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UJAMAA HOSTEL

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Ujamaa Hostel provides low-cost accommodation and free volunteer experiences in the local community in Arusha, Tanzania. We have created a fun, safe and friendly environment at the hostel where volunteers can feel at home and enjoy their spare time. Our volunteer experiences include teaching children, spending time with those affected by HIV/AIDS, tutoring young adults, building, helping at an orphanage and sports programs as well as medical care.

Hope for the Destitute People's Foundation

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Our vision is being the catalyst for change to destitute women, children and the youth living in rural areas of Tanzania by helping them make positive lasting impacts on their lives.

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.

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.

Khaya Volunteer Projects

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Affordable and responsible volunteer projects in South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe focused on sports, childcare, wildlife, education and healthcare.

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.

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.

BIG BEYOND

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Big Beyond facilitate ethical volunteer placements in Africa for adventurous and ambitious individuals looking for experiences far beyond the norm, off the beaten path and the chance to truly immerse in another culture.

Our volunteer opportunities are for people that want to genuinely be part of conservation and development in some of the most stunning places in the world, and are interested in working across a range of exciting high-impact community projects. Volunteer placements are always tailored to your skills, interests and level of experience, as well as the needs of the local community.

Originally headquartered in the UK, our team is now based in East Africa and currently run project sites in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. They’re all located next to national parks and we work hand-in-hand with the adjacent communities to integrate the conservation and socio-economic development objectives of the local area. Volunteer involvement ranges from education, enterprise, environment, health or culture related projects.

This is the chance to take your knowledge, experiences and energy to people and places that genuinely value your contribution, but it's also a great way to learn just as much as you give, explore lesser known corners of the world, gain unique insight by truly immersing in another culture, build memories of a lifetime, and be inspired about new possibilities.

Each and every Big Beyond volunteer has a placement designed to match their motivations, skills and passions, with all activities directly supporting the local community and the conservation area in which they're based.

We also offer International skills-based employee volunteering combined with CSR initiatives. Whether it’s specific skills you’re looking to develop or a global issue that you’d like to support, or both, Big Beyond strive to help organisations and employees reach their goals.

To check out our full range of incredible volunteer opportunities please visit: www.bigbeyond.org

Call us: +44 (0)800 098 8440 or email us: hello@bigbeyond.org

INTER-CULTURAL YOUTH EXCHANGE

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ICYEUK is an ethical volunteering charity which believes in a world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.
We work in partnership with an international network of locally managed ICYE organisations and partners to provide supported international volunteer opportunities that directly benefit local communities and encourage young people from around the world to live, learn and work together.

Volunteers support local projects throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia for anything between 3 weeks and 12 months. Projects include promoting human & women’s rights, supporting those with disabilities or affected by HIV and AIDS, education projects, environmental conservation, rehabilitating street children, community development programmes and much more.

As a cultural programme, ICYE UK volunteers receive extensive training both before departure and on-arrival, and support & training throughout their stay. We invest in volunteer’s personal development, such as providing CV advice at our returned volunteer camps and we actively engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation.
ICYE UK also helps extensively with fundraising towards raising the programme fee. As a charity, we have an all-inclusve programme fee (ie. return flights, accommodation, food, transport costs, visa costs etc) and our support means our volunteers are well equipped to be able to raise funds.

Recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we have regular information days, held at our office in Kilburn, London, where interested parties are invited to find out more about our ethical charity and meet returned volunteers. For details of specific upcoming information days and countries/ projects, please visit our website www.icye.org.uk.

Mission Rabies

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Rabies is the world's deadliest disease that still kills 59,000 people - and countless dogs - every year, despite being 100% vaccine preventable. It is a neglected tropical disease that has historically lacked attention and resources, but this is starting to change.

Based on World Health Organisation guidelines, Mission Rabies runs mass canine vaccination projects in rabies hotspots such as India and Malawi. This method is a proven and cost effective way of eliminating the disease, that targets the source not the symptom; 99% of human rabies cases come from dogs and by vaccinating 70% of the dog population, we can break the disease cycle. Alongside our vaccination teams, we also run education programmes that provide local children and communities with lifesaving lessons on how to avoid rabies and understand dog behaviour, while we work on the longer term project of disease elimination.

Every year, we welcome vaccination and education volunteers to our mass vaccination drives at each of our projects. For either placement, you do not need to have veterinary experience - there are roles for everyone and you'll get full training in-country! Please contact us if you have any questions!

Projects Overland

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Projects Overland is a volunteer organization based in Tanzania, operated through the Anglican Church of Tanzania.

