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CAMEROONIAN ACTION FOR AIDS, WELFARE & RETURN HOME (CAAWRHO)

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Cameroonian Action for Aids Welfare and Return Home (CAAWRHO) is a registered charity in UK under the Registration No: 1115448 which aims to alleviate asylum seekers and refugees from Africa and Cameroon in particular living in the UK. Our team of expects provide advice, support and information on education and training, employment, sponsorship, integration with Communities, health and nutrition and income generation etc. CAAWRHO was founded in 2006 by a group of Cameroonians living in the UK. CAAWRHO Trust was established in 2006 for public benefit in United Kingdom. We work with local authorities in UK and abroad to identify orphan children up to the age of 12 in Cameroon who have no visible means of support. Many of these children are victims of the scourge HIV/ AIDS that is taking a terrible toll throughout Cameroon, asylum seekers and refugees from Africa living in UK particularly those from French speaking African Countries. By relieving such persons who are in need of education and training, employment, income generation, poverty and sickness. We provide advice, support and information. We also respond to disasters and emergencies, CAAWRHO promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities.

CONGOLESE ASSOCIATION OF MERSEYSIDE, THE

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The Congolese Association of Merseyside aims to relieve the need, and help improve life style of refugees, asylum seekers and other French speaking persons in need within the community throughout Merseyside and surrounding areas. We provide translation, interpretation, training, advocacy, sign post and referral to specialists and other main stream agencies to meet social need (health care, housing, employ, education, life long learning and other basic rights). We may be able to accept a volunteer with an offending background depending on the offence.

African Women Welfare (AWOW)

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The African Women Welfare (AWOW) is a new charity based in London Harrow

MISSION: To enable the integration of French-speaking and Lingala Africans in London Borough of Harrow into the British society.

SCOPE: The scope is to assist French and Lingala-speaking African immigrants in London Borough of Harrow and Harrow's surrounding areas by:

a). empowering them and; b). helping them to break barriers.

Barriers: Language barriers, employment barriers, health and social barriers, citizens' participation barriers.

The main objetives of the work of AWOW are:

A). To assist clients in the following areas:

1. Economic Integration: assist access to work and educational opportunities.

2. Social Integration: assist with overcoming language barriers and facilitating familiarization with the British culture and system.

3. Health & Welfare Integration: assisst with understanding how the heal and housing system work and how to respect the system

B). To empower women through training and confidence building programmes (the Breaking Barriesrs Training Programme).

C).To help to break down the isolation and to provide a community of support for women and their families in order to minimize depression and mental illness.

MEDAIR UK

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MEDAIR

Do you have experience in any of the following: project management, finance, HR, administration, logistics, IT, health services, water and sanitation, engineering or construction?

A brief introduction to Medair: Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation to the most vulnerable people affected by disasters, conflict, and crisis - particularly the forgotten men, women, and children who live in difficult-to-access regions in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Medair is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), with Internationally Recruited staff and Headquarters staff who are motivated by their Christian faith to care for people in need. Our work is compassionate and practical, providing life-saving care and support which upholds the dignity and independence of every person, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Are you ready to work for a greater purpose?

Countries of Operation: Medair is currently running multisectoral relief programmes in: Afghanistan, Chad, D. R. Congo, Haiti, Madagascar, Somalia/Somaliland, South Sudan, the Syria crisis and Zimbabwe.

Project Overview: Working alongside local staff, our teams use their professional expertise to provide aid for people whose lives are at risk from political conflict and natural disasters. This is often in remote places where the infrastructure has broken down and outside relief is essential.

AMAIDI International

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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)

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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.

BIFERD Network

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BIFERD is a local network based in the Eastern area of DRC.

BIFERD is working in independantly and is a non profit organization committed to supporting the poor in the Eastern of DRC. Women and children also.

