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Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

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With Active programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) is a voluntary and non-profit youth-led development organization working directly with development partners across the world. Established as a post-conflict initiative, the organization is staffed by a group of young proactive youths who are convinced that development does not lie in the hands of the elderly alone, about also in those of young people.

It maintains the view that young people can be agents of positive change, and works for ways of enabling youth to step forward for social transformation in various communities and the world at large.
The overarching goal of YPPD is to contribute to the endeavors of supporting youth development, peaceful conflict resolution, stability, sustainable development, peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. It works to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups through training, partnership, advocacy, enhancing the youth knowledge base and equipping them with livelihood skills. It is a platform for diverse kinds of actions committed to engaging key stakeholders at different levels of development across the country.
Our work is inspired by the daily struggles of our communities and the enormous opportunity that exists in collaboratively working with others in the search for sustainable solutions.

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.

TAMBASONS GLOBAL HUMAN SERVICES INC.

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Tambasons Global Human Services provides humanitarian services to African immigrants in the United states and provides support to people with special needs in Liberia..We work with you, religious groups, institutions, individuals and partners on a global basis to render humanitarian services to people with disabilities/special needs. These include mental disabilities, developmental disabilities, the blind, African immigrants in the USA, the poor, the sick, kids, women and others, in order to make the world a better place for human beings to live in peace and good health. This is our twitter page https://twitter.com/Liberiamade . Here is our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/tambasonsglobalhumanservicesi .This is our Ebay page http://charity.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/tambasons-global-human-services-inc/63351/ .This is our youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX2dwiCfJI0Icc4WICthk9Q .

We urgently need volunteers from around the world to join our fundraising team, board of directors, committees and leadership etc.

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)

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Yone Child Foundation

Description

We Yone Child Foundation (WYCF) is a small charity established in 2009, based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, currently operating with 27 staff. Our mission is to provide sustainable education and care to underprivileged children and families in two slum communities, Kroo Bay and George Brook. Both communities are chronically underserved at a primary and secondary school level; as well as lacking in many basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity. Our key priorities are: i) high-quality primary schools, ii) access to secondary school, iii) equal opportunities for girls, iv) healthy families for health communities.

VOLUNTEER ACTION FOR PEACE

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Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP) provide affordable volunteer opportunities worldwide from 2 weeks to 12 months, throughout the world. VAP was founded in the 1960s and exchanges an average of 150 volunteers annually with dozens of international partner organisations worldwide.

Workcamps (2-4 weeks) typically bring together a temporary community of 8-30 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

VAP’s Medium/Long Term Volunteering (M/LTV) Programme gives you the chance to volunteer abroad from 1 to 12 months, working in a project organised by one of the many grassroots organisations that VAP co-operates with around the world. M/LTV is not only about work, but it is also a unique experience of combining living abroad with learning a new culture and getting to know the local people, while being deeply involved with a project and its aims.

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.

Defence for Children International Sierra Leone (DCI-SL)

Description

Defence for Children - Sierra Leone (DCI-SL) was founded in 1998 during the peak of Sierra Leonean civil war, a time when the rights of many child citizens were gravely violated. It was initially established to monitor and document violations of children’s rights and to provide legal assistance to child victims of violence and children in conflict with the law, including children who were detained and accused of being rebels. Though DCI-SL is a local and independent chapter, it develops its programs based on the core principles and values of the Defence for Children International Movement. DCI-SL envisions that children’s voices are heard and that their rights are protected in both law and practice at national and community levels.

DCI-SL has its head office in Freetown and branch offices in five different districts namely: Bo, Kenema, Bombali, Kono and Moyamba with 42 members of staff spread over the four regions of Sierra Leone. The main goal of DCI-SL’s work is to provide legal assistance, psychosocial and socio-economic empowerment for child victims of abuse/violence, children in conflict with the law and children in very vulnerable situations. DCI-SL is the chair and coordinator of the Child Rights Coalition - Sierra Leone (CRC-SL); the most influential child rights network with a mandate to monitor and advocate for the government’s implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and its Optional Protocols.

Major Programme Areas

• Child Justice - promoting protection and justice for children in conflict with the law, child victims of abuse/violence and witnesses and addressing gender based violence.

• Child Exploitation - particularly focusing on child trafficking and child labour.

• Promoting Civil Rights of Children - birth registration programs, child participation in programs and the expression of children’s views.

