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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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ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION

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The Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation. We are saving the endangered orangutan by protecting its tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education.

Now in its 17th year, our volunteer program is like no other - not only will you experience essential hands-on conservation work but you will also see the endangered orangutan in its natural habitat.

Date: 24th July- 14th August (arrival and departure dates in/out of Pangkalan Bun)

Location: Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Project: A community-based project to renovate our research station Pondok Ambung within Tanjung Puting National Park! Previous projects have included construction of orangutan release sites, building guard posts in protected areas, habitat restoration and conservation, and education and awareness activities. This project will be a unique opportunity to take part in conservation work while living in orangutan habitat!


Includes a three day boat tour within the Tanjung Puting National Park (guaranteed sightings of wild orangutans) and a trip to the famed Camp Leakey where you will have the exclusive opportunity to visit nearby orangutan feeding sites.

The Work:
This construction project will involve painting, chiselling, sawing, nailing and hammering. Please bear in mind that the length of the working day is often determined by the work at hand. Without question the work undertaken will be physical in an extreme climate.

No particular skills required - just hard work and enthusiasm!

Note: There is no hands-on contact with orangutans.

VOLUNTEER IN CAMBODIA

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Volunteer in Cambodia recruits volunteers to teach at Conversations with Foreigners (CWF), a local conversational English-language centre in Phnom Penh, forming a unique model of learning and cultural exchange to raise money for the Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT), a local non-government organisation (LNGO) working to improve livelihoods with rural communities. Vision: A self-sufficient CRDT working to improve livelihoods with rural communities in Cambodia. Mission: To provide conversational English-language courses and support quality volunteer experiences while raising money for CRDT's work. The difference: In many volunteer programmes, you are working directly with the poorest people. When volunteering with us at CWF, you are not. Your students can at least afford money to study more fortunate than many. Instead, you are contributing to the long-term sustainability of CRDT - Cambodian experts experienced in rural development - to work to improve livelihoods with rural communities. Rural communities make up 80% of Cambodia’s population. We believe this model of volunteer programme is more sustainable for rural communities and Cambodia. CRDT formed in 2001 to undertake development projects which improve the living standards of subsistence communities in rural Cambodia. All CRDT members are university educated, yet all are from rural backgrounds and therefore share a unique understanding of the hardship and poverty which face many remote communities in Cambodia. The team spend the majority of their time living and working in the villages directly with beneficiaries.

FRIEDENSDORF INTERNATIONAL (Peace Village International)

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Since 1967 Friedensdorf International has worked with wounded children from war-torn and crisis areas including Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Angola, Armenia, Georgia and Tadzhikistan who need medical treatment in European hospitals. After appropriate treatment the children stay in the Peace Village care station in Oberhausen for rehabilitation until they return to their native countries and to their families. The children range from two years up to 11 years of age. About 15 volunteers/interns work in the Village every year. In PEACE VILLAGE there is a possibility to do a training which is for interested candidates who would like to gather some practical knowledge or want to try out their capabilities. Applications in the following departments is possible: ·Children's home ·Rehabilitation center ·Kitchen/ house keeping services ·Children's schoolhouse included wood- metal, garden and kitchen training units ·Sorting second hand clothes, things in second- hand shops ·Public Relation ·Educational establishment. (We would like volunteers/interns in the department of Children’s home or Reha-Center to stay more than 6 month long, because it is very difficult for our children to adapt to many different persons. A high fluctuation means that they always have to say good bye to someone whom they just started to love, and they desperately need some stability. In other departments like Kitchen/ housekeeping services or technical departments, the duration could be more than 3 month-long.) The applicants are supposed to mention their desired work area in PEACE VILLAGE. Since we have only limited positions to offer in the different departments, we cannot guarantee that the applicant's desire can be definitely fulfilled. But we would try our best to meet the requirements. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get paid training, however, we offer free lodging and food to the volunteers/interns in PEACE VILLAGE. It's also a great chance to work along with a committed team having an international atmosphere and be engaged in a variety of tasks where high amount of responsibility is expected. Volunteers/interns also receive a certificate and of course last but not the least, a sense of personal achievement. Applicants are advised to gather information about the concept of PEACE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL before they apply. Please send written applications to the address above. Knowledge of German language is necessary. Most of our staff members do not speak English, and the communication with the children is done in German.

