first day you arrive on the program till you leave back home, we will always be there for you. Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the kids are very lovely and kind to work with.

The program provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with children of ages between months old to 17 years. The total number of the kids at the orphanage is 33. There orphanage really need help.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES: TEACHING THE ORPHANS BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH, MATHS, HELPING THE ORPHANS WITH THEIR HOME WORK, PLAY GAMES, TEACH MUSIC, AND ADMINISTRATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:HELPING CLEANING THE ORPHANAGE, HELPING IN THE KITCHEN, FEEDING THE BABIES, HELPING IN ORGANIZING TRIPS WITH THE ORPHANS, RENOVATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE( FIXING THE FLOORS, FIXINIG THE WINDOWS, FIXING THE ROOFS, FIXING DOORS, FIXING THE BROKEN FURNITURE AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.

THE AIMS OF THE ORPHANAGE PROJECT ARE: (1) TO LET THE KIDS KNOW THAT SOME ONE LIKE YOU CARE FOR THEM. (2) TO HELP YOU AS A VOLUNTEERS GIVE BACK TO THE ORPHANAGES YOUR SERVICES. (3) TO PROVIDE THE ORPHANAGE THE NECESSARY EDUCATION NEEDED (4) TO BRING LOVE TO THE CHILDREN (5) TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR THE ORPHAN (6) TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE ORPHANS (7) TO BRING SMILES INTO THE FACES OF THE ORPHANS (8) TO MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE ORPHANS



TEACHING PROGRAM:

EVERYONE CAN JOIN THIS PROGRAM. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A PREFESSIONAL TEACHER TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM. THE SCHOOLS ARE IN DIRE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS TO HELP. THE PROGRAM GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, GET YOURSELF IMMERSED IN TO THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE AND HAVE LOTS, LOTS OF FUN. THE PROGRAM IS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN COMMUNITIES. THE SCHOOLS WE WORKED WITH ARE VERY POOR: THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEACHERS, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE FURNITURE - CHILDREN HAVE TO SIT ON THE FLOOR AND WRITE, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEST BOOKS AND WRITTING BOOKS FOR THE KIDS. THE CLASSROOM BLOCKS ARE WITH BROKEN FLOORS, DOORS AND WINDOORS, IN SOME CASES DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND THE KIDS SHARE THE SAME CLASSROOMS. THERE IS REALLY AN URGENT NEED IN THESE COMMUNITIES. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO DO. JOIN US TO PUT A SMILE ON THE FACES OF THESE KIDS AND FIX THE PROBLEM. YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY DONATING BOOKS, MONEY FOR THE FURNITURES, MONEY TO FIX THE FLOORS, WINDOWS AND THE DOORS.

ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: TEACHING BASIC MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS AND SOME ADIMINISTRATION WORK. OTHERS ARE RENOVATION WORK: FIXING THE ROOF, FLOOR, DOORS, WINDOWS, PAINTING AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.



WOMEN / YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

STAESA Youth/women project has over the years support both the unemployed youth and women to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the youth and women physically, spiritually and economically to enable them to break the cycle of poverty. Life is really hard in these communities and women and youth are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford good meals a day and live a good.

You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing trainings including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, networking program, HIV/AIDS public educational program.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: GAME: BASKET BALL OR SOCCER, RESEARCH WORK, FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES, MOTIVATIONAL TALKS, DEVELOPING ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, TRAINING PROGRAMS



WILDLIFE/CONSERVATION PROGRAM:

STAESA's Wildlife, Conservation, Tourism Based on Wildlife Program allows volunteers to have direct contact with wildlife program in South Africa. This program is in three folds. The farm program, the lodge program and the game drive program. Participants will work with locally trained volunteers on wildlife management, conservation, and tourism based on wildlife. The program provides a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and tourist from different parts of the world. Activities in the park include work related to the game, feeding bottled the baby animals, repairing cages, cleaning the cage, driving to other farms to pick up dead cows for food for the lions and administration work. Types of animals in the park are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Tigers, Small cats and cubs.

Activities at the lodge include working in the kitchen, cleaning the lodge and helping visitors around. Activities regarding the game include helping the rangers to take the tourists on safari to spot the animals. In addition to spotting the big five, the STAESA conservation program provides a great opportunity for cultural immersion, as it allows the participants to plunge themselves into the unique world of the people of South Africa. The program is well designed to make sure you are always working with well experience game managers.

Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA’s Wildlife program is run outside Johannesburg.

