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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC YOUTH LEAGUE

Description

The International Islamic Youth League specifically focusing on result based performance and participatory approach towards achieving it aims and objective within realistic timeframe. Our organization capacity includes effective and efficient staff, strict financial control and management systems, responsive information, communication and technology assets and logistically oriented to emerging humanitarian contingency planning and emergency response. Achievements are guided by core organizational principles and values for the best interests of beneficiaries and accountability to our donors and relevant stakeholders.
Some of the achievements in emergency response, protection, care and maintenance, repatriation and reintegration of people with concerns in the Sierra Leonean, Mali, Burkina Fas, Niger and Mauritania operations include:
• Enhanced Protection for Returning Sierra Leone Refugees from West Africa Region through Registration, Documentation, Organisation of Convoy Movements and follow up on severe protection cases with Government counterpart, UNHCR and other nongovernmental partners;
• Provided Care and Maintenance for over Twenty Thousand (20,000) Returnees in host community settlements and Camps through the provision health and sanitation , education, food and non-food items commodity management and distribution;
• Provided Care and Maintenance for over Thirty Nine Thousand (39,000) displaced persons in MOPTI displaced Camps in Mali and refugee camps in neighboring countries Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Mauritania through the provision health and sanitation, education, food and non-food items commodity management and distribution.
• Provided livelihood to Liberian Refugees in Sierra Leonean Camps through life skills training and start up kits;
• Facilitated repatriation of Sierra Leonean Returnees and Liberian Refugees in their places of origin;
• Facilitated reintegration of internally displaced persons and returnees through community driven and empowerment projects;
• Coordinated inter agency meetings in collaboration with government counterpart, UN Agencies, INGOs and Civil Society Organisations and Beneficiaries.
• Facilitated documentations and tracing of separated children and promote family reunification;
• Facilitated child sponsorship and basic education in camps and host communities;
• Engaged communities to raise awareness on gender based violence and trafficking of young girls
• Provided capacity building to beneficiaries and stakeholders through targeted training and reorientation of their mind to become self-reliance

AMAIDI International

Description

Since 2006 AMAIDI enables social organizations worldwide to get access to professional and general volunteer resources to be able to meet their global challenges.

Therefore we inspire and mobilize individuals, companies and universities to engage themselves locally or online, either with their skills (pro bono) or their work force (hands-on).

Amaidi International links overseas and local volunteers with local communities they want to support via building capacity of the local organizations that serve these communities such as non-governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, care-homes and social enterprises.

Amaidi International also partners with responsible travel organizations in the countries we work in, so that tourists are offered a different way of getting in touch with the soul of a country. This also allows opportunities to the local communities visited, such as earning respect for their culture and income towards their livelihood.

Amaidi International acknowledges that money, spent in the right way according to the real needs of a local community, can be a boon for the urban and rural poor, enabling them to place the first steps on the road to a better life, away from poverty and its ugly faces such as chronical illness, un-employment, lack of access to quality education and political empowerment.

Soutpansberg Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (SCBC)

Description

The Soutpaspansberg Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation was established in 2014 in order to catalogue the biodiversity of understudied animals in the Soutpansberg region of South Africa. The project initially began with a strong herpetological emphasis; soon it became apparent that it would be impossible to limit the study to a single group. Soon amphibians, small mammals, scorpions, Theraphosidae, Odonata and Lepidoptera were added to the focus of the study. The inclusion of the additional groups has not hampered the reptilian data collection as these groups are often encountered while searching for reptiles. We aim to provide an experience that will bring people into close contact with nature – uncoupled from the everyday routines of urban-based consumer culture – and to facilitate new ways of relating to the world.

We require research assistant volunteers to help us with our ongoing project:
Currently we are looking for people interested in herpetology, entomology, arachnids and small mammals. Participants need to be comfortable around reptiles, reasonably fit and happy to live without electricity (we do have solar power) and in a remote area. Data is collected through fieldwork as well as accessing existing databases and private collections/lists. Where possible fieldwork will be conducted in understudied regions to the East and north of the Soutpansberg range. The collected information will indicate biodiversity hotspots and highlight areas for the consideration of conservational action.

