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FRIEDENSDORF INTERNATIONAL (Peace Village International)

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Since 1967 Friedensdorf International has worked with wounded children from war-torn and crisis areas including Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Angola, Armenia, Georgia and Tadzhikistan who need medical treatment in European hospitals. After appropriate treatment the children stay in the Peace Village care station in Oberhausen for rehabilitation until they return to their native countries and to their families. The children range from two years up to 11 years of age. About 15 volunteers/interns work in the Village every year. In PEACE VILLAGE there is a possibility to do a training which is for interested candidates who would like to gather some practical knowledge or want to try out their capabilities. Applications in the following departments is possible: ·Children's home ·Rehabilitation center ·Kitchen/ house keeping services ·Children's schoolhouse included wood- metal, garden and kitchen training units ·Sorting second hand clothes, things in second- hand shops ·Public Relation ·Educational establishment. (We would like volunteers/interns in the department of Children’s home or Reha-Center to stay more than 6 month long, because it is very difficult for our children to adapt to many different persons. A high fluctuation means that they always have to say good bye to someone whom they just started to love, and they desperately need some stability. In other departments like Kitchen/ housekeeping services or technical departments, the duration could be more than 3 month-long.) The applicants are supposed to mention their desired work area in PEACE VILLAGE. Since we have only limited positions to offer in the different departments, we cannot guarantee that the applicant's desire can be definitely fulfilled. But we would try our best to meet the requirements. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get paid training, however, we offer free lodging and food to the volunteers/interns in PEACE VILLAGE. It's also a great chance to work along with a committed team having an international atmosphere and be engaged in a variety of tasks where high amount of responsibility is expected. Volunteers/interns also receive a certificate and of course last but not the least, a sense of personal achievement. Applicants are advised to gather information about the concept of PEACE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL before they apply. Please send written applications to the address above. Knowledge of German language is necessary. Most of our staff members do not speak English, and the communication with the children is done in German.

SUNFO (SRI LANKA UNITED NATIONS FRIENDSHIP ORGANSATION)

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SUNFO (Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organisation) is a non-political, non-racial, non-sectarian organisation working towards peace, harmony and well-being of mankind. SUNFO was founded on 22nd May 1999, National Heroes Day of Sri Lanka. Objectives - To develop friendly relationships and mutual understanding among Sri Lankans and other nations. To assist in educating affiliated members and the general public about the United Nations organisation, its objectives, purposes, principles and programmes. To motivate communities to observe and live according to the principles of the United Nations. Organise various activities and functions to celebrate special days of UN Member Nations. To be a centre for the collection of data on inborn talents, issues, interests and culture of children, youth, elders, women and men, and promote activities, camps, counselling centres, leadership training, exhibitions, international exchange programmes, educational and vocational training, workshops, conferences, career guidance, intellectual, physical and other activities. To implement social services and economic enterprise development projects in different fields and involving children, youth, women and men. SUNFO has expanded its services island wide by establishing branches in all provinces of Sri Lanka. SUNFO mainly promotes volunteerism and overseas volunteers are welcome to join SUNFO to implement projects here in Sri Lanka. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Graphic designing, translation, fundraising, project report preparation, website designing.

We may place volunteers with residential facilities at our centers at Moratuwa and Ambalangoda. We invite volunteers for community services, child care, teaching English and other languages, Youth development, costruction, gardening, music, sports, environmental programs, etc. contact sunfomobile@yahoo.com with your details.

ANIDASO NSAE FOUNDATION

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We work in Ghana to provide impoverished, orphaned and street children with Health Care and Education.

We need volunteers to help with teaching in one of our partner schools (any subject of your preferred choice), helping in local hospitals (i.e. during child delivery in the Maternity Unit), holding HIV/Aids awareness talks etc. These are only a few examples of the things you could be doing here in Ghana and we are willing to accommodate you with any skills you may have. If you have an idea in which area you would like to volunteer you can also let us know and we will see if such an opportunity is available.

OUTSET YOUTH ACTION

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Outset Youth Action (Outset) is an independent county wide youth organisation and registered Charity which operates over the whole county of West Sussex.

Outset acts as a volunteering agency for young people aged 13 – 25, encouraging and supporting young people to take on a wide range of volunteering opportunities within their community. The nature of these opportunities is to provide support and benefit to West Sussex communities and contribute to each young person’s own personal development.

Volunteers choose the type of activity they wish to be involved in. Their skills and interests are carefully matched to a wide range of projects in their community.

Outset Youth Action believes that every young person should be recognised for their contribution, no matter how big or small. We think it’s important to give young people the opportunity to reflect on their learning and to identify the skills they have gained through their volunteering experiences.

All Outset volunteers receive a signed certificate giving details of their personal involvement and commitment. Young People aged between 16 - 25 can work towards and receive a nationally recognised award and also complete an ASDAN short course qualification in volunteering.

