Section 4: Organic Farming and the Environment
73. ASIS Spanish Institute
74. Biosphere Expeditions
75. Centro de Espanol Vida Verde
76. Cosmic Volunteers
77. Earth Watch International
78. Fundacion Brethen y Unida
79. Green Volunteers
80. Help Exchange
81. Journey to Forever
82. Kokolulu Farm and Wellness Center
83. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
84. WWOOF Canada
85. WWOOF USA - Organic Volunteers
Section 5: General Interests
86. Friendship Foundation of American Vietnamese
87. Go Make A Difference
88. International Partnership for Service Learning & Leadership
89. Right to Play
90. United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
91. Volunteer Adventures
92. Volunteer Tibet
93. Witness for Peace
Section 6: General Volunteer Search Engines
96. International Medical Volunteers Association
97. International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)
98. Internships International
99. Involvement Volunteer Association (IVI)
100. Lifelong Education Alternatives and Programs (LEAP Now)
101. Serve Your World
102. Transitions Abroad
103. Travel With Purpose
104. Volunteer Abroad
105. Working Abroad International
Category 4. Organic Farming and the Environment
73)ASIS Spanish Institute
Excerpt: We are an organization that has been working on social and ecological projects along with rural communities from the San Carlos area for ten years. For six years, we have also offered the service of a School of Spanish as a second language and volunteer programs for foreigners. These two help us support our different projects which are aimed to make people and communities aware of everything they have to improve the quality of their personal, family and community life as well as their environment.
Programs & Costs: Our projects include: Teaching English in a rural elementary school and spending the break time as a child, participate in construction projects in the community or in our ecological private reserve. Be an artist creating handicrafts with a local group, enjoy elaborating banana's paper and help us to save the forest. Taking care of animals in our Wildlife Rescue Center is a great opportunity for the fauna lovers. Reforestation programs are available. Cost ranges from $390 US (for one week), to $2550 US (for eight weeks). All our volunteer programs include, participation in ecological and social programs (Monday - Friday), instruction, home stay (7 nights, 3 meals/day & laundry), and certificate of Participation.
Contact: Bibi LeBlanc, ASIS Costa Rica, 1699 Stone Road Deland, Florida, 32720, US
Phone:386-822-4630 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: Join an expedition. Our expeditions place ordinary people with no research experience alongside scientists who are at the forefront of conservation work. Expeditions are open to all, there are no special skills or fitness required to join and there are no age limits whatsoever.
Programs & Costs: Conservation projects include snow leopard research in the Altai Mountains, whale studies on the Azores, chamois, bear & wolf conservation in the Tatra Mountains, human-elephant conflict resolution in Sri Lanka and many more. See website for current updates on projects. You will have to make your own travel arrangements to and from the team assembly point, which is usually at an airport in the host country or a hotel nearby. This means that your airfares are not covered. Additional costs may include passport, visa and airport fees, and money you may have to spend on vaccinations, your personal gear and preparations. You will also have to purchase suitable travel insurance. Once you have made it to the assembly point and the expedition has started, we pay for everything apart from the obvious like personal souvenirs, camera and video films etc.
Contact: Biosphere Expeditions, PO Box 11297, Marina del Rey, CA 90295, USA
Phone: 1-800-407-5761 Fax: 1-800-407-5766 Email: email@example.com
75)Centro de Español Vida Verde
Excerpt: The Río Muchacho Organic farm is in the Río Muchacho valley on the mid coast of Ecuador. The entrance is situated 30 kms north of Bahía de Caráquez on the San Vicente- Pedernales road. The farm is 8 km inland. Río Muchacho now has an important role in demonstrating alternatives like biogas, solar power, composting systems, worm culture, water recycling, reforestation and forage systems, permaculture, organic farming techniques and environmental tourism. Citing another project, the main object is to realize a responsible way of living and at the same time create a model that shows that it is possible to live "ecologically". We are five Ecuadorian-friends working together with volunteers from all over the world: Together we build "cabañas" and facilities; help the farmers cultivate their fruit-farms (oranges, coffee, cacao, sugarcane…), and we also offer environmental education to the kids, adolescents and adults and teach them English.
