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Cosmic Volunteers

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Cosmic Volunteers is US-based non-profit offering international volunteering trips since 2000 to China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Volunteers stay from 1 week to 1 year. They volunteer at orphanages, schools, clinics, media companies, Buddhist monasteries, AIDS clinics, women's groups, and wildlife parks and more. Ages 14-70+. Group trips & individual programs available. Led by American Scott Burke, Cosmic Volunteers is not affiliated with any government or religious organizations. We receive all of our funding from program fees paid by our volunteers. Contact Scott today to find out why: We're the Best Volunteering Organization You've Never Heard Of!

VOLUNTEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

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Volunteers Without Borders (VWB) is bridging the gap between international volunteers and local NGO organizations. Volunteers Without Borders opens doors and guides you to help make a difference to those less fortunate while volunteering abroad. We offer 100's of different programs in 18 different countries. We CONNECT international volunteers with opportunities to make a difference in countries that need it the most. While volunteering abroad, you will gain valuable experience that will change your life as well as changing the lives of those around you.

Whether you're looking to live & help out at an orphanage, work with street kids or children from the slums in India or Indonesia, volunteer abroad at a Sea Turtle conservatory in Sri Lanka or Kenya, get involved in Wildlife Conservation efforts in South Africa, or teach English in South East Asia or Africa, we have so many unique opportunities to offer you. We provide a means for people seeking to make the world a better place with the opportunity to do so at the most affordable rates possible.

TRAVELLERS WORLDWIDE

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Travellers Worldwide is a Leading International Provider of Volunteer Projects Abroad, Work Experience Internships and Study Abroad courses overseas for your gap year, sabbatical or career break. Established 1994.

Choose from over 200 exciting projects in 20 countriesTravellers also arranges professional work experience internships in every area of study, to really give your CV a boost as well as language courses, cultural courses and an abundance of adventure fun projects.

Projects Types:

Hands-on Conservation placements with Orang-Utans, Dolphins, Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Creatures of the Amazon Rainforest, Sharks, Monkeys plus many more.

Teaching English and many other subjects such as Music, Maths, Drama, Computers, Science, etc.

Rewarding Community Development projects across the globe for example - Townships in South Africa, Refugees in Australia, Street Children in Brazil, Orphans in Argentina, and much more.

Coach & Play Sports, 22 sports including Football, Cricket, Netball and Basketball all over the world.

Professional Work Experience Internships in many fields, including Journalism, Law, Medicine, Business, PR, Tourism, Veterinary, Architecture, Design and much, much more.

Language Courses. The best way to learn a language is to live it, eat it, and breathe it! Learn Spanish in Argentina or Ecuador, Mandarin in China, Portuguese in Brazil.

Each project is different with different requirements however no qualifications or previous experience are necessary for many of these projects - just a good dose of enthusiasm!

Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities.

Costs vary depending on length of placement and you can participate for 1 week or up to one year as you wish and subject to visa requirements. Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. With a team of support staff available 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24-hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Meals and accommodation are provided, unless otherwise stated. You will be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you will see them frequently.

Our country managers are long term members of the Travellers family and extremely friendly and helpful! Their job is to ensure your wellbeing and safety during your time overseas with Travellers.  

Pre-departure you will receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, wellbeing and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout.
International flights not included.

Projects run throughout the year.

EXIS

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EXIS is your ticket to put together a different kind of travel experience. EXIS got started in 1982 with restlessness and an urge to ramble – before globalization was a household word and the world could be Googled in five seconds. EXIS made sure nearly 30 years ago that Danish au pairs could drink tea on the High Street in London – and now offers unique language study and voluntary work on five continents. You can probably still be an au pair, but a lot of travellers think it is just as exciting to tend elephants in Sri Lanka, help out at an orphanage in Costa Rica, work with Masai women in Tanzania, teach English to young Buddhist monks in Thailand or work on conservation in the Grand Canyon, USA. EXIS’ philosophy is still the same – to make it possible for you to satisfy your curiosity and thirst for adventure. We work with partners all over the world to build the most secure starting gate for unique experiences – and you take it from there! Forget all about the world getting smaller. It’s bigger than ever and right within your reach. Join the world... it's yours !

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.

LOVE VOLUNTEERS

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Love Volunteers provides rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world.

