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Twiga Vision Tanzania

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Background
Twiga Vision Tanzania (TVT) is a local non-government organisation based in Arusha, Tanzania. TVT is registered under the NGO act No. 24 of 2002, and its registration number is ooNGO/00006791. Its umbrella goals are to promote education, combat poverty, raise awareness on health-related issues and improve self-awareness and self-esteem among community members. We mainly target women and youths
We currently have our main office in Arusha, and have embarked on small projects such as local primary and secondary schools, adult English lessons, providing members of the community with training on various issue facing them, and the Nyongeza Fund program, designed to support small businesses and create opportunity.
Mission and vision:
Our vision is to enable local communities to achieve individual and collective goals with regards to essential life skills such as food, health education and settlements.
Our mission is to provide sustainable development to local Tanzanian communities.

people and places - responsible volunteering

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people and places, an international award winning organisation, provides well-matched, rewarding, challenging and safe experiences for volunteers and local people – with their mutual informed consent.

Volunteers’ skills and experience are matched specifically to the projects’ needs – we put the right people in the right places, at the right time.

people and places is a social enterprise and is not run for the benefit of shareholders.

At least 80% of volunteers' funds are spent in the host country – and volunteers know HOW and WHERE their money is spent.

people and places matches skills and experience to need – our role is to enable both volunteers and local communities to gain mutual benefits. Crucial to this role are our relationships with our local partners.

The planning and development of projects is through our local partners, our project management teams – people who are inspired and inspiring, and who are in and of their community – they are the ongoing link with projects and volunteers, thus maintaining sustainable development and continuity in the project.

Volunteers are fully involved in the planning of their own individual placement – we match their skills to the project’s needs; we discuss the project’s proposals with the volunteers; with mutual agreement, the volunteer’s placement is confirmed.

DISAWAY TRUST

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The aim of the Disaway Trust is to provide holidays for physically disabled adults who would not be able to travel alone. Our Trust provides a one-to-one carer for each holidaymaker who we try to match to a like-minded helper. We stay in regular hotels both at home and abroad and organise trips out to interesting venues. Venues change every year and are decided in the summer of the previous year. Volunteers with an offending background are not accepted.

ST MADOC CHRISTIAN YOUTH CAMP

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St. Madoc CYC was established in 1945 when local philanthropist Mr W F Burr donated 76 acres of land for the purpose of creating a youth camp on the Gower. The expressed intention was that ‘while lives were being shattered (by WWII) this camp was given for the ‘healing of the soul’. The centre was therefore for the benefit of young people and our vision continues to be ‘to provide time and space for youth to discover, grow and transform in an area of outstanding natural beauty’. Running on a tight budget as we do, we are also looking for volunteers who would like to offer their time and skills to further develop this worthwhile cause. At present our particular focus is developing our conservation programme, however, not all volunteers help in this way and there are always a variety of opportunities available. We would consider placing a volunteer with an offending background depending on the offence.

HERTS INCLUSIVE THEATRE

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Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) is an award winning inclusive theatre company that gives children and young people the opportunity to participate in dance, drama and music in an inclusive environment. Each individual is valued for their capabilities and their contribution to the group. HIT provides an inclusive atmosphere, we offer a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where children and young people are able to express themselves without feeling any prejudice or judgement. We welcome children with any ability and have those with learning and physical impairments taking part on an equal level to those without, something they may not get the opportunity to do elsewhere. We encourage children from all backgrounds and schools to mix and make friends.

BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE

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Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is people giving their time and skills to help a world in need. It is a way for people to work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, but can be part of ongoing work for justice, peace, and the care of creation. As sponsor of the program, the Church of the Brethren exemplifies its heritage in peacemaking and service through the goals of BVS: Working for peace, advocating justice, serving human need, and care for creation.Some volunteers engage in projects that deal with immediate needs. Others work towards changing unjust systems. Sharing God's love through acts of service, volunteers bring hope to shattered lives, offer food and shelter to those in need, and build understanding between individuals, groups, nations and humanity and the world we share. BVS seeks volunteers willing to act on their commitment and values. We challenge individuals to offer themselves, their time and their talents to work which is both difficult and demanding, rewarding and joyful.

