Are you at a crossroads in your life where you are more interested in an adventure than in joining the rat race? Volunteering in Africa might be just what you are looking for. You can earn some invaluable experience while making a difference and having the adventure of a lifetime all at once. If you’ve [read more]
If helping out at community gardens in Cuba, teaching English in Ghana, or assisting with domestic animal rescue in South Africa is your thing, look no further than Bootsnall.com. Bootsnall is an independent travel company and the host of this very logue. Up to now Bootsnall services have included hostels, cheap international airfare, [read more]
Ten years ago, I bet no one would have imagined that today a ranger working in a remote location in Congo could post photos and information about his conservation work on a website which gets 20,000 visits a month from around the world.
Or that a Mumbai-based stray dog welfare organization could share videos of its [read more]
If you want to volunteer with a development organization without leaving home, check out UN Volunteers Online Volunteering Service to see if any organization has put in a request for a skill you have. The overall goal of the site is to support the Millennium Development Goals – which seek to make significant progress [read more]
AFS is an organization that has been organizing and promoting student exchange (not to mention volunteering, community service and hosting opportunities) for sixty years now. It is international in scope as well as non-governmental and non-profit, and describes its mission as helping people “develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more [read more]
Looking for a volunteer travel opportunity of a greener sort? Ecovolunteer allows you to travel for a cause and help out some of the world’s endangered animals.
With its easy to navigate and fun to use site, Ecovolunteer puts the causes front and center, allowing interested travelers to sort through their trips, both by destination and [read more]
On the sixth anniversary of the events of September 11, make a commitment to do a good deed to honor the victims and survivors of the tragedy.
Mygooddeed.org is a website and 501(c)3 non-profit organization which was founded in 2002, “as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and preserve the spirit of [read more]
If you liked the Volunteer Logue interview with former Peace Brigages International Colombia volunteer June, you can find more reading material at the Guardian Abroad.
Ann Scholl interviewed current and past PBI volunteers in Aceh, Indonesia. One former volunteer describes her experience accompanying human rights activists who were caught in the conflict between local [read more]
Travel to Teach is an organization which provides basic training to paying volunteers who then are placed in schools, frequently in disadvantaged areas which would not otherwise have access to native English speakers (read the Volunteer Logue overview of Travel to Teach). Aside from descriptions of country programs on their website, they also feature [read more]
The Common Ground Community Health Clinic in New Orleans opened a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit and today, the mainly volunteer staff provide free care to anyone who needs it, often 40 or 50 people a day. Decreasing barriers to health care is one of the main goals, as the shattered health care [read more]
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