Programs & Costs: Volunteers are welcomed at Rio Muchacho to work on the farm or at the neighboring school. Costs range from $495 US to $605 US (for one week), and each week after reduces in price depending on how long you stay. Your tuition includes the following: airport pick-up and transportation to your first night's lodging, private classroom, all materials (books, paper, exercises, etc.), access to our collection of teaching videos, assistance with and advice on travel excursions in Ecuador, special discounts on certain tour packages for our students, very experienced and professional professors, map of Quito. The price for home stay with an Ecuadorian family is $18 US per day which includes three meals per day plus laundry service.
Contact: Centro De Español Vida Verde, Leonidas Plaza N23-100 y Wilson, P.O.BOX: 17 03 600, Quito, Ecuador
Phone: (593-2)-222-6635, Fax: (593-2)-256-3110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: Through this program, volunteers have the opportunity to live and work on an organic farm in rural Costa Rica. Volunteers learn more about areas such as organic farming, reforestation, and environmental issues in Costa Rica.
Program & Costs: Through this program, volunteers have the opportunity to live and work on an organic farm in rural Costa Rica. Volunteers learn more about areas such as organic farming, reforestation, and environmental issues in Costa Rica. Costs range from $775 US (for one week), to $1987 US (for twelve weeks). This organization also offers a number of other projects; visit their website for more details.
Contact: Cosmic Volunteers, Inc., P.O. Box 11738, Philadelphia, PA 19101, USA
Phone: 1-610-279-2052, Fax: 1-610-471-0920 Email: email@example.com
Excerpt: Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability
Program & Costs: There are a hundreds of projects going on relating to everything from traditional medicine, environmental issues, ecology and wildlife to sustainable agriculture. Projects range from US$500 to US$4,600 per person excluding travel to and from the rendezvous. The price of each project, which we call your contribution, covers your food, accommodation, on-site travel (not airfare), emergency medical and medical evacuation insurance, and all of the various costs of field research (field permits, equipment, etc.).
Contact: Earthwatch International, 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100, Box 75, Maynard, MA, 01754, U.S.A
Toll-free Phone (US/Can): 1-800-776-0188, Fax (978) 461-2332 Email: Go to website to email organization
78)Fundacion Brethen y Unida
Excerpt: We invite you to spend an educational and enjoyable week at our hacienda in Picalquí, set in beautiful, tranquil grounds with stunning panoramic views of the Andes. At the hacienda you can learn about organic agriculture, agro-forestry, animal management (cows, llamas, bees, guinea pigs and others), and the conservation of native forests. You will learn about each subject through daily practical experience and conversations with our staff.
Program & Costs: The cost for this program is $70 and it runs from Monday morning through to Saturday morning, but you can use our facilities until Sunday 12pm. The cost includes: 5 lunches (Monday to Friday), facilities to cook your own breakfast and dinner (we feel independence is important for many volunteers), comfortable accommodation, hot showers and access to our gardens to harvest your own fresh, organic vegetables. You will need to bring any rice, pasta, or meat that you require (NB: there is a town just 30 minutes on foot for buying supplies). If you wish to be provided with all your meals there is an additional charge of $30.
Contact: Fundación Brethren y Unida, Avenida Granda Centeno
Oe4-290 y Barón de Carondelet, 3er piso, Casilla 17-03-1487, Quito
Phone: +59385987384 or +593 (2) 2-440-721 Fax : +593 (2) 2-276-061
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Excerpt: The World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation
Program & Costs: Nearly 500 projects listed: short or long-term, marine or terrestrial, many with no or low cost...to protect a variety of habitats and species. Green Volunteers lists organizations and projects that take volunteers for short and long periods. Volunteers can spend up to a month, a summer or even one or two years with a project. With long-term projects the contribution of volunteers is often limited to travel costs. While most short-term projects require some financial contribution
Contact: Green Volunteers, 340 Central Ave. #304, Dover, NH 03820 - USA
Phone: 1-800-525-9379 Fax: 1-603-742-1390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: Welcome to Help Exchange, a free online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farm stays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&B, inns, backpackers hostels and others who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation (board and lodging). This scheme is primarily provided as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers who wish to have the opportunity during their travels abroad, of staying with local people and gaining some practical experience.