CITY YEAR

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City Year UK challenges young people to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service in schools. It's a year for 18 to 25-year-olds, from all backgrounds, to dedicate their talent to support children growing up in some of the most deprived areas of the country. It’s also a year for our volunteers to realise their own aspirations and grow as leaders, both through the achievements they'll share with pupils and through the invaluable training, coaching and development opportunities they receive during their City Year.

What you’ll do:
We train our young people (known as corps members) to give one-to-one tailored support to at-risk pupils. The pupils they work with often face emotional and social challenges, and it’s through helping them develop the skills they need to face these challenges, that our corps members are able to make a positive and lasting impact.

How you will support children:

• You’ll help improve pupils’ academic achievement, attendance and behaviour
• You’ll help pupils develop the skills they need to face emotional and social challenges
• You’ll provide one-to-one, tailored support to struggling pupils
• You’ll run after-school clubs and social action projects.
• You’ll organise events, celebrations and projects to bring the school and community together as a whole.

In return, you will gain ‘stand out’ experience and benefit from a tailored training and careers programme which is dedicated to ensuring you make the most out of your year, helping you to secure the job you want after City Year.

New Hope Waves

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Objectives and Functions
a. To recruit, transform, educate and empower youth with socio-economical skills
b. To empower young people to get involved in social, environmental and developmental issues that are affected to communities such as poverty, unemployment, poor food security and poor environmental care through income generating activities such as organic farming, poultry, leadership training, energy saving ventures and other efforts to mitigate effects of the environmental hazards.
c. To uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity boldly health, and spiritual wellbeing with special attention to rights of indigenous people and minorities
d. To build a shelter as a hostel and community training center for the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and Youth (Young Adults) from all kinds of background to better lives.
e. To involve youth people living with HIV and AIDS and Disabilities in our programming.
f. Provide to young people with friendly community counseling and medical services to urban and with more emphasis on the children in rural areas.
g. To organize training workshops, seminars, study tours, sporting and recreational activities and other related opportunities to provide information, education and communication activities in our holistic approach on social, economic, health and environmental issues with other organizations
h. To engage the young people in Sport activities and providing life skills trainings in behavior shaping character and talent development.
To provide the platform for ICT that enable young people to have access to computer trainings, untapped the technological solutions and opportunities to improve livelihood

Programs and projects:

1. SCHOOL TEACHING AND TRAINING

2. FOOTBALL COACHING TRAINING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

3. ELDERLY CARE AND SUPPORT

4. PUBLIC HEALTH CARE WORKSHOP TRAININGS (IN PROCESS)

5. IT AND BUSINESS COURSES (IN PROCESS)

6. FUNDRAISING/ CROWDFUNDING/GRANT WRITING/MARKETING AND NETWORKING

7. ADMINISTRATION / MANAGEMENT TRAINING/PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS/IT AND PRODUCTIONS

8. GARDENING AND ECO PROJECT (IN PROCESS)

Project Africa Athletics

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Working with disadvantaged athletes from rural east Africa, seeking to expand their economic opportunities through running. Registered Charity Number- NIC103288

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.

(AFSU) ADVOCACY THROUGH FILMING AND SCREENING UGANDA

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Advocacy Through Filming and Screening Uganda (AFSU) is a non-profit making, non-partisan and interdenominational charity organisation. AFSU is duly registered with the Non-Governmental Organization Board of Uganda by ministry of internal affairs. AFSU is based in Kampala, Uganda. The inception of AFSU is to conduct and carryout activities that address needs for children, women, aged and youth. This is done with a focus on broad thematic areas of health, HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, education, environment protection, climate change, agriculture through use of educative short films, workshops, consultancies, participatory research, training, development of training materials and tools, sensitising communities and music, dance and drama. Special attention is to raise voices of the marginalised communities through advocacy activities. We would like volunteers to pay a visit to our office and our community projects, to enable us to share knowledge, experiences and learn more from each other. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

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