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WORLDWIDE EXPERIENCE

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Are you looking to take a gap year abroad, a career break, a possible sabbatical or even a simple summer holiday? Do you want to do something that will change your outlook on life? If yes, then you need look no further than Worldwide Experience. We also run exciting group challenges allowing your school or college to tailor make their conservation and community experience. Worldwide Experience strives to conserve what man is fast destroying- our own environment. We support conservation and community projects through the recruitment of volunteers from around the world to help work on these diverse and worthwhile projects. We have projects in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Sri Lanka, and our experienced team will help place you on a project that will suit your needs the most. Moreover, all the programmes have been set up with the needs and requirements of the placement in mind. This means that whether you’re helping to dart a lion, track a cheetah, ID an elephant or teach a class of children, you are making a difference through your work there. Your safety is also in the forefront of our minds, and as a fully bonded tour operator, all volunteers booked to travel through us will be protected by bonding, as required by ABTA and ATOL. We can also organise all flights direct from our UK office. Placements are offered all year from two to twelve weeks. Projects include: Conservation and rehabilitation projects. Working alongside conservation departments and wildlife on some of the worlds greatest game reserves, primate conservation and rehabilitation centres. Marine Conservation. Researching sharks, whales and dolphin behavioural patterns near Cape Town in South Africa. Community work and teaching in an underprivileged community in South Africa.

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.

AFRICAN IMPACT

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As GoAbroad's Top Rated Volunteer Abroad Organization in 2016, African Impact is now a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization that is operating responsible and sustainable volunteer projects and internship programs throughout Southern and East Africa. We have over 16 years’ experience and have facilitated over 12,000 volunteers in 12 countries across the continent!

OUR VISION:

To maximise the positive force of volunteering and make sure our volunteers have a fun and rewarding adventure with us. We truly believe that volunteering has the power to change lives; we’ve seen it first-hand.
We aiming to integrate ourselves into the community from grassroots to partnerships with local governments and strive to nurture a culture of mutual respect.

Our volunteer experiences are based on three key things:

- We want our volunteers to have an amazing time experiencing everything Africa has to offer and leave knowing they’ve contributed to something bigger than themselves.

- We want our volunteers to learn as much as they can about local history, culture and wildlife

- We want to support local communities and conservation efforts through education and hands-on help.


Our Charity: The Happy Africa Foundation

As part of our commitment to making a positive impact, we set up The Happy Africa Foundation in 2008. The charity helps to independently monitor our projects and provides tools and expertise that help to ensure our sustainability. The charity also ensures that donations given by our volunteers are managed responsibly.


Our Wildlife Trust: ALERT

African Impact were also instrumental in the establishment of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) in 2005, a non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion in consultation with governments, wildlife authorities and communities.

Alongside African Impact, ALERT also aims to support the ground-breaking four-stage African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Program developed by our founders in 1999.


Our Projects

To ensure the sustainability of our projects, we thoroughly evaluate each potential project with a detailed scorecard before setting up a volunteering program. This involves analysing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project as well as its long-term viability and impact. Also, every single one of our projects has community stakeholders. We won’t run a project unless the community not only wants us there, but actually has ownership of the project. Community buy-in is essential.

We have a core emphasis on learning and empowerment for all involved – changing the lives of people in the communities we impact, our volunteers and all African Impact staff.

ELEPHANT HUMAN RELATIONS AID

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Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA), established in 2001 is a registered non-profit organisation that strives towards assisting the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and other NGOs in promoting a mutually beneficial relationship between the humans and the desert adapted elephants of the north-western regions of the Namib Desert, traditionally know as 'Damaraland'. This harsh wilderness area runs parallel to the Skeleton Coast National Park and is home to a small population of desert-adapted elephants.

EHRA was voted the Best Volunteering Organisation by Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards! Volunteers will spend one week working with local farmers, building protective walls around their water points, and teaching them the skills needed in managing the conflict with the resident elephant populations. The next week is spent assisting the staff of EHRA in following and monitoring the movement of these elephants. We spend days out on patrol, camping wild and living close to the earth, elephants and people. In brief the project is part of a long-term initiative to find solutions to the ever-growing problem of facilitating the peaceful co-habitation between farmers and the elephants through research, education and development. The projects emphasis is on building protective structure around water points and the creation of additional water points for the elephants, assisting with and teaching farmers the skills to financially benefit through tourism in the area, and researching elephants movements, distribution and compiling identikits on herds and individuals. We are able to place volunteers with an offending background.