Program & Costs: This website provides a service to find opportunities. The typical arrangement is for the helper to work an average of 4 hours per day and in return receive free accommodation and meals for their efforts. This time range can vary considerably. Volunteer helpers wishing to use this service are required to sign up. It's free to sign up but some features and contact details will require upgrading to premier membership.
Contact: Must sign up to get contact information.
81)Journey to Forever
Excerpt: Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small, mobile NGO (Non-Government Organization) involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and traveling 40,000 kilometers through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. The focus will be on trees, soil and water, sustainable farming, sustainable technology, and family nutrition. The aim is to help people fight poverty and hunger, and to help sustain the environment we all must share.
Contact: Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
82)Kokolulu Farm and Wellness Center
Excerpt: Kokolulu Farm and Qigong Center is built on the vision of creating a peaceful, healing environment that places a focus on the care of the whole person using the intention of Mind/Body/Spirit connections. If you share our commitment to actively seeking and sharing a life of wellness and service in harmony with nature, we look forward to hearing from you.
Programs & Costs: Have you ever wanted to get away for one to three months and live on a 7-acre Farm and Wellness Centre overlooking the ocean in an old Hawaiian style rural area? Picking fresh bananas, papaya, mangoes, and organic vegetables year round. Working in an area where the air is the cleanest in the world. Minutes from the beach. Doing qigong/meditation/yoga every day either in our Chinese temple or on the lawn overlooking the ocean. Taking outdoor showers. Hiking the many trails in and around the ocean, waterfalls and valleys, on an island that has all but two of the climates that exist in the world. Gazing at the stars, as you've never seen them before. Meditating and communicating with Madam Pele. The project is a 3 month volunteer work exchange program (sometimes we waive this requirement for overseas volunteers or those with specific skills we are seeking) for 20 Hrs/week (plus several hours with domestic duties). The cost is $450/month to cover the cost of food - the first month to be paid in advance (and the balance of $900 is due when you arrive). The cost does not include alcohol and other personal snacks.
Contact: Kokolulu Farm and Wellness Centre, Karin and Lew Whitney, POB 340, Hawi, Hawaii 96719
Phone: 808-889-9893, Fax: 808-889-9892 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
83)World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
Excerpt: The International WWOOF Association is dedicated to helping those who would like to volunteer on organic farms internationally. The aims of WWOOF are to: enable people to learn first-hand about organic growing techniques; to enable town-dwellers to experience living and helping on a farm; to help farmers make organic production a viable alternative; to improve communications within the organic movement. WWOOF organizations compile a list of organic Host farms that (from time to time) welcome volunteer help.
Programs and Costs: When you become a member of a WWOOF organization, you will be put in contact with these Host farms. It is then up to you to contact the Host farms that interest you and make your own arrangements with them.
Contact: WWOOF (World-Wide opportunities on Organic Farms), PO Box 1172, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001
Phone: 0064 3 5449890 Fax: 0064 3 5449890
Please do not direct general WWOOF enquiries to the Secretary. Please contact the local WWOOF Group in the country you wish to WWOOF in. Choose the country from the menu item "WWOOF the World" *Visit website for specific email and other contact information.
84)WWOOF Canada - Organic Volunteers
Excerpt: Welcome to the WWOOF program in Canada. Willing Workers On Organic Farms and World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Vacationing in Canada and volunteering on Organic Farms is a great way to broaden your education and practical experience. It also serves as a great way to inexpensively travel. Over 600 farm hosts - a great variety of choices - will introduce you to the many interesting aspects of Canadian farms and gardens. WWOOFing is a cultural exchange and a helping exchange.
