Volunteer Organization Examples Please note that these are suggestions only - you may still apply for a scholarship for proposed deployment to any program you find on your own that meets these criteria:
Provides services in a country or region affected by chronic poverty and/or disaster
Mission Statement: "Our mission is to connect people with communities in need. Providing quality placements for interns and volunteers with the aim of meeting the goals and aspirations of the local communities as well as the volunteers. To conserve the world’s most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in Kenya. To create solutions that are not political, forward-thinking, community-driven, and innovative and which take into consideration the long-term needs of impoverished communities."
Mission Statement: "INLEXCA was founded on the principle that volunteers can change the world.We identify areas of need and projects that would benefit from the input of great individuals willing to give a little of their time to help others. Thanks to your help whole communities can benefit from your time here. Central America is a place where your time as a volunteer is much needed and appreciated. INLEXCA was founded on the principle that volunteers can change the world."
Mission Statement: "Established in 2007, IVHQ is the world's leading volunteer abroad organization, offering a variety of projects in over 30 international destinations. Whether you are traveling abroad, taking a gap year, wanting to experience a volunteer vacation, or simply wishing to provide assistance in a community abroad, IVHQ has the program for you."
Mission Statement: "With a love for humankind, and a motivated spirit to help others, A Broader View was created on the belief that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Our US office is operated by an enthusiastic staff with almost 20 years combined travel and hospitality experience. Our projects are arranged for volunteers to live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more. We offer travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in meaningful, rewarding service work."
Location(s): Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatamala, Honduras, India, Kathmandu, Tanzania, Peru, Philippines, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia
Mission Statement: "Love Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing countries. Why are we cheaper than other organisations? Firstly, we are just a handful of passionate people working hard to help volunteers and local communities around the world. We don't have huge overheads - no company cars, no downtown office - we're just volunteers who thought we could do a better job. Secondly, we work with local organisations wherever we can to keep administration costs to a minimum and also to feed as much money and skills into the local communities where we operate."
Location(s): Argentina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatamala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Zambia