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]
Volunteer Latin America brings together contact information on organizations offering volunteer opportunities – mainly environmental projects but also a smaller number of others like community aid - in a guide for potential volunteers. You can peruse brief descriptions of some of the possibilities; if you’d like to find out more, you need to order [read more]
“For those who look at Africa and see only poverty, I say that your view of the world is narrow and sad.. [I recommend] visiting the place; talking to the people… The real point is that Africa is so much more than the sum of its ills. It is a rich place, humanity-wise.”
These are the [read more]
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) recently launched a campaign to recruit volunteers for its programs in five countries – Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mongolia – which may not be able to continue if there is not increased volunteer interest. VSO attributed the decline in volunteer interest in these countries in part to inaccurate [read more]
International Volunteer Programs Association is an alliance of organizations offering volunteer opportunities; the main page offers the possibility to search by region, country, type of work and duration. The opportunities listed are those offered by members, and include large organizations such as Cross Cultural Solutions and Globe Aware, as well as worldwide-but-low-cost organizations like [read more]
If you’re a traveler with a conscience, you’ve probable wondered about the impact of your holiday or volunteer trip.
Tourism Concern - a UK-based organization with a mission to “ensure that tourism always benefits local communities”- is a good place to start. Its campaigns address issues relevant to those with an interest in volunteering abroad [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]
Voluntourism.org is a website which brings together resources for individual travelers, non-profits interested in getting involved as host organizations for voluntourists, and corporations considering voluntourism team-building meetings or other activities. What’s unique about Voluntourism.org is that it provides both a practical look at the details of voluntourism and more academic viewpoints from professionals in [read more]
Glimpse Abroad is an online and print magazine focusing on stories from young people studying and volunteering abroad; it is a non-profit organization which aims to foster cross-cultural exchange, particularly between the United States and the rest of the world.
The site currently has a database of 380 articles from over 90 countries. You have [read more]
Independent Volunteer, which the Volunteer Logue profiled for the first time back in February, is still going strong, and I believe they have added more organizations since then. The site provides information on individual organizations worldwide which regularly need volunteers, and which charge either no fees or low ones. As these are small [read more]
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