We have offices in Arusha, Moshi and Zanzibar and support projects in medical placements, schools, orphanages and community projects (eg. AIDS, human rights). Our volunteers come from all over the world and we offer them safe and affordable accommodation, 24/7 support, rewarding experiences and much more. Our aim is to empower and support communities in need – because although Tanzania is getting lots of tourists every year, it is still a developing country where health care and education are rare commodities.

Projects Overland support 5 medical projects who are located in Arusha, Moshi or Lushoto, 6 teaching projects in Arusha and Zanzibar, 6 orphanage projects in Arusha, Moshi and Zanzibar and at last but not least they also have 2 community projects in Arusha. So there is something for everyone.

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.

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.

RALEIGH ICS

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We believe that young people can change the world.

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government funded development programme that brings together young people to make a difference in some of the world's poorest communities. Raleigh ICS sees volunteers from the UK spending 12 weeks living and working in remote rural communities in Tanzania or Nicaragua; working in teams made up of a 1:1 ratio of UK to local volunteers.

Raleigh ICS programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments, climate change and building resilient communities. You and your team will work on a range of projects: raising awareness of issues, giving training, helping to build infrastructure and organising events with the community.

On completing the 12 week placement, you will be given additional training to help you develop an Action at Home project. This is your opportunity to inspire and positively change your own community through the passion and skills gained on your work placement.

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¿Hablas español? Join Raleigh ICS and lead a team of UK and Nicaraguan volunteers.



We’re looking for Spanish speakers to support teams of volunteers aged 18-25 on sustainable development projects in Nicaragua. Raleigh ICS is your opportunity to become fully immersed in a Spanish-speaking community, whilst working with motivated do-ers to inspire and empower local communities and young people to create lasting behaviour change.



Raleigh ICS is a UK government funded development programme, which brings together young people to drive lasting change in some of the world’s poorest communities. Our projects in Nicaragua focus on improving access to water and sanitation, and supporting young entrepreneurs in rural communities to set up businesses and build sustainable livelihoods.



You will work alongside a local Team Leader, and together you will support and facilitate a team split 50:50 between UK and local volunteers.



You will live with a host family and be closely integrated into community life. Your Spanish skills will be essential in enabling you to communicate with your team of volunteers, the communities with which you will be working, and with the local partner organisations who support your project. This communication is crucial in ensuring that ICS projects genuinely effect lasting change.



Raleigh ICS is funded by DFID, so all flights, travel, visas, vaccinations, food and accommodation are covered.



Find out more and apply on the ICS website

PATH TO AFRICA, "The Hostel Hoff"

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Path to Africa was set up in 2006 and is primarily involved in accommodating volunteers and managing projects in the local town. We are located in Moshi, Tanzania. This is a medium-sized town in the north of Tanzania located at the base of Kilimanjaro. High rates of HIV/AIDs, malaria-related deaths and unemployment have left many of the people in the area in need. There are many opportunities to volunteer in Moshi. These include teaching at small, basic nursery, primary and secondary schools at a local level, helping at orphanages, working at mobile health clinics, educating locals on the causes and preventative measures of HIV/AIDs, etc. Generally volunteers come to Moshi in one of two ways. Some come on specific placements, such as social workers or doctors to the local hospital. Others come through the large international volunteer networks such as i-to-i, CCS, etc. These companies charge huge amounts of money, very little of which, if any, ends up going towards the projects. Path to Africa is a small organisation that provides accommodation and project placement, or information on the various projects at which volunteers can donate their time and skills. We run a number of projects within the town. Volunteers are needed for many roles including teaching, project planning, construction and fundraising. Path to Africa are also involved with a local women’s' group that provides aid to women and children in rural villages and access to medical attention. This group carries out HIV and health awareness programs along with seminars to promote the rights of women and children. Along with the projects we run, we also have connections with local groups such as a women's group, a secondary school and other local orphanages (in total about 15 projects which we send volunteer to). We will help you find a placement suited to you, give you advise and provide you with accommodation, breakfast and dinner and a comfortable hostel in which to relax and meet other volunteers. This organisation was set up in order to allow volunteers to come and help without being ripped off. The hostel can accommodate up to 24 people and our volunteers come from all over the world. We charge only for the accommodation, not for volunteering at projects, as we do not believe that it is right that volunteers should pay for the opportunity to help others. Therefore, those who stay with us will spend approximately 1000+ dollars less per month than they would should they have booked through the larger profit-making organisations. We believe that any money you wish to donate should come straight from you directly to the projects and so the money the volunteer saves can be spent or donated in any way that he/she decides. To chat personally about a placement with us email us at info@hostelhoff.com or info@pathtoafrica.org and we will reply within 24 hours. For more information about our projects look up www.pathtoafrica.com or www.hostelhoff.com.

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.

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