10 Incredible Volunteer Abroad Organizations You Should Know [LIST]

Take some time to make a real difference during your next trip abroad

Jul 4, 2014
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With so many awesome volunteer organizations in the world, one list of the best out there just wasn't enough. Here are 10 more organizations that will help you plan a meaningful adventure of a lifetime.  

 

1. GLOBAL VOLUNTEER NETWORK

WHAT: A matchmaker site connecting willing volunteers with communities around the world in need of a helping hand.
JUST CAUSE: Challenged communities, with a particular focus on vulnerable women and children.
WHERE: Worldwide.
WEBSITE: http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/ 

2. A BROADER VIEW

WHAT: A charitable organization based in the USA that arranges short-term international mission trips as well as long term volunteer projects. A Broader View specializes in offering travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work.
JUST CAUSE: Various.
WHERE: Central America, South America, Africa, Asia.
WEBSITE: https://www.abroaderview.org/ 

3. INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER HQ

WHAT: A travel company providing safe, responsible and affordable volunteer abroad programs. IVHQ is able to offer heavily discounted program fees because they provide large numbers of volunteers annually.
JUST CAUSE: Programs that focus on community involvement with local stakeholders.
WHERE: Worldwide.
WEBSITE: http://www.volunteerhq.org/ 

4. CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS

WHAT: A nonprofit that address relevant global issues by providing meaningful volunteer services to communities abroad. CCS focuses on short-term international volunteering in vulnerable communities that have specific needs.
JUST CAUSE: Various.
WHERE: Worldwide.
WEBSITE: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/ 

5. AFRICAN IMPACT

WHAT: What started as a small family-run organization has grown into a multi-award winning social enterprise committed to bringing about positive change in Africa. African Impact believes that volunteering is a two-way street and encourages volunteers to learn from the people and wildlife of Africa.
JUST CAUSE: Projects that focus on sustainability and community.
WHERE: All over Africa.
WEBSITE: http://www.africanimpact.com/ 

6. UNITED PLANET

WHAT: An international nonprofit striving to create a world of understanding and respect through various volunteer programs in over 35 countries lasting from a week to a year.
JUST CAUSE: Building relationships between people of diverse backgrounds to create a more united world.
WHERE: Worldwide.
WEBSITE: http://www.unitedplanet.org/ 

7. POD VOLUNTEER

WHAT: A range of programs lasting from 1 week to 6 month focusing on ethical volunteering opportunities in the fields of child care, teaching, building, animal and conservation.
JUST CAUSE: Various.
WHERE: Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.
WEBSITE: https://www.podvolunteer.org/ 

8. IFRE VOLUNTEERS

WHAT: IFRE Volunteers' mission is to offer affordable humanitarian experiences that spread love and compassion throughout the world.
JUST CAUSE: Improving the lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities.
WHERE: Asia, Africa and Latin America.
WEBSITE: http://www.ifrevolunteers.org/ 

9. UVOLUNTEER

WHAT: Long term volunteer Nathaniel Amponsah-Manu set up uVolunteer in order to make a difference in the volunteer travel industry by offering a more personal approach. By offering just 3 destinations, uVolunteer is able to focus resources and provide a more comprehensive experience.
JUST CAUSE: Various.
WHERE: Costa Rica, Ghana, Thailand.
WEBSITE: http://www.uvolunteer.net/ 

10. ISVWHAT: ISV offers life-changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.JUST CAUSE: Various.WHERE: Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa, Thailand, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Vietnam.WEBSITE: http://www.isvolunteers.org/

 

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