We offer not for profit programs fees and flexible volunteer placements from one week to six months. Whether you have a passion for teaching, construction, medical work, helping children or the elderly, helping people living with HIV/AIDS, animal welfare or conservation we have a volunteer abroad program that will suit you - and probably one in each continent.

UNA EXCHANGE

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UNA Exchange is a registered charity. We send volunteers overseas to work on community based projects in over 60 countries worldwide. Volunteers live and work in an international group, alongside people from many different cultures on projects lasting between 2 to 3 weeks, although there are also opportunities for longer volunteering projects. Longer-term individual placements of up to a year are also available in Europe, through the fully-funded EVS (European Voluntary Service) programme. International volunteer projects are organised all year round, but the majority run during the summer months. The work involved varies widely, depending on the project, but does not usually require specific skills or qualifications. In addition to our overseas programme we also organise projects in Wales, and there are opportunities for people interested in leading projects, becoming volunteer trainers, taking part in fundraising and promotional activities or volunteering in our offices. We organise a yearly training course to prepare leaders to coordinate groups of international volunteers every Easter.

PHANGAN ANIMAL CARE for STRAYS

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PhaNgan Animal Care FOR STRAYS (PACS)

is a Non-Profit Animal Welfare Centre on a island (Koh Phangan) in South Thailand. PAC is dedicated to improving the lives of all the Island's Animals, since 2001.

PACS provides Nursing care for all basic illness and injuries of Stray Animals, as well as Neutering & Vaccination.

PACS does not Operate as a Shelter.

PACS asks Depending on Volunteer for a minimum commitment of 2 months, and generally requests a minimum of 5 days per week, depending on the number of volunteers available.

PACS receive No Official Funding and relies Heavily on the Good Will of the Local Community, Tourists and friends of PACS.

Please contact PACS directly to find out about availability, or complete the application form on our website under Support PACS.

Fountain of Life Women's Centre

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In a center that has 20 years of experience, come to help women to find their dignity again and build true relationships through teaching English! You will be surrounded by a friendly environment including Thai staff, Thai women and other volunteers from around the world. Don’t worry, speaking Thai is not necessary to be able to be immersed in this amazing traditional Buddhist culture.

You will be in the center of sex industry in Thailand, as Pattaya is the capital of this illegal business, so be ready for a challenging environment but you will receive so much trust and appreciation from the women.

The women come to Pattaya to raise money for their families through the sex industry, but your presence here will help them realize that they can be strong and independent women. The main objective of the project is to improve the women's education and enhance their skills which will help them build a better lives in the future. This is done and established through friendship, trust, and mutual respect, opening their minds of the realities of their lives. Our team is also focused in giving counseling and hope which will help them face the future with a stronger perseverance. One of the main products of this project is to see the women’s self esteem improve as time goes on. The language classes offered are Thai, English, and German. Skills training is given in computer skills, dressmaking, hairdressing and typing.

While volunteering at the center, accommodation will be free (except electricity and water) and you will have 2 meals provided Monday to Friday. You will also have your weekends free so you will be able to travel around Thailand and discover more of its beauty.

EAST WEST ORGANIZATION

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We offer a unique choice of holistic interventions for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from addictions and attachments. The charity also provide a range of educational and preventative services for children and adults including meditation and mindfulness practical workshops to help deal with the underlying relapsing conditions, such as stress, anxiety, anger, low self -esteem, pain and depression which often lead to alcohol, illicit drug, and medication dependency.

IKO PORAN SOCIETY

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Iko Poran Society - International Volunteer Programs in Brazil. Iko Poran means 'Alright' in the Mbya dialect of the South Guarani Indians. Our mission is to implement volunteer programs that make a positive impact on the communities in Rio de Janeiro, promoting a wide exchange between cultures and strengthening a constant and growing number of NGOs in Brazil. Iko Poran offers very strong volunteer programs and projects that make a positive impact on the projects, promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening a constant and growing number of NGOs in Brazil. Volunteers have a unique experience by actively participating on developments within communities and on the construction of a fairer world for all. The role of the volunteer is to work side-by-side with and learn from local people, to exchange ideas, and to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding. Volunteers learn the hard but valuable lesson that the giving of aid can sometimes be a complicated business. An important side to volunteering is playing the part of a motivator, having often travelled far to lend a hand. An international volunteer can be a positive presence in a community, a source of inspiration and empowerment.