Key Strategies

Advocacy/lobbying - we carry out evidence based advocacy at the community and national level. DCI-SL conducts research and continuously documents the child rights cases it deals with throughout the year. Findings of research and documented cases are used to support advocacy activities.

Institutional strengthening - as an advocacy organization, we believe that the best protectors of and service providers for children are public institutions and community organizations, who have been charged with the responsibility of child protection. DCI-SL provides these bodies with the necessary technical capacity and other resources crucial to their functioning.

Social and legal assistance to children - children in contact with the law, whether as alleged offenders, victims or witnesses are given psychosocial and legal assistance to help them achieve justice, rehabilitation and reintegration.

Socio-economic empowerment – children, young people and their families are given economic support so that they may become self-reliant and able to defend themselves against the injustice and social marginalization linked to poverty.

Child participation - as much as DCI-SL works mainly with children in conflict with the law and victims of abuse, the organization also believes that children can also be actors within their own right and that their views should be present in decision making at all levels. DCI-SL mobilizes and empowers children so that their voices may be heard by parents, community leaders and government authorities.

Key Achievements

1. DCI-SL has led civil society campaigns and given technical inputs for the development and passage of many child rights policies and legislative instruments, including: the Child Rights Act 2007, the National Child Justice Strategy, the National Age Verification Guidelines, the Child Abuse Referral Protocol and the National Child Reintegration Policy.

2. Through legal advocacy since 2003, DCI-SL has been able to secure justice for over 3,000 child victims of abuse/violence and also removed over 10,000 children from police cells, prisons and other detention facilities, and succeeded in reintegrating over 60% of them into their families and communities. In this regard, one of DCI-SL’s lawyers won the 2004 Reebok International Human Rights Award for the successful legal representation of children in conflict with the law and child victims of abuse in Sierra Leone.

3. DCI-SL has led civil society organizations to submit three UNCRC Alternative Reports to the Government of Sierra Leone and to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva.

4. DCI has just been nominated as a member organization representing the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Sierra Leone on the Legal Aid Board, which will be soon inaugurated after parliamentary approval of all nominees.

ACIPP West Africa

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The African Community Internship Placement Programme (ACIPP) was started in 2007 by Simon Tsike-Sossah as a means of financing the Abusua Foundation, a local NGO focused on youth development. ACIPP became its own entity in 2012, and we now support a wide range of NGOs in Ghana and Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Through our internship placements, we aid organisations in the forms of on-the-ground support and in-kind donations. These internships are numerous and varied: with placements in the fields of health education, media, youth development, medicine, agriculture, performing arts, conservation and human rights advocacy. Starting in Ghana, we have expanded beyond its borders, with emphasis on countries in West Africa emerging from war. Come join us in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia!

RACHEL'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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

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

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

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

Our Mission

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

Objectives

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

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

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

4. Provision of love, care and counselling.

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

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

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - short term mission service

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

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.

DISASTER VOLUNTEERS OF GHANA (DIVOG)

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Disaster Volunteers of Ghana (DIVOG) is a Ghanaian non-profit that builds global partnerships to empower underdeveloped rural communities throughout Ghana. We connect international volunteers with local communities to work together and develop sustainable solutions to education, healthcare, infrastructure and sanitation needs throughout rural Ghana. Whether you’re looking for a long-term volunteer placement or a two-week volunteer vacation, DIVOG is right for you!

Our Mission: Since its inception in 2002, DIVOG has been committed to empowering rural communities throughout Ghana, impacting over 50 communities. You may be wondering, “I haven’t heard of many ‘disasters’ in Ghana.” In many ways this is true; Ghana fortunately avoids many natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc) and man-made disasters (genocide, political turmoil, etc). However, we strongly believe that there are countless socioeconomic disasters that plague rural Ghanaian communities—undrinkable water due to a lack of simple sanitation systems, inadequate educational facilities, and orphanages that cannot meet the basic needs of underprivileged orphans.

Founder Richard Yinkah recognized these widespread problems and saw the need for grassroots, Ghanaian solutions. While many people abroad have been aware of the obstacles faced by underdeveloped nations throughout Africa, Richard sought to provide international volunteers with an affordable, hands-on opportunity to understand the reality of these issues. For nearly a decade, DIVOG has been successfully providing international volunteers with the opportunity to experience Ghana and make a sustainable, lasting difference.

