Tortugas Fundación Yepez A.C. is a non-profit organization that has been protecting sea turtles in Veracruz, Mexico for 46 years. The organization is small and family run and needs volunteers to help protect the endangered turtles and implement eco-projects in the region.
Traveller Not Tourist is an organization dedicated to using tourism to support the local communities. By using both tours and volunteers, the organization aims to give Peruvians the chance to lift themselves out of poverty and believe in the chance of a better world, and then create it. This grassroots, supportive organisation seeks volunteers for meaningful volunteer work with disadvantaged children.
Optional extras include Spanish Lessons, Accommodation and Tours (with 50% of the profits going straight to the projects we work with)
Placements include a School, Kindergarten, and Children’s Home. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
- General help
And families are welcome to volunteer together on many of the organization’s projects.
Internship placements also available.
Cape Three Points, Ghana
Trinity Yard is an educational organization that serves the youth of Cape Three Points, Ghana, and the surrounding communities — rural areas where access to educational opportunities is limited.
Limpopo Province, South Africa
Tshega Christian Missions was established by four individuals in 2004 and registered as a Non Profit Organization in Aug 2006. Situated in South Africa, Limpopo Province, Mopani District, Bolebedu South, Fobeni Village – the organization initially focused on vulnerable children but after applied research was done in 2009 – Tshega realized that a more holistic approach in service delivery was needed. Two programs were established to serve identified needs, the Education Program and the Outreach Program.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United for a Better Life) is a women’s artisan cooperative located in the community of La Esperanza, a former squatter settlement on the edge of Guatemala City. Volunteers will co-teach at an after-school program and help with the children, and there are some opportunities in the medical program.
Urunji Child-Care Trust is an international humanitarian organization headquartered in Malawi working to fight hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, malaria, climate change, and poverty. They have various initiatives that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
VE Global (VE) recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve their mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated over 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries into their network of 6 local children’s homes, community centers, schools and preschools in some of the most vulnerable areas of Santiago.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Vietnam Cat Welfare is an NGO based in Hoi An, central Vietnam. This organization is the primary cat shelter in the region. It houses over 60 rescue cats. The organization operates Jack’s Cat Cafe on the premises to help fund the work of not only improving the welfare of cats, but to also educate and increase the compassion towards cats and all animals throughout Vietnam.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia and Vientiane, Laos, Asia
The organization supports work in Laos and Cambodia and supports development in remote and vulnerable villages and focuses on local leadership development in an effort to bring about positive fundamental social change. The NGO focuses on Anti-Trafficking & Child Protection, Integrated Village Development (Education, Health & Food Security), and Land & Natural Resource Rights.
Village Science is an organization with a vision. It aims to bring quality science education to the students of Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic to help promote literacy and develop critical thinking. The group works with teachers and students in order to produce science texts and materials in the Lao language.