The Compassionate Eye Foundation (CEF) honors, supports and empowers people from developing nations to increase opportunities for basic health services and education for continued economic development. CEF is volunteer-based, relying on the generosity and skills of its people in order to help bring about a positive change in the communities that they serve. The organization allows the creative spirit of each individual to positively affect the life of another.
Chapare, Cochabamba, Boliva
— *This organization is under review after reports that they are not a hospitable volunteering experience —
A Bolivian organisation made up of a team of adolescents, Bolivian professionals and volunteers from all over the world. CIWY was the pioneer of the environmental movement in Bolivia and is recognised nationally and internationally for founding centres designated to rescue and rehabilitate wild life.
Condortrekkers offers city tours of Sucre and hikes in the local area including the spectacular Cordillera de los Frailes and the magnificent crater of Maragua. One hundred percent of the profits from these treks are directly invested in the communities through which the clients hike, as well as several established social projects within Sucre.
Conscious Impact is an international, grassroots effort to bring resources to rural communities around the world. Their mission is to inspire, mobilize and train volunteers to serve others with compassion. They create cross-cultural collaborations and encourage selfless service. They partner with local organizations to ensure that our programs are truly helpful, relevant and driven by local leadership from within the community.
Conscious Impact was founded immediately after the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Weeks of delivering relief materials to rural communities, witnessing many approaches to disaster response, and hearing the stories of villagers showed them the work of rebuilding will require long-term efforts.
Patagonia, South America and Chile, South America and Argentina, South America
Conservacion Patagonica is working to build the Patagonia National Park, a National Park that will protect this beautiful wilderness, restore ecosystems, recover wildlife, create trails and campgrounds, and many other eco-friendly projects. The end goal is to donate a fully functional new park to the Chilean state.
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.
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Corcovado School is a physically small, but vitally important part of its region. Being the only bilingual school on the Osa, as the peninsula is often called, whose focus is on learning from and protecting the rich natural environment. They hope to be a beacon of learning for others.
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.
DUNK – Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge – was founded in 2011 to give children from deprived communities a sporting opportunity. It is a youth-led, community-based organization providing a safe space for children, to play, socialize, grow, and learn. Through the combination of basketball coaching, after-school tutoring, life skills training and mentoring, and educational scholarships, the young student-athletes of DUNK are encouraged to take leadership roles in their communities and to excel in and out of the classroom so to maximize their potential and become agents of change.
The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) ensures that children are given the education they deserve. The foundation works in Northern (Issan) Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The people behind EDF believe that childen, especially those in poverty-stricken areas, are entitled to equal opportunities for education.