INTERNATIONAL CHINA CONCERN

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Love, Hope and Opportunity for Every Disabled Child

International China Concern (ICC) is a Christian development organisation that changes lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled. Founded in 1993 by David Gotts, International China Concern exists to help the disadvantaged live life to the full and to their God-given potential. Although China is experiencing rapid economic growth, there remains a deficit in social welfare for the disadvantaged, especially the disabled. In many welfare centres the mortality rate remains high and for those who survive, the future is bleak. For 22 years, International China Concern has partnered with the Chinese government to develop social welfare for the abandoned and disabled. Our reputation and relationships in China place us in an excellent position to not only provide services and homes for life but also empower Chinese nationals to see lives saved, families supported, communities transformed and attitudes changed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Since 1993 International China Concern has taken teams of people from all around the world, to serve in China's orphanages. Teams are made up of people from different backgrounds, cultures, ages and experience - but all have a heart to care for China's disadvantaged children. You do not have to be a professional - If you can hug a child, play with a child, pray with a child or help meet their basic needs, then you qualify. Past team members describe their time in China as - "enriching, ministering, touching, hilarious, everlasting", and "a life changing experience".

RESOLVE INTERNATIONAL

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Help combat child poverty in Nepal. Your volunteering will help to supply water and sanitation to schools and rural families and prevent child deaths. Give your time to help us enable children from poorer families to attend primary school.

If you are applying to the World of Difference scheme we can work with you to develop a realistic and worthwhile project for your application. We would like to hear from you.

We need help with:1. Promoting Life in Nepal teaching resources. 2.Recruiting members and other volunteers 3. Fundraising in your local area.4. Developng our monitoring and impact measurement procedures 5. Funding applications and budget preparation.

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Many of our volunteers work from home and make a significant difference to our work. A computer and a phone enable you to help us wherever you are. We may be able to accept volunteers with an offending background. Each individual case reviewed on its own merit.

TEAM KENYA

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Team Kenya works with others to empower communities in Western Kenya to overcome poverty, injustice and inequality. We do this by encouraging sustainable development and the use of appropriate technologies, and by providing training and advice. We are an independent organisation registered as a charity, with partners, volunteers and supporters in the UK and Kenya. We act as an umbrella organisation for other community groups in Western Kenya, providing a forum for the sharing and exchange of information. We develop programmes and solutions that empower people, empower communities to develop capacity and skills with particular emphasis on girls and women, promote sustainable development by encouraging preservation, conservation, protection of the environment and prudent use of resources, allowing communities to achieve sustainable economic growth and regeneration. The organisation enables people of all ages to fully participate in our activities by getting involved here in the UK or becoming part of the community in Kenya. Team Kenya can offer a wide variety of opportunities, depending on the individual’s skills and interests. For example:

• Teaching and homework support for local girls in Ndhiwa

• PR/marketing, such as one off projects to design promotional materials and networking to devise a full marketing strategy, including media coverage and website.

• Provide mentoring and support to the women and girls that we work with

• Teach IT to women and girls in our resource centre in Ndhiwa

• Provide football coaching as part of our building brighter futures programme - https://www.teamkenya.org.uk/2017/03/24/brighterfutures/

• Provide agricultural training to women in Ndhiwa

Team Kenya has also established Karibuni Eco-Cottages: a community-based tourism initiative in Ndhiwa, rural Kenya. The project offers visitors the chance to experience life in a traditional Kenyan village, in an ethical and sustainable way, as well as offering a wide-range of volunteering opportunities. Visit www.karibunicottages.com for details of this specific volunteering opportunity.

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 !

RWANDAN YOUTH INFORMATION COMMUNITY ORGANISATION (rYico)

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Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation (rYico) is a UK registered charity that works to support and empower vulnerable young people in Rwanda. We do this through Centre Marembo, our youth resource in Kigali which supports young people who have been orphaned, neglected or left in very difficult conditions for a variety of reasons. rYico also works in the UK to increase social and cultural understanding about Rwanda. Latest news Short-term volunteering opportunity.

rYico is looking for an experienced person to work with us full-time for 2 months from April 2017 (subject to funding) to share their skills to help build the capacity of the organisation. Our current priorities are to support our social business garment production industry "African Sewing Club and Centre Marembo in Rwanda. We need volunteers who can support our fundraising activities in the UK. We also welcome applications from individuals who wants to volunteer in Rwanda with relevant experience and skills in fashion and garments making and eligibility to work in the UK and Rwanda. If you feel you have other skills that may be useful to the charity, please get in touch via email or call us on 01273 234 836.

