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people and places - responsible volunteering

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people and places, an international award winning organisation, provides well-matched, rewarding, challenging and safe experiences for volunteers and local people – with their mutual informed consent.

Volunteers’ skills and experience are matched specifically to the projects’ needs – we put the right people in the right places, at the right time.

people and places is a social enterprise and is not run for the benefit of shareholders.

At least 80% of volunteers' funds are spent in the host country – and volunteers know HOW and WHERE their money is spent.

people and places matches skills and experience to need – our role is to enable both volunteers and local communities to gain mutual benefits. Crucial to this role are our relationships with our local partners.

The planning and development of projects is through our local partners, our project management teams – people who are inspired and inspiring, and who are in and of their community – they are the ongoing link with projects and volunteers, thus maintaining sustainable development and continuity in the project.

Volunteers are fully involved in the planning of their own individual placement – we match their skills to the project’s needs; we discuss the project’s proposals with the volunteers; with mutual agreement, the volunteer’s placement is confirmed.

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC YOUTH LEAGUE

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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

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.

WONDER YEARS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (WYCE)

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Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE) (UK charity and Gambian NGO A78) has committed itself to supplement and complement the efforts of the Government of the Republic of The Gambia in the provision of excellent gainful educational opportunities, primary healthcare, life skills and employment facilities. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES · To develop a system of schooling, where every child gets an equal opportunity to education · To provide local employment opportunities · To improve training opportunities for the local people · To develop primary healthcare facilities for the less privileged communities · To develop the skills of teenagers through skills centres · To make The Gambia a wealthier and healthier place for everyone WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED? We currently have ten early years and primary classrooms, a health centre providing primary health care, a bee farm, a developing tree nursery, an information centre offering a free library service, and a lodge providing accommodation for working volunteers. Over 48 locals are directly benefiting from employment through our project and we are currently providing an education for 500+ children aged between 3 and 14 years old. TASKS AVAILABLE There are so many areas covered by the project that it is up to you to tell us how best you can contribute to the project. Working with our Gambian team you will put together a work programme to ensure you get the best from your volunteering experience. To give you an idea, here are some of the skills and professions we are always on the lookout for: Nursery/early years education, teaching skills, computer skills, play-group/mother and baby groups, plumbing and building skills, electricians, engineers, doctors, welders, carpenters, painters, administrators, nurses, dieticians, gardeners, adult education, sports, and many more !! So no matter how unqualified you may think you are there is always something to suit your abilities and interests! We may be able to place a volunteer with an offending background depending on the offence. Please contact us to discuss.

UNITED PURPOSE

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We believe passionately at United Purpose that each person has the right to what they need to live a life of dignity. In line with the international Millennium Development Goals, we believe that extreme poverty can and must be meaningfully tackled. We are determined to do all we can to play our part in the global movement challenging poverty and inequality, by working directly with partners and communities to identify real opportunities for lasting and positive change. United Purpose nurtures the voluntary contributions and spirit that sustains it. Volunteers are extremely important and valued contributors to United Purpose’s work. We aim to provide our volunteers with tasks they can undertake with enthusiasm and enjoyment, knowing that their support will help United Purpose’s activities in the poorest parts of the world. Volunteers in the UK can participate in and develop the organisation’s work in four key areas: [i] administration, [ii] finance, [iii] community involvement, fundraising and development education, and [iv] special projects. We unfortunately cannot accept volunteers with an offending background.

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.

GAMBIA HEALTH EDUCATION LIAISON PROJECT

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Gambia Health Education Liaison Project (GambiaHELP) - our objective is to assist Gambians in becoming more economically self-sufficient. We focus on women and children and do this through health and education programmes. We work from the ground up and involve Gambians at every stage of project development and management. Volunteers will be able to assist with the identification needs, project evaluation and the management of sub-projects (example: a 300 person book survey). Depending on the education and skills of a volunteer, they can be involved as they would like to be given the constraints of the culture and people's prior relationship with GambiaHELP. We have a positive relationship with the government and people of The Gambia and have worked hard to maintain an excellent reputation. We would expect volunteers to serve as ambassadors of GambiaHELP and conduct themselves as guests in the country. We work on several projects to enhance the status of women in The Gambia. We work on women's gardens, a women's rice milling project and on sewing projects. We build schools, libraries, expand libraries and are involved in sending a 20 or 40 foot containers of used/new books, clothing, medical supplies, computers, and educational supplies to The Gambia. We would expect volunteers to assist with the delivery of the books to various schools. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

