|Short Term Jobs Overseas
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on this page - EscapeArtist.com endeavors to maintain links on this
page that benefit those seeking volunteer work overseas, and indeed there
are some great links on this page leading to great websites that may have
exactly the thing you are looking for. There are many good people out there
doing positive things. Doing volunteer work overseas is among the best
ways to make a positive contribution to the world. It also puts you in
touch with the world in a way that is totally unique. You can learn more
in one year of working overseas as a volunteer than in five years of public
|Cape Intern - Our free Student guide can help you organise your internship and volunteer programs in Cape Town South Africa. We offer free access to internships positions and information on South Africa.
Of Africa - offers meaningful integrating
opportunities for volunteers who want to make a REAL and ethical difference
Michigan - Humanitarian AID organization
trains and send volunteers to work on development projects in Africa.
|Kenya Voluntary & Community Development Project - Volunteer work in Kenya with local non gorvernmental organization offering local and international volunteers the opportunity to participate in short or long term voluntary work development in Kenya.
4 Africa - Volunteer 4 Africa is a comprehensive
source of volunteering opportunities throughout Africa.
Student Outreach - Humanitarian AID We are
a 501(c)3 non-profit student based organization that provides community
service opportunities for students and adults in Cambodia. We believe that
providing local and foreign students the experience to exchange cultural
knowledge will promote an increased awareness in global issues and educate
both groups about the differences and similarities found at home and abroad.
Our summer volunteer programs provide funding for our community development
projects that take place in Cambodia throughout the year. Global Student
Outreach operates a little bit differently from many of the teen travel
and adventure programs that exist in the world today. We differ greatly
because of our non-profit structure and our lasting commitment to helping
the underprivileged children of Cambodia. We use as much of your program
fees as possible to help children from every corner of Cambodia obtain
a better quality education. We welcome you to join us on one of our exciting
summer service trips ex ploring the wonders of Cambodia.
|Volunteer Work Thailand -
Volunteer Work Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people volunteer in Thailand and make a difference
Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOFING) - Learn
organic growing while living with a host family. Twelve hundred hosts in
Australia or travel the world with over 600 hosts on every continent where
you work in exchange for food and board.Dates: Year round. Costs: AUS$45
single, AUS$50 double (add $5 for postage outside of Australia). Contact:
WWOOF Australia, Buchan, Victoria 3885, Australia; 011-61-3-5155-0218,
fax 011-61-3-5155-0342 -
Travellers Society - TTS is a Canadian not-for-profit
organization that aims to connect individuals to no fee volunteer and meaningful
travel opportunities around the world. We are a user driven organization
with all of our content coming from member contributions.
Canada - "The Canadian Association of Volunteer
Bureaux & Centres is mandated to promote the growth of volunteerism
& community participation in Canada. Volunteer Canada acts as a national
umbrella organization on behalf of volunteer bureaux & centres in all
provinces & territories.
Centre of Camrose & District - Why Volunteer?
Volunteering is an opportunity!
Preservation - CVE recruits volunteers to
work on historic preservation projects throughout the Caribbean. We work
with local agencies: national trusts, museums, and historical societies.
Dates: One-week trips throughout year: Dominica waterwheel Aug 2000; BVI,
Turks, and Caicos Nov 2000; St. Croix Moravian Cemetery Inventory Jan 2001;
George Washington House, Barbardos Feb 2001. Costs: $500-$1,000 per week.
Contact: CVE, Box 388, Corning, NY 14830; 607-962-7846
Work Trips - El Porvenir, a nonprofit dedicated
to sustainable development, offers 2-week work trips to Nicaragua. Live
in a small, rural community and work with local people in constructing
simple water projects and other requested needs--includes recreational
and educational activities. Construction skills or Spanish are not required.
Visions - Volunteer Visions was founded with
a simple idea in mind; that volunteering should be affordable and available
to everyone. Our programs are designed for individuals seeking a gap year,
career break, adventure travel, cultural exploration, and alternative vacations.