BIFERD is localy recognised by UNICEF, OCHA, Norwegian Refugee Council and is very appreciated by local authorities. BIFERD is focused in food security, education, protection, health and nutrition, monitoring and evaluation, training and environment. BIFERD needs support from any one around the world to help HIV/AIDS victims, rejected women, orphans, poorest families. At an international level BIFERD is partner to Strategies for Hope Foundation (UK), Peace Child International (UK) and Global Giving (US). BIFERD is working with UNICEF via Norvegian Refugees Consil in Distribution of Non Foods Items and now BIFERD is doing better with Nutrition , Education , wash and Food security Clusters.

Now in the Eastern of DRC there are new IDPS who need supports in WASH, Nutrition , Food and Shelter . They need hope . BIFERD is doing monitoring, Garden for vegetable,Hygiene promotion and spring protection . We realy need people to support us .





WEC INTERNATIONAL

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We are an international mission organisation taking the good news of Jesus to the nations! www.wec-uk.org

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To get in touch email: info@wec-uk.org

Our Short Term Mission programme is geared to fuel your passion for God through hands-on mission. For a Solo Trek, we aim to match your gifts and time-frame for short-term cross-cultural mission. We will place you alongside an experienced missionary in any one of over 80 countries, where you can serve God, share the good news and grow in your faith. Or you might choose to join a Team Trek: a group of up to ten volunteers, sent to a strategic location for two or three weeks.

Alongside the short term missions, Trek has an internship programme, with placements tailored to your gifts and calling. Internships are based in the UK but may include study and time abroad, and can focus on a huge range of ministries. Resonance Arts also offers Short Term internships in music, drama and visual arts.

RACHEL'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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Rachel’s Development Programme is a National NGO working in Gatundu North, Gatundu South, Ruiru, Thika District and Kiambu County in provision of free basic health facilities with a special emphasis on health and sustainable development. The organization was registered in July 2003 under the NGO Act, with an aim of poverty alleviation, health and food security.

The organization sits on 10 acres of land with River Karimeno on the bottom overlooking coffee plantations. It is located on a Highway which is accessible to many people from various locations.

The organization has wide experience in the provision of medical services, having held many free medical camps in collaboration with Ministry of Health. Rachel's Development Programme has premises that can be used as a hospital.

We practice Agri-Business and all fresh food comes from the farm. It has a very good environment which links Agro-Tourists to other farmers, organized groups, community and internship students.

Our Mission

To reach out and rescue the less fortunate children, like orphans, street children, abused children and children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and reintegrate back to the community after the environment where they are supposed to settle is sensitized and made better for their livelihood.

Objectives

1. Provision of homely environment to the neglected and vulnerable children in need.

2. Education for life through formal and informal training in order to make them self reliant.

3. Promote their identity and personality to make them complete people.

4. Provision of love, care and counselling.

5. To re-integrate back to community and take after care services.

6. Empower their guardians in order for them to cater for their children when they leave Rachels’s children home from 18 yrs and below.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - short term mission service

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A community of mission service, loving God's world and living God's way - The Call in Action. We aim to encourage people to live a mission lifestyle, equip people in mission service and share resources for mission work. Church Mission Society short term placements provide an experience of mission service alongside Christians in other cultures overseas. Immerse yourself in another culture, build relationships, learn about the global church and challenge your understanding of mission. Opportunities also provide professionals space to share skills, experience and faith where appropriate. Example opportunities: youth worker in Brazil, nursing assistant in Nepal, English teaching in Uganda, working with visually- or hearing-impaired children in Lebanon, church planting in France. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted - each case is assessed separately.

The Norbert and Friends Missions

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The Norbert and Friends Missions is an NGO working with local partners to bring help and hope to communities around the country.
The Norbert and Friends Missions is under the Patronship of the Free Pentecost Church of Tanzania (www.fpct.or.tz) and aims to host and send volunteers in our community. We do plan to reach first of all the poorest regions and countries like Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Uganda. Note that TANZANIA is our first PRIORITY!!!