Outset Youth Action encourages and supports a wide range of young people to volunteer for the benefit of their local community, irrespective of their personal situation. They do not need any qualifications and it will not cost them any money.

Central to Outset’s work is the continuous support given to the volunteers by Outset’s team of Youth Volunteer Advisers. Each district of West Sussex is represented by a Youth Volunteer Advisor who is responsible for the supervision of the volunteering activities of young people drawn from the district.

They are responsible for organising placements and for overseeing matters relating to health and safety. All placements are carefully monitored and risk assessed by Outset to ensure that they are both appropriate and safe for volunteers.

Outset Volunteers don’t need to have had previous volunteering experience – just a commitment to helping others and making a difference in their community.

Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

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With Active programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) is a voluntary and non-profit youth-led development organization working directly with development partners across the world. Established as a post-conflict initiative, the organization is staffed by a group of young proactive youths who are convinced that development does not lie in the hands of the elderly alone, about also in those of young people.

It maintains the view that young people can be agents of positive change, and works for ways of enabling youth to step forward for social transformation in various communities and the world at large.
The overarching goal of YPPD is to contribute to the endeavors of supporting youth development, peaceful conflict resolution, stability, sustainable development, peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. It works to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups through training, partnership, advocacy, enhancing the youth knowledge base and equipping them with livelihood skills. It is a platform for diverse kinds of actions committed to engaging key stakeholders at different levels of development across the country.
Our work is inspired by the daily struggles of our communities and the enormous opportunity that exists in collaboratively working with others in the search for sustainable solutions.

Sharing Dreams Project

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"Sharing Dreams Project" is a local non-profit organization that works directly with the most vulnerable inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes and runs a number of volunteer projects, with a focus on improving the well-being of women and children.

Our organization was legally founded in 2009, and since then we are developing social projects directly in Andean populations subject to social, economic and cultural exclusion. Precisely in those areas where most people live, descendants of the old Inca state, with the greatest problems of economic development and subject to socio-cultural exclusion here in Peru.

Our projects are developed by ourselves, thus providing a more real and rewarding experience of volunteer work and cultural exchange.
We are delighted to offer to all the participants a personalized and totally experiential experience of knowing our beautiful country, culture and real social situation

WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST

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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local environmental charity, dedicated to protecting wildlife and natural habitats throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. It is one of 47 independent trusts forming The Wildlife Trusts - the largest body in the UK concerned with all aspects of nature conservation. The Trust manages over 60 nature reserves totalling over 2,000 acres, including woodlands, meadows and wetlands. Practical work on these reserves is carried out by a network of local volunteers. The Trust also works to protect wildlife by campaigning on nature conservation issues, by liaising with other organisations, individuals and community groups, and by promoting a greater awareness of conservation to the general public. The Trust promotes wildlife education in schools, colleges and local communities through talks, exhibitions and guided walks. In addition to income from membership, the Trust raises funds by sponsorship, grants, donations and legacies.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN IN CONFLICT (AfCiC)

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Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) works with children and young people to break the cycle of violence, hatred and despair by providing psychological, emotional and educational support to enable these survivors to come to terms with their past experiences, make the most of their present and build a better future. AfCiC currently operates programmes in Kenya. Our work focuses on children and young adults as often they are the most vulnerable during and after conflict and the most able to overcome the conflicts in their communities and to bring about change in the future. 1. We have four charity shops in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon and Grove and intend to open more. We are always looking for responsible volunteers to work in our shops. 2. There are three main options for volunteering in Thika, Kenya. Firstly there is Holiday Club Volunteering, where volunteers work directly with vulnerable children in a school enviroment during the August school holidays, teaching in the morning and then helping with fun activities in the afternoon. Secondly working with street children at the Interim Care Centre, where volunteers live on-site and assist in the care and rehabilitation of the children. Finally, there are posistions for volunteers working in legal aid - Kenya's Children's Legal Aid Work provides legal advice, advocacy and mediation for children affected by the law. Volunteers with a law background are needed for a minimum of three months to assist with this programme.

VOLUNTEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

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Volunteers Without Borders (VWB) is bridging the gap between international volunteers and local NGO organizations. Volunteers Without Borders opens doors and guides you to help make a difference to those less fortunate while volunteering abroad. We offer 100's of different programs in 18 different countries. We CONNECT international volunteers with opportunities to make a difference in countries that need it the most. While volunteering abroad, you will gain valuable experience that will change your life as well as changing the lives of those around you.

Whether you're looking to live & help out at an orphanage, work with street kids or children from the slums in India or Indonesia, volunteer abroad at a Sea Turtle conservatory in Sri Lanka or Kenya, get involved in Wildlife Conservation efforts in South Africa, or teach English in South East Asia or Africa, we have so many unique opportunities to offer you. We provide a means for people seeking to make the world a better place with the opportunity to do so at the most affordable rates possible.

VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Vision for Sustainable Development. (VFSD) is non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Uganda, East Africa and located in Kampala District-Kawempe Division-Kazo anogla II lugoba zone just behind the division headquarters. It was registered in 2005 with the ministry of internal affairs under the department of community welfare services. We work on the following objectives and activities:- · HIV/AIDS counseling and sensitization to the affected and infected groups. · Educating orphan children and vulnerable groups through the provision of school fees assistance and scholastic materials e.g. books, sets, rulers. pens, pencils, coloured pencils, brooms and toilet paper etc. · Promotion of health programmes in hygiene, sanitation and nutrition. · Promotion of income generating activities and development activities. · Educating training entrepreneurship skills to the youth. We have been working for three years with help from volunteers, membership, local individuals and well wishers' contributions. With the spirit of charity and volunteering in VFSD-Uganda over 150 orphans, vulnerable children and families in Kampala and the Kumi District have been helped and we have brought hope and joy into their lives VSFD is looking for volunteers to help us continue our services.

BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE

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Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is people giving their time and skills to help a world in need. It is a way for people to work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, but can be part of ongoing work for justice, peace, and the care of creation. As sponsor of the program, the Church of the Brethren exemplifies its heritage in peacemaking and service through the goals of BVS: Working for peace, advocating justice, serving human need, and care for creation.Some volunteers engage in projects that deal with immediate needs. Others work towards changing unjust systems. Sharing God's love through acts of service, volunteers bring hope to shattered lives, offer food and shelter to those in need, and build understanding between individuals, groups, nations and humanity and the world we share. BVS seeks volunteers willing to act on their commitment and values. We challenge individuals to offer themselves, their time and their talents to work which is both difficult and demanding, rewarding and joyful.

RWANDAN YOUTH INFORMATION COMMUNITY ORGANISATION (rYico)

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Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation (rYico) is a UK registered charity that works to support and empower vulnerable young people in Rwanda. We do this through Centre Marembo, our youth resource in Kigali which supports young people who have been orphaned, neglected or left in very difficult conditions for a variety of reasons. rYico also works in the UK to increase social and cultural understanding about Rwanda. Latest news Short-term volunteering opportunity.

rYico is looking for an experienced person to work with us full-time for 2 months from April 2017 (subject to funding) to share their skills to help build the capacity of the organisation. Our current priorities are to support our social business garment production industry "African Sewing Club and Centre Marembo in Rwanda. We need volunteers who can support our fundraising activities in the UK. We also welcome applications from individuals who wants to volunteer in Rwanda with relevant experience and skills in fashion and garments making and eligibility to work in the UK and Rwanda. If you feel you have other skills that may be useful to the charity, please get in touch via email or call us on 01273 234 836.

One World 365

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Search rewarding volunteering programs worldwide with One World 365 where you can help communities, wildlife and the environment.

(AFSU) ADVOCACY THROUGH FILMING AND SCREENING UGANDA

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Advocacy Through Filming and Screening Uganda (AFSU) is a non-profit making, non-partisan and interdenominational charity organisation. AFSU is duly registered with the Non-Governmental Organization Board of Uganda by ministry of internal affairs. AFSU is based in Kampala, Uganda. The inception of AFSU is to conduct and carryout activities that address needs for children, women, aged and youth. This is done with a focus on broad thematic areas of health, HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, education, environment protection, climate change, agriculture through use of educative short films, workshops, consultancies, participatory research, training, development of training materials and tools, sensitising communities and music, dance and drama. Special attention is to raise voices of the marginalised communities through advocacy activities. We would like volunteers to pay a visit to our office and our community projects, to enable us to share knowledge, experiences and learn more from each other. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

HEBRIDEAN WHALE AND DOLPHIN TRUST

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The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is a registered charity which has pioneered the study of whales, dolphins and porpoises found in the waters off Scotland's west coast. Using study techniques that neither harm nor seriously disturb the animals, the research work undertaken provides those who manage Scotland's wildlife and habitats with the information they need to achieve effective conservation. The research also provides the materials for our work in environmental education, helping to raise public awareness around the UK and educate visitors to this outstanding area about the local marine environment.

HWDT welcomes onboard about 60 volunteers every field season to assist with visual and acoustic data collection. Volunteers effectively become marine mammal scientists for the week, contributing to data collection and the general running of the boat. For more information, see http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/get-involved-join-us-onboard.asp.

HWDT also recruits interns to assist with specialised tasks over the field season. Interns will spend six months in Tobermory, working alongside the HWDT team undertaking sightings and strandings tasks or educational activities. Interns will receive no funding from HWDT. For more information see http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/get-involved-volunteer-placement.asp

PHANGAN ANIMAL CARE for STRAYS

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PhaNgan Animal Care FOR STRAYS (PACS)

is a Non-Profit Animal Welfare Centre on a island (Koh Phangan) in South Thailand. PAC is dedicated to improving the lives of all the Island's Animals, since 2001.

