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Medical Consultation and medicines delivery

As a physician,been provided voluntary medical consultation and medicines to the Haiti undeserved where people struggled with diseases and I felt proud for been assisted in saving lives.But,one of the most important and the community urgent needs is an health center .So whoever interested may go and provide medical and else social services because the inhabitants have no access to medical clinic and hospital
1 day ago

Nature Conservation Volunteering

Hi, i am really interested in doing a volunteering related with nature conservation/envoironment, without or with reduced fees applications. If anybody have information it would be great to know. Thanks!!

Hola, estoy muy interesado en realizar un voluntariado de tipo conservación de la naturaleza o del medio ambiente, a ser posible sin tasas de pago o que sean reducidas. Se aprecia cualquier información. Gracias!!

Pablo
on 06/11/2016
Ecoreach Foundation
Ecoreach Foundation is an organization working on nature conservation sector in Nepal. You can send us an email about your specific interests.
2 days ago

Peruvian Chiildren projects do not seem to be reliable

Givingway was the first one to warn me that Peruvian Chiildren projects do not seem to be reliable, and I thank the organization for that. I was also told (by three former volunteers) that the person in charge of Peruvian Chiildren volunteer program had harassed volunteer girls, so I try to contact a lady from the program but it seems that only one man deals with volunteers. Then he apparently got scared by my extra questions and canceled my contract, even though I had already bought international tickets to go to Peru (and I told him that). To avoid more financial and (even worse) physical problems for volunteers, Givingway has excluded Peruvian Children from this site!
on 29/07/2016
Hellen Staula Oromo
Lake Region Community Development (LARCOD ) Is a Community Based Organization founded in 2009 and its based in Karachuonyo constituency, Kanjira Location, Rachuonyo North District in Homa Bay County.

LARCOD's main objective is to empower women and girls.

Karachuonyo women face enormous challenges mainly, lack of clean safe water for domestic use and even for animals and farm irrigation. As a result, women and children more often than not suffer from water related infections such as bilharzia, diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid.

As a location, Kanjira lacks a health centre that can address health care needs of the people and yet lack of clean has resulted in families suffering Ill health.

Food and food security is in addition another challenge that women in Karachuonyo face. Women in Karachuonyo work so hard just like women in other parts of the country. They observe community weather calendar and appropriately prepare the fields, they plant in time and also weed in time but when the time for harvest come, their yields are the poorest as compared to the efforts put in the work. This year of 2016, most families harvested NOTHING. This means that food comes from the negbouring districts like Kisii, Western and Rift Valley.

It is sad that education in this area has a poor uptake and performance especially for the girls. Girls have to walk alongside their mothers for 4 hours round trip to collect water from the lake and since the dry seasons are characterised by scorching sun, the trips are preferably made very early in the morning and late in the morning when it's cool enough. Mostly girls and women start the trips as early as 4.00 AM and at 4.00PM.
Water collection trips are usually not just tiring and weary, but also dangerous as the girls and the women are usually attacked by young men who insult and abuse them. Besides harassment, some end up being raped.

Aside from the dangers involved, after collecting water early in the morning, the girls are expected to be in class at the right time. Many times, the girls reach the classes when they are already very tired resulting in a compromised concentration. This is evidenced in majority of the girls sleeping during lessons, poor performance among the girls and high rate of drop out among the girls as compared to their counter parts the boys.

Most markets in Kenya, start during the morning hours.
But Pala market based in Karachuonyo begins as late as 5.00 PM for none market days and 3.00PM for the market days. Many people have been perplexed and continue to wonder why. The reason would be hypothetically that women have to look for water and if it's during farming seasons, then they also pass by the farm before going on to the market to buy and sell whatever products they have or need. This obviously would result in a low circulation of money in the area.

To address the challenges, LARCOD plans both long term and short term. As far as lack of clean safe water is concerned, LARCOD is partnering with Mama Maji to sink a borehole for the community. This worthy cause is expensive and the money involved has to be fundraised; an exercise that is in the process. However, Mama Maji has supported LARCOD in training 90 women on WASH training. (Water and sanitation) this training is geared towards personal hygiene, environmental hygiene, food hygiene and water treatment and safe storage. Besides, they are also trained on identification of water related infections and prevention. The women are also empowered to reach out to other women in this case each trained woman should reach at least 15 women or more. They should follow their recruitees for a period of 6 months. The achievements so far has been very encouraging: 60 women who have been trained by December 2015 all reported that none of their family members had fallen sick as a result of water related infections. The women who have been recruited are then earmarked for the next WASH training.