The information generated from this project will include species lists, distribution within the region, habitat preferences and also biological notes of observed behaviours. One of the intended outcomes of the project and the collected information is the consolidation of the information into a publication for future research reference as well as for the education of the interested public.

Research assistants who wish to partake in their own research may do so after discussing their options and drafting a proposal with our help. We are also able to take on students who need to do an internship as part of their course if we our informed upon booking.

The SCBC aims to provide an experience that will bring people into close contact with nature – uncoupled from the everyday routines of urban-based consumer culture – and to facilitate new ways of relating to the world.

Skills and Knowledge you will acquire through participation:
• Reptile and Amphibian Identification and Data Collection for Conservation
• Setting up and maintaining Pit Fall and Funnel Traps for small vertebrates and invertebrates
• Arthropod Identification and Data Collection for Conservation
• Horticulture for Conservation
• Basic Tracking
• Bird Identification and Bird Conservation Data Collection
• Basic Ecology and Conservation in a Changing World
• Macro Photography
• Living off the Grid.

SERVICE VOLONTAIRE INTERNATIONAL

Description

Service Volontaire International (in English: International Volunteering Service) is a Belgian pluralistic youth organization run by and for young people, by and for volunteers. It is an apolitical and non-religious organization. It is open to everyone, without discrimination of nationality, origin, philosophy, financial resources, education or sexual orientation. SVI is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization (NPO).

The organization mainly works in the field of international volunteering (international projects), but also in the areas of social economy, solidarity tourism and intercultural exchanges between young Europeans and the rest of the world. Each year, it sends more than 350 volunteers abroad and welcomes about 100 foreign volunteers to Belgium and France. The aim of the Belgian organization is to stimulate young people’s interest (from 16 to 30 years old) to volunteering. SVI thinks it is not only an act of solidarity, but also an opportunity to live an experience of active citizenship and a way to learn how to live as a community. Beside international projects, SVI also offers opportunities for young people to meet and encourages them to create their own projects and to take over the management of the organization.

NGOabroad

Description

NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter international humanitarian work, in addition to providing frugal, customized international volunteer options.

This is a condensation of our International Volunteering & Internship Opportunities for 2016

CAMEROON, TANZANIA, SACRED VALLEY PERU, SRI LANKA: Nursing, Medical, Physical Therapy

INDIA: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy for kids with Disabilities

SRI LANKA, NEPAL: Slums

UGANDA: Human Rights Education

NEPAL: Trafficking

SRI LANKA: Trauma Counseling after Atrocities of Civil War

KENYA: Counseling Sexual Abuse - Social Work or Psychology

INDIA: Geriatric Social Work

TANZANIA: AIDS

MONGOLIA: Emerging Civil Society

NEPAL: Public Interest Law -> Democracy Building

UGANDA: Community Organizing & Women

RWANDA: International Development

COSTA RICA & ECUADOR; TANZANIA & RWANDA: Micro-finance & Small Enterprise Development

UGANDA, MOROCCO, CAMEROON & COSTA RICA: Women

UGANDA: Secondary School

PERU, HONDURAS & NEPAL: Education

GHANA, INDONESIA & COSTA RICA: Agriculture & Ecology. Environmental.

TANZANIA, NEPAL, KENYA: Water & Sanitation

THAI-BURMA, TANZANIA, RWANDA: Refugees

THAILAND & ECUADOR: Dance, Music, Theatre to work with kids with Disabilities

COSTA RICA, UGANDA, CAMEROON: Domestic Violence

INDONESIA: Wildlife Rescue

These are volunteer internship positions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Interested? Please READ the NGOabroad website. http://www.ngoabroad.com/ then answer Questionnaire and embed with resume and email to info@NGOabroad.com

STUDENTS TRAVEL AND EXPOSURE SOUTH AFRICA

Description

DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET TO ALL DESTINATIONS - SURE!!! FOR TAX REFUNDABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY - SURE!!! VERY AFFORDABLE PROGRAM FEES - SURE!!! FREE LOCAL LANGUAGE LESSONS- SURE!! www.staesa.org