We currently offer projects in Costa Rica, Boliva, and Ecuador. Whatever
your motive for volunteering may be, we can help you find a placement that
suits your needs. Dates: Year Round. Price: Projects starting at
$495 for 2 weeks - Icludes food, accomodation, arrival pick up, orientation,
pre-departure information, 24/7 support from onsite coordinator and social
activities. Contact Info: 330-871-4511 (USA),
Lucia Cloud Forest - Santa Lucia is a community-based
organization managing 1600 acres of cloud forest in the Ecuadorian Chocó,
an area of extreme biodiversity. Volunteers are needed for reforesting,
trail-building, English/environmental education, conservation studies.
Fees may be reduced for long-term volunteers with experience.
Sacha - Jatun Sacha a non profit organization
located in Ecuador SouthAmerica, offers volunteer opportunities in any
of its four biological reserves. Activities: reforestation, research, maintenance,
personal projects, organic agriculture, community work.
|Sankalp Volunteer Society
- Sankalp Volunteer Society, India is a registered non Profitable NGO, since 1994 under the society registration act of India. The organization is active in the socio-economic, cultural development of the society especially for the rural poor and needy children and women with a view to serve more targeted population in various areas. Sankalp expanded its working area and addressed these issues in other discriminated communities in India as well.
- SMILE Society is a Volunteer organization from India ,having opportunties
like ,International Volunteer programs[long/medium/shortterms],WorkCamps,Internship,Mini
tour,Summer express etc. Application accepted through out the year International
student and volunteer can participate our programs.For more details pls.
contact our Head office[India]
- uVolunteer is an international organisation which arranges volunteer
placements for individuals and groups wanting to contribute to the development
of rural and urban communities in Latin America.
Latin America - Provide international volunteers
with affordable volunteer work opportunities in Mexico, Central and South
America in the environmental & humanitarian sectors.
- Education, Research and Conservation organization needs volunteers to
work on coral reefs of SW Madagascar. Learn marine species identification,
underwater survey techniques and complete important conservation work with
a team of local and international scientists.
Nepal Friendship Organization (INFO Nepal)
- INFO Nepal organizes volunteer opportunities and homestay programs from
two weeks to five months throughout Nepal. Programs include teaching English,
Environmental and Health Awareness, and Computer Literacy. Language and
cultural training are included. Over 90 volunteers have completed this
Nepal! - This program is designed to meet
the needs of participants who desire more than typical tourist experience.
It provides volunteer service opportunities for people who are genuinely
interested in learning about a new and different community and culture
while contributing their time and skills to benefit worthwhile community
service throughout Nepal. By partaking in the program, it is hoped that
participants will experience personal growth as well as open communication
channels between different countries and cultures.
- A professional, friendly and specialist volunteer organisation, offering
gap year projects and opportunities for volunteering abroad, including
teaching and conservation in Africa, Asia and Americas.
- Find the latest Conservation Jobs from around the UK, including volunteer opportunities overseas. The site covers Ecology, Wildlife, Marine, Sustainability and Fundraising Jobs with charities and NGO's worldwide.
Opens Doors Program- Chilean Ministry of Education
- Sponsored by the Chilean Ministry of Education and the United Nations
Development Programme- Chile, the English Opens Doors Program seeks
full-time volunteers to teach in Chilean public schools. EODP is fee free,
and provides all volunteers room and board with a host family, a monthly
stipend of 60,000 CLP (approximately 120.00 USD), all-expenses paid
training, online Spanish lessons, in-country transportation and in-country
health insurance. Programs range from four to nine months in length and
placements are available throughout the entire country.
South America - Free and low-cost volunteer
opportunities in South America.
California TG - International institute
training and placing volunteers to work at humanitarian and environmental
projects in Africa and Central America.
Corps - CARE is one of the world's largest
private international relief and development organizations. Founded in
the aftermath of World War II, CARE enabled Americans to send more than
100 million CARE Packages® to survivors of the conflict in Europe and
Asia. CARE has become a leader in sustainable development and emergency
aid, reaching tens of millions of people each year in more than 60 countries
in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. For more than 50 years now,
CARE has been a vehicle of American generosity abroad.
