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Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

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Spina Bifida occurs during pregnancy. Most of those born with the condition will be paralysed from the waist down and will have to use a wheelchair, be doubly incontinent and 80% have hydrocephalus which causes numerous neurological disorders including problems with speech and impaired concentration.

There is no cure for the conditions, nobody knows why it happens and it can happen to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity or social background. It causes lifelong disabilities and currently affects 1 in 500 pregnancies in the UK. Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland(SBH Scotland) is the only charity in Scotland to provide dedicated support services to all everyone who has been affected and has been working since 1965. SBH Scotland seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of individuals with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus and allied conditions. It aims to support all those affected to identify their needs and to empower them to make informed choices and decisions.

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.

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

Victory Community Based Organisation

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Victory self help community based organization we work with women and men to empower them economical and sustainable development here in the local communities of wanyange. We do make community outreaches and visits hence developing more relationship with the women and men in the communities. So we need all volunteers with skills to come and empower them for development. Share culture and life experiences. We are not for profit. and we always look for change!!!

ETHIO USA TOURS

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ETHIO USA TOURS that has been in business for the past 15 years. We are US based company which has recruited the best experienced agents and is run by two experienced directors who have established themselves in the tourism industry. The core of our business is inbound to the USA and outbound to Africa and have staff who divide their time between Africa and US office. We have been an established and popular company with an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction. We have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer. We believe in keeping the customers happy and providing them with our tours at a very competent price. We have excellent staffs who will guide you with their best ideas by keeping in constant touch with your company and informing about African expedition.

Please feel free to keep in touch with us about any of your business related requirements/queries. Please note that we also specialize in Cultural and volunteer traveling activities in different part of Africa. We would like to offer our service to your company / Organization. Our supervisor will contact you for further discussion at a time convenient to you.

Development Initiative Network (DIN Malawi)

Description

Development Initiative Network (DIN) is a local non-profit organization currently working in the Lower Shire southern region of Malawi. DIN was established in February 2012 to respond to the needs and challenges affecting vulnerable communities in Chikwawa and Nsanje. We believe for change to be effective and sustainable development to materialize, communities need to be the drivers of the process. Our aim is to empower a network of community groups and organizations and ensure they have access to adequate resources and training in order to tackle poverty. Partnering with local, international and government organizations, our programs focus on improving water, sanitation and healthcare, providing access to good quality education and community awareness and addressing food insecurities through rural agricultural development, while tackling climate change.

Our mission is to alleviate poverty and create lasting change in vulnerable communities.

The objectives of the organization are:
1. To promote community education through training and awareness programs on the following issues: gender equality, child marriage prevention, youth development, governance and democracy.

2. To partner with local, international and governmental organizations and link communities with the expertise and resources required to tackle poverty.

3. To improve food security among vulnerable communities through viable agricultural practices, improved storage and management techniques and increase income levels of marginalized groups by establishing agri-business schemes.

4. To empower communities in climate change adaptation strategies with special emphasis on community forestation and risk disaster preparedness.

5. To improve health and WASH standards through the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene resources, establishment of home based care committees and training of community health workers in HIV/AIDS and safe mother programs.

6. To promote access to early childhood, primary, secondary and adult education, improve quality and ensure adequate resources.

Volunteering
Come and volunteer with DIN and have a life changing experience, while making a difference in the lives of others. We welcome volunteers to assist with our education, water and sanitation, gender equality, HIV/AIDs and agricultural projects or help with marketing and fundraising. Come and experience traditional Malawian life, immerse yourself in the culture and gain an insight into the problems facing people living in poverty. We offer a number of volunteer opportunities where you can lend a helping hand and learn about the workings of a grassroots NGO. Programs will be tailored to suit the volunteer’s skills.

CORNWALL PEOPLE FIRST

Description

Cornwall People First is a charity run by and for Adults with Learning Disabilites.

We are a self advocacy organisation.

Aims

To relieve the needs of people with Learning Disabilities who live or work in Cornwall and surrounding areas by assisting such persons to develop their full potential and obtain their rights and privileges, particularly but not exclusively, by the provision of advocacy, support, advice, information, education and training

Objectives

• improve services and access to services for people with learning disabilities,

• represent and/or self advocate and speak up for people with learning disabilities

• promote people as individuals and not as labels

• link with other self advocacy groups

• promote accessible facilities

• have and support volunteers

• run events, conferences and meetings

• produce suitable written materials accessible to all

• provide training, workshops and group work sessions.

• influence and inform the planning of services for people with learningdisabilities

• promote Equal Opportunities

• have the power to raise funds and to invite and receive contributions provided that in raising funds the Trustees shall not undertake any substantial permanent trading activities and shall conform to any relevant requirements of the law.

• have the power to employ staff (that shall not be members of the Trustees) as are necessary for the proper pursuit of the Objects

• payment of superannuation to staff,

• powers to do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the achievement of the Objects.

