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Volunteer Abroad Program Spotlight
Community volunteering doesn’t get more rewarding than this. On the island of Leyte, a one hour flight southeast of Manila, a community development project has been established. At the heart of the program volunteers are needed to help staff at the local community centre. The centre is the lifeblood of the community and provides vital support for the local people.
How would you like to do something utterly selfless, totally rewarding and completely life changing? You should consider volunteering in rural Vietnam. The Orphanage and Community Centre aims to provide a caring home for orphans who have lost one or both parents.
The Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research Project is based in the Menai Bay Conservation Area in Zanzibar. Established in 1997, it is home to a vivid array of marine creatures including whales, bottlenose and humpback dolphins. Through participation in this project you’ll help collect data for research studies, assist the community in developing sustainable tourism and lend a hand with beach clean ups, tree planting and more.
The very best dive schools have teamed up with the local community to develop a marine conservation project to protect the precious coral reefs within the Koh Tao national park. By becoming a volunteer you can play an integral part in this program.
Cape Town is a veritable melting pot of creativity, colour, sounds and tastes, but it is also a city that is home to poor communities who are suffering medical illness and aren’t able to be treated with adequate care and medical attention. By volunteering with the medical and community outreach project in South Africa, you will get to experience the heart of South Africa.
This volunteer medical placement is based in town hospitals in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The work of volunteers is critical in helping to support doctors and nurses as they care for low-income patients. Health care is not free in Ghana and many patients cannot afford proper diagnostic methods like x-rays or lifesaving medications.
When you sign up as a volunteer with the amazing team at a Primate Rescue Centre in Vietnam you will see what all the fuss is about. It’s a centre dedicated to the protection of endangered primates. The centre carries out the work of rehabilitation, breeding, research, conservation and habitat protection for primates.
In 1994 the South African Government removed Physical Education (PE) from school curriculums. Not surprisingly, this lead to a decline in the students involvement in day-to-day physical activity. Volunteers are needed to fill the role of community sports coaches in Cape Town where sports coaching and PE teachers are desperately needed.
Caring for fellow human beings and nourishing the minds of youth through education, kindness and compassion has to be on the most selfless and rewarding acts of a global citizen. By becoming a teaching volunteer in some of South Africa's more poverty stricken communities you’ll provide essential teaching support.
For most of us space exploration is a dream, but you can feel like an astronaut discovering a foreign planet as you dive and explore the blue waters of the Caribbean when you volunteer for the Belize Marine Conservation Project.
If you love nature, the environment and big friendly giants, then volunteering in Port Elizabeth is for you. This incredibly rewarding ecotourism project involves working at a game reserve where you’ll have the opportunity to work with South Africa's Big 5: rhinoceroses, lions, cape buffalos, leopards and African elephants.
This project is no ordinary walk in the park and getting back to nature really doesn’t get more natural than this. The Peruvian Rainforest Environmental Conservation Project is located in a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the foothills of the Amazon.
As children we were all lead to believe that the ‘Wild Things’ existed only in our imagination. But the secret is out - Indonesia is where the real wild things are! You can volunteer in Indonesia and help care for monkeys, orangutans, gibbons, critically endangered macaques, and an array of rare birds just to name a few.