Solutions - A non-profit organization that
allows volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to the community by
working side-by-side with local people, while gaining a new perspective
and insight into the culture and themselves. The volunteer work is with
carefully selected Partner Programs, all of which are dynamic and inspiring
community-led initiatives. These include orphanages and childcare centers,
schools, health clinics and hospitals, homes for the elderly, centers for
people with disabilities, and other community organizations. Volunteers
enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 12 countries, start dates year-round
and programs from 1-12 weeks long. CCS offers international volunteer programs
in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia,
South Africa, Tanzania, and Thailand. Contact: Dava Antoniotti 2 Clinton
Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA Phone: 1 800 380-4777/ 1 914 632-0022
Without Borders - The home page of Doctors
Without Borders USA (Medecins Sans Frontieres USA) Doctors Without Borders
delivers medical relief to populations in danger due to war, civil strife,
epidemics or natural disasters. Annually, more than 2,000 volunteers representing
45 nationalities work in some 70 countries in front-line hospitals, refugee
camps, disaster sites, towns and villages. Doctors Without Borders
teams provide primary health care, perform surgery, vaccinate children,
rehabilitate hospitals, operate emergency nutrition and sanitation programs
and train local medical staff.
Article - An American in a Refugee Camp -
by Charu Newhouse - Iím often asked how and why I went to the camp.
Itís relatively simple, my background is in human rights and international
relations. After bartending and waitressing my way through Europe, I was
interested in doing something a bit more meaningful. Iíve always
felt the need to give something back to the countries Iíve traveled through
and lived in. After all, those countries have given me some very
profound experiences. So when I arrived in Budapest, I grabbed a telephone
book and found out the Hungarian Red Cross was just down the street from
my hostel. I went there with an interest in refugee work anywhere
in Eastern Europe and they in turn dropped me off at Debreceni Menekült
Tábor, the Debrecen Refugee Camp. (Escape From America Magazine
Service Corps (GSC) - Global Service Corps
(GSC) is a registered U.S. 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization providing
life changing volunteer, internship or fellowship experiences in Tanzania
and Thailand. GSC has become a leader in the field of international
volunteerism by designing and implementing effective community development
volunteer service-learning programs since 1992. Community training
programs and volunteer vacations are offered year round. Community
training programs are available from two weeks to one year, in HIV/AIDS
education and prevention, sustainable agriculture and food security, international
public health, cultural immersion, orphanage care, and English education.
Through the development of these community training programs, GSC has also
attained NGO status in the countries that we serve and become recognized
as a respected international development organization.
Volunteer Network - "Global Volunteers, a
private non-profit, non-sectarian development organization, was founded
in 1984 with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through
mutual international understanding. Their programs center around a 1, 2,
or 3 week volunteer work experience in South-east Asia, Africa, Latin America,
the Caribbean, Europe, or the United States." Programs range from natural
resource preservation, light construction, and painting to teaching English,
assisting with health care, and nurturing at-risk children. No special
skills or foreign languages are required.
Jobs Overseas Resources
for Humanity International - "Habitat
for Humanity International has volunteer and salaried/hourly positions
available due to the growth of our worldwide ministry. If you are a performance-oriented
individual looking for an opportunity to serve God's people in need, we
want to talk with you!".
People to People - HUMANA is an international
Non-Governmental Organization currently running over 150 projects in Africa,
Asia and Central America involving more than 500,000 people. So far, more
than 4000 Development Instructors (our word for volunteers) have participated
in starting up and running these projects.
Volunteer.org - 'Independent Volunteer.org'
was created by a group that met while involved in volunteer work abroad.
The various members of the group found many similar difficulties when searching
for and getting involved in independent volunteer work and decided to set
up this website to act as a hub for the network of independent groups that
are involved in wonderful projects around the world. We do not organize
volunteer placements, just listings of projects and organizations that
charge no fees (other than reasonable food and accommodation costs). We
support the moto Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless,
but because they are priceless. Visit our website to find an independent
volunteer opportunity or to list your volunteer project.
History and Research Trips - Since 1969,
specialists in natural history expeditions to prime wildlife habitats.
Noninvasive/noncaptive wildlife field research and habitat restoration
projects: dolphins, humpback and blue whales, manatees, seabirds, coral
reefs, primates. No prior experience necessary. Nonprofit 501.C.3 organization.