REAL Gap EXPERIENCE

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Real Gap is a leading gap travel organiser offering a wide and diverse range of programmes. These include: - volunteering, conservation, adventure travel and expeditions, sports, teaching English, round the world, paid working holidays and learning. Real Gap has expanded the original concept of “life-changing” travel opportunities, and now offers around 500 projects and gap year travel ideas covering 45 countries over six continents. The Real Travel portfolio includes Real Gap, Real Sport Experience and Gap Year for Grown Ups. No longer under 30? Our sister company Gap Year for Grown Ups www.gapyearforgrownups.co.uk is a travel company in the UK that specialises in rewarding career breaks and voluntary work for the over 30's market.

PERSONAL OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

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Awarded Best Volunteering Organisation, we have been arranging ethical and inspiring volunteer placements around the world since 2001. Whether you want to want to help elephants in Africa and Asia, learn to dive and contribute to reef conservation in the Caribbean, research the Amazon jungle and forests of Madagascar, or support children and education around the world, then Pod Volunteer has the project for you! Volunteers are needed for 1-12 weeks to help work with animal care and rescue, conservation initiatives, building projects and disadvantaged children and communities in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Thailand.

We send over 600 volunteers around the world each year. We’re passionate about giving volunteers the opportunity to use their energy, enthusiasm and skills where it counts. At the same time our volunteers have the great experience of responsibly contributing to a sustainable, worthwhile project.

We work with long term projects that we know and visit personally so we can answer any questions you might have about them. We are focussed exclusively on overseas volunteering, it’s all we do and what we are passionate about and we’re driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

As a Pod Volunteer you will have a dedicated placement manager who will help you to choose the right project for you, and then support you all the way through the process, including 24/7 back up support. Our friendly team has a wealth of overseas volunteering and travel experience. We have all volunteered overseas and pride ourselves on our project and location knowledge.

WORKINGABROAD PROJECTS

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WorkingAbroad is an international networking service for volunteers and travellers on volunteer projects in over 150 countries worldwide. We offer a personalised service on voluntary work abroad with details on organisations that are looking for volunteers in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Europe and North America. WorkingAbroad Projects is non profit company, established in March 2002, which arranges and places volunteers on a variety of projects all over the world in the conservation and teaching domains in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.

OYSTER WORLDWIDE

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Oyster is a specialist and very personal company which aims to help people make the most of their gap year. We offer a variety of voluntary programmes abroad for individuals and families. They are designed to be challenging and to give our participants new skills and experiences. They are also intended to benefit the host country. Your skills, new ideas and simple hard work are always much appreciated.

We offer voluntary teaching projects in Chile, Nepal, Laos and Tanzania, and opportunities to volunteer with children in a youth centre or as a sports coach in Brazil and South Africa. We also run teaching programmes in China or Thailand (following the completion of a TEFL qualification). In Romania, you can volunteer in a children’s hospital and care home, gain valuable medical experience as you work within a mobile medical unit, or join animal welfare specialists on a project to help captive bears.

If you are interested in working with animals, we run many different animal and wildlife conservation programmes across the world. Travel to Thailand on a diving and marine conservation project, or volunteer with elephants, with turtles, or at a wildlife sanctuary in this country. In South Africa, you can complete a veterinary internship or game ranger course, or volunteer with lions, sharks, monkeys, elephants or the Big 5 on a private game reserve. With also have opportunities to volunteer with bears, orangutans, monkeys, elephants and turtles in Borneo and Malaysia, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Laos and Costa Rica.

In the Galapagos Islands, Australia and New Zealand, we offer environmental conservation projects where volunteers can get involved in planting trees, building footpaths and cleaning beaches. We also run a surf development course in Australia, and ski and snowboard instructor courses in Canada, Romania and France.

For those interested in applying for medicine at university, or already studying or working as a medic, we offer medical internships in India and Romania, where volunteers with an interest are able to gain valuable and worthwhile experience for their CV.

With Oyster you will get:

• The certainty of a well-chosen voluntary programme with everything arranged in advance.

• A personal service from our experienced staff in the UK, who will get to know you very well before you depart.

• Thorough preparation in the UK and on arrival.

• Excellent support from our in-country staff who will help settle you in, be a supportive friend and be there to assist with problems.

• A group of fellow travellers to share the experience with.

Oyster is a member of the Year Out Group and adheres to its standards and code of practice. Your money is safe with Oyster. We are financially protected by the ATOL scheme and IPP.

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.

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.

AMANZI TRAVEL

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Amanzi Travel – Do Something Amazing! 

Whether you are thinking about a Gap Year, Career Break, Post Career Break or a Holiday with a Difference, why not let Amanzi Travel organize an amazing travel experience just for you.