CULTURAL CANVAS THAILAND

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Cultural Canvas Thailand (CCT) offers unique and meaningful volunteer experiences in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Placements are available in the following areas: hill tribe education, HIV/AIDS prevention, women's empowerment, and Burmese refugee education and assistance. More and more people are finding that the best way to truly experience Thailand is through volunteering. Cultural Canvas Thailand provides first-hand exposure to Chiang Mai's most pertinent issues and problems through hands-on volunteer placements. We believe that in contributing to these issues, you can make a difference to the local community that stretches far beyond the borders of Thailand. At Cultural Canvas Thailand, we have thoughtfully selected projects and partner organizations that are both of great interest to our team and great importance to the Chiang Mai community. In doing so, we have created a volunteer program and an artistic outreach program that delves deep into the community where you are most needed. Please carefully read through our site to see if Cultural Canvas Thailand is right for you. All of Cultural Canvas Thailand's volunteer placements deal with social issues such as discrimination and the abuse of basic human rights. You will be learning about the lives of people from another culture and the problems they face such as poverty, hunger, disease, prejudice and many others. You will build relationships and gain an understanding of the issues confronting Thailand and many other parts of the world. Each volunteer is a link in a long chain of volunteers. You are a small but very important piece of the greater work that is going on. Remember that the issues you will be dealing can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Please read carefully through our website to be sure that you are up to the task. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

KAYA RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL LTD

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Kaya is a responsible travel organization with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. We work alongside NGOs, Charities and local community projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America who need the help of volunteers in the fields of environmental and community development. With Kaya, volunteers can combine work experience with travel and live and work alongside the community. Learn local culture, customs and language to gain a more thorough understanding of the country in a mission to promote responsible travel for the benefit of sustainable social, environmental and economic development, the empowerment of communities and the cultivation of educated, compassionate global citizens. Kaya works to identify quality projects that are in specific need of volunteer assistance providing volunteers a great choice of locations, fields of interest, types of work and the flexibility to build a travel experience to fit the volunteers needs whilst maximising skills and building personal CV’s. Itineraries can be set by volunteers and we welcome any student regardless of degree type or specification. We have over 180 placements for skilled and unskilled students to choose from with our more targeted skilled projects covering journalism, business and marketing, medical specialism’s and NGO back-end development work.

GAP GURU

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GapGuru is a gap year travel company that specialises in providing life changing travel programmes and volunteer work abroad. We provide a wide range of gap year opportunities in Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, where you can immerse yourself in exciting new cultures and have the experience of a lifetime. GapGuru volunteers support community development in disadvantaged communities across the globe. We provide placements for you to teach English abroad and volunteer in childcare, healthcare, sports coaching and conservation work. Our team of experts invest a great deal of time and effort into researching and identifying gap year projects that make a real difference in developing communities, so our volunteers are guaranteed to make the most out of their gap year abroad. As well as volunteer work we have opportunities for gap year travellers to gain valuable work experience through our range of internships in medicine, business and journalism. At GapGuru we strongly believe that the best way to experience a new country is to combine work with travel, so with this in mind we provide a range of exciting travel journeys. These small group tours take you off the beaten track to give you a unique perspective on some of the most spectacular sights in each of the countries we operate. Whatever you want to do with your gap year, GapGuru will set you up with a programme that is perfectly suited to you! For more information please visit our website at www.gapguru.com.

YOUTH INTERNATIONAL

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Youth International is an experiential learning program for young adults, that combines volunteer community service work, rugged international travel, cultural exchange, outdoor adventure, and homestays with local families. Through a balanced combination of experiences, each Youth International team member is set up for an intense and dynamic first-hand education about the region in which they are travelling. At the same time, they are presented with a unique environment and opportunity for self-discovery.

Help build an orphanage in Bolivia, live with a tribal family in Thailand, meditate with Tibetan monks in the Himalayan mountains, help to conserve the Ecuadorian rainforest, visit the Taj Mahal, search for wild animals whilst sailing through the Galapagos Islands, help build clean drinking water tanks for tribal families, hike through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, and much more! Teams of up to 14 people between the ages of 18 and 25 travel together with two group leaders. For a full 3-month semester, teams explore three different countries in one region of the world. Youth International has been sending groups on learning adventures abroad since 1997, and currently offers two separate trips: Asia (Nepal, India, and Thailand) and South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands).