Program & Costs: You must be a paid member to gain the benefits of this organization. Membership costs $35 Canadian Dollars plus $5 postage (for overseas).
Contact: WWOOF-Canada, 4429 Carlson Road, Nelson, B.C. Canada, VIL 6X3, Tel: 250-354-4417
85)WWOOF USA - Organic Volunteers
Excerpt: WWOOF USA is part of a world-wide effort to link volunteers with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. We publish a quarterly directory that lists hundreds of organic farms and gardens across the country in which each host describes their farm, location, crops, and general responsibilities.
Program & Costs: Host farms decide on the criteria for accepting volunteers: length of stay, experienced required, hours of work per day or week, etc. You must be a paid member which costs $20 US for a single membership and $30 US for a double membership to view the directory.
Contact: P.O Box 510, Felton, CA, 95018, USA, Phone: 1-831-425-3276 Email: email@example.com
Category 5. General Interest Organizations
86)Friendship Foundation of American Vietnamese
Excerpt: Each year a small group of volunteers from Japan is assembled over the Christmas holidays to bring goods and goodwill to Vietnam. During the two-week mission the group seeks to build bridges of friendship between Vietnam and her friends in the West. There are many reasons why we volunteer to share our holiday season. The Foundation has accomplished much work in Vietnam over the past fourteen years. At the same time, the Foundation has sponsored a number of Projects in Kampuchea (Cambodia). These include presenting scholarships, supporting radio broadcasts on citizenship, and helping local villages. Our Foundation works especially in conjunction with Star Kampuchea which is an outstanding local NGO in that country staffed by very dedicated and generous staff.
Programs & Costs: Volunteers engage in various activities including: teaching English in grade, high school, and colleges; teaching about other cultures; visiting and working with orphans; visiting hospitals, especially the children's wards; setting up a choir to sing at orphanages, senior citizen homes, homes for the handicapped and mentally retarded; visiting rural villages and meeting the people; distribution of foods to the poor, distribution of school supplies; distributing scholarships to good students from low-income families; assisting with Health Fair Days in rural areas including helping with the doctors as they examine and prescribe for patients; visiting women's groups and discussing their projects and how to help them; clothes distribution to children from poor families; and helping in local development projects. In terms of cost, each individual is responsible for their own travel to and from Vietnam. The program fee is $900 US which covers all food, hotel accommodations, travel, interpreter and guide fees, in-country personnel who assist us, admission fees, tips, in-country administrative expenses, and other necessities.
Contact: Friendship Foundation of American Vietnamese, Luong Thi Gia Hoa Ryan, Executive Director
Friendship Foundation, 2238 West Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 USA
Phone: 1-216-961-6005 Fax: 1-216-687-0779
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
87)Go Make A Difference
Excerpt: Go Make a Difference is an international volunteer organization and JET Programme Special Interest Group run 100% by volunteers based mostly in Japan. The goal of Go M.A.D. is to organize placements for international volunteers and the JET community to become involved in volunteer projects in developing countries around the world. These projects are managed by organizations registered in the country in which they operate. Go M.A.D. volunteer coordinators have visited the projects to authenticate their legitimacy.
Programs & Costs: Energetic individuals are needed at orphanages, schools, and children's centers in various countries to teach (English, Japanese, Science, Arts, Music, etc.), guide the students in games/activities, set up special events such as Mini-Olympics, help directors with specific tasks, etc. maintain the computers, write project proposals, cook meals, and garden, and have fun! We can bring over much-needed donations, such as clothing, toys, and school supplies, and get group discounts on weight allowance with most major airlines. Volunteers pay for their food, accommodations, and donations onsite - thus directly benefiting the project where they are serving. For large group trips based out of Japan on the JET Programme there is an AJET Special Interest Group fee of 1000yen per individual per trip.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (founder) or email@example.com (international volunteer coordinator) or firstname.lastname@example.org (volunteer coordinator)
88)International Partnership for Service Learning & Leadership
Excerpt: The city of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is rich with cultural and intellectual opportunities but is also challenged by extremes of wealth and poverty, and by rapid population growth. You will have a very real and profound experience as you encounter the conditions under which many Indians live, study Indian history and culture, and provide direct human care to those in need.
