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Top International Volunteer Programs Top Volunteer Abroad Programs by Jessica Voigts
A yearly review of the top volunteer programs of all types worldwide. Programs range in length from 1 week to 2 years.
How to Evaluate Volunteer Organizations How to Evaluate International Volunteer Programs by Zahara Heckscher
With so many available international volunteer programs, here is a worksheet to help you make your choice.
Why volunteeer abroad Why Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for Any Age by Zahara Heckscher
The top reasons to volunteer explored by the co-author of classic books on the subject.
International volunteering trends Trends in Volunteering Abroad by Jessica Voigts
Experts and managers of volunteer organizations for people of all ages describe the trends they see in the evolution of volunteering. New options to help other communities around the world are being created and reflect changing interests.
Volunteer in Europe fixing a castle The Guide to Volunteer Programs and Vacations Abroad in Europe by Volker Poelzl
Volunteer programs in Europe include inexpensive yet enjoyable workcamps restoring ancient monuments and more, organic farming, as well as comprehensive volunteer vacation programs with cultural activities and adventures.
Benefits of Service Learning The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad by Jessica Voigts
The many benefits of service-learning abroad for local communities as well as your development as an educated global citizen. So many great options are available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Why pay to volunteer? Why Pay to Volunteer? A Guide for Students by Isabel Bohrer
A student explains the costs of volunteering abroad and provides examples. There are many meaningful budget project or work exchange options with few frills. There are also more expensive and comprehensive responsible volunteer programs with amenities, activities, and organized adventures.
Turtle How to Find a Responsible Voluntourism Experience Overseas by Amy E. Robertson
5 key steps to finding a responsible voluntourism experience. The author has experience in volunteering and evaluating programs.
Wildlife How to Volunteer to Protect Wildlife Responsibly by Amy E. Robertson
How to find a responsible volunteer program that helps to protect wildlife while you are abroad.
Helping endangered animals 9 Volunteer Endangered Animal Projects Abroad by Lavanya Sunkara
Projects abroad for volunteers dedicated to helping many endangered animals.
Volunteer caring for a giraffe A Guide to Animal Care Programs for Volunteers by Jane Stanfield
An experienced author and volunteer describes what it takes to care for animals, providing tips and suggested resources.
Why teens should volunteer 10 Reasons Why Teens Should Volunteer Overseas by Jessica Voigts
Teens will find many lifelong benefits to volunteering abroad. Here are 10 essential and realistic ways the experience transforms teen life.
Volunteer farm work The Guide to Volunteer Farm Work Abroad by Jonathon Engels
Volunteer work and exchanges on farms are a very popular way to extend your travels. Such projects provide many opportunities worldwide for meaningful experiences while on a budget.
Volunteer overseas over 50 Over 50 and Volunteering Overseas by John Dwyer
The author describes his incredible volunteer experiences abroad over the years. Senior volunteers will find advice along with top over 50 programs and resources.
Volunteer vacations for seniors Volunteer Vacations: Seniors Have a Different Agenda by Alison Gardner
Senior travel contributing editor Alison Gardner describes interesting trends in the types of volunteer vacations taken by seniors.
Volunteer photography for an NGO Volunteer with an NGO Abroad as a Photographer by Jim Hall
A former volunteering for an NGO, now an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, practically and vividly describes life abroad a photographer.
Long-term voluntourism The Truth About How Long You Should Commit to Volunteer by Amy E. Robertson
Why volunteer long-term? Here are the top reasons, resources, and recommendations for locations.
Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
Inside tips on planning an unforgettable volunteer vacation in Latin America The author has volunteered extensively in the region from a very young age.
Volunteer and learn Spanish in Panama 10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Combine Language Study and Volunteering in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
How to learn a language abroad while a volunteer. Here are some examples of top language schools in Latin America where both are possible. The combination allows for meaningful cultural immersion.
Volunteer in Namibia Top Volunteer Programs and Sending Organizations in Africa by Zahara Heckscher
Expert tips on how to select a top volunteer organization, along with important programs of all types, within the very diverse and dynamic continent of Africa.