LARCOD plans to construct a tire 4 hospital in future but for now to address health concerns of the people, LARCOD has opened a tire 2 health in the area. This facility will carry out vaccination for children and ANC care for expectant mothers. The facility will also offer outpatient services to the community and handle any emergencies as well as first aid before they are referred appropriately. Counselling will be offered to all especially women and people with HIV and any other ailment that may cause psychological distress to individuals.

Food is a basic need for all and sandry and not knowing how it will be put on the table can cause a lot of uncertainty. Much has not been achieved however, the women struggle to put up kitchen gardens and to sustain them. LARCOD has encouraged the women to do poultry farming as well. Future plans however include piping water to each sublocation in order to encourage irrigation in the school farms as well as individuals family farms to increase food production in the area.

In education, LARCOD considers all the children vulnerable since most able families take their children to boarding schools and other schools in the city. LARCOD therefore provides exams and learning materials to the children to avoid them being sent away for exams fee. LARCOD also provide sanitary towels to the girls to ensure that their learning is not interrupted due to lack of sanitary towels during their monthly periods.

Economically, LARCOD encourages all the women to save at least 10 shillings daily for five days a week. The money is used for table banking. All the women have at least 400 for shares which was 52, 000 as at August 2015. Each of the 130 women has a chain of 15 women to mentor bringing the membership to about 1000. By 2009, census Kanjira Location had a population of 13800. LARCOD'S Target is to reach at 80% of the by the end of 2018.

if this impresses you then you are welcome to volunteer with us.

Get in touch larcord298@gmail.com
2 days ago

Change my life and start volunteering

Hi everyone,

Well, I'm actually living a life I don't like anymore, and I decided I had to leave everything and start volunteering. I was very disappointed at first in my researches because I couldn't find any volunteer position without any exorbitant fees. I really understand that non-profit organization have no money at all, but when you offer your time and your skills, I think it's normal to have no fees. You work for free but you have a bed and meals. But I can uderstand if there are a few fees, but $2000 for a 2 weeks volunteer position, that's a no no!

So, in a few weeks I'm ready to go, so happy to help worldwide, I want to experience many things and help any kind of organization in need. But well, when you don't know anything about this world, I have to say this is so difficult to know where to find any informations. I'm very happy to have found this website, plus I can speak with other volunteers. So here is my question:

Do you guys have volunteered somewhere and had a great experience you would recommand me?

on 24/12/2016
Hellen Staula Oromo
LARCOD is a community Based organization in Kenya in the rural parts of Homa Bay County. Our activities are geared towards women empowerment. We train women on WASH and health prevention.

LARCOD works with 8 primary schools in the location. We provide sanitary towels to ensure that learning for girls is not interrupted. We also solicit for learning materials and provide examination papers.

LARCOD runs a small clinic for treatment of common illnesess as well as prevention of infections especially water related infection.

We work with 130 women and the women do what we call TABLE BANKING.

We are currently fundraising to provide water to the community.

If this is your kind of thing then you are welcome.

You can get in touch with larcod298@gmail.com
2 days ago

How to connect with other volunteers

My name is Hellen Staula Oromo. I am a Kenyan and I live in Kenya. I work with a Community Based Organization that aims at empowering women and girls. Activities include fundraising for water as the community is rural and lack of clean safe water is the greatest challenge for families here especially women. I am interested in volunteering with communities that face the same challenges. where exactly would I find such?
2 days ago

Change my reality

Hello everyone, I would like to volunteer in projects of conservation of the environment, to teach my knowledge to who needs it, to help others, I want to help the world. I am young but with many attitude, i play soccer, i write and i fight for the environment, animals and people
2 days ago

Informacion

Buenas tardes estoy muy interesado en poner en practica mis habilidades y conocimientos en las diferentes organizaciones
30 days ago
Fortune Learners Centre-Kayole
Hi there are so many projects with our project being in Nairobi -Kenya supporting education of orphans and vulnerable.Volunteers are involved in supporting teaching,teaching of foreign languages,helping in cooking and environmental conservation,taking children for our door activities like teaching football and other sports.
https://www.facebook.com/Fortune-Learners-Centre-Kayole-567951306619856/
10 days ago

HOPE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTANCY ORGANISATION VOLUNTEER VACANCY HOCODECO-ARUSHA.TANZANIA.EAST AFRICA


Are you a volunteer aged from 18 years old, would you like to be a volunteer in Arusha,Tanzania? do you love to work with children,youths and women? do you like sharing skills and knowledge?

