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Friday, May 28, 2010


Newly independent, this country encompasses historic towns, dramatic coastline, deep forests and chances to volunteer such as:

Network for Affirmation of NGO Sector - Contributes to the development of Montenegro through work to increase the participation of citizens in decision-making.


Visit beaches, deserts, mountains and endlessly fascinating cities while volunteering with:

Morocco International Workcamps - Promotes cultural tourism, international youth exchanges and voluntary work.

Moroccan Human Rights Organisation - Works to protect human rights.


Idyllic islands and adventure travel make this destination, emerging from the shadow of civil war, a great place to visit and volunteer:

Rede de Cranca - A forum of charities working to help children in difficult situations.

Business Forum for the Environment - Increases the participation of the private sector in setting policy and environmental awareness.


Explore amazing national parks and breathtaking deserts while assisting with this country's poverty struggles:

Bicycling Empowerment Network - Aims to empower disadvantaged Namibians through provision of sustainable transport and bicycle-related income generating opportunities.

Men on the Side of the Road - Works with unemployed men to create jobs and training opportunities.


Trek the Himalayas, explore great art and architecture, and volunteer in this poverty-stricken country with:

The Nepal Trust - Creates community projects that emphasize local participation and responsibility.

Child Workers in Nepal - Focuses on child rights, child labour, trafficking, street children, child abuse and children in armed conflict.

Himalayan Helping Hands - Provides education, basic health care and income-generating vocational training.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Experience the many delights of this country by train or bicycle, and volunteer with:

Youth Service Initiative - Encourages people to play an active role in their community.

Borderline Books - Collects overstocks and slightly damaged books and redistributes them free to those who need them.

Ecpat - Works to end child prostitution, pornography and trafficking.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Zealand

Non-stop beautiful scenery and opportunities for adventure, as well as for volunteering:

Charities Commission - Search through all registered charities in NZ.


Land of lakes, volcanoes, poetry and revolution, escape to this magical destination and volunteer with:

Building New Hope - Assists communities by selling fair trade coffee, operating career training centers, alternative school and literacy programs.

Aqua Para Vida - Helps rural Nicaraguan communities build their own drinking water and sanitation systems.

Communidad Connect - Brings together local Nicaraguan residents and foreigners living in or visiting Nicaragua.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


One of the world's poorest countries, Niger still has a lot to offer with stunning stretches of desert separating colourful villages. Go there and and find out about volunteering with:

SoS Childrens Villages - Has established a childrens village outside the capital Niamey, with a nursery, primary school, medical centre and emergency relief programme.


Suffering from the curse of natural resources and religious tensions, Nigeria still pulsates with an energy and vibrancy that is rarely found elsewhere. Check it out and help with:
African Citizens Development Foundation - Works to tackle lawlessnes, corruption, poverty, violence, greed and other negative social forces.

Stepping Stones Nigeria - Works to protect, save and transform the lives of vulnerable children such as street children and orphans.

Action Health Incorporated - Dedicated to improving the health of Nigerian adolescents.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


One of the most beautiful countries in the world, and one which takes its social and environmental responsibilities seriously, Norway is an excellent choice for combining volunteering and travel:

Worldview Rights - Aims to create conflict solutions in collaboration with Nobel Peace laureates, youth and students, international organisations and leading research institutes and universities.

Changemaker - Works to change the causes of poverty.

Norway Institute for Water Research - NIVA is Norway’s leading multidisciplinary research institute in the field of use and protection of water bodies and water quality, in fresh and marine waters.


Beautiful beaches and desert dunes abound in this country, which has only emerged from isolation relatively recently. Explore and volunteer with:

The Creative Learning Center - A center for children with special needs and learning disabilities.


Often viewed as a violent and dangerous country, Pakistan nevertheless offers endless mountain peaks, glorious city architecture and unique experiences, including volunteering:

Concern for Children - Designs, implements and replicates models for sustainable development for children within at-risk populations.

Sahil - Works exclusively on the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Rural Support Programmes Network - Involves poor communities in improved management and delivery of basic services.


