Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organizations in countries through the placement of international volunteers.
Our staff in New Zealand are passionate about their work, we want to ensure volunteers have an incredibly rewarding and memorable personal experience on their placement.
We work with our partner organizations to support them in achieving their goals and ensuring that their projects are sustainable and effective.
The Global Volunteer Network currently has volunteer positions available through our partner organisations in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, USA, and Vietnam. Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organisations in countries through the placement of international volunteers. We also offer fundraising treks to Everest Base Camp, Mt Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu.
Argentina: Contribute to teaching and gender equality projects, as well as to wildlife conservation and horse therapy projects. You also have the chance to take part in a project that teaches sports to kids in an impoverished neighbourhood.
Brazil: Take part in a wide range of projects - there is something for everyone: students, physicians, dentists, nurses, teachers, social workers, athletes, counselors, engineers, IT professionals, carpenters, musicians, artists... anyone that has a sincere desire to volunteer and make a difference.
Costa Rica: Help protect endangered Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtle populations along Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.
Ecuador: Biological reserves throughout Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon, with conservation and community projects.
Ethiopia: Working with partner organisation to rescue street children and assist with tutoring focussing on conversational English, grammar, science, and mathematics.
Ghana: Teach English in pre-schools and primary and secondary schools throughout Ghana, and participate in the development of Ghana's young people.
Guatemala: Contribute to healthcare, childcare, teaching and construction projects. There are also opportunities to advocate for animal care and rights and to work in conservation at a lake clean up or on a coffee cooperative.
Kenya: Children’s programs, teaching, medical and HIV/AIDS community projects, and woking in the Maasailand programs.
Nepal: Become involved in community aid programs including teaching, building and orphanage and health care.
Panama: care for children at an orphanage, teach English at a school or take part in Community Outreach Programs. The work in the community includes working at a disabled center for children and adults, working with wildlife or making jewelry as part of a women’s empowerment program.
Peru: Projects including childcare, teaching, construction, conservation/wildlife and healthcare, based in the city of Cusco.
Philippines: Environmental, teaching, health, building programs, and a cultural exchange, centred around the town of Dumangas, on the historic island of Panay.
South Africa: Teaching assistant/Tutoring and childcare projects n Venda.
Uganda: Primary and secondary education to needy children, and community outreach and counselling.
USA: South Dakota: contribute to educational activities at a youth centre working with youth aged 4-18.
Vietnam: work in the Children’s Program with orphans, street children and children with disabilities. In the Teaching Program you can teach English or vocational skills in orphanages, schools and disability and vocational training centres.