We facilitate processes, where by the community can identify their priority projects. Then, when we know what people need, we invite volunteers to join us by paying office rent, support the projects and pay a meals allowance for the staff or counter parts. Counter parts are those local people who work with volunteers and they help the volunteers by supervising projects. In other words, we call them mentors…

As a volunteering NGO we do help the local community through:-

v Providing loans

v Sponsor students who come from poor families.

v Provide vocational training to vulnerable and orphan children. Students receive different skills like computer, masonry and bricklaying, carpentry and joinery,welding and fabrication, early childhood training, etc.

v Conduct HIV/AIDS seminars

v Train villagers on sustainable agriculture

v Build schools

v Send volunteers to some projects all over the country and other African countries

v Other projects may be reached through our http://netministries.org/ministries/thenorbert

v We also preach and teach the word of God , church mission, church planting, Christian education, mercy ministries..All religious activities done differently through our mission society .
For those who like to work with our missions organizations you may write us at and then write back to Tanzania Director Norbert or you may call him at +255 755 29 66 74
Alternate email address: norbertprojects@gmail.com

TUTMONDA ESPERANTISTA JUNULARA ORGANISATION

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TEJO (Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Org) needs volunteers to join work camps in various European countries arranged by TEJO, the World Organisation of Young Esperantists. All camps include Esperanto lessons for beginners. TEJO's principal objectives are to serve the interests of young speakers of Esperanto throughout the world, and to spread the use and practical application of the international language in youth circles. TEJO is concerned with present-day youth problems, especially those requiring international understanding and co-operation. It is completely neutral in regard to nationality, race, sex, religion and politics with the exception of cases in which human rights are violated. The organisation has 41 national sections in all parts of the world. TEJO and its national sections organise frequent meetings, conferences, seminars and congresses. A number of young activists from all over the world serve every year for short periods in order to acquire organisational experience.

COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE

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CCIVS was created in 1948 under the aegis of UNESCO as an international non-governmental organisation responsible for the coordination of voluntary service world-wide. CCIVS has an associate status with the UNESCO and is an elected member of the NGO Liaison committee. CCIVS is charged with networking and international representation of IVS, training and capacity building, communication and campaigns.

Its 200 member organisations implement voluntary programmes in the fields of sustainability and environment, peace and human rights, poverty reduction and health promotion, active participation and social inclusion, cultural heritage and diversity. These programmes are generally carried out through workcamps or mid to long term volunteering, consisting of a national or an international group working on a common project.

Please note that workcamps and longer-term projects are not organised directly by CCIVS, and that we do not recruit volunteers directly. These activities are carried out by CCIVS member organisations who undertake the recruitment. The full list of CCIVS members can be found on our website.

BIBLEPRESS

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BiblePress - educational blogs for teachers, students and institutions.

BiblePress lets you easily create & manage blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts – it’s safe, easy and secure so try out an BiblePress today! We believe in the power that blogging can have to transform the peoples life’s have seen first hand how BiblePress has increased ownership of learning, for teachers, students and institutions.

The information on BiblePress is intended to be comprehensive and reliable enough for students, teachers, journalists and religious professionals. BiblePress therefore offers detailed articles and treatments of specialized topics as well as just-the-basics overviews, facts and figures, timelines, maps, glossaries, and comparative charts.



Similarly, BiblePress.com is intended to be a useful resource for people of any religious background or none at all.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - ENCOUNTER TEAMS

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The Church Mission Society (CMS) is a mission community committed to sharing Jesus and changing lives, existing to equip and support people in mission service and share resources for mission work. CMS was established in 1799, and has developed working partnerships with Asian, African, Middle Eastern and East European churches, sending and receiving personnel to share in and learn from each other's mission. The Encounter programme offers a Tailor Made Programme to help church, youth, University groups to organise and prepare for cross cultural short term visits. We understand that each group will have their own story, strengths and needs so we offer a flexible service from offering training for Team Leaders, Breifing and De-briefing of teams, organsing the whole visit, practical advice and connecting groups people with people and projects over the world. CMS also offer ReSource weekend training courses focussing on ‘Creating Church in the Emerging Culture’ various times throughout the year. CMS Gap years and individual placements can also be arranged if that is an area of calling for you. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted. Each case is assessed separately.

