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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering abroad is a great way to enhance your resume, gain international experience, and make a difference in peoples’ lives. Below are just a few resources that can assist you in securing a placement doing community service abroad.

BUNAC is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in sending young people on working holidays and volunteer projects. Volunteer abroad locations include Peru, Cambodia, and South

Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer abroad programs are available in over 20 program sites in 12 countries. Programs are available from one to 12 weeks.

Earthwatch: On an Earthwatch expedition, you will be volunteering your time and energy to a scientific field research or conservation project in one of 50 or so countries around the world. You don’t need any special skills to be a volunteer, just enthusiasm and a willingness to lend a hand.

Global Citizens Network seeks to share and promote the values of peace, justice, tolerance, cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation by providing opportunities for cross-cultural expeditions with indigenous peoples around the world. Volunteer destinations include Brazil, Kenya, Ecuador, Canada, Guatemala, Nepal, India, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Global Volunteers: Mobilizing over 25,000 volunteers on six continents since 1984, Global Volunteers is a long-standing NGO leader in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and UNICEF. Global Volunteers supports some 100 service partnerships year-around through short-term volunteer teams, direct project funding, classroom support, child sponsorships and student scholarships.

World Endeavors: Through village-based volunteer programs and volunteer camps, World Endeavors volunteers promote mutual friendship, world peace, and solidarity in addition to enriching their own experience and making a meaningful contribution.

WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

This web page of resources is for your own personal use and does not reflect the support of any resource that is not directly sponsored by the George Washington University.