Students Travel and Exposure South Africa (STAESA) aims to enhance and promote a safe, fair and sustainable future for both local and foreign students, non-students, volunteers, interns, NGOSs, schools, colleges, unversities and communities in Africa. We support global friendship through culture, work exchange, education and friendly tourism. We support the advancement of quality of life in the African communities socially, economically and spiritually. Volunteers and interns are involved in the planning and implementation of projects. Together with you we build a healthy Africa. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: website designing, project management, fundraising activities, marketing and advertising. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP:

COUNTRIES:

GHANA, TOGO, BENIN, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, MALI, TANZANIA, UGANDA, MALAWI, ZAMBIA, KENYA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA

PROGRAMS: HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, CONSTRUCTION, COACHING(FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL), MEDIA, ORPHANAGE, TEACHING



HEALTH AND HIV / AIDS PROGRAM

This is a wonderful program for Interns and Volunteers.

STAESA health program connects both long and short term motivated healthcare volunteers/interns with government hospitals, mission hospitals, and private hospitals, clinics and HIV/AIDS homes to bring health care to the door steps of the communities. STAESA has an Amazing healthcare and medical programs opportunity for anyone who is experienced, or who wishes to gain experience within the medical field. This generosity and support of our past and present program participants has enabled us to respond not only to immediate needs of the hospitals and health centres, but change people’s lives. Do you want to be part of this wonderful program? You are most welcome!

Our volunteer team comprises of non-medical volunteers, nurses,medical studenrs, doctors and other health care providers who work side by side with local medical professionals. Without any controversy, our health care program could not have gained this remarkable feat without the tremendous services of our past and present volunteers in the health centres. Apart from helping in the hospitals, volunteers are also involved in an outreach programs which is one of the pillars of all the hospitals and clinics - the Preventive Health Care program. Here the volunteers work with the nurses and other health professionals to engage in maternal and child health education and other reproductive child health related activities and programmes. Child Welfare and immunization campaigns as well as training programmes on healthy diet and hygienic practices are routinely conducted. The outreach programme is designed to ensure regular visits to neighbouring villages to provide basic healthcare services to mothers and sick people who find it difficult to come to the hospital and the distribution of mosquitos’ nets. Volunteers and interns are also schedule to work on the HIV/AIDS prevention program.

Our Interns worked closely with the Medical Doctor in charge of the hospital for more questions and answers. Our internship health program is very intensive and educational to all your academic requirement.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE ROTATED IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTEMENTS FOR FEW A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE FINALLY SETTLED IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT INTEREST THEM. OPERATION THEATER, SURGICAL WARD, OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT, IN PATIENT DEPARTMENT ( CHILDREN WARD, MALE WARD, FEMALE WARD, LABOR WARD) LABORATORY DEPARTMENT, PHARMACY.

AT THE HIV / AIDS DEPARTMENT PROGRAM PARTCIPANTS INVOLVED WITH COUNSELLING AND TESTING, OBSERVATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION, MEETING THE YOUTH ON HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, WORKING WITH COMMUINTY HEALTH WORKERS IN HEALTH RELATED ISSUES. EVERY ONE CAN JOIN.

ORGANIZATION - CLINICS, HOSPITALS, HIV/AIDS HOMES AND COMMUNITIES



COACHING – FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL

STAESA physical training program is designed to include students, trainers, retired footballers, physiotherapist and one with OR without coaching skills. Participants will be working with local sports teams (running teams, local football teams, local basket team, and volley ball team) in communities. The program is also extended to schools and orphanages. This program aimed at strengthening physical training programs in schools/orphanages/communities, taking kids from the streets, showcasing the talents of children in the communities, organizing football games to support campaign against drug abuse, child abuse, women abuse, child trafficking, strengthen and develop programs to bring the orphanages in the communities together in sports activities. The orphanages are side lined when it comes to sports programs. STAESA will like to bring the kids in the orphanages into limelight. The program will also be used as a hub of sports men and women where the national sports council can tap for qualify sports men and women. STAESA the initiators of this project have become aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse, trafficking and neglect involving children in the communities and their surrounding villages. STAESA felt the need to use this program to provide services to such communities, which would help decrease or alleviate the strain on social services as well on the victims and their families. The program also gives you an opportunity to create your own activities to get the kids in the community involved. The program is organized to give you a choice to work with kids in either in the schools or in the orphanage or in the communities.