CALDER AND COLNE RIVERS TRUST, THE

Description

The Calder and Colne Rivers Trust. In 2008 we formed as a "Rivers Association" with the objective aim on tackling whole catchment wide issues and becoming a Trust that could make things happen within our whole catchment.

We're now firmly established and found that whilst being local in the delivery of our projects very often they would have regional, national and even world importance and we need to keep this impetus up.

We need to be dynamic and tackle issues in the most fitting way so we engaged the expertise within our board to meet these challenges.

We recognising the need for education, within the national curriculum, in both junior and senior schools to teach the next generations that our River is not the polluted dumping ground that Victorians left as a legacy.

We acknowledged that passage along our River corridor is THE biggest issue next to pointsource pollution. This includes our own (human) rights of usage and opening these "bottlenecks" will vastly improve our environment and biodiversity.

We have started to look at habitat, is destruction, loss, creation and rectification. Quickly realising its complexity when coupled with the diverse hydrology and morphology of the entire catchment and species specific needs.

MANCHESTER ACTION FOR CHILDREN

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Manchester Action for Children is a small Manchester-based charity committed to helping vulnerable and orphaned children in the Copper Belt region of Zambia develop into confident, resilient, self-sufficient young people and adults, by helping them gain access to the knowledge, training and skills they require. As we are a small organisation we are constrained in our ability to deliver the multiple projects that this objective entails. We are looking for volunteers to help with projects in Zambia involving women, children and young people in areas which include education, housing, farming, women’s groups and micro-finance initiatives. We also need volunteers to support our Manchester team in the areas of administration, promotion and fundraising.

FRIENDS OF THRINGSTONE

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Friends of Thringstone is an environmental group, undertaking litter picks, planting schemes, maintenance of planting, history research, events and fundraising.We have produced a variety of history booklets which are available to anybody to purchase. We also have a newsletter which is quarterly and delivered to 1750 properties in the village and into Whitwick. We aim to make our area a better place to live, and to attract people to the village to visit or make it their home.

WELLS FOR ZOË

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Wells for Zoë is a voluntary, sustainable development organization helping communities in Malawi access clean, safe drinking water. They also nurture organic agriculture and education. 100% of all donations go directly to these projects.

We also have a Charity Shop in Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland, which is run by volunteers to support our activities in Malawi.

Bag Books

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Bag Books is a registered charity established in 1993 to enhance the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities through the use of multi-sensory books. We are the only organisation in the world publishing multi-sensory stories for people with profound learning disabilities. Our main activities are:

the design and production of a range of multi-sensory books. We make around 1,000 books each year and each one takes an everage of 8 hours to construct.

providing specialist multi-sensory storytellers. Around 4,000 children and adults take part in one of our storytelling sessions each year.

training others (parents, carers, librarians and teachers) in multi-sensory storytelling technique. Each year we train in the region of 500 people.

In total, we estimate that our stories reach an estimated 18,000 children and adults with severe learning disabilities each year.

Little Angels

Description

Our Mission Statement is simple: To love and care for all God's children and provide a safe, stable family environment, in which they may be nurtured, to grow and learn that home is where the heart is.

Little Angels is involved with various activities, all aimed at making a difference to as many lives as possible in needy communities. Whilst our main focus is to care for children, we also offer support to moms and siblings. Many children are cared for in our family home and we also aid others in their own homes or projects. We empower them to help themselves and we find assistance for them according to their needs. We operate a full time Help Centre in order to assist others. Were it not for the wonderful support of our donors and volunteers, we just would not be able to achieve any of our goals or successes. We are truly grateful to folk such as yourselves, who help us to make a difference in the lives of the little ones, for whom we care.

Acorn FC

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Acorn FC places young people at the heart of their coaching development. Training young people from local schools and other education institutions, to work with fellow youth to increase knowledge on key sporting and education issues. Also to build young people’s social life skills to enable them to make positive changes to their behaviour. At the same time Acorn FC is working to integrate its coaching education model at all levels of the community. The club has been running Common Park Football (CPF) and Action for Kids (AFK) as pilot programmes for many years, establishing links with schools and colleges, in order to run and consolidate the programme design. Volunteers’ are very much part of our Coaching Education Programme. And they will be working closely with the young people/students in planning for, and implementation of programme activities achieving aims and objectives. • To implement Acorn FC’s objectives of social skills and personal development for/of young people • To establish links within the community for easy networking • To provide ongoing advice and support to young people • Responsible for recording and collating data relating to local community links and finances. Monitor, evaluate and present to volunteer co-ordinator • To present themselves as role models at all times • To work closely with the schools and colleges administration • To attend all training relating to their work as volunteers • Be in attendance at all training sessions • Participate in activities with team coaches and young people/students • Prepare, set up and run activities • Organise and conduct awareness raising events and festivals • Plan and organise leadership workshops for young people • Work with coaches and students to run the club - Sporting Activities • Work with the coaches, fellow volunteers, and volunteer co-ordinator to implement the learning practices of the programme • Establish good working relationships with parents, schools, colleges, leisure centre staff, and education administration • Organise high profile community events • Build working links with relevant community groups/organisations • Uphold the spirit of volunteering, role model and the code of conduct • Liaise with the boroughs voluntary and community organisations to ensure they are up to date on the progress of the programme and activities that are going on, assist and support in co-ordinating all aspects of the programme.

