Tamil Nadu, India
With more than 50 years of history working in Tamil Nadu, the Charity has deep connections within the community and uses volunteers to help run residential centers. The organization’s mission is to provide each child with a safe and secure environment, the opportunity of an education, and skills training for a future free from poverty.
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Karenni Social Development Center aims to educate post-10 Karenni students in human rights, social change, environment, law, gender issues, and English. This small community based organization helps people from Karenni State, Burma and its goal is to protect the environment and promote human rights.
Panay Island, Philippines
The Ibajay Mangrove Forest (Katunggan It Ibajay) is a park run by two local communities. The park straddles these two communities, which is why both communities are involved. The park is home to 28 of the 35 species of mangroves found in the Philippines and is home to the largest specimen of Avecinnia rumphiana in Asia. The mission of the park is to maintain these incredible natural resources through sustainable ecotourism.
A community-initiated school in a rural village 100km outside of Kampala, this school was founded in 2005 with the help of locals to provide a future for the children. Long-term volunteers are welcomed to teach English, alongside other skills, at the school.
Mae Sot, Thailand
KZVTC is a school for adult migrant workers and other young adults with a focus on quality teaching of language and computer skills. Several levels of English, Thai, Burmese and computer skills are offered. Students are offered job skills training with other partners to prepare our students for the workplace. KZVTC provides a safe and creative environment for the sharing of ideas and knowledge to empower the Burmese community, regardless of an individual’s ethnicity, religion, race or gender. Volunteers are required to teach English, help edit and write reports, and help with fundraising activities.
Kolkata Sanved uses Dance Movement Therapy for psychosocial rehabilitation and social transformation — the organization uses dance to empower and rehabilitate survivors of trafficking and violence. Volunteers are able to help run the organization, plan workshops, and participate in programs for women in these communities.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Konojel is fighting the root causes of poverty and malnutrition by creating sustainable, dignified work for women, educational support for young people, and by directly feeding the most malnourished and at risk community members. Volunteers with the right skills are needed to help support the organization’s core programs in nutrition education, childhood enrichment, and business development.
La Esperanza Granada is a volunteer group focused on children’s education. The organization reaches more than 2,000 children in poverty-stricken areas, and focuses on trying to help in non-invasive ways by working directly with local schools, teachers, and parents to meet educational needs. Programs run in the school system and involve assisting teachers, tutoring small children, running sports programs, teaching English, and stimulating an interest in learning.
Ladli is an organization in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India that provides training to street girls, orphans, and disadvantaged youth in the area. The organization provides safe spaces, classes, and workshops for the girls to learn and create. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to support the organization’s range of programs.
Langtang Children’s Home is a fully non-profit organization dependent upon donations and the help of volunteers. The home cares for children who are orphaned, differently-abled and whose parents are unable to take care of them financially.
They welcome regular volunteers from all over the world and are able to provide accommodation and meals in return for a small contribution.