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

STAESA is working very closely with communities to provide shelters for orphans and street kids, classroom blocks to eradicate learning under trees and overcrowding in the classrooms, library to support and enhance reading among the kids in the communities and toilet to improve sanitation in the communities. The construction also include, construction of youth centers, construction of spots and recreation facilities, construction of medical centers, renovation work on the existing buildings - fixing the windows, doors, plumbing work, electrical work, concreting the floor, fixing the furniture in the classrooms, painting , art work, landscaping and assistance to beautify public places. Our program provides architects and non-architects a chance to strengthen their skills set and expand their professional network. Volunteers work very closely with local contractors. The aim of the program is to bring hope, life and growth into the communities and to see our volunteers doing something that leverage their interest and goals. The program is very interesting and rewarding to give back to the communities by providing something unique that communities don’t have. How cool is that!!!!!

There is something for everyone, swing and turning a paint brush around, plastering, pound a nail - from extension, renovation to new builds. It’s really interesting program and full of fun!! You don’t need to be an architect to join us. The program also provides an opportunity for the donors to see the empirical evidence of their donations.

Activities include Molding blocks, mixing concrete, laying blocks, plastering, dug ditches for the building foundation, assist in directing contractors, supervise other employees on site, assist in buying and transporting building materials to site and project management.

The program also include school program - worked as teacher’s aides in the schools or in the orphanages.

MEDIA PROGRAM

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE YOU TO AFRICA TYPES OF MEDIA WORK AND TO GIVE MORE INSIGHT ABOUT MEDIA WORK IN GENERAL FOR FURTHER STUDIES OR WORK PROMOTION.

What a great privilege would it be to have your voice heard handling programs on the radio live! The opportunity is right here in STAESA's Media Program!!

Our media program exposes you to investigative journalism work in Africa. STAESA media program supports and promote on the job training aimed at current or future media professionals.

Interns get the opportunity to work with newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Not only does the program expose interns to the unique nature of media work in Africa, it also gives you an opportunity to gain more experience in programming, production, recording, research, reporting, and much more. Meeting and talking to friendly people including celebrities in Africa make you feel really at home and have lots of fun. Interns will be scheduled for all the departments at the radio station to enable you have a feel of what happens in these departments.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: JOURNALISM,REPORTING, RESEARCH, DESIGNING, PRODUCTION,LAYOUT,PHOTOGRAPHY, ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND MARKETING SKILLS.

ORPHANAGE PROGRAM

This is an opportunity to work with both orphans in an orphanage.

This is the time you give back to the orphans in Africa, meet the people and see the beautiful country. Activities at the orphanage vary. It is very interesting having lots of orphans all around you, touching and holding you just to express their gratitude having you with them. Your presence really let them know that they are loved. To be able to work and have fun with these lovely children, you must really like children and understand the situation of these little poor orphans. Sure you can! From the first day you arrive on the program till you leave back home, we will always be there for you. Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the kids are very lovely and kind to work with.

The program provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with children of ages between months old to 17 years. The total number of the kids at the orphanage is 33. There orphanage really need help.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES: TEACHING THE ORPHANS BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH, MATHS, HELPING THE ORPHANS WITH THEIR HOME WORK, PLAY GAMES, TEACH MUSIC, AND ADMINISTRATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:HELPING CLEANING THE ORPHANAGE, HELPING IN THE KITCHEN, FEEDING THE BABIES, HELPING IN ORGANIZING TRIPS WITH THE ORPHANS, RENOVATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE( FIXING THE FLOORS, FIXINIG THE WINDOWS, FIXING THE ROOFS, FIXING DOORS, FIXING THE BROKEN FURNITURE AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.