Amanzi Travel, the leading UK Specialist in Volunteering Opportunities across Africa and South East Asia, is an ATOL bonded, family run organisation that has been operating for over 10 years and prides itself on its excellent customer service, knowledge and dedication to helping worthwhile and sustainable volunteer projects.

Amanzi Travel can tailor-make once in a lifetime experiences for volunteers – who will travel to incredible destinations to help with Wildlife Conservation projects, Medical, Teaching and Orphan Care placements or Marine Conservation initiatives.

Opportunities include:

•  Working up close with Big Cats and other orphaned or injured wildlife that has found a safe home at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

•  Helping to hand rear and offer much needed support to young rhinos who have been orphaned when poachers have killed their parents in their desire to take the horn

•  Working alongside qualified medical staff in hospitals, clinics and on community outreach programmes to bring vital medical care to people in Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, or the Maldives. 

Amanzi Travel can also offer opportunities to anyone wanting to train as a Game Ranger in South Africa and Botswana through world famous FGASA Field Guide Courses as well as the opportunity to explore Africa on an Adventure Overland Tour.

"What an amazing experience! - I booked a couple of experiences through Amanzi Travel and was totally delighted with the adventures I had! They are a very professional and helpful organisation … the information that I was given really helped me make the right decision. The company … sent me a very comprehensive pack when I'd booked so I knew exactly what I was doing … I would never have discovered these projects without Amanzi Travel … and I met some amazing people. Book now - life is too short!!!!”  Natasha, UK

Contact our specialist team now or visit our website:
Email: info@amanzitravel.co.uk
Tel: 0117 253 0888
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JOURNEY WITH US PROGRAMME formerly Experience Exchange Programme (EEP)

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The Journey With UU programme formerly known as The Experience Exchange Programme (EEP) is a self-funding volunteer programme run by Us, USPG - United Society Partners in the GospelG. It offers opportunities for volunteers resident in Britain and Ireland to spend between two months and a year experiencing a different culture and sharing in the life of the church overseas.
Placements are arranged through the USPG world church connections of partner churches. Placements are negotiated independently for each volunteer, taking into account personal preferences, skills and background.
Volunteers have taught in schools and vocational training centres; worked on agricultural, building and health projects; assisted with administration; and supported children’s and youth work, as well as other roles according to the needs and requirements of the placement and the local church. Our aim is to assist volunteers to develop their gifts and deepen their understanding of global development issues in relation to their faith. The scheme has been in existence for over 60 years and run by USPG - United Society Partners in the Gospel a 315 year old Mission Agency.

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

WorldTeach

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WorldTeach is a well-established NGO founded in 1986 by a group of Harvard students who were motivated by the desire to promote education at the local level in places where teachers and resources were lacking. Each year, we send about 500 volunteers, impassioned by that same desire, to the local schools and the host communities in developing countries around the world that have specifically requested our support. Since our inception, we have placed over 6,000 volunteers, providing them with teacher training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to affect lasting change on the community they work with so that their influence will survive their experience.



We currently offer full-year and semester programs in American Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Kosrae and Pohnpei), Namibia, Panama, Tanzania, and Thailand. We also offer 2-month summer programs in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland and South Africa. Fully and partially funded programs available for year-long and semester programs. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 857.259.6646 or info@worldteach.org.

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

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.

WAVA

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WAVA. So what do we do? Well, the aspirations of travellers have changed – people nowadays don’t just want to take undemanding holidays where they merely observe other peoples’ lives, they want to get involved in their surroundings and have authentic experiences that leave them changed by the encounter. It is these types of travellers that we cater for – travellers for whom simply ‘seeing’ is not enough, they also need to be ‘doing’. See More. Do More. is our mantra at WAVA – and we send participants to projects all over the world, permitting them to get up-close and personal to real life situations, and allowing them to see exactly what needs to be done and the capacity in which to do it. Today, we have sent hundreds of participants around the world by offering three broad types of travelling experiences (made possible through solid partnerships with highly reputable local providers in various parts of the world): . Volunteering on projects in developing countries · Internships in professional environments around the world · Seasonal paid and unpaid working holidays in developed economies. Our Responsible Travel Policy is the backbone of WAVA (central to our culture and value) promoting sustainable and respectful behaviour throughout all our practices and operations. Everyone that works with and/or for WAVA is involved in the process of implementing change, and securing our goal to be a sustainable enterprise. Our Responsible Travel Policy is not an ideology. It is not a cast-iron set of rigid guidelines and procedures. Rather, it is a spectrum of principles and concepts that promote co-operation and learning not only by those in our London office, but also with all the parties involved – travellers, partners and host communities – ensuring each can mutually benefit. Formerly Twin Work and Volunteer Abroad 6.10>>

The Great Projects

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The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteers worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.

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