Voluntary Work Abroad

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Links for Volunteering Abroad

Mennonite Central Committee - Church organised voluntary work.

Mission to Seafarers - One year programme assisting chaplains. Committed Christians only.

Omprakash Foundation - Helps to connect volunteers with organisations where they are needed. They also provide grants intended to defray travel and living expenses for individuals who are interested in serving one of their partners and making a long term contribution to their network.

Operation Mobilisation - Church organised voluntary work.

Operation Wallacea - Often working closely with ex nomadic sea gypsies, volunteers undertake conservation, research and community projects and surveys of marine or rainforest ecosystems. Unqualified divers may undergo a PADI Open Water dive training course.

Peace Brigades International - PBI has branches in 15 countries and recruits volunteers to act as international observers and to accompany local human rights activists in conflict areas. They began working in Guatemala in 1983 and have run projects in El Salvador and Sri Lanka. Currently, PBI are operating in Columbia, Indonesia, West Timor, Haiti, Mexico and the Balkans.

People and Places - Set up, after meeting in a Gambian garden, by three travellers to promote ethical volunteering, volunteers are matched with project needs. They need teachers, nurses, health care and social workers, business and practical skills and more.

Plus Hostels - Work for your stay in Prague, Florence and Berlin.

Presbyterian Mission Agency - Church organised voluntary work.

Pro International - International workcamps arranged in Europe and Africa between March and November for volunteers aged 16 to 26.

Raleigh International - Raleigh employ staff, aged over 25, with various skills to aid the expedition leader.

Restless Development - A youth led development agency. Volunteers are welcomed in the UK, or in several other countries, mostly in Africa, through International Citizen Service.

Service Civil International - Organizes workcamp placements through a network of worldwide partner organizations.

Skyros - Specialising in alternative course based holidays, Skyros have expanded from their origins in Greece. We couldn't find any mention of jobs on their site but we have seen them recruiting for work scholars, who work for food and accommodation.

Tear Fund - Another Christian programme.

UNESCO Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service - They don't recruit volunteers themselves but, in exchange for 2 international reply coupons, can provide a list of voluntary organizations in your country.

UN Volunteers - Based in Bonn, Germany, UNV is active in 140 countries.

Urban Saints - Evangelical volunteer opportunities. Expeditions sent abroad and holiday helpers required in the UK.

VFP International Workcamps - 1500 short term intercultural adventures in 70 countries.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) - Skilled volunteers recruited to work in the developing world earning local wages.

Volunteer Forum - An active and useful place to post and discuss voluntary work opportunities abroad.

Volunteers for Prosperity - An US government initiative to encourage international voluntary service by highly skilled Americans.

Wildlife Conservation Society - In the early 1900’s the WCS helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, they protect many of the world’s iconic creatures in the US and and abroad. They also manage five parks in New York that require volunteers including the Bronx Zoo.

Work Exchange Team - You can earn your free ticket to fantastic music festivals and create a lifetime of memories with the Work Exchange Team.

World Service Enquiry - Well established information and advice service about working or volunteering in the developing world.

X Hostel - Takes on people for general housekeeping, bar work and pub crawl leading in their hostels across Europe, in Malaga, Alicante, Bucharest, Budapest, Tallinn and Varna.

YMCA International - Brings people together through summer camp, work and travel, internships, traineeships and volunteer programmes.

3H Fund - 3H Fund is a charity that makes it possible for disabled people, children and adults, to have memorable and fulfilling holidays. Volunteers assist the disabled guests during their holiday and must pay a variable fee towards their own food and accommodation.

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