North India, India, South Asia
Founded by members of the Kanda community in 1981, ROSE (also known as Koormanchal Seva Samsthan) is a community-based NGO working with locals and volunteers to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Safe Haven provides intervention and support for children with disabilities and medical issues, giving them access to the medical and therapeutic resources they need. The organization needs occupational therapists in a wide range of specialties.
Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America
The organization works to provide a safe alternative for children living around and working in the Guatemala City garbage dump.
Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation (SAWF) is a non-profit NGO established in 2008 and registered in 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. The mandate of Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation (SAWF) is to enable vulnerable and poor children access to quality education, provide educational materials, provide educational facilities, offer feeding programs, advocate for the enrollment of all children as a right to education and provide a better environment for the less fortunate.
Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is local independent non-profit organisation dedicated to working with children and women in Uganda. SAF is registered and works with the poor to overcome poverty and injustice and alleviate the distress of the vulnerable and defenseless. The organization provides care and support to those in society who are in need of compassion, those disenfranchised, or those who have been rendered voiceless.
New Delhi, India
The Salaam Baalak Trust mission is to provide a sensitive and caring environment for the children living and working on the streets, who have been forced to dwell on the margins of society.
The Salaam Baalak Trust believes that the volunteers can help in taking this vision forward by becoming a part of this organization and contributing in whatever way they can. This can include Creative Expression, Sports, and Talent Development, Computers and Multimedia, Documentation, Marketing, & Communication, Formal Education Tutoring and Medical Health & General Healthcare.
For more information visit http://www.salaambaalaktrust.com/volunteer-application.html.
Sambhali Trust provides underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent. There are actually 11 different initiatives benefiting women & girls that fall under the “Sambhali Trust” umbrella. Most are based out of the city of Jodhpur in India, but two take place in the rural desert village of Setrawa. Key initiatives are empowerment centers, where women & girls come to learn English as well as learn to sew and embroider. The empowerment centers also offer different workshops such as drama and computer skills.
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Asia
The Sangkheum Center for Children was established as a project with the main objective of preventing the increase of street children in Siem Reap. The main goal of the volunteer program is to develop the capacity of the Khmer staff in their direct work with the children.
Sapa O’Chau was one of the first organizations in the region to help develop a H’mong owned homestay project. Since then, all programs put the money earned back into the community through projects such as providing winter clothes to children and improvements to the village schools. The organization’s main teaching center encourages minority people to participate more fully and equitably in the tourist economy of Sapa and the surrounding area.
Tobago, West Indies
Save Our Sea Turtles is a community based organization, founded in 2000 with an ambitious mission to conserve Tobago’s sea turtles and their coastal and marine habitat through research, education and eco-tourism. The organization accepts volunteers and interns to help monitor three key index nesting beaches nightly, as well as a mobile patrol group monitoring other nesting beaches each week.