I would like to invite you to come to Arusha-Tanzania ( The Geneva of Africa) you will be able to teach our children,youths and women -English language and entrepreneurship or life skills at our village...you will contribute 200 USD for a week and for a month is 740 USD ( contribution to cover accommodation and meals) volunteer will also have opportunity to visit different National parks and MT. Kilimanjaro if that will be a volunteer wishes.
you can also work with us at your convenient time while at your home to help us with fundraising,up dating social network and help us to collect different gifts for our kids like pensils,pens,books, used laptop,digital camera,drawing papers etc

you will stay with a host family where you will be able to enjoy the truly Tanzania culture and life style, you will learn swahili language and enjoy visiting local market.

you can also visit http://hocodeco.org/hopeacademy/getinvolved/volunteer.html

for more information do not hesitate to email me back.

you are most welcome in Arusha-Tanzania.East Africa

Blair Akilimali
Founder & Executive Director
blair@hocodeco.org or bakilimali@gmail.com
17 days ago

centro america

Buenos días,
Estoy interesada en realizar un viaje a centro america y/o sudamerica en Junio, y poder asimismo participar en alguno de los maravillosos proyectos que he visto por aquí. Soy psicóloga educativa de profesión, pero en este caso me gustaría poder poner en practica otras herramientas e inquietudes (animal care, ecological farm...)
Muchas Gracias
20 days ago

VOLUNTEER VACANCY HOCODECO-ARUSHA.TANZANIA.EAST AFRICA

Are you a volunteer aged from 18 years old, would you like to be a volunteer in Arusha,Tanzania? do you love to work with children,youths and women? do you like sharing skills and knowledge?

I would like to invite you to come to Arusha-Tanzania ( The Geneva of Africa) you will be able to teach our children,youths and women -English language and entrepreneurship or life skills at our village...you will contribute 200 USD for a week and for a month is 740 USD ( contribution to cover accommodation and meals) volunteer will also have opportunity to visit different National parks and MT. Kilimanjaro if that will be a volunteer wishes.
you can also work with us at your convenient time while at your home to help us with fundraising,up dating social network and help us to collect different gifts for our kids like pensils,pens,books, used laptop,digital camera,drawing papers etc

you will stay with a host family where you will be able to enjoy the truly Tanzania culture and life style, you will learn swahili language and enjoy visiting local market.

you can also visit http://hocodeco.org/hopeacademy/getinvolved/volunteer.html

for more information do not hesitate to email me back.

you are most welcome in Arusha-Tanzania.East Africa

Blair Akilimali
Founder & Executive Director
blair@hocodeco.org or bakilimali@gmail.com
30 days ago

YOUR TIME MATTERS

Here at New Life we appreciate each and everyone that gives in their time, which is more valuable than monetary support, so If you are challenged to do something different, make that decision now. Volunteering Application are now invited from passionate people. Get in touch with us.
32 days ago

Voluntaria

Hola! He dejado email al programa que me gustaría apoyar pero aún no me regresan una respuesta, me interesa saber cómo es el proceso de selección de voluntarios... de igual manera estoy dispuesta a cualquier tipo de ayuda en centro América y Sudamérica, gracias.
34 days ago

Teach me Teacher

We are looking for teachers who would be able to engage rural children and adults students as facilitators for Sport/Vocational education and as
educators for the formal education.

http://www.servicetomankindfoundation.com/floating-crystals-academy.html
32 days ago

Empezar voluntariado

Hola,
Estoy pensando en hacer un voluntariado en algún país pero la verdad es que estoy bastante abierta a posibilidades. Me gustaría que los que hayáis tenido ya una experiencia así me aconsejarais un poco y me guiarais en esta nueva etapa. Soy una persona muy alegre, inquieta y con ganas de conocer mundo, ayudar en todo lo que pueda y encontrarme con otras personas. He trabajado en temas de comunicación y marketing por lo que podría ayudar en este ámbito, pero también me encanta el trato con la gente y las causas sociales.
Agradecería mucho vuestra información, un abrazo!
on 28/12/2016
Varsana Eco Village
Hola Amala, te recomiendo que vengas a Varsana te encantará, visita nuestro face y podrás apreciar mejor la dinámica de nuestros voluntarios, también el lugar.

www.varsana.co
https://www.facebook.com/varsanavolunteer.arbelaez

Cuéntame que tal te parece.
Premi
33 days ago

voluntariado

Hola, me gustaría empezar un voluntariado pronto, tengo disposicion inmediata, pero preferiría que alguien me guie primero, para poder brindar mi ayuda, de la mejor manera.