CHANGE AFRICA FOUNDATION

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How would you like to spend this summer working with children in Kenya? Change Africa Foundation (CAF) is the only charity which gives volunteers the best opportunity to experience life at the point of delivery and to see first hand how we are helping children in this region of Kenya. We run a centre for orphaned children in Kisumu in Western Kenya and are now recruiting a limited number of volunteers. The programmers will run for 3 weeks in February and 6 weeks in July 2013. It will represent a major cultural experience over a period of 6 weeks which they will never forget.Experience another culture? Share and exchange ideas and skills with community and local volunteers where we work? Want to boost your CV by learning a lot, working in a team and gaining lots of new skills? Want the opportunity to stay involved and help run a charity? Then look no further....You can be part of CAF..It is not all Work and no Play, During the stay some of the time is spent on Safaris in the Masai Mara, visiting the home village of President of United States Grandma; Sara Obama who is supporting Change Africa Foundation. Volunteers will live with the villagers in thatched mud huts for part of their stay, they will learn to live like the villagers participating in the everyday tasks that maintain village life in rural Kenya. Tasks like fetching fire wood,fetching water from a stream, attending to crops and small holdings and milking cows.Volunteers will experience cooking over a wood fire and making African dishes. Volunteers will have the opportunity to witness Kenyan celebrations, festivals, weddings, funerals and witch doctors; part of daily life in the surrounding area.Volunteers will stay at the Change Africa Foundation orphanage helping out with painting and general maintenance at the orphanage. Spending time with the orphans - playing and talking to them, helping with homework and learning English.Helping out in the local hospitals,schools and sightseeing around Kisumu,

We include a beach holiday in Mombasa, visits to museums, visit to the Big Rock (Kit Mikayi)and to Fort Jesus.

Change Africa Foundation is a UK registered charity set up to try to address the poverty, education and ill health in Kenya. We run a centre for orphaned children in Kisumu in Western Kenya and are now recruiting a limited number of volunteers.

We now run two programme one in February 2013 for 3 weeks.To book the February one:Please upload the application form from our website,fill it in and send it to us.The July one will run for 6 weeks. Four weeks will be spent working in the orphanage and with the community in Kisumu. The last 2 weeks will be spent in Nairobi where we will visit Nairobi slums and orphanages and do some touristy things.To engage in cultural exchange and skill sharing in a variety of settings, including schools, communities and children's homes. We aim to form and maintain long and lasting relationships with volunteers,local community and organisations to ensure a sustainable positive impact.

For more information and how to upload CAF volunteers programme form.Please visit: www.changeafricafoundation.org



Caf will support the volunteers locally with fundraising activities.

42nd Street

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42nd Street is an award winning Greater Manchester mental health charity. Our mission is to support young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. We champion young person centred approaches that demonstrate local impact and have national significance. The service promotes mental health and emotional wellbeing and works with young people aged 11-25 years. The holistic service model combines evidence-based therapeutic psychological interventions with advocacy, social care and group work. 42nd Street has been delivering community based services for over 35 years and targets services to particular groups evidenced as experiencing greater health inequalities or reduced access to services: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & Questioning (LGBTQ+) young people; those with disabilities including learning disabilities, young parents, those affected by child sexual exploitation and/or abuse, young carers and homeless young people, and young people exposed the criminal justice systems.

HEEALS

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HEEALS is a vibrant civil society organization aims to safeguard health, environment, education and livelihood to promote sustainable development of society. Its a platform to share create innovate and work on the issue which bring change for the betterment of the society .

Heeals is a non profit organisation registered under the Indian Government Section 21 of 1860 Society Act. Heeals is an acronym denoting our commitment to committing human and technical resource to achieve Health Education Environment and Livelihood Society for all.

Our Projects

WATER SANITATION MENSTRUAL HYGIENE AND GIRL EDUCATION PROJECT

CHILDREN INFORMAL EDUCATION PROJECT

GREEN EARTH PROJECT TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT ENVIRONMENT



Website: www.heeals.org

Email: communications@heeals.org

LIGHTMEN COLLABORATE

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Lightmen Collaborate has worked for the last 27 years in the enchanting Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal. We’ve worked in human resource management, mountain farm, socio economic projects, handling international volunteers, interns, students (medical and non medical), social services and many other various volunteering projects. We operate a small mountain farm and conservation project, a natural retreat and training centre at the foothills of the Himalayas, a very picturesque place for volunteers, interns, students and visitors. We have our own home stay accommodation in Kathmandu and other places. We have extensive experience in handling overseas volunteers, students, interns and visitors. Volunteers can create and assist on various projects and programmes as well as creating new projects including teaching at school, working at temples/monasteries, orphanage, study/working at various hospitals, organisations,offices, medical, science, information technology, nature and jungle conservation, journalism, heritage conservation, village community development, business development, micro industry development and many more. Our objectives are to help individuals in career development, professionalism, new experiences, meeting future needs and delivering desired results as well as achieving a high satisfaction to all involved. We handle airport pick ups, orientation, training, the placement and all other required services. If you would like to become part of our volunteer programme, please contact us by email collaborate@wlink.com.np

