Below is a list of organizations that enlist the help of volunteers. Please take the time to look through the websites of these organizations and find out how you can volunteer to make a difference.
1-800-Volunteer.org — http://www.1800volunteer.org
Providing a national database of volunteer opportunities for nonprofit organizations in the United States. Find a Volunteer Center near you, browse the lists of organizations, and learn more about volunteering.
All Africa Volunteers — http://www.allafricavolunteers.com
This organization offers a selection of volunteer projects in townships sharing and learning about local cultures in community projects with disadvantaged children.
The Carter Center — http://www.cartercenter.org
Committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering, the Carter Center offers internships and volunteer opportunities.
Cross Cultural Solutions — http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Since 1994, more than 15,000 volunteers have participated in Cross-Cultural Solutions programs around the world, and each volunteer has had the opportunity to work closely with local people and experience volunteering in a new way.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
An international medical humanitarian organization, MSF recruits medical and nonmedical personnel to provide aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Global Vision International (GVI) — http://www.gviusa.org
GVI runs responsible volunteering programs in more than 40 countries around the world, offering volunteers the chance for a hands-on experience by personally contributing to important conservation initiatives and community projects.
Global Volunteer Network (GVN) — http://www.volunteer.org.nz
GVN offers volunteer opportunities abrod in 25 community projects throughout the world in countries such as: Africa, Vietnam, Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, China, Cambodia, Nepal, India, and more.
Global Volunteers — http://www.globalvolunteers.org
Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, nongovernmental organization engaging short-term volunteers on microeconomic and human development programs in close partnership with local people worldwide. Working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders, volunteers help create a foundation for world peace through mutual international understanding.
GoAbroad.com — http://www.volunteerabroad.com/search.cfm
Since 1999, GoAbroad.com has provided a one-stop information center for students wishing to travel internationally. The site was created to link prospective travelers with organizations providing international opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity International (HHI) Volunteer Program http://www.habitat.org/ivp/
With this program you have an opportunity to serve for an extended period with one of HHI’s international offices. This program is designed to engage people in the international movement for simple, decent housing.
Heartland Alliance — http://www.heartlandalliance.org
Heartland Alliance’s work spans across four key areas, providing comprehensive programs that help those most threatened by poverty or danger improve their lives in the areas of housing, health care, economic security, and legal protection. Join their Action Network to receive updates and to volunteer.
Idealist.org: Action Withouth Borders (AWB) — http://www.idealist.org
AWB connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Also available in Spanish and French, this site provides information on volunteer opportunities, internships, volunteer programs, events, campaigns, and more.
Institute for International Cooperation and Development (IICD) http://www.iicdmichigan.org
This organization offers volunteer programs that help with the struggle of HIV and AIDS in Africa and Latin America.
International Volunteer Programs Association
An alliance of nongovernmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges.
Kiva Fellows Program — http://www.kiva.org/about/fellows-program
Offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution via an unpaid, volunteer-based position designed to increase Kiva’s impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience.
Lifeworks International — http://www.lifeworks-international.com
Provides global service adventures for teens.
Network for Good — http://www.networkforgood.org/volunteer
Network for Good makes it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and they make it simple and affordable for all nonprofit organizations, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.
Peace Corps — http://www.peacecorps.gov
The Peace Corps offers opportunities to volunteer in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa.
Project Hope — http://www.projecthope.org/joinhope/volunteer.asp
Project Hope is looking for volunteers to either join disaster relief teams or to assist with their ongoing programs around the world.
Remote Area Medical (RAM) — http://www.ramusa.org
UA nonprofit volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing fee health, dental, and eye care; veterinary services; and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.
Save Africa’s Children (SAC) — http://www.saveafricaschildren.org
SAC provides direct support and care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and war throughout Subsaharan Africa and the Caribbean.
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) — http://www.unv.org
UNV advocates the benefits of civic engagement, integrates volunteerism into development programs, and mobilizes thousands of volunteers every year in pursuit of distinctive contributions to development effectiveness.
United Planet (UP): Overseas Volunteer Opportunities
An international, nonprofit organization, UP’s Volunteer Abroad Quest program provides fulfilling experiences for volunteers and valuable support for international communities.
Volunteer in Medical Missions (VIMM) — http://www.vimm.org
VIMM is a team of christian doctors, nurses, and many other volunteers that minister the physical and spiritual needs of children and adults in developing countries throughout the world.
Volunteering Solutions — http://www.volunteeringsolutions.com
This volunteer organization promotes volunteer work in countries that need it the most, by connecting the right people with the right opportunity in each country.
Volunteer.gov / gov — http://www.volunteer.gov/gov
A U.S. government organization, this site lists a variety of volunteer opportunities across the United States.
VolunteerMatch — http://www.volunteermatch.org
VolunteerMatch stregthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to get started — including a search engine where you can enter your zip code and/or keywords to find volunteer opportunities; a map showing the latest activity for volunteers; virtual volunteering; and more.
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