PACS provides Nursing care for all basic illness and injuries of Stray Animals, as well as Neutering & Vaccination.

PACS does not Operate as a Shelter.

PACS asks Depending on Volunteer for a minimum commitment of 2 months, and generally requests a minimum of 5 days per week, depending on the number of volunteers available.

PACS receive No Official Funding and relies Heavily on the Good Will of the Local Community, Tourists and friends of PACS.

Please contact PACS directly to find out about availability, or complete the application form on our website under Support PACS.

PIT PONY SANCTUARY

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Pit Pony Sanctuary. We are a small group in Wales who help Pit Ponies and all the other needy horses & ponies we can with our meagre resources. No riding opportunities. Our ponies don't generally like people and certainly don't want to be ridden. Opportunities for physical work on the 20 acre Farm, fencing, general repairs, walling, mucking out, etc Also administration opportunities in the Charity office. Our small Hill Farm overloos Pontypridd and the Taff Vally. From its lofty perch there are panoramic views off to the Brecon Beacons on a clear day. We share the land with much wildlife and try to do minimal disturbance.
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Fundraising. Letter writing, Help with web sites, searching opportunities on-line etc. We may be able to place volunteers with an offending background. Each case individually assessed.

JAC INDIA

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The international volunteer programs of Joint Assistance Centre (JAC) are intended to provide opportunities for visiting friends from abroad to see India and learn about its people and their concerns while travelling. Programs run all year round in different parts of the country. An individual schedule is devised for each person or group to meet their needs. Arrangements have to be made at least 30 days in advance of arrival in India in order to plan properly. Volunteers working with children will be placed in one location at a school or a home for children for a period of 15 days or longer. These volunteers should be prepared to learn some basic Hindi language preferably starting before they leave for India. Learning Hindi is possible in JAC also. It takes four days to understand basic Hindi. Participation in work camps in Indian villages: These programmes involve work with villagers on such activities as sanitation projects, building construction, plant nurseries and other agricultural work, literacy and women's welfare, health projects including use of local herbal medicine, environmental awareness campaign etc. (1-4 weeks) Working with children in schools and orphanages (12 weeks minimum) Helping in JAC office in New Delhi doing office work, and research for cultural exchange, disaster preparedness and other programmes. Preparing and attending conferences on development, disasters and environmental issues. Taking part in environmentally oriented treks in the Himalayan area. Participation in yoga, meditation and natural health care training programme. Participation in individually designed projects based on special skills involving a long term commitment in such areas as medicine, journalism and engineering.

WESLEY COMMUNITY FURNITURE

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Wesley Community Furniture has been running an essential service in Manchester, in one form or other, since 1993. WCF is a Furniture Reuse Organisation (FRO) established with the aim of reusing household items for the benefit of people in need, after concerned local volunteers saw a huge waste of resources in Hulme - both items and people. We endeavour to use the initiative, hard work and creativity of local people to help sustain disadvantaged inner-city communities.

Our operation presently consists of our main shop/office/work unit in Fallowfield, a second shop/work unit in Hulme, a small fleet of 3 vans, 7 paid staff, and our invaluable team of 25+ volunteers (many of whom work full time). We can only do what we do thanks to the input & efforts of our volunteers, and all our generated income goes into the service provision.

We collect donations of all manner of household items: furniture, beds, white goods/electricals, bicycles, books, bric-a-brac, bedding & clothing. We collect donations from the public from all over Greater Manchester/N Cheshire, which we sort, repair (if viable), store, sell (at minimal cost) and deliver to our clients.

Our clients either walk in off the street or are referred from other statutory/voluntary organisations. These referred clients, in the direst of circumstances, can access our ‘Homestarter’ furniture packages, which provide many of the basics for independent living for a very small outlay.

The main beneficiaries of the work of our charity fall into two groups, but, as we often find when clients become volunteers, these are often the same people. These are:-

1) Volunteers: all our staff (paid or unpaid) come from the wards of Manchester with the highest multi-deprivation indexes scores in the city (some of the highest in England), and it is often the case that they are unemployed, homeless, from a refugee background, or otherwise disadvantaged.

2) Clients: similarly mostly from the poorest wards in the City of Manchester (plus Salford & N Trafford), and on Benefits or Benefit level incomes. Referral organisations include:-

Social Services, Health Trusts, Social Landlords, CABs, Refugee/Asylum Organisations, Mental Health Projects, Women’s Refuges/organisations for the victims of violence, Homeless Projects, Probation Service, Age Concern, Drug/Alcohol Projects etc. Some 40%+ of our clients come from BME backgrounds.

Please see our website for more details.

www.thewesley.org.uk

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