THE AIMS OF THE ORPHANAGE PROJECT ARE: (1) TO LET THE KIDS KNOW THAT SOME ONE LIKE YOU CARE FOR THEM. (2) TO HELP YOU AS A VOLUNTEERS GIVE BACK TO THE ORPHANAGES YOUR SERVICES. (3) TO PROVIDE THE ORPHANAGE THE NECESSARY EDUCATION NEEDED (4) TO BRING LOVE TO THE CHILDREN (5) TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR THE ORPHAN (6) TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE ORPHANS (7) TO BRING SMILES INTO THE FACES OF THE ORPHANS (8) TO MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE ORPHANS



TEACHING PROGRAM:

EVERYONE CAN JOIN THIS PROGRAM. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A PREFESSIONAL TEACHER TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM. THE SCHOOLS ARE IN DIRE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS TO HELP. THE PROGRAM GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, GET YOURSELF IMMERSED IN TO THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE AND HAVE LOTS, LOTS OF FUN. THE PROGRAM IS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN COMMUNITIES. THE SCHOOLS WE WORKED WITH ARE VERY POOR: THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEACHERS, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE FURNITURE - CHILDREN HAVE TO SIT ON THE FLOOR AND WRITE, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEST BOOKS AND WRITTING BOOKS FOR THE KIDS. THE CLASSROOM BLOCKS ARE WITH BROKEN FLOORS, DOORS AND WINDOORS, IN SOME CASES DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND THE KIDS SHARE THE SAME CLASSROOMS. THERE IS REALLY AN URGENT NEED IN THESE COMMUNITIES. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO DO. JOIN US TO PUT A SMILE ON THE FACES OF THESE KIDS AND FIX THE PROBLEM. YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY DONATING BOOKS, MONEY FOR THE FURNITURES, MONEY TO FIX THE FLOORS, WINDOWS AND THE DOORS.

ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: TEACHING BASIC MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS AND SOME ADIMINISTRATION WORK. OTHERS ARE RENOVATION WORK: FIXING THE ROOF, FLOOR, DOORS, WINDOWS, PAINTING AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.



WOMEN / YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

STAESA Youth/women project has over the years support both the unemployed youth and women to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the youth and women physically, spiritually and economically to enable them to break the cycle of poverty. Life is really hard in these communities and women and youth are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford good meals a day and live a good.

You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing trainings including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, networking program, HIV/AIDS public educational program.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: GAME: BASKET BALL OR SOCCER, RESEARCH WORK, FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES, MOTIVATIONAL TALKS, DEVELOPING ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, TRAINING PROGRAMS



WILDLIFE/CONSERVATION PROGRAM:

STAESA's Wildlife, Conservation, Tourism Based on Wildlife Program allows volunteers to have direct contact with wildlife program in South Africa. This program is in three folds. The farm program, the lodge program and the game drive program. Participants will work with locally trained volunteers on wildlife management, conservation, and tourism based on wildlife. The program provides a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and tourist from different parts of the world. Activities in the park include work related to the game, feeding bottled the baby animals, repairing cages, cleaning the cage, driving to other farms to pick up dead cows for food for the lions and administration work. Types of animals in the park are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Tigers, Small cats and cubs.

Activities at the lodge include working in the kitchen, cleaning the lodge and helping visitors around. Activities regarding the game include helping the rangers to take the tourists on safari to spot the animals. In addition to spotting the big five, the STAESA conservation program provides a great opportunity for cultural immersion, as it allows the participants to plunge themselves into the unique world of the people of South Africa. The program is well designed to make sure you are always working with well experience game managers.

Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA’s Wildlife program is run outside Johannesburg.

Our volunteers live on the premises with the staff and they cook for themselves. You will not like to go back home after the program. That is what always happened to our volunteers. From the day of your arrival till you leave South Africa STAESA will always be there for you. Work hours are 8:00 am till 3:30 pm Monday till Friday. Saturday and Sunday are for you.



OTHER PRGRAMS ARE: WATER/SANITATION PROJECT, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, HUMAN RIGHTS, EVIROMENTAL PROJECT



PLACEMENT SITE - BOTH URBAN AND RURAL

DURATION: MINIMUM 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS MAXIMUM 4 MTHS TO 6MTH

LONG TERM PROGRAM CAN ASLO BE ARRANGED ACCOMMODATION - HOST FAMILY / INDEPENDENCE ACCOMMODATION IN HOSPITAL

DISTANCE FROM HOST FAMILY - VERY CLOSE TO HOST FAMILY

DISTANCE FROM INTERNET CAFE - VERY CLOSE TO INTERNET CAFE - COMMUNICATING TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IS VERY EASY.

