ACDI/VOCA

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For 43 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a non-profit international development consultancy firm that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness systems, food security, financial services, enterprise development and community development in order to … Read more

Mission Doctors Association

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Founded by Msgr. Anthony Brouwers in 1959, Mission Doctors Association is the only program in the United States exclusively dedicated to recruiting, training, sending and supporting Catholic doctors and their families to serve at mission hospitals and clinics around the world. Doctors and their families may serve on both short and long term assignments.

Health Volunteers Overseas

Health Volunteers Overseas

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving global health through education. For the past two decades, HVO has worked to increase health care access in developing countries through clinical training and education programs in child health, primary care, trauma and rehabilitation, essential surgical care, oral health, infectious disease, nursing education, … Read more

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 60 countries. MSF recruits doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical personnel to provide medical care … Read more

Lay Mission-Helpers Association

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Founded by Msgr. Anthony Brouwers this organization recruits, trains and supports the work of lay missionaries serving around the world in varied professions; teachers, nurses, computer specialists, agronomists, pastoral consultants, accountants, and administrators. In the nearly 50 years of service, more than 700 lay missionaries have served with LMH and MDA in 35 countries around … Read more

Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that is working in partnership with low-income families around the world to build simple, decent housing. Habitat operates in nearly 3,000 communities in nearly 100 countries. Habitat’s Global Village Work Trips allow volunteers to travel to locations around the world to help build Habitat houses with … Read more

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

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CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of conflict. At the invitation of local peacemaking communities, CPT provides physical accompaniment, advocacy, human rights observation and reporting, and solidarity networking. CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression and works to undo oppressive structures.  By amplifying the voices and nonviolent … Read more

Catholic Volunteer Network

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Catholic Volunteer Network (CNV), established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of more than 200 domestic and international Christian-based volunteer and lay mission programs. Currently, more than 10,000 volunteers and lay missioners serve in these programs throughout the U.S. and in more than 100 other countries worldwide. CNV publishes and distributes RESPONSE the most … Read more

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development … Read more

Earthwatch Institute

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Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth’s future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its … Read more