Online Volunteers - From the excellent Oneworld
WebSite, Editor Helena Earnshaw presents a constantly updated list of the
latest opportunities for volunteering for various programs from around
Volunteer and Service Learning Programs -
Openmindprojects Volunteer and Service Learning Programs -OpenmindProjects
- founded in 2001 is an incorporated not-for-profit organization serving
international volunteers and schools, orphan homes, childcare centers,
national parks and related organizations in Thailand, Nepal, Laos and Cambodia
by designing projects that link international volunteers to local needs.
Volunteers gain hands-on cross-cultural experience in international community
service work. Dates: Every month. Costs: From Euros 395/USD 560. Contact:
OpenmindProjects Thailand Co Ltd, 856/9 Moo 15, Tanon Prajark, NongKhai,
Thailand 43000 Office Tel/Fax + 66 (0) 42 41 35 78
|Original Volunteers -
Original Volunteers offer affordable volunteering abroad, unlimited choices, fantastic volunteer work opportunities, and a flexible approach, just some of the many reasons why so many people have chosen to volunteer overseas with us.
Oyster Worldwide - Oyster Worldwide provide a range of projects for volunteering overseas. From teaching to conservation work, Oyster can hepl you find the perfect program.
Abroad - With Projects Abroad you can enjoy
adventurous foreign travel with a chance to do a worthwhile job. You can
teach conversational English or gain experience in medicine, veterinary
medicine, conservation, journalism, or business. Dates: Programs available
throughout the year. Costs: From $1,280, includes all accommodations, food,
placement insurance, and local support. Contact: Teaching and Projects
Abroad, Gerrard House, Rustington, W. Sussex BN16 1AW, U.K.; 011-44-1903-859911,
International Voluntary Service - Volunteers
needed in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. We also cover Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Georgia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Russia as well
as in Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Romania. Dates: Two-week
summer international group workcamps or in 3-12 months year round volunteering
with a small stipend. Room and food provided. Participants responsible
for $125 fee and airfare.
Volunteers - Guided by the principle of Volunteerism
For Development (V4D), the UN Volunteers programme (UNV) advocates the
benefits of civic engagement, integrates volunteerism into development
programmes, and mobilises thousands of volunteers every year in pursuit
of distinctive contributions to development effectiveness.
Planet - United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers
you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities
through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays.
By dedicating 1-52 weeks, you can participate in United Planetís Quest
program and improve your language skills, and learn about important issues
such as health care, orphanage work, micro-empowerment, women's empowerment,
public education, environmental conservation and community development.
Choose from over 50 Quest countries worldwide. Programs are available year-round.
Includes: Full lodging and meals for length of stay, pre-departure training,
in-country orientations/support, insurance, language training, activities
and excursions. Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St., Boston, MA, 02116,
USA. Phone: 1-800-292-2316.
Work Information Service (VWIS) - VWIS is
"a Swiss based, independent, non-profit organization providing information
on voluntary work opportunities in over 150 countries world-wide, principally
in the environmental and humanitarian fields, for people of all ages and
Opportunities - ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit
international development organization providing technical expertise in
33 countries worldwide, with over 700 volunteer opportunities each year.
ACDI/VOCA manages long- and short-term economic development programs that
focus on: business development, cooperative development, rural finance,
agricultural extension, and food security.
Abroad - If you are baffled as to a future
career and are ready to explore the many doors of opportunity that short-term
jobs have to offer, you've come to the right place. Back Door Jobs is simply
about discovering life's options and finding your place in the world (and
that's real exciting stuff). So explore, dreams into reality. The website
of Michael Landes, author of The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures
in Africa, Asia, and Latin America - WorldTeach
is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for individuals
to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living
and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. Offers 8-week
summer teaching programs to qualified adults, 18 years and older, in Costa
Rica, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Namibia and China (Yantai); involves
either English or basic computer/internet skills teaching assignments.
(WorldTeach also has year and semester teaching placements. Check our web
site for details.)
International - An experiential education
program focusing on international travel and intercultural exchange, adventure,
community service, and homestays. Teams of 12, aged 18-25, travel together
for 1 semester to Southeast Asia and India/Nepal, or East Africa and the
Middle East. Assist refugees, hike the Himalayas, live with and help an
African tribe, scuba dive, and much more.