Volunteer as a Fundraising Officer in Peru

Are you looking for the opportunity to improve your Spanish language skills and gain hands-on experience in the field in the International Development sector? Why not volunteer with LAFF, where your skills will be put to good use and you will have the opportunity to work directly with beneficiaries, gain valuable field experience and increased awareness of International Development issues, whilst practising and improving your Spanish language fluency working in a Latin American … [Read more...]

Community Development Volunteering Program in Haiti

Volunteer in the Kenscoff Region of Haiti and work in community development to improve local infrastructure, sanitation, education and overall quality of life. The Kenscoff people lack basic infrastructure such as roads, community buildings, schools, hospitals, etc. and greatly need the help of volunteers to improve their lives. As you travel and explore this stunning country, you will have the chance to help develop the Kenscoff region so they can properly preserve their culture while living … [Read more...]

Volunteering rural India

It is a perfect destination for those who are looking for an exotic voluntary tourism vacations in lush green landscape with mighty Himalayan peaks in backdrop. In simple words, bowl-shaped Kanda valley is a serene hideaway to explore pristine beauty of nature whilst helping the villagers in living below poverty line and lacking in even the basic necessities of life. Voluntary Tourism in Kanda is a life-changing activity. When you arrive at this quaint region, you’ll be impressed by its … [Read more...]

Volunteer in London and New York City this summer!

Winant Clayton Volunteers is a charity which facilitates an annual exchange programme for British and American volunteers to support disadvantaged groups in London and New York. Founded in 1948 our aim is to promote friendship and cultural understanding through volunteering. Anyone, aged 18-80+, with a desire to support those in need in New York or London for eight weeks over a summer, can apply to join the programme. We have helped many volunteers to experience challenging, exciting and … [Read more...]

What to do if you are arrested while volunteering abroad

“You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.”- Harry Belafonte. When volunteering abroad, your biggest hope is that nothing goes wrong during your experience while in a foreign country, but as fate would have it things can often go wrong, and most likely when you least expect it. It will help you a lot if you are prepared for some likely unfortunate circumstances that you may find yourself in. Here are some guidelines in case you get arrested. A … [Read more...]

Marketing volunteer needed for CBO based in Thailand

We are a grassroots CBO based on the Thai-Burma border working to bring peace and democratic change to Burma. We are currently looking for a volunteer with a strong marketing/communications background to join our team for a minimum of 3 months, ideally 6. The position will be based in Mae Sot with some travel to the Bangkok office required. Job description Devise and implement with the management team, a communications plan for 2012 with the following objectives: - Raise awareness of … [Read more...]

Educational Support / Income Generation at a local level – Andean Alliance – Peru

Andean Alliance is a Peruvian registerd Civil Assocation  (Grassroots Organization ) that works in the Northern Andes, Huaraz area in a small rural area at 3650 mtrs. We work with Early Childhood Education , literacy and comprehension skill building in addition to the development of a local community center that will house not only the edcational rooms but areas for local guides,donkey drivers etc. to sell their services directly to tourists, a small cafe concept for women to sell to tourists in … [Read more...]

Impact of volunteering abroad on the community

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” ~William Shakespeare. When you are volunteering abroad, you do so for several reasons, some may be personal, while some may be career oriented. However a volunteer usually has an immense impact on the local community you are working in. The impact may vary in different places, depending on the local’s attitude towards what you are doing for the community, in most cases it is a positive impact, but in some rare cases it can be negative. Here … [Read more...]

5 things to know before hosting an international volunteer

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” - Robert Frost quotes. There are many people out there who love meeting new friends and making connections. They don’t get satisfied with meeting only people of their area and sometimes they choose to broaden their horizons by making international friends. Becoming a host of a home stay is a one of the ways for him/her to meet people from different cultures. A home stay is a form of tourism or study abroad program … [Read more...]

Dealing with culture shock while volunteering abroad

“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.” - Carrie Chapman Catt. Culture shock is defined as pronounced reaction to the psychological disorientation most people experience when they move for an extended period of time into a culture different from their own. Many volunteers who are abroad for an extended period of time succumb to culture shock. Some volunteers are affected by culture shock after a period of days, some … [Read more...]

Reasons to volunteer abroad when you are young

The largest percentages of international volunteers are young volunteers. Their age range varies between 18 to 40 years. There are also older international volunteers but the number of younger ones is on the rise. One misconception people have is that they are too young to go abroad and volunteers. While at the same time there are volunteers who are as young as 14 years who leave home to go abroad. Travelling at a young age gives you the opportunity to do see more as opposed to you doing it … [Read more...]

Volunteer abroad group volunteering

A group of volunteers could be you and a couple of your friends, family, church members and coworkers. Many corporate companies offer their employees a chance to volunteer abroad as a part of their corporate social responsibility. They use this as a part of their team building and have their employees more motivated. Many employees after coming from their volunteer holiday are more open minded and are rejuvenated by their work abroad. It also introduces your employees to new opportunities and … [Read more...]