Most visitors to Palau spend their time underwater because of its amazing diving opportunities, but come up for air occasionally and volunteer with:

Palau Conservation Society - Works in marine and terrestrial conservation, environmental education and research.

Palestine/West Bank and Gaza Strip

Brave the dangers and the security systems to come to the assistance of the beleaguered Palestinians, who continue to struggle to create a safe home of their own:
Palestine Summer Encounter - Live with a Palestinian Christian or Muslim host family, participate in Arabic classes and serve as a volunteer with one of over 35 local organizations.

Project Hope - Supports children by providing educational and recreational activities, medical and humanitarian relief, and practical training.


A famous canal, scenic trekking, colonial towns and exquisite handicrafts are all available here, as well as chances to help with:

British American Foundation - Has a mission to reduce poverty and develop a sustainable future for all ethnic people who live in the tropical rainforests of the Darien province of Panama.

Unread Mothers Panama - Brings basic education to poor mothers and their children.

Papua New Guinea

Explore this country, unknown to most travellers, visit mountains and jungles and take care in the capital, aswell as assisting:

The Melanesian Foundation - Funds education and medical projects.

Conservation International Melanesian - Works to demonstrate how human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.


A relatively undiscovered country of contrasts, journey through rainforests and deserts and make time to volunteer with:

Para La Tierra - A biological station assisted by a constant stream of ecologically-minded volunteers working to help save the Laguna Blanca, one of the world's most beautiful, unique and little-known locations.

Microsol Foundation - Executes economic, social and cultural development programs.


Famous for Macchu Picchu, this country has a wealth of other attractions to explore, in addition to providing memorable volunteering experiences:

Peru Children's Trust - A small charity dedicated to the support of poor children and young people in the city and shantytowns of Huancayo.

Homestay Tourism Project - Visitors can learn about projects within the different communities, book home stays, and purchase handmade weavings.

Bruce Organization - Rehabilitates and educates excluded children.


Composed of over 7,000 tropical islands full of natural wonder, the Philippines is a perfect place to discover while volunteering: - An extensive resources for charities in the Philippines.


Ancient castles, medieval towns and rustic countryside set the stage for helping out with:

Choice to Choose Foundation - Enables people with the least chances in society to have a basic education and to access microcredit.

Foundation for the Support of Ecological Initiatives - Identifies environmental problems and researches possible ways to address them.


Amazing coastlines, cute cities and a great climate make this an ideal country to volunteer in:

Junior Achievement Portugal - Develops enterpreneurship, creativity and innovation in future generations.

Infonature - The Spirit of Change - Informs and educates by researching the areas of human and animal rights and the environment.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Puerto Rico

Visit the island where America and the Caribbean meet, and where there is almost too much to see and do, including volunteering:

Amigos De Los Animales - Rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abused and abandoned companion and farm animals.

Ricky Martin Foundation - Advocates for the well-being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health.

Coralations - Conserves coral reefs in the Caribbean.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Visit this country as it goes through a massive stage of development and volunteer with:

Qatar Charity - Supports the Qatari society and other needy communities abroad.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Sample hiking, biking, skiing, village life, communist architecture, and volunteering in the home of Dracula with:

FARA - Has been actively working with orphaned and abandoned children since the deplorable conditions of Romania's state orphanages were first revealed.

Center for Rural Assistance - Mission is to create and consolidate the capacities for sustainable development of rural communities.

Outward Bound Romania - Offers a number of different adventures focusing on promoting self confidence and problem-solving skills.


Vast expanses, glorious cities and unique experience are on offer, as well as chances to volunteer:

St Petersburg Charities - Provides links to a variety of St. Petersburg charities.

Living Hope - Helps the street children of Vladivostock and gives them the life they deserve.

Project Harmony - Strives towards a world where individuals and communities collaborate across borders to resolve global challenges.


Endless mountain views, volcanoes and gorillas are just a few of the sights to be seen in this tiny land-locked country, which is working hard to escape the memories of genocide:
Fact - Addresses the issues of torture and organised violence.