WORKING HOURS - 8:00AM TO 2:30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

COMMENCE DATE - ALL YEAR ROUND

OUR PROGRAM FEES IS FROM 365 USD- BREAK DOWN: FROM 13.16 USD PER DAY

THE FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1)THE ADMINISTRATION FEES (2)AIRPORT PICK UP. (3)FIRST NIGHT ACCOMMODATIOM AT THE HOTEL WHERE THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT ARRIVES LATE OR THE CORDINATOR MISS THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AT THE AIRPORT. (4)HOST FAMILY (FOOD AND ACCOOMMODATION) (5)ORIENTATION AND SUPERVISION (6)PROGRAM SEARCH (7)OTHER BENEFIT(ITS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET, SAFETY, CULTURE IMMERSION) (8)GIVEN BACK TO THE COMMUNITY(COMMUNITY SUPPORT)

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

THERE IS A DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

MOST OFTEN THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT TRAVEL TO WORK BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT WHICH IS VERY CHEAP AND SAFE COMPARE TO TAXI.

THERE IS AHUGE DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.staesa.org FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR CONSTRUCTION.HIV/AIDS, COACHING FOOTBALL,GENERAL HEALTH PROGRAM

HORIZONCOSMOPOLITE

Description

HorizonCosmopolite is a Canadian based organisation helping young and less young people to go abroad for internships, volunteer work and Spanish immersion programs. In the last eleven years we have sent more than 3000 individuals who have had the chance to get involved in social projects, environmental protection projects and teaching opportunities. Volunteers do not need to be Canadian to apply. They choose the project that meets their objectives and apply. Volunteers with offending backgrounds are accepted if they can get a passport and a visa.

JEUNESSE VOLONTAIRE INTERNATIONALE

Description

Jeunesse Volontaire Internationale (JVI) is engaged in a noble cause, without equivocation. The JVI has positioned itself as an institution to support sustainable development. It directs its actions towards supporting the needy through a movement of volunteering. Volunteers work to train a new generation of young unemployed graduates, support and empower grassroots communities who are vulnerable nationally and internationally. More information on www.jvitogo.org

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

Description

Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF combines the provision of emergency medical care with a commitment to speaking out about the suffering people endure and the obstacles encountered in providing assistance.

MSF is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded by doctors and journalists in 1971. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement with 19 national offices and an international coordination office in Geneva, Switzerland.

MSF’s core work is in providing emergency medical assistance to the most vulnerable people in crisis due to armed conflict.

MSF also provides medical care to help people survive in catastrophic situations where communities and health structures may be overwhelmed. MSF provides assistance during epidemics, following natural disasters, and to people who are excluded from healthcare.

When MSF witnesses serious acts of violence against or neglect of individuals or groups, we may speak out publicly based on eyewitness accounts, medical data and experience. We also give a voice to those who have witnessed such acts .

MSF is an independent and self-governed organisation. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF strives to ensure that it has the power to evaluate medical needs freely, to access populations without restriction and to control the aid it provides directly, giving priority to those in most grave danger. MSF does not take sides in armed conflict and demands unhindered access to patients and the space it needs to carry out emergency medical interventions. In addition MSF only accepts private donations and never accepts funds from parties directly involved in any conflict or medical emergency that MSF is dealing with.

The work of MSF is carried out by thousands of national and international health professionals, logistical and administrative staff. Together they manage projects in approximately 65 countries worldwide.

MSF recruits medical and non-medical volunteers to work in its projects. All of these people bring professional abilities, practical experience, as well as a commitment to and concern for the people they help.

More details http://www.msf.org.uk/work_overseas.aspx

DOCTORS OF THE WORLD

Description

Doctors of the World is an international humanitarian aid organisation, which provides medical care to vulnerable populations who are in crisis situations or who are excluded from healthcare. This includes caring for people who are victims of natural disasters, war, famine, disease, political repression and poverty. Doctors of the World’s projects take place in both developing and developed countries. We recruit medical and non-medical volunteers to participate in the overseas projects. DOW UK launched a healthcare project in January 2006 called Project London. For overseas posts, international experience is desirable and some knowledge of French and/or Spanish is useful. If you are interested in volunteering, please send a CV and covering letter to Chris Bonfiglioli at Doctors of the World UK at recruitment@medecinsdumonde.org.uk

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Translation of documents from French to English or interpreting for patients over the phone, and graphic design.