Programs & Costs: In India, IPSL offers intensive, 3-week sessions in January and August, as well as fall and spring semester programs which begin with the 3-week session. All students begin the program in Kolkata, serving at Mother Teresa's Homes, providing care and support to destitute children, women, men, and the ill, or in other service placements if they choose. Your volunteer service immerses you in the culture and deepens your understanding of Indian society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs. Other service opportunities include direct human care to the poor, the ill, infants, malnourished children, literacy schools for street children, rehabilitation centers for children, legal aid. We are a service-learning organization and therefore not just a volunteering organization. Students do need to pay tuition and other fees to participate. Tuition for the student learning ranges from $4000 US (for four months) to $17000 US (for eight months). This price includes class and volunteering.
Contact: The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, 815 Second Ave, Suite 315, New York, NY 10017 USA, Phone: 212-986-0989 Fax: 212-986-5039 Email: email@example.com
89)Right to Play
Excerpt: Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Right To Play has national offices in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, USA, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Canada. Right To Play uses sport and play to promote opportunities for development, health and peace. Everyday we witness the positive impact sport has on refugee children, child in conflict zones and young people at risk or orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Programs: You need to be available for a twelve month period. The key responsibilities and tasks are determined by the objectives of the project plan. Projects are typically managed by International Volunteers for three to five years and eventually phased over to the leadership of the local community. Individual project timelines may vary as a result of specific project conditions. Each project has a multi-year project plan. Right to Play pays the costs of the following for you: Thorough pre-departure orientation and Volunteer Training in Toronto, Canada (11-day session in either January or June), accommodation in-field, travel to and from the project placement, insurance coverage for health and emergency needs, vaccination costs (to a maximum of $500 CAD), support from Right To Play on administrative requirements of the project placement, as necessary: entry visa, work permit.
Contact: Right To Play, 65 Queen Street West, Thomson Building, Ste 1900, Box 64, Toronto, Ontario, M5H2M5, CANADA
Phone: 416-498-1922, Fax: 416-498-1942 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
90)United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Excerpt: UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, social and natural science, culture & communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men.
Programs & Costs: Because tomorrow's policies are determined by a comprehensive analysis carried out today, UNESCO is seeking men and women who can address global problems from the standpoint of their specialization. Because intergovernmental action can only be made effective by consensus, UNESCO is seeking men and women who are capable of coordinating their activities through dialogue and partnership. Because people of all nationalities meet daily at UNESCO, the Organization welcomes men and women who are capable of communicating while respecting cultural differences. Because UNESCO's effectiveness is based on an international approach, the Organization needs men and woman capable of working not only at its Headquarters in Paris, France, but also in its field offices or in one of its centers or institutes around the world. If you would like to help UNESCO achieve its aims, the first step is to see what opportunities are available for career development by consulting the overview of work opportunities in the Organization. Once you have chosen the type of post at UNESCO in which you are interested, you can access further information to determine if you have the right employment profile, to find out how to apply, and to learn about the recruitment process and the corresponding post status. The list of vacancies will tell you which posts are currently open for recruitment through the Internet.
Contact: UNESCO, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France, General phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 10 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 67 16 90 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: As a volunteer with our Infant Care Program, you will be working at an orphanage and shelter for babies and toddlers in the heart of Santiago, Chile. Often orphaned or abandoned by their families, these young children are placed in the protective custody of our partner organization in Chile. The children live in the shelter until they are adopted or placed with family members that can take better care of them.