Our Vision: One of our fundamental beliefs is the need for EMPOWERMENT INSTEAD OF CHARITY. We believe that many programs based on hand-out principles, while well-intended, will be disappointed in their long-term impact. Our programs are rooted in the idea of community ownership and participation; local stakeholders volunteer their time alongside our international volunteers, offering their specialized expertise and/or manual labour to ensure the sustainability of our efforts. The benefits of encouraging communal collaboration are undeniable.

We seek to increase awareness of the obstacles preventing improvements in education, sanitation, nutrition, and infrastructure, and after volunteering abroad with DIVOG, most of our volunteers return home and instantly serve as ambassadors to their own communities. Experiencing life in a rural Ghanaian community as an active member, not just an observing visitor, is an adventure that stays with each volunteer. Several of our volunteers have started their own nonprofits after their experience in Ghana, and many of our volunteers return to work with us regularly.

iVOLUNTEER

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iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering. Our mission is to bring volunteers and organisations together to share time, skills and passion to promote India's social development.

We achieve our mission through a large network of individuals, NGOs, corporate organisations, initiatives and a pan India presence with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.

Our Impact Areas include Education, Environment, Gender Equality, Health, Human Rights, Disability, Child Youth and Elderly people Welfare, Poverty Alleviation and Active Citizenship.

We hope you find the inspiration you need to take a step forward because your skills can truly change lives.

iVolunteer offers the following programmes:

iVolunteer Centres facilitate volunteering in their regions by enabling individual and corporate volunteers to share their time, skills and passion with credible urban development organizations, alongside raising volunteer awareness, creating volunteer projects and enhancing organizations’ capacities to manage volunteers.

iVolunteer Overseas provides a unique opportunity for professional Indians to share their skills to fight poverty beyond India, while widening their understanding of international perspectives on development, for a better support of India in the future. iVolunteer Overseas is presented in partnership with VSO, a leading international volunteering organisation.

International Volunteer Programme (IVP) enables international volunteers to share their time and skills in India, alongside gaining an understanding of the development challenges faced in India.

India Fellow is a 13 month experiential learning program that aims to prepare young, talented leaders who have the empathy, skills and determinationto create social good. India Fellows go through a deep exposure to India's broader realities, understanding the challenges and opportunities presented in diverse environments.

Whiteboard supports NGOs with access to professional expertise in areas such as marketing, HR, Financial planning, strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and communication, helping them achieve greater efficiency.

iVolunteer Awards identify the champions leading the volunteering movement in India, recognise the contribution of volunteers and organisations that enable volunteering, and aim to celebrate; reward and promote volunteering in India. The Awards share stories that 'inspire by example' thus creating an environment that will encourage more people to volunteer.

Your Skills can Change lives; log on to www.iVolunteer.in

Centre for Community Transformation and Development

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Centre for Communities Transformation and Development is a Community Base Organization (CBO) base in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Our mission is to transform and develop the lives of rural communities through the establishment of social businesses. Our main areas of focus are on agriculture, health and transportation. Another key area of our focus is in education, because we believe that education is a key tool that transforms the lives of the people and a vital tool that removes people out from poverty.

VSO

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. VSO enables people aged 18-75 to share their skills and experience with communities and organisations across the developing world. We offer placements in a range of sectors including: education (e.g. primary teachers, education leaders), health (e.g. midwives, doctors), business, communications and social development, natural resources, technical trades and engineering. Most roles are 12-24 months although some shorter assignments are available. Over 1,500 volunteers are working in over 40 countries around the world. VSO volunteers do not pay to volunteer, major expenses like flights, accommodation and a local living allowance are covered. Full training and support is provided. VSO also offers youth volunteering programmes. Global Xchange, part of the UK government International Citizen Service, offers either 3 month or 6 months placements for volunteers aged 18-22 in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The scheme is open to everyone, whatever their background. Volunteers do not need special skills or qualifications to apply for these placements and depending on circumstances may qualify for funding. See the separate entry for Global Xchange.If you’re seeking professional development and a life-changing experience, VSO could be for you.

STREET CHILD

Contact 020 7614 7690
Description

Street Child is a UK charity founded by Tom Dannatt in 2008, Street Child believes that that every child deserves the right to live in a safe, secure home and the chance to receive a quality education. Starting in Sierra Leone and now LIberia, we strive to see every child enjoying these two basic rights.

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