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    Cloudbridge Nature Reserve and Reforestation Project

    San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica

    Founded in 2002, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is a private, non-profit cloudforest reserve in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. Beginning with the purchase of degraded farmland, Cloudbridge has been actively reforesting the area in order to connect the forests of the Cerro Chirripó National Park with adjacent nature reserves and forested areas. Beyond reforestation work, Cloudbridge is also committed to environmental education and conducting research on the unique and diverse cloudforest ecosystem. Cloudbridge has need of volunteers and research interns, and also welcomes independent researchers.

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    Common Hope

    Antigua, Guatemala

    Common Hope believes education is the key to unwinding the cycle of poverty. The organization provides resources for thousands of impoverished children to attend school each year. The organization also partners with local schools to support and enhance the education they provide by way of interactive, engaging curriculum, and individualized support for at-risk students.

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    Consorcio Oaxaca

    Oaxaca City, Mexico

    The Consorcio Oaxaca’s mission is to promote the recognition of women as full citizens, to promote the development of a just, pluralistic society and to strengthen the rule of law. The organization runs awareness programs in the city, as well as programs, counseling, and more. High level Spanish language abilities is a must.

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    De La Gente

    Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala

    The De La Gente volunteering program creates a hands-on learning experience about life in Guatemala with families of small, independent coffee producers. Volunteers provide support to poverty-reducing, sustainable economic development projects. De La Gente strives for a collaborative relationship between volunteers and the families and communities with whom we work.

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    CENIT is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to the eradication of child labor by helping working and vulnerable children, especially girls, and their families, to overcome extreme poverty and improve their quality of lives through recreation, medical, social, and psychological services, nutrition programs, education and vocational training. Today, CENIT has a primary school, a drop-in tutoring center, a vocational high school, a street outreach program, an adult education program and a health clinic.

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    Floating Doctors

    Bocas del Toro, Panama

    The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world,and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide. The organization maintains a ship, which it sails throughout the Caribbean to provide free acute and preventative health care services and delivering donated medical supplies to isolated areas.

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    The Foundation for Education and Development (FED) was founded in 2000 in Sankalaburi, Kanchanaburi province under the name Grassroots Human Rights Education & Development (GHRE). Soon after the 2004 Tsunami, the organization relocated to Phang Nga province to offer emergency assistance to Tsunami-affected Burmese migrants whose needs had been largely ignored by the Thai government and NGO’s.

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    Heaven Restaurant & Bar

    Kigali, Rwanda, Africa

    Heaven features international fusion cuisine and the restaurant invests energy in training and supporting Rwanda’s tourism industry. The restaurant, though initiated and run by a foreigner employs local Rwandans the vast majority of work. Additionally, Rwandan craftspeople painstakingly produced everything in the restaurant, from the chairs and tables to the artwork on the walls.

    Visiting chefs from other countries are able to volunteer their time at the restaurant and teach the Rwandan chefs new dishes and recipes.

    Additionally, there are opportunities for restaurant managers and longer-term chefs.

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    Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP) works with the impoverished people in the Flora Tristan community. Flora Tristan is a shanty town located on the outskirts of Arequipa composed of haphazardly constructed shacks which lack basic services, such as electricity or running water.

    HOOPs current priorities are developing the Flora Tristan community by using strategic educational programs through which community members of all ages can advance their education, health, self-confidence and better their quality of life.

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    Honduras Child Alliance

    El Porvenir, Atlántida, Honduras

    Honduras Child Alliance is a volunteer based group working collectively with Honduran community members to improve the lives and opportunities of children in Honduras through education and health programs in El Porvenir, Atlántida.