Program & Costs: As a volunteer you will be: feeding the children, changing and bathing the children, playing with the children, assisting staff in the maintenance of the shelter, and you will also play with them and give them the one-on-one attention they deserve. There is also the possibility of being involved with the children's healthcare. Cost is $1390 US for a two week project. Volunteer Adventures offers many other projects as well as language training programs, see their website for more details.
Contact: Bridge-Linguatec Language Services, 915 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80246
Toll-free: 1-888-825-3454, Mn: 1-303-777-7783 Ext. 877, Drct 1-303-785-8877
Fax: 1-303-777-7246 Email: go to website to email
Excerpt: Volunteer Tibet is a volunteer service that is dedicated to serving the needs of the Tibetan community of Dharamsala, India. We started with a simple goal - "To help Tibetan organizations connect with volunteers and to foster a meaningful cultural exchange. To empower these organizations while helping potential volunteers find ways to give of themselves." Volunteer Tibet can connect you with the perfect volunteer opportunity. All opportunities currently listed are with non-profit or government organizations in or around Dharamsala in Northern India.
Programs & Costs: Look at our Dharamsala Guide (on website) to get an idea of the volunteer opportunities that are available. Costs will depend on which organizations you end up volunteering with. Room and board provided free for volunteers depends on the host organization and is rarely available. Please see the opportunity description for details.
Contact: Email: VolunteerTibet.Info@gmail.com or you can contact them directly from their website.
93)Witness for Peace
Excerpt: Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP's mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Programs & Costs: Programs run in Mexico, Nicaragua, Columbia, Bolivia, and Venezuela and range in their focus. Examples include: U.S. Policy in Colombia: Drug Policy, Military Aid, and Human Rights, Health Care & Politics, Support Popular Movements in Venezuela and Bolivia. Check website for more details on future delegations. Costs vary between programs, and are usually just over $1000 for a ten to 14 day delegation project.
Category 6. General Volunteer Organization Search Engines
Excerpt: Change.org is a social network for hundreds of social causes and over 1 million nonprofit organizations. You can sign up for a weekly newsletter which gives you the top blogs of the week on international issues. Great website for anybody that wants to help induce change, or just wants to have a way to vent or state opinions on a multitude of issues;
Contact: If you have any questions about our service, feel free to email us anytime at email@example.com
Excerpt: Idealist.org is a program of the nonprofit organization Action Without Borders. On the website you will find: Over 50,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission. If your organization is not yet listed here, you can add it now (it's free). Thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad. The best Nonprofit Career Center on the Web, with hundreds of job and internship listings.
Contact: Action Without Borders, 360 West 31st Street, Suite 1510, New York, NY, 10001, United States
Phone: 212-843-3973 Fax: 212-564-3377 Email: Go to website directly to email the organization
96)International Medical Volunteers Association
Excerpt: International Medical Volunteers Association. You can search their database of websites for medical related international volunteer organizations. Specifically go to for direct access to the list itself: http://www.imva.org/Pages/orgdb/wblstfrm.htm
97)International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)
Excerpt: An up to date search site for international volunteering and internship opportunities. The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is an alliance of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations based in the Americas that are involved in international volunteer and internship exchanges. IVPA encourages excellence and responsibility in the field of international volunteerism and promotes public awareness of and greater access to international volunteer programs.
Contact: International Volunteer Programs Association, IVPA c/o Foundation of Sustainable Development, 46 Park Ave, 1st Floor, Verona, NJ 07044, USA Phone: 201-221-4105
Excerpt: Internships International offers non-credit granting internships in an internship designed by you, the intern. Our organization works with contacts at one of our many international sites.
Programs & Costs: Internships generally last about eight to twelve weeks (some interns have extended their stay) and while they are all non-paying, there are often opportunities to "moonlight" on the side. During the application process, the Internships International staff works with you to figure out the internship that best fits your needs. We do not have a file box of internships - your internship is found specifically for you based on your needs and qualifications.