Accounting for International Development (AfID)

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Accounting for International Development (A f I D) is an award winning social enterprise that offers all accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference as volunteers and gain rewarding hands-on International Development experience in Asia, Africa and South America. Individually tailored assignments ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of charities and non-profit community organisations across the world.

AfID’s partners, which include orphanages, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and the Country Offices of international NGOs, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.

The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people so that our partners have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their beneficiaries. Volunteers could be coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Cambodia , budgeting with a street kid centre in the Philippines, financial reporting for a primary school in Nepal, or implementing new financial controls at the Country Office of an international NGO in Africa. Each assignment is tailored to the volunteer’s skills and experience, availability, passions and interests.

AfID is now supporting over 170 charities and non-profit organisations in 33 countries across Asia, Africa and South America. Since our inception in 2009 we have placed over 500 volunteer accountants taking the total hours of pro-bono financial management coaching to over 70,000 - equating to over £7 Million worth of professional services.

AfID is the winner of the 2012 Santander Social Enterprise Exchange Award; a multi-award winning social enterprise supported by UnLtd & The Millennium Awards Trust (Funded by the National Lottery)

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

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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 WORLDWIDE (DWW)

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Doctors Worldwide (DWW) works on these three platforms to provide medical aid: · Emergency Relief: DWW's emergency response team provides short-term urgent relief in the case of disasters, whether man-made or natural. · Extended Medical Relief: After addressing urgent health care issues, DWW focuses on prevention of epidemics and outbreaks of infection due to poor hygiene and sub-optimal living conditions. · Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Medical Education: This programme involves providing long-term medical relief in cooperation with local doctors. Major emphasis is placed on assistance with the rehabilitation of societies no longer at war in re-establishing their health-care system. DWW is committed to providing medical education and training to local health care workers whenever possible. All above projects mentioned are development projects, running by local staff. We need medical volunteers to work there and teach local staff as much as possible. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

AFRO INNOVATION GROUP

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Afro Innovation Group was set up in May 2006 and has become a registered charity in England and Wales.The Afro Innovation Group Charity Registration Number is: 1124885.

We provide support for refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into the local community and help them to live a normal life. Our services are all delivered free of charge by volunteers who are themselves refugees with experience and personal understanding of client needs.

Since January 2007 we have been based in Leicester’s Central Lending Library where our office is open Monday - Friday from 10 – 4 p.m. We also run a 24 hour telephone helpline service. We help 20 - 25 people every week which is about 80 people every month. We have records of 2550 cases either completed or ongoing. We have a team of twenty volunteers and seven people on our Management Committee.

What we do, we offer support to people suffering social exclusion over and above that offered by other agencies. We aim to increase access to local services, offer support with welfare, housing, health and other entitlements, reduce isolation and increase community cohesion. We provide:

• One to one advisory sessions

• Assistance in understanding and completing forms, asylum appeals, citizenship

• Help with researching background information to support the immigration cases of failed asylum seekers

• Help in preparing supporting letters

• Liaison with other agencies by fax and phone

• to resolve client problems

• Signposting to specialist agencies and solicitors specialising in immigration

• Signposting and access to translation services

• Language support in English, French & Swahili

• Help with job search & applications, interviews, CVs, basic IT skills, citizenship

• Community music workshops

• Voluntary work experience for refugees and asylum seekers

Our main office is based in Leicester city and charity has this year been developing international work to support people in developing countries. Our current work involves volunteer led advice, information and advocacy for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants new to Leicester.

TRÓCAIRE

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Trócaire is the Irish Catholic organisation for overseas development. We use volunteers to assist with our fundraising, campaigning and education work in Ireland (NI and ROI). Volunteers work together or singly to promote our organisation and the work of our partners in developing countries- a placement with Trócaire is an insight to our work and an opportunity to help others in need- and gain skills about the development sector.

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