Volunteer Abroad doing Arts and Crafts work

Volunteer Abroad doing Arts and Crafts work

Biodiversity Research Institute

Come to Brazil and learn more about Biodiversity & the Environment!

Iporanga, Brazil
The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.
Animals Education Environment
Accommodation

TANF GHANA

Accra, Ghana
TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care. We believe this is an investment into a brighter future for our country.
Childcare Education Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

Volunteers Peru

Arequipa, Peru
Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organization based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We currently support two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community.
Childcare Education

Mawulolo Youth Network

Accra, Ghana
Our org is ran by a group of passionate and determined people from varied walks of life. Each board member is committed to reaching out to their community and helping the less fortunate by tapping into any creative force within them and providing the necessary and basic tools for success.
Education Healthcare Development
Accommodation Meals

Botumsakor Community Development Organization (BCDO)

Thmor Sor (Khum Thma Sa for googlemaps), Cambodia
We are a non-profit organization running an English school in rural Cambodia
Education Environment Development
Accommodation Meals

We are a group of like minded people working together to make a change into the society through various developmental projects.
Childcare Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Biblioworks

Sucre, Bolivia
BiblioWorks is founded on the simple principle that literacy and education are critical components for the creation and vitality of sustainable communities and cultures. We believe that where knowledge, literacy, and learning exist, people have the resources they need to solve social issues, maintain and strengthen their cultural identities, as well as to grow their community economically
Education

Caras Alegres

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Caras Alegres is comprised of a team of local knowledge and expertise as well as foreign experts and volunteers. On our staff we have our Guatemalan director, an assistant director/volunteer coordinator, two teachers, two day care staff, an assistant teacher, a security guard, a cook, and a cleaner
Childcare Education Human Rights

Marina Orth Foundation

Medellin, Antioqia, Colombia
The Marina Orth Foundation is dedicated to providing an excellent, modern education so that students, no matter their race, economic status or gender, will be able to compete globally.
Education Development
Accommodation Meals

Amatsiko Organisation

Kampala, Uganda, Uganda
We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families
Agriculture Childcare Education
Accommodation Meals

Latest Reviews


Four Golden Weeks reviewed by Ann Kirstin
"I spent four weeks volunteering at IPBio during my semester vacations. The atmosphere at the reserve is very warm and welcoming. Everyone is very supportive and it seems like everyone here at the reserve really enjoys what they are doing! I worked with the communications program and created a newsletter for IPBio. I had a lot of freedom realising my own ideas and giving a personal note to the newsletter which I really enjoyed! The nature that surrounds the reserve is very impressing, hills covered in jungle, many caves and waterfalls and a lot more to discover! Therefore, every weekend was fully booked with trips exploring nature’s treasures. Every person that I met here, if it was another volunteer, a staff member or one of the locals, was very open and extremely nice! During the day, I was working on the newsletter, which required me sitting in front of my computer all the time, but sometimes I did help with the tree inventory as well so that I had the possibility to get out in the field! All in all, I would definitely come back to IPBio! I felt really welcomed and I think it’s a great opportunity to contribute to a really good cause and at the same time collecting personal experiences, if it is new language skills, insights in research work, making new friends, exploring new cultures and Mother Earth herself! "
16 days ago

Priceless two months volunteering with TANF reviewed by Brittany Wiafe
"Hi! My name is Brittany Wiafe, a student at the University of North Carolina. I had the amazing opportunity to spend two months volunteering with the Anidaso Nsae Foundation. The time I spent volunteering was truly remarkable. I worked as a medical volunteer in the Senya Health Care center in Senya Breaku (about a 2 hour drive outside of Accra). I spent weekdays at the clinic, after the work day I was able to go to Becky’s Home (a local orphanage) or just chill, and on weekends I was able to travel the Ghana!
The departments of the clinic I spent considerable time in included outpatient delivery, maternity, lab, reproductive child health, records, and consulting. In each department, I got to learn so much about not only the medical practices that occurred, but also about the health problems afflicting the community. From this, I saw the problems Senya faces with the prevalence of malaria, hypertension, and unplanned pregnancy. With these problems realized, I was able to work with other medical volunteers to hold health education and medical screening events. The first was a family planning education event. In this, we targeted the women of the community and discussed the benefits of family planning and debunked some of the misconceptions holding women back from using contraceptives. The next was a malaria screening event held in Wiae, a village in the Northern Region of Ghana. We heard of the major health risks of the community, including a high prevalence of malaria, snake bites, and water borne disease, and decided to fundraise for the trip up to Wiae to help as much as we could. We ended up testing around 1,200 people for malaria (of which, close to 50% were positive), dressed wounds, wrote referrals for health risks, were able to provide malaria medicine to all that were positive and deworming medicine to all that attended. At this screening, we also discussed with the community members present ways to prevent malaria, snake bites, and hygienic practices to decrease the prevalence of water borne disease. In my last week in Senya, I was also able to go to a local school to discuss the aspects of healthy relationships. Walking around Senya, you see a few of concerning relationships where the health of the women involved is questionable. It was my hope that with this education, I could equip the younger generation with the tools to stop these concerning relationships.
I also greatly enjoyed the time I was able to spend away from the clinic. The reproductive health units and mental health units hold community outreach events during the week that volunteers are welcome to join. I was able to attend a couple and would definitely recommend them! I also was able to grade papers at a local school for a couple days. This perspective on the community was eye-opening to see. In this, I became aware of the great job the educators in Senya were doing and how many more children need to be enrolled in school. I also grew attached to the children at Becky’s Home. They are ALWAYS overjoyed to see volunteers and the time I spent with them meant so much to me. In my free time, I also was able to take Twi lessons taught by a teacher at the local school. This meant a lot to me because my parents are Ghanaian and I have always wanted to learn my mother tongue. I also could hold conversations with patients, the kids at the home, and community members easier through these lessons. On the weekends, my destinations included Cape Coast, Kumasi, Accra, Wli Waterfalls, and local beaches. I would recommend each of the places I was able to visit!

Of course, my two months did not come without trouble. I had to adjust to bucket baths and no running water. There were times the food portions didn’t quite meet my appetite. There were sometimes one too many volunteers at the medical clinic limiting the work one could do. Despite these troubles, I would not trade my time in Senya for anything. I was able to connect to my culture and passions so easily in this environment. I know I will be back to Senya and would recommend TANF to someone looking for a life-changing volunteer experience. Laud was also a pleasure to work with and will respond promptly to any problem you may face. If you have questions, feel free to ask Laud for my contact to chat more!
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31 days ago