A Path Appears A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity: An Interview with Nicholas D. Kristof by John Dwyer
A discussion of an important book, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity", with a key focus on effective volunteering.
Peace Corps Director of Volunteering An Interview with a Director of the Peace Corps by John Dwyer
Transitions Abroad interviews a Director of the Peace Corps about the many options to volunteer long-term available worldwide. There is now more diversity than ever within the famous program.
Women empowerment Women's Empowerment Abroad as a Volunteer by Amy E. Robertson
You can help with the urgent need for women's empowerment abroad.
Volunteer with your kids abroad Top Considerations for Volunteering Overseas… with Your Kids by Amy E. Robertson
Join your kids abroad to make a difference.
Senior volunteers Learning to Love (Senior) Voluntourists by Alison Gardner
A view on the development of voluntourism, a term the author coined in the 1990s. The author discusses the positive role boomers have played in the development and refinement of volunteer vacations.
Volunteer as professionals How to Put Professional Skills to Use in a Volunteer Program Abroad by Amy E. Robertson
Here are some organizations abroad where much-needed professional skills are put to use.
Student service learning 3 Ways to Engage in Student Service Learning Abroad by Eric Hartman
Breaking down the major ways students can engage in the meaningful academic option of service learning abroad.

 Featured Volunteer Abroad Organizations and Programs

Volunteer in Europe European Volunteer Adventures!
GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife, and the environment they visit.
Volunteer with Children Volunteer Abroad with United Planet!
United Planet is an international non-profit organization with a mission to enhance cross-cultural understanding while addressing shared challenges to create a community beyond borders, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 25 countries. Volunteers learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a mutual exchange.
Volunteering with Children Projects Abroad Worldwide
Projects Abroad is the world's leading short-term international volunteer organization. Live and work in 23 exciting countries around the world. Volunteer projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, and more!
International Volunteering with ELI Volunteer Programs Worldwide with ELI Abroad
Experience a cultural immersion while participating in a meaningful volunteer program! ELI partners with hundreds of local organizations in countries on five continents to provide opportunities for anyone looking for an international volunteer experience.
Volunteer with VolunteerHQ Volunteer Projects Worldwide from US$180 with IVHQ
Affordable volunteer opportunities available worldwide. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support Program, Summer and many more projects by country. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually—one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Volunteer in Argentina, China and South Africa with Connect-123 Volunteer in Argentina, China, Ireland, South Africa and Spain with Connect-123
Connect-123 offers programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Sydney, and Shanghai. In all countries, volunteer work opportunities are hosted by local companies, nonprofit organizations, schools, research institutes, hospitals, and health care clinics.
Volunteer with children A Broader View Volunteers Corp, USA Non-Profit Charity Organization
Since 2007, A Broader View Volunteers has offered customized, safe, and cost-effective international volunteer abroad and culturally immersive travel experiences, worldwide. As a non-profit, participants can fundraise on our website with donors receiving charitable tax receipts for their contributions. ABV is focused on supporting the local community committing 65-70% of all volunteer funding to our overseas projects. Programs include woman's empowerment, education, global health, childcare, animal rescue, and conservation projects.
Adventures in Service Adventures in Service with Globeaware
Volunteer vacations in Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Laos, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Thailand or Vietnam.
Animal Rescue in Galapagos Volunteer in Ecuador and the Galapagos with Lead Adventures
Does it seem to you that all travelers these days have the same experiences and come home with the same tales? Be more than just a tourist and get to know Ecuador in a way that only local specialists can show you! Have the unique chance to get involved by working with children or helping to rehabilitate wildlife.
GO ECO Volunteering Programs
Volunteer Abroad Programs with ELI
Volunteer with United Planet
Volunteer Programs with Projects Abroad
International Volunteering with Volunteer HQ
Volunteer Programs with Connect123
Volunteer with A Broader View
GlobeAware: Adventures in Service in Cambodia
Volunteer in Ecuador with Lead Adventures
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