Our volunteers live on the premises with the staff and they cook for themselves. You will not like to go back home after the program. That is what always happened to our volunteers. From the day of your arrival till you leave South Africa STAESA will always be there for you. Work hours are 8:00 am till 3:30 pm Monday till Friday. Saturday and Sunday are for you.



OTHER PRGRAMS ARE: WATER/SANITATION PROJECT, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, HUMAN RIGHTS, EVIROMENTAL PROJECT



PLACEMENT SITE - BOTH URBAN AND RURAL

DURATION: MINIMUM 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS MAXIMUM 4 MTHS TO 6MTH

LONG TERM PROGRAM CAN ASLO BE ARRANGED ACCOMMODATION - HOST FAMILY / INDEPENDENCE ACCOMMODATION IN HOSPITAL

DISTANCE FROM HOST FAMILY - VERY CLOSE TO HOST FAMILY

DISTANCE FROM INTERNET CAFE - VERY CLOSE TO INTERNET CAFE - COMMUNICATING TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IS VERY EASY.

WORKING HOURS - 8:00AM TO 2:30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

COMMENCE DATE - ALL YEAR ROUND

OUR PROGRAM FEES IS FROM 365 USD- BREAK DOWN: FROM 13.16 USD PER DAY

THE FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1)THE ADMINISTRATION FEES (2)AIRPORT PICK UP. (3)FIRST NIGHT ACCOMMODATIOM AT THE HOTEL WHERE THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT ARRIVES LATE OR THE CORDINATOR MISS THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AT THE AIRPORT. (4)HOST FAMILY (FOOD AND ACCOOMMODATION) (5)ORIENTATION AND SUPERVISION (6)PROGRAM SEARCH (7)OTHER BENEFIT(ITS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET, SAFETY, CULTURE IMMERSION) (8)GIVEN BACK TO THE COMMUNITY(COMMUNITY SUPPORT)

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

THERE IS A DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

MOST OFTEN THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT TRAVEL TO WORK BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT WHICH IS VERY CHEAP AND SAFE COMPARE TO TAXI.

THERE IS AHUGE DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.staesa.org FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR CONSTRUCTION.HIV/AIDS, COACHING FOOTBALL,GENERAL HEALTH PROGRAM

COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Description

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.

MADVENTURER

Description

Madventurer brings together adventurous travel and not for profit volunteer projects to offer people a unique experience. Madventurer's ethos is 'developing together'. It aims to further the needs of communities in the developing world, whilst at the same time enabling people to gain experience through work and adventurous travel. All our volunteer projects are not-for-profit as volunteers fundraise for the MAD (Make a Difference) Foundation – registered UK Charity No. 1111805. Volunteers fundraise through JustGiving to reach their fundraising targets. The MAD Foundation is a trust set up to support a wide range of development projects in the developing world and Madventurer was set up in 1999 by John Lawler. John's first experience of Africa was as a teacher in Ghana in 1998. In recognition of his contribution to the village in which he taught, John was installed as Torgbui Mottey I aka Chief of Development. Madventurer is a continuation of his work in Ghana. Madventurer takes out bespoke school/university groups as well as individuals. Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved in the planning of their own development projects as well as the chance to lead a project once they have successfully completed an expedition as a volunteer. There are also opportunities to act as a Mad rep for their school/college/university by telling people about their own Mad experience and inviting others to get involved. Mad expeditions allow you to undertake both community projects and adventure travel hand in hand. The projects are sustainable and are chosen by the community for maximum benefit. The adventure section enables you to explore remote and 'difficult to reach' regions including the mystical Timbuktu! Such an expedition may help your future career prospects, providing you with 'soft skills' such as initiative, decision-making and problem solving. Employers see people who have undertaken community projects as well-rounded team players who are looking for a challenge. We may accept volunteers with an offending background and we would need to have written permission from the relevant organisations. If you're inspired by the benefits of sport, Mad sports coaching projects involve taking your passions to the fields overseas, be it to the uneven pitches in Uganda or to the very large Fijians in the South Pacific. You could even coach the next Essien!

HORIZONCOSMOPOLITE

Description

HorizonCosmopolite is a Canadian based organisation helping young and less young people to go abroad for internships, volunteer work and Spanish immersion programs. In the last eleven years we have sent more than 3000 individuals who have had the chance to get involved in social projects, environmental protection projects and teaching opportunities. Volunteers do not need to be Canadian to apply. They choose the project that meets their objectives and apply. Volunteers with offending backgrounds are accepted if they can get a passport and a visa.

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