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Fort Portal, Uganda
Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF) develops responsible tourism partnerships with poorer rural communities to sustain village life and culture, improve livelihoods, empower rural women and youth with skills training, connect them to global market opportunities, enable them to earn an income to transform their communities, and reduce the need for outward migration.
The first Alice Project school launched in 1994 and since then the schools have grown throughout central India, educating some of the poorest communities in the country. There are several Alice schools and as funds are raised more schools are built to serve poor communities and to give street kids an education.
Beacon of Hope Uganda is a small youth volunteer led organization that conducts programs that contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities in Uganda, with an emphasis on children and youth. The organization focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training.
Chennai Volunteers is a social initiative that aims to foster civic engagement and ensure that non-profits can engage with volunteers in a sustainable and meaningful way.
Common Hope believes education is the key to unwinding the cycle of poverty. The organization provides resources for thousands of impoverished children to attend school each year. The organization also partners with local schools to support and enhance the education they provide by way of interactive, engaging curriculum, and individualized support for at-risk students.
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
El Puente—The Bridge is an organization started by an American couple with the intent to help the indigenous people surrounding Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the Caribbean shore in Costa Rica. These people, the Bribri people, live drastically under the poverty line. The organizations works directly with the locals on a range of projects; volunteers are able to provide help in a huge range of niche skills.
Mexico City, Mexico
Punto DF is a group of artists and travelers focused on creating artistic and ecological projects that center on social improvement.
The hostel host travelers from all over the world, aiming to provide services to the travelers and the community. Punto DF is seeking a new way of living and traveling and offers artistic residencies for travelers and artists focused on creating social impact and social change projects in the local community.
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.
UPDATE: This Volunteer Opportunity is Full and Not Accepting Volunteers (2016): A Little 4 A Lot helps women and girls who have recently undergone surgical repair for obstetric fistulas return to school or receive vocational skills training.
Livingstone, Zambia, Africa
Lubasi Home provides residential care for orphans and vulnerable children who have no family to look after them. Most of them have been orphaned as a result of the AIDS pandemic, which affects about 30% of adults in Livingstone and the Home aims to care for them until they are able to sustain themselves or are taken into families.