Cape Town, South Africa
The Salesian Institute Youth Projects works in youth education and skills development, changing the lives of vulnerable children and youth-at-risk in Cape Town, South Africa. The organization offers support, life skills, and vocational training. Skilled volunteers are needed to help run the organization — those with skills in business, social media, communications, etc.
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.
Sanlaap is a development organization that works towards correction of social imbalances, which manifest in gender injustice and violence against woman and children. The organization runs a shelter, medical rehabilitation for girls we rescue from brothels, youth group, support group, and rehabilitation initiatives (in textiles). Volunteers are able to assist in these projects depending on skill levels — the organization accepts help in everything from the medical program and mental health services program, to teaching and playing 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.
Morogoro, Tanzania, Africa
(SEGA) operates a girls’ secondary boarding school in Morogoro, Tanzania. SEGA is made up of a core group of four Tanzanian citizens and one American committed to improving the lives of Tanzanian girls. The Sega Girls School provides quality academic education to marginalized girls, emphasizing leadership skills, social responsibility, self-sustainability and environmental care.
Seva Mandir offers participatory and democratic development for rural villages and tribal communities by using volunteers from all over the world to help create change. The organization has more than 40 years experience in rural development in Rajasthan.
Shikshangram is a shelter for currently 110 homeless children – about 40% are orphans the rest come from either single parent or a place where they cannot be cared for adequately. SG is a shelter that is run by a young Indian couple who were in care themselves, and have a big vision.
Metro Manila, Philippines
Smokey Tours is a tour company aiming to show “the other side of Manila” with a range of tours in Metro Manila. The organization operates as a social enterprise and all profits support a few select non-profit projects directly benefitting the people in the area.