feel like giving an Oxymoron a good punch on the
nose? Here's one: "Pay To Volunteer".
to make a fist just yet, we have already taken
care of it. In several places here we list free
- gives young people opportunities to
experience life in Senegal while participating
in volunteer projects and staying with
de las Americas - community service
and recreation which provide volunteers
the unique opportunity to participate
first hand in the culture of the region
they are traveling.
for Support of Individual Charity (ASIC)
- provides services to individuals who
are engaged in charity at a personal level,
particularly in Guatemala.
Force - volunteers helping street
children and abandoned mothers in Latin
America, with lots of creative projects.
Solutions - volunteer abroad in India,
Africa, Latin America. Work overseas in
international humanitarian service programs.
- web-based international journal focusing
on volunteer management concerns includes
feature articles, roundtables, and training
of Lesotho - providing development
grants, project assistance, student scholarships,
- matches volunteers from the high-tech
world to companies in the developing world
for short overseas interships.
Citizens Network - sends small teams
of volunteers to rural communities worldwide
to work on projects and immerse themselves
in local culture.
Health Corps - training university
students in conducting culturally appropriate
public health programs.
Service Corps - nonprofit organization
sending out volunteers to Thailand and
Tanzania for health and education projects.
Volunteer Network - directory of international
volunteer programs and opportunities.
Volunteers - private nonprofit, nonsectarian
organization sends volunteers to work on
human and economic development projects.
- non-sectarian, nonprofit organization
aiding communities in developing countries.
Arts Missions - volunteer efforts
supporting a school and medical center
in Dumay, Haiti.
for International Cooperation & Development
(IICD) - trains and sends voluteers
to work in community development projects
in Africa and Latin America.
Christian Youth Exchange (ICYE) -
nonprofit youth exchange organization
promoting youth mobility, intercultural
learning, and international voluntary
Conference Volunteers - assists organizers
of nonprofit conferences in Geneva; solicits,
trains and coordinates volunteers for
international conferences, and advises
Site for Voluntary Work - aggregates
volunteer organizations. Includes message
board for volunteer feedback.
- training school for international volunteers,
also known as the Travelling Folk High
Hand for Disabled and Aged Persons (LOHADA)
- non-religious, non-political, and non-governmental
organization aiding the disabled , their
children, and elderly persons in Arusha,
Children's Center - offering volunteer
opportunities in developing self-sustaining
program in this Kenyan village that will
provide basic needs, education. and training
for the children there.
Volunteers International - constructs
churches, schools, orphanages, clinics,
housing and other structures in areas
of great need around the world.
Challenge - sends volunteers to help
with development programmes in many countries.
International UK - offers gap year volunteer
projects in Mexico to young adults.
and Hope Trust, Inc. - committed to
promoting education and values in the
third world, especially Nicaragua and
Ukraine, through the relief of poverty,
sickness, and starvation.
Cosa - And now
for something completely different.
Open Hearts - works with foreign medical
staff to provide surgical training, assistance
with diagnostic procedures, and support
for orphaned children and needy families.
To Read - builds schools and libraries
and provides scholarships to underprivileged
children in Nepal and Vietnam.
for Chiapas - sponsoring trips and solicting
funds to build schools for the Maya peoples
to the Hills - delivers clothing and
medical supplies to rural areas, concentrating
on villages in the Sierra Madre Mountains
of Northwest Mexico.
Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS/Habitat
Nations Information Technology Service
(UNITeS) - aims at creating a worldwide
programme for information technology volunteers.
In Action - international nonprofit
organization offering 6 and 12 month volunteer
positions in five African countries and
Service Adventures - co-educational,
experiential learning summer program for
teenagers performing community service in
North America, South America, and the Caribbean.
in Asia - provides volunteer and service-learning
opportunities in Asia, and leads study-tours
in the U.S. and Asia.
uds Life - Account of life as a volunteer
in Latin America, plus several volunteering
Cajamarca - Opportunities to help
poor children and mothers in the Andees
of Peru (in the city where Pizaro conquered
the Incas and took their treasures)- Cajamarca
is the fourth tourits destination of Peru..
Share Foundation - raising funds and
making grants to support humanitarian, educational,
and research causes worldwide.
- international social service program
which places volunteers as teachers in
developing countries that request educational
Volunteering - database of global
volunteering opportunities and organizations.
Foundation, The - a nonprofit, humanitarian
organization with projects in developing