CROSSLINKS

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Jesus challenged his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. At Crosslinks we aim to play our part in this great commission, with our stated aim being: Making Christ known through the proclamation and teaching of God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are enthusiasts for creative worldwide mission, our slogan is: “God’s Word to God’s World”. Whether you are a school leaver or a highly skilled professional (or anywhere in between!) your gifts and servant-hearted attitude could be valuable in any number of different settings. Many of our placements involve teaching in some capacity, but this can range from home-schooling or teaching English in local secondary schools to lecturing in theological colleges. Placements vary from a couple of weeks to two years, but usually there is something to fit into the time you have available.

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.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people.

We aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances. Our ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers. We provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking. Young people progress through three levels of DofE programmes to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Our participants are aged between 14 and 24.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 500 partners (Licenced Organisations). Our partners support over 10,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.

XCHANGE SCOTLAND

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Xchange Scotland is a charity set up by young people in Scotland to help others see the world and develop communities along the way! Our aim is to offer a world of exciting and accessible international opportunities. We are built on the principals of Active Global Citizenship and Intercultural Understanding - to inspire volunteering around the corner and around the World.

How we Work

We are part of 2 international Networks: Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and CCIVS, which collectively allow us to cooperate with organisations within 55 countries worldwide.

Opportunities for you to see the World and Volunteer

International Volunteer Projects (IVPs)

These are from 2 weeks up to 1 year long and involves other volunteers from different countries working with you on a project benefiting the local community. Volunteers are provided with food and accommodation. While giving back you discover a country in an authentic way, exchange cultures with people from around the world and develop your sense of initiative, language skills and ability to work in a team.

Where: Over 55 countries worldwide, through our network we can offer places on over 1700 projects.

Cost: £ 250 project contribution. Volunteers have to pay for their own travel to their project and their travel insurance.

Who: Anyone over 17 years old, no skills required.

Apply: Email us at out@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round with most in the summer and are added to our website for all to see.

Looking for a longer opportunity?

Xchange Scotland sends volunteers on European Voluntary Service (EVS). This is a European Commission funded programme that enables young people to volunteer long-term abroad. From 3 months up to 1 year - mainly European countries although it is possible to go beyond Europe as well.

Cost: All costs are covered by the grant. The EVS programme pays for your living expenses, pocket money, accommodation and your travel.

What: A life changing experience to enhance young people's initiative, creativity and enterprise. Project themes are cultural, social, environmental and many more.

Who: Anyone 18-30, some projects available to 17 year olds too.

Apply: Email evs@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round.



What we do in Scotland

International Groups

Just as we send volunteers on short-term and long-term projects overseas, likewise we co-ordinate international groups to take part in similar projects in Scotland. These projects are also open to anyone living in Scotland to become Xchange Scotland Project leaders - an important role in the projects we co-ordinate here in Scotland.

If you are interested in coming to Scotland to volunteer, get in touch and we will provide information on the projects and organisations we are working with.

Our Education Work

We offer a range of exciting Non-Formal Educational Activities. These are topics related to global education, such as active citizenship, intercultural understanding, anti-sectarianism and equality. if you are interested in participating in/helping to run these workshops, then do get in touch!

www.xchangescotland.org

NGOabroad

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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

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.

STUDENTS TRAVEL AND EXPOSURE SOUTH AFRICA

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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

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The Charitable Foundation in Gambia is an independent charity, established to strengthen local communities by providing a permanent source of funding to community based projects the length and breadth of Gambia.

We provide a fund management and grant-making service to our donor Fund holders, enabling charities and grass-roots projects to make a real impact on the lives of people in communities across Gambia. Grants are funded by donations from individuals, families, businesses and other charitable trusts: people who recognize the value of our philanthropy services in stewarding their charitable giving, maximizing its impact, and administering and monitoring grants to demonstrate sustainability and legacy.

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Seedlings for Christ is a group of Christians who are dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus by working with and helping those in need. We don't want to be stuck behind church walls but want to live out our faith in Him. God has given us all a heart of love for those in need and it is an honour for us to be able to serve Him by looking after the poor and destitute. Life is more fulfilling when we live it for other people.

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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.

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