Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch photo of wild orca by David Gaspard

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

Biosphere Expeditions

Biosphere Expeditions volunteer doing radio signal tracking

Biosphere Expeditions is a multi-award-winning not-for-profit participatory conservation organisation offering hands-on wildlife volunteer expeditions as an adventure with a purpose for everyone. Biosphere Expeditions’ citizen science is for people from all walks of life who want to help support and conserve the biosphere that we all live in. Biosphere Expeditions gives people a way to harness their enthusiasm and put it to good effect … Read more

United Planet

United Planet Quest Volunteer Abroad

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. United Planet Quests are offered in 50 countries from 1-52 weeks. United Planet is a leading international, educational, humanitarian, and peace-building, non-profit organization devoted to fostering cross-cultural … Read more

United Nations Volunteers

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Created in 1970 by the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Volunteers(UNV) program mobilizes qualified volunteers to serve in countries throughout the world. Approximately 7000 volunteers serve each year in developing countries. More than 30,000 volunteers have served in over 140 countries since 1971. Programs for which UNV supplies pre-qualified volunteers include long-term development work, … Read more

Projects Abroad

Since 1992, Projects Abroad has led the way in offering volunteer trips abroad. To date, we’ve sent over 130,000 volunteers and interns overseas. We have projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the South Pacific. Our most popular programs are Childcare, Conservation, and Medicine, but we offer a wide variety to suit all interests. … Read more

Peace Corps

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Founded on March 1, 1961 during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps is an international volunteer organization of the U.S. government. Since its founding the Peace Corps has had over 187,000 volunteers serve in more than 139 countries. Volunteers work on projects ranging from small business development to Aids education and … Read more

Global Volunteers

Volunteer from Global Volunteers teaching geography to a student

Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian international human and economic development organization founded in 1984 in St. Paul, Minn. Mobilizing teams of short-term volunteers year-around to assist on long-term local projects, Global Volunteers supports host communities in 19 countries on six continents with programs focused on at-risk children and their families, direct work project … Read more

Global Vision International

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Global Vision International (GVI) was formed in 1998 to provide support and services to international charities, non-profits and governmental agencies through volunteering opportunities and direct funding. GVI is guided by a unique commitment to its volunteers and to its partners. To the volunteer it offers safe responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities … Read more

Globe Aware

Globe Aware volunteer with third world citizen

Globe Aware, a nonprofit organization, currently offers volunteer vacations in Peru, Costa Rica, Romania, Thailand, Cuba , Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. These short-term (one week) adventures in service focus on cultural-awareness and sustainability, and are often compared to a mini peace corps. All program costs, including the cost of airfare, are tax-deductible. Globe … Read more

GeoVisions

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GeoVisions offers exciting ways to experience first hand a new country and a new community through our volunteer abroad programs. You might want to consider joining the Conversation Corps, or becoming a Conversation Partner (tutoring on a project in conversational English). You have the ability to immerse yourself in a completely different land and culture … Read more