Nicaragua, Central America
Project Bona Fide is a non-profit organization and demonstrative permaculture farm working toward sustaining culture through organic agriculture, community correlated outreach, and re-forestation projects in Nicaragua. PBF utilizes permaculture design, agroforestry, research & education, and community collaboration to promote food security on Isla de Ometepe.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Project Esperanza primarily serves the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. The organization runs two schools pre-K through 6th grade for Haitian immigrant children who face barriers to receiving education, as well as a group home for boys working and often living in the streets.
PDH aims to improve the lives of the impoverished and abandoned by offering social, medical, nutritional, and educational assistance to the following groups: social cases, HIV/AIDS patients, children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, and street children/deprived children. PDH grows maize, cassava and garden produce; PDH also keeps bees, fish, chickens, goats, sheep and snails.
San Isidro de General, Costa Rica
Proyecto San Gerardo, founded in 2007, exists to enhance local skills and job opportunities by providing training such as learning English and computer skills for those working in tourism, job opportunities for locals in our coffee shop and scholarships to encourage youth to stay in school.
Oaxaca City, Mexico
Despite food shortages and food scarcity, Oaxaca state is suffering from an obesity epidemic. Puente uses the small-scale production of amaranth with agro-ecological methods to offer farmer families nutritional, environmental, and economic benefits. By increasing nutrition education and access to healthy, local foods, marginalized farmer families improve nutrition and health. And with the sale of these crops, the families also receive economic benefit.
Quetzaltrekkers is a non-profit, all volunteer-run trekking and outdoors association in Nicaragua. They offer adventurous hikes through the volcanoes in the surrounding areas of Leon, Nicaragua and then donate all profits to locally-run projects working with disadvantaged youth in and around the city.
Quetzaltrekkers is a non-profit, all volunteer-run trekking and outdoors association in Guatemala. They offer adventurous hikes through the volcanoes in the surrounding areas of Xela, Guatemala and then donate all profits to locally-run projects working with disadvantaged youth in and around the city.
Punta Gorda, Belize
Volunteering is within Marine Conservation. This project is for divers, non-divers, scientists and non-scientists alike. The PADI Open Water course is included in the price so even complete beginners can join. The company’s current primary objective is for the Belizean Government to enforce preservation zones in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Park (SCMR).
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This is an amazing opportunity to explore and experience Cambodia. You will assist with the Restore One village projects, which include teaching and building of schools and homes, as well as connect with the wonderful Khmer people. Most team trips are based on a 2-week schedule. During this time you will balance the hard work with fun times, including an exceptional tourist visit to the famous Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap.
North Sumatra, Indonesia
Are you planning to visit North Sumatra in your travels to Indonesia? If you’re keen to give back to the community then consider Rumah Pintar / Smart Home (”Jungle School Adventure Volunteers”.)
The organizations is looking for both temporary and long-term volunteers, international or local. You can volunteer and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the rainforest. What you can do to help depends on your interests, skills, and time to commit. They welcome people with any skill level.