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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.
In Namibia, one fifth of the population is living with HIV or AIDS. With a population of approximately only 2 million, the impacts of HIV are present in every community. Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust (OYO) aims to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS in Namibia by promoting discussion and understanding of sexual health and social issues among young people using the creative and performing arts.
Epic Arts aims to challenge perceptions around disability by providing an inclusive arts course in the community of Kampot, Cambodia. This arts course is open to students from the deaf, disabled and non-disabled community. Students study an arts based education program in Dance, Theatre, Art, Film, Music and Literacy. The students are given a creative voice and seen as valuable members of society. Epic Arts also provides general education for children and young people with learning difficulties.
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.
Oaxaca City, Mexico
Nija’nu A.C. is a Mexican non-profit organization supporting elders in the Mixtec region of the State of Oaxaca that for various reasons live in poverty with little or no family support. Volunteers are needed in a broad range of fields, from healthcare workers to dance teachers to companionship providers to construction workers — and more.
Volunteer Spirit is one of the more creative short-term volunteer opportunities in Thailand, the organization prepares monthly trips for volunteers and activities can range from month to month, but past projects have included: painting schools, building clay houses, and even crafting sock puppets and art with hill-tribe children.
Dominica, Mexico, Nepal & More
All Hands Volunteers is a non-profit organization based in the United States. The organization grants assistance to victims and survivors of natural calamities all over the world through its volunteers. Volunteers are provided with tools, meals, housing and organized work free of charge to enable them to effectively respond to the needs of the communities. Project locations change as needs arise, so check for current project locations.
Ladakh & Kashmir, India
Volunteer Ladakh, operating in the Himalayas of Northern India, is a non-profit voluntarily run organization, which works to meet the educational and environmental, needs of Ladakh. Adventurous volunteers who seek to share their skills and compassion in this unique and remote region are greatly needed.
European Disaster Volunteers (EDV) is a volunteer driven, registered charity that aids disaster affected communities worldwide by providing initial relief and helping them achieve sustainable recovery.
Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) translates to ‘The brightness of the arts’ and was founded by a group of young people who had taken drawing workshops whilst living in a refugee camp. These young people wanted to share their experience of the Arts to help the young people of Battambang deal with the trauma of war. Since then PPS has grown into an association with a network of schools providing community development by giving children, young people and their families social and educational support with a focus on the arts. The organisation believes passionately in the power of the arts as a tool for human development and social change.