TEES VALLEY WILDLIFE TRUST

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Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is an independent voluntary nature conservation organisation first set up in 1979. It is a member of the Wildlife Trusts, a national partnership of 47 County Trusts. The aims of the Trust are primarily to: * promote nature conservation in the community * acquire and manage nature reserves (we currently manage in excess of 130 hectares of land) * monitor biological and geological resources * liaise with local authorities to promote regard for nature conservation * offer practical advice on nature conservation to landowners. It is the Trust's policy to involve all sectors of the community, of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and disabilities towards these ends. Volunteers require no previous experience just lots of enthusiasm. They will receive on-the-job training in an informal atmosphere and, if they desire, can go on to participate more fully, assisting with the organisation and running of activities/projects. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted - each case separately assessed.

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC YOUTH LEAGUE

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The International Islamic Youth League specifically focusing on result based performance and participatory approach towards achieving it aims and objective within realistic timeframe. Our organization capacity includes effective and efficient staff, strict financial control and management systems, responsive information, communication and technology assets and logistically oriented to emerging humanitarian contingency planning and emergency response. Achievements are guided by core organizational principles and values for the best interests of beneficiaries and accountability to our donors and relevant stakeholders.
Some of the achievements in emergency response, protection, care and maintenance, repatriation and reintegration of people with concerns in the Sierra Leonean, Mali, Burkina Fas, Niger and Mauritania operations include:
• Enhanced Protection for Returning Sierra Leone Refugees from West Africa Region through Registration, Documentation, Organisation of Convoy Movements and follow up on severe protection cases with Government counterpart, UNHCR and other nongovernmental partners;
• Provided Care and Maintenance for over Twenty Thousand (20,000) Returnees in host community settlements and Camps through the provision health and sanitation , education, food and non-food items commodity management and distribution;
• Provided Care and Maintenance for over Thirty Nine Thousand (39,000) displaced persons in MOPTI displaced Camps in Mali and refugee camps in neighboring countries Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Mauritania through the provision health and sanitation, education, food and non-food items commodity management and distribution.
• Provided livelihood to Liberian Refugees in Sierra Leonean Camps through life skills training and start up kits;
• Facilitated repatriation of Sierra Leonean Returnees and Liberian Refugees in their places of origin;
• Facilitated reintegration of internally displaced persons and returnees through community driven and empowerment projects;
• Coordinated inter agency meetings in collaboration with government counterpart, UN Agencies, INGOs and Civil Society Organisations and Beneficiaries.
• Facilitated documentations and tracing of separated children and promote family reunification;
• Facilitated child sponsorship and basic education in camps and host communities;
• Engaged communities to raise awareness on gender based violence and trafficking of young girls
• Provided capacity building to beneficiaries and stakeholders through targeted training and reorientation of their mind to become self-reliance

UNIVERSAL FILM AND FESTIVAL ORGANISATION

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The Universal Film and Festival Organization (UFFO) was founded to support and implement a good business code of practice for film festivals and the film making community.

UFFO is a not-for-profit voluntary organization that brings together the highest quality of Film Festivals and the film making community by encouraging Film Festivals to become sound in principles and business practice.

UFFO is an open international organization with branches and festivals in many countries. Membership is entirely free and anyone can join UFFO and network with our online community.

IROKO THEATRE COMPANY

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IROKO is a theatre-in-education Company that works mainly in schools, colleges, libraries, community centres, hospitals, young offenders' institutes, etc. The organisation works with all ages and abilities.

IROKO advances the education of members of the public in a variety of topics including health, education and heritage. Our projects incorporate interactive performances and/or workshops in oral storytelling, drama, music, dance and visual arts. IROKO also uses traditional African theatre art forms to explore social issues that are of relevance to young people and young people and offers INSET to teachers.

IROKO has and is supported by a number of funders - currently Big Lottery, Awards for All and Heritage Lottery Fund. It also carries out bookings at schools and other organisations and runs a two weeks Summer School course in Newham each year

MUDEFORD WOOD COMMUNITY TRUST

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