Orphans of Rwanda - Assists orphans and vulnerable young people in Rwanda who have been affected by the 1994 genocide and diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Surf - Survivors Fund - Supports a wide range of services for victims in Rwanda.

Youth Association for Dissemination of Development Information - Has set up various projects such as: Action Against Computer Illiteracy, Lack of Life Skills and Development Information, Voice of Youth Against HIV/AIDS, Universal Arts Project

Amani Africa - Uses sports teams and clubs as a way to reach out to Rwandan youth and street children.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

St Kitts and Nevis

Mix activities, relaxation and volunteering in the naturally beautiful environment of St Kitts and Nevis:

The Change Centre - Its work includes crisis counselling, legal advocacy, support and related assistance to victims of domestic violence and child abuse, financial assistance to the economically disadvantaged, health and medical referrals, and education and training.

St Lucia

Hikes, volcanoes and volunteering are all in abundance in stunning St Lucia:

St Lucia Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Challenges the stigma of disability and gives disabled children a chance to fulfil their potential.

St Vincent and the Grenadines

A string of enchanting Caribbean islands greets you, along with a variety of volunteering opportunities such as:

Association for People with Disabilities - Dedicated to ensuring that children and young adults with disabilities are provided with every opportunity to reach their fullest potential.


Help the people of this beautiful country recover from its recent earthquake and tsunami by assisting:

United Nations Development Programme - Multicountry Office - Samoa - This office in Samoa supports the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau and the greater Pacific community to achieve their national development goals.

South Pacific Business Development Fund - A micro finance organisation serving those living in poverty in the Pacific Islands.

Sao Tome and Principe

Explore this tiny nation with its fishing villages and old colonial plantations while helping out with:

Volunteer Africa - Run by a team of committed volunteers with the dual aims of enabling people to make a difference to the lives of rural Africans and to raise funds for partner NGOs.

Saudi Arabia

Explore souqs, exquisite reefs, and an often mysterious and misunderstood society while assisting with:

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations - Concerned with the support of sustainable human development efforts, targeting the neediest.


Mix the hustle and bustle of the capital Dakar with golden beaches, in addition to volunteering:

Association for Women, Children and Environment - Aimed at improving the living conditions of women and children.

Anti-Poverty Initiative - Committed to working with poor, marginalized women to economically transform their lives through micro-credit/enterprise and savings programming.


Serbia has emeged from the shadow of war as an exciting tourist destination with interesting volunteer opportunities:

Sport and Youth Humanitarian Organisation - A sports and peace education program which builds bridges and transcends boudaries through the power of sport and play.

Centre for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Development - Works with tourism to overcome negative impacts and develop in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Balkan Sunflowers - An international grassroots organisation which aids Kosovar refugees.

Monday, May 10, 2010


A hot-spot for honeymoons and ecotourism, mix sampling life in paradise with helping out with:

Marine Conservation Society - Aims to improve the conservation of marine eco-systems through scientific, management, educational andtraining programmes.

Nature Seychelles - Improves the conservation of biodiversity.

Seychelles Islands Foundation - Manages and conserves the natural life of the islands.

Sierra Leone

This now peaceful country offers many opportunities to explore beaches and wildlife, as well as for volunteering:

All As One -West Africa - Volunteers are needed in a number of areas - some that require specific skills and others that simply require a passion for the orphaned and destitute children of Sierra Leone.

Global Rescue Mission Sierra Leone - Their mission is to serve the most vulnerable in society - youth, women and children.

Campaign for Good Governance - Increases citizen participation in governance through advocacy, capacity building and civic education.


Explore the mixture of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western culture while sampling some amazing cuisine and volunteering with:

The Geylang East Home for the Aged - A community home fully managed by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation - Promotes compassionate and selfless spirit in society.

Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation - Works to create a beautiful world that is full of respect for life and respect of nature.


A plethora of cafe-bars and architectural curiosities await you in the capital Bratislava, while traditional villages are ready to be explored in the countryside. Volunteer with:

Slovak Wildlife Society: - Helps ensure the long-term survival of endangered and vulnerable species and their habitats.