Contact: Internships International, LLC, June-December, PO Box 480, 23 Reed Rd, Woolwich, ME 04579
Phone and Fax: 207-442-7942, January-May, 1612 Oberlin Rd, #5, Raleigh, NC 27608
Phone: 919-832-1575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
99)Involvement Volunteer Association (IVI)
Excerpt: IVI's aim is to make volunteering readily available to 'young people' who are seeking to assist other people by volunteering outside their home country while learning from their experiences (so far our young volunteers have been between 16 and 75 years). IVI would like to see volunteering to be happening anywhere in the world where it is needed to do what other people are not able to do without some assistance at that moment. IVI Volunteer Placements are related to either social service in the community or sustainable development and management of the natural environment.
Projects: We have two schemes: A "Single Placement Program" involves doing a single placement of 2-12 weeks. A "Multiple Placement Program" can incorporate any number of placements (in one or more countries) over 1 year. Fees are required in return for the service of developing placements and creating and coordinating an individual program.
Contact: Involvement Volunteers Association Inc., P O Box 218, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9646 9392 +61 3 9646 5504, Fax: +61 3 9646 5504
100)Lifelong Education Alternatives and Programs (LEAP Now)
Excerpt: LEAPNow exists to give people of all ages the vision, encouragement, and resources they need to live a creative, fulfilled and engaged life. Time-off for travel, adventure, cultural immersion, real work, intensive experiential study or to learn a language, serves to renew your perspective, clarify what is important, and help you find the "juice" in your life.
Projects: You will find that teaching tends to be the most ubiquitously needed assistance, but you may also find your self working with: orphans, abused/battered women, abandoned infants, AIDS related cases, rural medical clinics, literacy issues, and perhaps involved in international projects promoting peace and advocacy. Many great projects relating to healthcare, both allopathic and traditional medicine.
Contact: Lifelong Education Alternatives and Programs (LEAP Now), 11640 Hwy 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: 707-431-7265 Fax: 707-431-8479 Email: email@example.com
101)Serve Your World
Excerpt: Founded in 2002, Serve Your World has quickly become an authority site with volunteering abroad news, articles, stories, and more. Thousands of former, current, and prospective volunteers visit Serve Your World each week. Part web magazine, part travel guide, and part community, Serve Your World has information on all aspects of volunteering abroad, from organization reviews to guides on packing. Core Values: Independent, Accessible, Self Sustaining, Comprehensive.
Excerpt: For 30 years, "The single most useful and important" resource for work abroad, study abroad, cultural travel overseas, and international living - Association of International Educators. This is a great website for searching volunteer opportunities, as well as jobs, internships etc.
103)Travel With Purpose
Excerpt: Created for the Individual, Family, Student, Corporation & Employee interested in making a difference while discovering new peoples & places. Voluntours is your gateway to planning & booking travel that includes more than hotels, rental cars, museums, restaurants, and recreational activities. With Voluntours you will find a world of discovery & experience peoples, places & things you have never dreamed of, particularly while on vacation, external study or traveling for business. Whether it is working with indigenous peoples, building a school, assisting in a world historic site, restoring a natural habitat or protecting an endangered species, Voluntours & our international partnership network will help you package your travel with volunteer & service learning experiences. The website also has links to other search websites.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: Go to this website to search for all international volunteer opportunities. You can narrow your search by country, time frame, and the specific volunteer work you would like to do.
105)Working Abroad International
Excerpt: If you're looking for voluntary and professional work opportunities in over 150 countries world-wide, then, this is where it starts...Working Abroad is the international networking service for volunteers, workers and travelers, which offers you the ability to take action for nature and society
Contact: Working Abroad, PO Box 454, Flat 1, Brighton BN1 3ZS, East Sussex, United Kingdom or, Working Abroad, 7 rue d'Autan, 11290 Montreal d'Aude, France, Phone and Fax: +33 4 68 26 41 79 (we speak English!) Email: email@example.com