ELEPHANT NATURE PARK

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Elephant Nature Park helps elephants in need. We have an area of around 100 acres which is home to our herd of 35 elephants including two orphaned infants. Our herd is a collection of abused and disabled elephants. We are mainly funded by volunteer contributions. Volunteers are offered a unique chance to get close to elephants and will learn about the root cause of their problems. We also go out in the jungle to help injured or sick elephants, and this is often their only source of treatment. Team work is essential as is an easy going pleasant character. Volunteers are required to work hard for six days per week. Projects start every Monday. Positions are for one or two weeks. Volunteers with an offending background are not accepted.

BMS WORLD MISSION

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BMS World Mission works in partnership with Baptist churches and other Christian organisations in approximately 30 countries across four continents - Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. As a leading Christian mission organisation, BMS World Mission aims to share life in all its fullness with the worlds people by:

1) Enabling them to know Christ.

2) Alleviating suffering and injustice.

3) Improving the quality of life, with many people as our primary agent of change - motivating, training, sending and resourcing them.

We have around 200 mission workers engaged in pastoral and church planting work, engineering, teaching, agriculture, community and medical work etc, and then we also send short-term volunteers each year. BMS Action Teams (gap year) are designed specifically for young people between the ages of 18-23 and run from September to June. The programme starts with a month of quality mission training, followed by a six-month overseas placement working alongside BMS mission staff or a local partner church. On return to the UK, teams head out on a two-month tour of Baptist churches, sharing their experiences and encouraging other people to get involved in world mission.

The BMS Volunteer Programme is specifically designed for people who want to share their professional skills and experience to demonstrate Christ's love in another culture. Spending between three months and two years overseas enables you to impact on the lives of those in need in a meaningful way. We aim to match your expertise (technical and non-technical) with the needs of BMS personnel or partner organisations, so that the placement provides help where it is really needed and is a truly fulfilling experience. You may think that your particular expertise could never be used in short-term mission, but your skill could be the very one our overseas partners are looking for. There is no typical volunteer - we have individuals and couples from all walks of life serving on the volunteer programme. Applicants need to be over 21 years for this programme and we can accept people up to their mid-seventies as long as they can obtain health clearance. We are also able to place medical electives, language students and Bible college students for their placements.

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.

The Little farm sanctuary project

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"If you are cheerful person, love animals an happy to live on the way of simple life for learn about sustainable agriculture and Thai traditional culture. Our local farm sanctuary project may is the right place for you."

At our little farm, we are helping and caring for many animals in the farm sanctuary such as sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats and many other animals. It makes us happy to see the animals within our compound. In our farm, we have space for playing, eating, walking and relaxing.

We may be just a small farm but we are proud to have been able to impart knowledge to those who come and volunteer. Over at our farm, you are able to get to know and experience the feeling of warmth and friendship. Here, you will live a simple life, working with new friends and bring back home many great memories with farm life activities that you can imagine.

Our little farm sanctuary is a full of friendliness and warmth. Any money raised goes back into running the farm with things such as maintenance, food, medicine and into the community. One provides a safe home to rescued farm animals and pet house elderly and disabled or who may never loving and a peaceful. it is the last home for them to retirement here. On a daily basis you will see, assist and contribute to a different way of life and be involved in new experiences which will change your heart and mind.

So, we welcome anyone who is interested and wants to take part in our volunteering programs. Here you can meet new friends from all around the world who share the same interest of love. Love is what we stand by enjoy your work experience by taking a hands-on approach to animal care, play and farm life within local farm sanctuary. The project has great benefits to both the environment and community.

Every day the volunteers have several jobs that need to be done on a daily basis. This project is flexible; therefore activities during your stay can be changed or tailored for you. The volunteer's jobs consists of helping to working with animals You will not only learn about the animals care, but you will also help in the sustainable agriculture and leran about the traditional Thai culture by working within the local communty. You will work hands-on in a real experience with new friends from different cultures. We have many interesting activities for you to join, which will strengthen the relationship within our little farm community.

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.

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