Wolf Forest Protection Movement - Creates a network of private reserves in which plants and animals can evolve towards maximum stability without human intervention.


Beautiful lakes, atmospheric castles and deep forests combine to make a perfect backdrop for volunteering:

Society for the Promotion and Education for Health of Slovenia - Works for the common good and the preservation of the planet, protecting the climate, good water, quality of life and health.

Umanotera - The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development - Implements the principles of sustainable development in practice, particularly those aimed at preserving natural resources and biological diversity.

Solomon Islands

An undiscovered gem for adventures travellers, divers and volunteers alike.

Adventist Volunteers - Organises medical, administration, education, construction, orphanage and English language projects.


Dangerous, insecure and extremely impoverished, Somalia presents an extreme challenge to volunteers looking to help this desperate country:

Nagaad - A women's umbrella organisation formed by experienced and committed Somaliland women to lobby for the empowerment of women and to promote their dignity and self-worth.

Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organisation - An African-led international development and humanitarian organisation which aims to improve the conditions of those living in marginalized areas in the Horn of Africa. They strengthen rural livelihoods through training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, greener future.

Friday, May 7, 2010

South Africa

This country is home to stunning scenery, world-famous wines, and a vast array of wildlife. It also struggles with HIV/AIDS, crime, and racial tensions. Help tackle these problems with:

South African Volunteers - Brings volunteers with or without experience to work in this vibrant country. Share knowledge, learn new things about life and yourself, and make a difference.

Charity South Africa - Lists a number of South Africa's charities alphabetically and by location.
Networking AIDS Communities of South Africa - Provides organisational capacity building, networking, and promotes dialogue to empower organisations to respond to the impact of HIV/AIDS and TB.


A fantastic selection of beaches, mountains, cities, architecture, cuisine and entertainment greets every visitor to Spain. Combine these with volunteering:

Amnisti Animal Madrid - Dedicated to reporting abuses committed against animals.

Association Action Against Infantile Pornography - Fights against sexual exploitation of minors.

ACCEM - Provides care and shelter to refugees and immigrants in Spain, promoting inclusion and equality of rights of all people whatever their origin, sex, race, religion or social grouping.

Sri Lanka

Affected by both natural and man-made disasters, Sri Lanka still offers an amazing variety of scenery, culture and history, as well as opportunities to volunteer:

Bridge 2 Sri Lanka - Organises various medical, livelihood and housing projects in impoverished areas of Sri Lanka.

Federation for Wildlife Conservation - Set up to conserve biodiversity and related ecosystem services.

Cultural Survival Trust - Helps indigenous people and traditional communities articulate, document and disseminate their age-old traditions of ecological and cultural wisdom.


Torn apart by war and genocide, this country continues to struggle to establish peace and order. Help towards this goal with one of the many volunteer organisations based in Sudan:

Sudanese Child Support Organisation - Children are often the worst affected by conflict. This organisation works to improve the living conditions of children and protect them from danger.

Pact Sudan - Designs and implements numerous programs in the area of community security, peacebuilding and infrastructure rehabilitation.


Discover the jungles, forest and rivers of this South American country while assisting:

Conservation International Suriname - Works to conserve the Central Suriname Nature Reserve which covers a range of toopgraphy and ecosystems of notable conservation value due to their pristine state.

Lobi Foundation - Works in the field of sexual and reproductive health.


Explore this tiny African kingdom with its lovely valleys and amazing game reserves, while helping out with:

All Out Africa - Engages people and resources from around the world in the research and action necessary for a sustainable Africa.

Bulembu Ministries - Working to create a self-sustaining community and restore health, education, commerce and care for children.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Volunteer in this beautiful and peaceful nation with one of the following organisations:

Animal Right - The largest animal rights organisation on Scandinavia, their mission is to end painful animal experiments.

Sweden Local Heritage Movement - Works to bring local areas and surroundings to life.

Solidarity, Human Rights, Inclusion, Accessibility - Supports work that disabled people and their organisations are carrying out for increased rights, equality and inclusion.

Swedish Micro Credit Foundation - Enhances lives by providing for independent and family businesses in need.