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The chance to give something back, share your skills and knowledge, meet other travelers, or simply to meet the locals — this is the essence of volunteer travel.

THERE ARE MANY reasons to engage in volunteer travel, and there are literally thousands of charities and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for passing travelers.

Many ask for donations or fees to cover costs and others operate as for-profit businesses, but the list below includes only those that cost little or nothing to get involved with and help out:

1. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

www.wwoof.org – Board and lodging is offered in exchange for a day’s work on the farm. Stays available from one week to many years, and with thousands of hosts available in 53 countries there are volunteer opportunities suitable for everyone.

For more information, check out A first-timer’s guide to WWOOF-ing.

2. Turtle Teams, Worldwide

A generic name for the thousands of small groups that help threatened sea turtles. Most groups are based at one or two nesting beaches — which are typically at risk from over-exploitation — and appreciate help for even just one night.

All-inclusive, week-long volunteer travel tours range in cost from a few hundred dollars to the thousands, their style of accommodations reflecting the pricetag. However, if you can cover room and board on your own, nearly all sea turtle organizations accept volunteers. A few even offer extremely low-cost housing (though typically very basic) for those willing to volunteer long-term, including Playa Las Tortugas in Mexico.

Search for groups at the local tourist office close to any tropical beach and help a species come off the endangered list. More information can be found at these larger organizations: www.seaturtles.org and www.cccturtle.org.

3. Conservation Volunteers, Australia and New Zealand

www.conservationvolunteers.com.au – Through various short-term projects in Australia, New Zealand, and a few international locations, you’ll work in teams to protect habitats and promote ecotourism.

Volunteer opportunities that include overnight stays, meals, and lodging are typically provided at approximately AUS$40 per night for shorter stays, and starting from AUS$208 for week-long projects. The type of accommodations can vary widely from campsites to bunkhouses. UK-based TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) offers programs for EU residents ranging from no-cost day trips to pricier week-long International Conservation Holidays.

4. Sudan Volunteer Programme, Sudan

www.svp-uk.com – Teach English in one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Placements are at schools or universities, but many volunteers help with community projects in addition to their teaching.

Volunteers must pay for their airfare but all other costs are covered, and a small monthly stipend is provided.

5. Appalachian Trail Conservancy, USA

www.appalachiantrail.org – At over 2,000 miles long, the Appalachian Trail is the classic long trail in the Eastern US and home to almost 2,000 endangered or threatened species.

Volunteers help with trail building and maintenance in return for food and (usually very basic) accommodation.

6. Trip Leader for HF Holidays, Europe

www.hfholidays.co.uk – One of Europe’s most popular walking holiday operators is searching for volunteers to guide their treks. Leaders are provided with accommodation, meals, and the chance to explore Europe in return for sharing their passion and knowledge with the groups they accompany.

7. Help Exchange, Worldwide

www.helpx.net – A website that lists worldwide hosts who are looking for an extra pair of hands, whether it be in their farm or garden, working in schools or on religious projects, building houses or community centers, or simply helping a family take the kids to school.

A small membership fee is required to access host details, but board and lodging is provided in exchange for your work.

8. Peace Corps, Worldwide

www.peacecorps.gov – A unique chance to live and work in another country. Participate in a variety of projects, from healthcare and the environment to business development.

A commitment of 27 months to the placement is required, but for those who are willing, this is a life-changing position. Open only to US residents, but similar volunteer travel projects are available for other nationals with VSO.

9. United Nations Volunteers, Worldwide

www.unv.org – From healthcare and economic development to assisting after natural disasters, the UN offers volunteer opportunities for those that are dedicated to making a difference abroad.

While many positions are open only to experienced professionals, the UN has links to hundreds of international NGOs and QANGOs that are looking for help in similar fields on a less formal basis.

10. Kibbutz Volunteer, Israel

www.kibbutzvolunteer.com – An area that is rarely out of the news, Israel is a land of tight communities but complicated politics.

Engaging in volunteer travel here gives you the opportunity to experience this region firsthand while living as part of a socialist community where everything is provided. The region also serves as a good base from which to explore the Middle East and North Africa.

(Note: Traveling between other Middle East countries and Israel can be challenging, though you can fly from Israel to Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey. Having Israeli stamps in your passport will likely cause issues when attempting to enter some Middle East countries. Entry into Israel after having traveled the region is typically not denied, though you may be subject to travel delays for questioning.)

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This is just a sample of what’s on offer; be sure to thoroughly research any options before undertaking a project. And remember, while it’s nice to get something for free, just because a project is requesting money doesn’t mean the fees aren’t going to a good cause.

About The Author

Matt Scott

Having spent the majority of his adult life traveling and working abroad, Matt Scott has plenty to write about; his writing and photos have appeared in publications around the world, both on line and in print. Originally from the UK he currently lives in Paris, where he works as a trip leader for an active travel company.

  • Julie

    Matt-

    I definitely learned about a few new opportunities. I had no idea the UN has a volunteer program. Thanks for this article.

  • http://www.collazoprojects.com Julie

    Matt-

    I definitely learned about a few new opportunities. I had no idea the UN has a volunteer program. Thanks for this article.