AID AFRICA VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION

Description

Aid Africa Voluntary Organisation;aims at providing a good living environment and also raise the standard of the people of the African continent through volunteerism. Aid Africa voluntary organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-racial, non-religious, and above all, non-creed organisation. The organisation is committed in trying to reduce the number of orphans and street children. The organisation is based in the northern part of Ghana and aims to act as a catalyst to inspire young and old people from all backgrounds and nationalities to reach their full potential through working together. We work in health, education, orphanage homes, and psychiatric homes, homes for the disabled, agriculture and internships. Aid Africa offers international travellers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to non-western cultures through volunteer programmes. Our participants give their time and share their skills and talents with local people from all walks of life. Our programmes are about getting outside one's comfort zone, seeing what's out there in the universe, and making a meaningful contribution to some of its citizens, especially as Aid Africa Volunteers. We offer international travellers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to non-western cultures through volunteer programmes, internships, and language study.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS: It is possible to provide volunteers with work placements in community projects, small-scale industries, public institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGO's) in Ghana. This program provides students with a hands-on experience and helps them to see and understand Ghanaian life. There are opportunities in both rural and urban areas. Most often these participants are placed with a family who has some affiliation with the work placement. We have partnership arrangements with institutions in Ghana in a wide range of fields including: education, agriculture, construction, environment and disaster relief, water and sanitation, data collection/statistics, health and population, small-scale enterprise development, eco-tourism, health and environment, child care, women in development, rehabilitation for physically and mentally handicapped, AIDS projects, office/computer, rural technology, food and nutrition orphanages, home for the disabled.



TEACHING INTERNSHIP: Our Teaching Internship is designed to give university students the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a structured setting. The student teacher will have a teacher mentor and supervisor at the school where they are working. Student teachers are also given an extra five-day orientation specific to teaching in the Ghanaian school system. INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS: Internship programmes provide opportunities for both students and employees to further the student's career by volunteering their services and learning new methods while expanding their knowledge. We place participants with both private and public institutions and non-governmental organisations.

MAKE EVERY WOMAN COUNT

Description

Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) is a young women-led organisation committed to actively promoting and advocating for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls and to raise awareness of the African women's Decade. The MEWC website aims to be a comprehensive online resource to support the empowerment of African women and girls. Make Every Woman Count focuses on 6 priority areas that are vital to women's rights and gender equality: Human Rights of Women, Women, Peace & Security, Violence Against Women, Political Participation & Leadership, Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS & Reproductives Health.

Mission

Make Every Woman Count's mission is to provide accessible, timely and accurate information, resources and tools to support and strengthen the work of African women's rights advocates, grassroots, and activists to effectively promote the economic, political and social rights of African women and girls; and to inspire and support young women to be the future generation of African leaders.

Vision

Make Every Woman Count's vision is a world where African women and girls are empowered to fully participate in the economic, political and social life of the continent. MEWC believes that the empowerment of women and girls will lead to real participatory democracy and social justice for all, hence peace and sustainable development, food security and better healthcare which will benefit the whole continent.





TRAVEL ACTIVE

Description

Travel Active can offer: Work and Travel Europe: working on a farm in Norway or Switzerland, or restoration projects in France, Italy etc. Work and Travel Australia and Canada: conservation programmes. Volunteer work in Africa, Latin-America and Asia. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted depending on the situation and the programme.

FIDESCO

Description

Fidesco is an international NGO which sends volunteers throughout the world to developed and under developed countries to place their skills at the service of development projects and humanitarian projects. Project missions include among other fields: social work, teaching, medical, agricultural, construction, education, formation etc.

MERCY SHIPS

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Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Following the example of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender or religion. Our goal is to serve one million people a year. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has impacted over 5.5 million people; delivered more than $21 million of medical equipment, hospital supplies and medicines; completed close to 350 construction and agriculture projects including schools, clinics, orphanages and waterwells; and demonstrated the love of God to people in 95 ports in 53 developing nations. One of the reasons Mercy Ships accomplishes so much is because career and short-term volunteers raise their own support and pay crew fees to serve. 850 career staff and over 1600 short-term volunteers from over 40 nations join together to serve the poor and needy. Mercy Ships follows the 2,000 year-old model of Jesus: the blind see, the lame walk, the mute speak, and Good News (the nature and character of a loving God) is proclaimed and demonstrated among the poor. Mercy Ships welcomes volunteers who would like to give of their time, efforts and expertise to the work of bringing hope and healing to the poor. Short-term volunteers can participate from two weeks to a year with Mercy Ships, while others may choose to serve in a career capacity. We do not usually accept volunteers with an offending background.