TEACH HUARAZ PERU

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Teach Huaraz Peru is a small volunteer organization whose goal is to enrich the lives of the Peruvian people as well as the lives of those volunteers who want to make a difference and really give something to this fascinating country. If you have a burning desire to see some of South America, work with Peru's future generations and have an experience you will never forget then a tailored placement with Teach Huaraz Peru may be just for you.

REAL Gap EXPERIENCE

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Real Gap is a leading gap travel organiser offering a wide and diverse range of programmes. These include: - volunteering, conservation, adventure travel and expeditions, sports, teaching English, round the world, paid working holidays and learning. Real Gap has expanded the original concept of “life-changing” travel opportunities, and now offers around 500 projects and gap year travel ideas covering 45 countries over six continents. The Real Travel portfolio includes Real Gap, Real Sport Experience and Gap Year for Grown Ups. No longer under 30? Our sister company Gap Year for Grown Ups www.gapyearforgrownups.co.uk is a travel company in the UK that specialises in rewarding career breaks and voluntary work for the over 30's market.

Nacro

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With more than 50 years of experience, Nacro is a champion of social justice. We are evolving to meet society’s changing needs and to support a wider range of individuals.

Our knowledge and experience help the most vulnerable in the community to change their lives, and reach their full potential and aspirations. We make this possible by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation.

Throughout England and Wales, we deliver interventions which are consistently high quality, evidence-based and outcome-focused so that we can maximise our impact in communities.

OCEAN SPIRITS

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Ocean Spirits is looking for experienced research assistants. This role will provided hands-on experience with the world's largest sea turtle. Research assistants are not just observers but active members of the research team. Volunteers will help with the reduction of illegal egg poaching activities, the presence of nightly research patrols has reduced this threat by more than 60%. Volunteers also contribute to the preservation of Grenada’s turtles through local educational events and increase community participation. The very presence of research assistants working on the programme generates local interest in marine turtles and the significance of Grenada’s coastline to these species. Volunteers duties include - night patrols of the main leatherback nesting site, flipper tagging of unmarked females, data collection - carapace (shell) measurements, egg counts, nest relocation, morning surveys (on foot) of adjacent beaches, nest excavations, summer camp organisation and participation and carnival 'Turtle Mas' camp - costume design and creation. Ocean spirits is a registered, non-profit marine conservation organisation based in Grenada. From its inception in 1999, Ocean Spirits have focused primarily on the conservation of marine turtles found throughout Grenada’s coastal waters and beaches. As a member and the county co-ordinator of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Network (WIDECAST) for Grenada, we work at a national and regional level, with support and expert advice which assures we are continually striving to meet universal, conservational objectives and make valid contributions to the international scientific community. Working together with local communities, government departments and international and regional organisations, Ocean Spirits are working to ensure that the spectacle of a nesting or foraging turtle remains a key component of Grenada’s uniquely vibrant biodiversity. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

OAFRICA

Description

OAfrica is a non-profit organization. It aims to empowers children and young people whose rights have been compromised due to institutionalization, poverty, violence, trafficking, HIV/AIDS, abuse and discrimination. We help them become productive members of their communities by strenthening families, and reintegrating them into safe, stable and loving environments. We are registered in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and USA.

More info at: www.oafrica.org

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Translating positions for qualified translators, languages are from English to Spanish, French, Italian and German. In your country, do fundraising to support our projects or help with Social Media.

VOLUNTEERS IN GHANA:

We are searching only for long period volunteers (at least 1 year).

You have to be at least 21 years old and speak fluent English in order to participate.


If you are you interesting, please sent us an email with your CV to: info@oafrica.org

CHICKS Charity

Description

CHICKS began in 1992, and have since provided over 13,500 children with a much needed break.

CHICKS is a registered charity which provides FREE five day respite breaks for children aged between 8 and 15 years old who are living in difficult or deprived conditions and will not of had an opportunity to have another break in that year. The breaks provide the opportunity to have some fun with peers of their own age and build upon their self-esteem and confidence. Our week long breaks give children a chance to get involved in a number of new, exciting activities and experiences.

CHICKS currently has three retreats for respite breaks in the UK; two in the South West in Devon and Cornwall and one that has recently opened last year in Derbyshire. The retreats are set on grounds with converted barns full of trampolines, basketball nets, pool tables and table tennis, also within the house there is a music centre and arts and crafts area.

The children we help come from a variety of backgrounds. They might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. The one thing they all have in common is that they could really benefit from a week away from their circumstances.

Role summary:
As a Respite Break Volunteer for CHICKS you will be a positive adult role model who will interact with the children and allow them to develop and experience new challenges. You will join our team of fully trained staff and up to five other volunteers from Monday through to Friday on a residential week supporting up to 16 disadvantaged children.

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