Gracias
on 28/12/2016
Luix
Hola,
Yo estuve de voluntario en esta finca en LA SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA en Colombia. Podes contactarlos y ellos te pueden guiar en este proyecto. El enlace es: http://fincalasemilla.blogspot.com.co/
buena onda en todo
Luix
34 days ago

Dudas

Hola, tengo mucho interés en registrarme en algún programa de voluntariado, solo que piden documentos de referencia, ¿alguien sabe que tipo de referencias piden? No tengo experiencia.
on 15/12/2016
Luix
Hola,
Yo estuve de voluntario en esta finca en LA SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA en Colombia. Podes contactarlos y ellos te pueden guiar en este proyecto. El enlace es: http://fincalasemilla.blogspot.com.co/
buena onda en todo
Luix
34 days ago

Volunteer work and cultural exchange in Morocco (2017)

Hi all,
The Association Generations for International Workcamps is very pleased to inform you of its program of volunteer work projects in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the year 2017:

* Teaching French or English ( Open till May 31st, 2017)
* Environment Club activities (Open till May 31st, 2017)
* Summer programs :
- AGCI 1: An international workcamp of activities with kids in Asma (Ouarzazate city).
From July 13th to July 30th, 2017.
- AGCI 2: An international workcamp of painting in a school in Ouarzazate city.
From July 13th to July 30th, 2017.
- AGCI 3: An international workcamp of activities with kids in a village.
From August 2nd to August 19th, 2017.
- AGCI 4:An international workcamp of painting in a school in Ouarzazate city.
From August 2nd to August 19th, 2017.
For more information about these four workcamps which also contain many activities for the benefit of volunteers (visits, excursions, nationality evenings……), pray check our website www.agci.org.ma or contact us by email at: agci.org@gmail.com
With our best regards to all.
AGCI
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-Générations-pour-les-Chantiers-Internationaux/163763306980961
38 days ago
Association Generations for International Workcamps
Hola todo!
¿Quieres participar en un proyecto de trabajo voluntario?
Nuestra asociación le ofrece la oportunidad de hacer eso.Organizamos campos de trabajo voluntario que son ambos proyectos del trabajo de voluntarios y oportunidades para descubrir Marruecos y su cultura.
En el verano de 2017 , tenemos quarto campos de trabajo voluntario:
AGCI 1: Actividades recreativas para niños (en la ciudad)
A partir de julio 13 a 30 julio, 2017
AGCI 2: Campo Internacional de pintura en un colegio
A partir de julio 13 a 30 julio, 2017
AGCI 3: Actividades recreativas para niños (en un pueblo.)
A partir de agosto 2-agosto 19, 2017
AGCI 4: Campo Internacional de pintura en un colegio
A partir de agosto 2-agosto 19, 2017
Para mas informaciones sobre los campos de trabajo voluntario que también contienen varias actividades en beneficio de los voluntarios (visitas, excursiones, veladas de nacionalidad .....),visite nuestro sitio Web www.agci.org.ma o contacte con nosotros a agci.org@gmail.com
un saludo
La Asociación Generaciones por los Campamentos de Trabajo Internacionales
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-Générations-pour-les-Chantiers-Internationaux/163763306980961
38 days ago

What are the challengese volunteers face that cannot be discuss to their host

Our organization( Students Aid Liberia) let to hear from past and present volunteers in finding analytical solution for organizations that involve in it. to help keep the service as a professional service toward humanity.www.saliberia.org Volunteer needed here!
39 days ago

Consider Working with Us in Ghana

Volunteers learn a lot from us in a different way than school... Join us Today...

We provides a platform for students/volunteers to be involve in group educational activities that focuses on issues related to intercultural communication, development issues in the host communities and larger issues related to international development, learning the Africa way of lifestyle (family, cooking and dressing), drumming and dancing lesson, etc.

We have opportunities for potential skills volunteers such as, trained teachers, trained nurses, social workers, nutritionist, arts and craft, vocational trainers etc.
We also accept administrators with experience with the following: Strategic planning, Time management, Accountancy, Human resource, Project marketers, and Communication (writing proposals for grant, writing comprehensive report on studies, publishing results to contributors).

www.servicetomankindfoundation.com
39 days ago

Discussion of the Week: Why do we choose to volunteer?

What is it that makes you decide to take time off from your daily routine, possibly quite a job, or take a year off from school, and head out on a journey of volunteering? What do you hope to gain in the process? Is it a love for discovering new cultures? Gaining new experiences? New skills? Share your thoughts!
on 30/06/2016
jared ogeto
It gives you a great chance to work to the human race to improve the quality of life and services

42 days ago