ENGINEERAID

Description

EngineerAid is an international charity working to provide remote solutions to engineering and technology problems in the less economically developed countries by providing a platform to engineers to collaborate and solve problems. EngineerAid works in over 33 countries world wide along with other partner organisations around the world, ranging from Government departments to NGOs and leading social enterprises. The use of our services is as far-reaching as the need of technological support and innovation in every sector, including, but not limited to health, education, transport, agriculture, energy, water, sanitation and construction. The engineering technologies involved within these sectors include electronic, mechanical, electrical and clinical amongst others. Our vision is to be in direct communication and collaboration with engineers across the globe to advocate self-help and long-term sustainability of the expert knowledge and skills provided. We aim to provide a service to aid development, with open access, giving simple, direct and timely advice, working independently and in collaboration with other NGOs. Our mission is to create a global community together with people in developing countries and engineers across the world for the sharing of expert knowledge As a team we promote the values of honesty, humanity, passion and enthusiasm for what we do. Our approach is proactive, always ethical, and eager to face new challenges in the sharing of expert knowledge. We display an apolitical attitude, keeping ourselves committed to the cause of social development. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: All opportunities are based online. We may be able to accept volunteers with an offending background.

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

Description

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD aims to promote international understanding, co-operation and friendship by encouraging and enabling volunteers to offer practical help and skill-sharing in response to requests from disadvantaged areas of the world. Volunteers are sent to places of need in response to requests received for help; either skilled individuals in an in-service training role or groups, generally on building projects, where all team members need to come from the same geographical area, chosen at the time of project planning. We aim to give people the opportunity to do a useful job of work, to share valuable skills and be genuinely helpful, whilst at the same time forging valuable links of friendship between individuals and communities and learning how much the people of the developing world can offer to us. We ask people to give of themselves, not only to raise funds but, more importantly, to give time, energy, talents and skills. We want people who are prepared not just to put their money where their mouths are, but to put themselves where their hearts are. It has been said that work is love made visible - the work is very important, but we need volunteers who are also willing to hold out the genuine hand of friendship Our hands around the world may get grubby and blistered, they may need to hold a sick child or comfort a grieving parent, they may sometimes just be asked to hold the hand of another; but there is always more to these hands than practical help alone. We believe that the best way to understand a country’s problems is to understand the needs of its people. We expect our volunteers to spend time preparing for their project, learning about the place of which they will for a short time become part, and then we want that learning curve to continue, not just during the project, but afterwards. We want our volunteers to question injustice and unfairness; we want them to understand the problems of the developing world and see how sometimes others can exacerbate these problems; and then, most of all, we want them to be determined to be part of the solution. We have been able to place volunteers with an offending background.

SOLIDARITÉS JEUNESSES

Description

Solidarités Jeunesses organises international workcamps in France as well as in over 70 countries worldwide. They work in co-operation with partner agencies in these countries, and exchange volunteers through each other. On workcamps, volunteers work on a wide variety of projects such as conservation, protection of the environment, construction, renovation of historical sites, social and community work etc. Volunteers are expected to work for about five to six hours each day on the projects. Solidarites Jeunesses places volunteers that live in France on its own and on partner' projects. Persons living in other countries normally are required to contact partner organisations in their respective countries - when those exist.

CATHOLIC NETWORK OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Description

Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) is an organisation of nearly 200 full time, Christian faith based volunteer programmes. The programmes offer volunteers the opportunity to volunteer on a full-time basis (30+ hours/week) for as little as one week to three years. Programmes place people in numerous ministries, and in over 110 countries. We are based in the US and place volunteers in all 50 states in the US. Guiding users should check for the most current placment information on our website www.cnvs.org under Response Directory. We may have placements for volunteers with an offending background, depending on the offence, but acceptance varies between programmes.

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