  • Eva

    Cool list! I had a friend who had a great experience with helpx.net – landed a sweet gig in a hostel on the border between Scotland and England. Definitely recommended…

    Any idea which of these have pretty restricted access in terms of nationality, etc? For example, I know the peace corps is only for Americans, but can foreigners do the Appalachian Trail?

  • Lola

    A great collection indeed!

  • Terri

    This is a great list. I had no idea about the Appalachian Trail conference, even though I grew up right near the AT! Thanks for the inspiring post!

  • Matt Scott

    Hi Eva,
    With the exception of the Peace Corps none of the above volunteer oportunites have restrictions on nationalities. Of course, some countires require certain visas(weather they require tourist visas or work visas depend on what you're doing there and the period of time), which is especially relevant for long term projects like the UN, but mostly irrelevant for porjects like helpx and wwoof.
    Foreginers can take part in the Appalachian Trail on just a tourist visa.
    If you're interested in a certain project make sure you check out the websites listed. Have fun!!!

  • http://www.matadorpulse.com Eva

    Cool list! I had a friend who had a great experience with helpx.net – landed a sweet gig in a hostel on the border between Scotland and England. Definitely recommended…

    Any idea which of these have pretty restricted access in terms of nationality, etc? For example, I know the peace corps is only for Americans, but can foreigners do the Appalachian Trail?

  • http://www.lolaakinmade.com Lola

    A great collection indeed!

  • http://outdoorurbanite.com/ Terri

    This is a great list. I had no idea about the Appalachian Trail conference, even though I grew up right near the AT! Thanks for the inspiring post!

  • Matt Scott

    Hi Eva,
    With the exception of the Peace Corps none of the above volunteer oportunites have restrictions on nationalities. Of course, some countires require certain visas(weather they require tourist visas or work visas depend on what you’re doing there and the period of time), which is especially relevant for long term projects like the UN, but mostly irrelevant for porjects like helpx and wwoof.
    Foreginers can take part in the Appalachian Trail on just a tourist visa.
    If you’re interested in a certain project make sure you check out the websites listed. Have fun!!!

  • JOhn Roberts

    Wow, that is pretty cool. Some really neat people in those images.
    http://www.FireMe.To/udi

  • dwin

    very good!

  • Sohail Mirza

    If you have not heard of Humanity First, you should check them out as well: http://www.humanityfirst.org/. Recently they've sent volunteers to the disaster afflicted regions of China and Burma.

    What I appreciate most about Humanity First is their commitment to ensuring that the greatest portion of their donations go to the people that actually need help. There are no salaries or big-budget advertising campaigns to be found here.

  • JOhn Roberts

    Wow, that is pretty cool. Some really neat people in those images.
    http://www.FireMe.To/udi

  • paresh

    Matt, nice travel blog. keep it up.

  • http://www.shuapin.com dwin

    very good!

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  • http://mirzmaster.wordpress.com/ Sohail Mirza

    If you have not heard of Humanity First, you should check them out as well: http://www.humanityfirst.org/. Recently they’ve sent volunteers to the disaster afflicted regions of China and Burma.

    What I appreciate most about Humanity First is their commitment to ensuring that the greatest portion of their donations go to the people that actually need help. There are no salaries or big-budget advertising campaigns to be found here.

  • http://solapurnews.blogspot.com paresh

    Matt, nice travel blog. keep it up.

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  • Hotel Thailand

    Great list. Thanks a lot.Like the photo too.

  • Claudine

    Very cool list. I look forward to exploring some of these opportunities and researching others. Thanks for the idea and the tip!

  • sir jorge

    this could be the greatest thing i've seen in a long time

  • http://www.mysamuiholiday.com Hotel Thailand

    Great list. Thanks a lot.Like the photo too.

  • http://www.vacation-tip.com Claudine

    Very cool list. I look forward to exploring some of these opportunities and researching others. Thanks for the idea and the tip!

  • http://sirjorgeofculver.blogspot.com sir jorge

    this could be the greatest thing i’ve seen in a long time

  • Tia

    MatT,i'm very interesteD to be volenteER.EsPecialLy in my country,indo

  • Mary Sloane

    I am writing a book on different ways to travel on pennies a day. I have some volunteer ideas and information in the book, but these are fantastic. I would love to publish the article, and would be delighted to credit all the sources. We are just getting started with a magazine "Panama Today Magazine, and may some day have an opportunity to pay for articles and pictures but at this time we are just beginning. This book is one of our enticements to come and get to know us better.

    I hope to be able to contribute here as well, as I have traveled extensively.

    Live Abundantly,

    Mary Sloane

  • Tia

    MatT,i’m very interesteD to be volenteER.EsPecialLy in my country,indo

  • http://www.globalvillagecommunity.com Mary Sloane

    I am writing a book on different ways to travel on pennies a day. I have some volunteer ideas and information in the book, but these are fantastic. I would love to publish the article, and would be delighted to credit all the sources. We are just getting started with a magazine “Panama Today Magazine, and may some day have an opportunity to pay for articles and pictures but at this time we are just beginning. This book is one of our enticements to come and get to know us better.

    I hope to be able to contribute here as well, as I have traveled extensively.

    Live Abundantly,

    Mary Sloane

  • Gracey

    Hello… very interesting! I wonder if theres a way for me to join any of these groups as a volunteer? well, i might as well check each one of them… thanks for the list!

  • N. Chrystine Olson

    Great list. Vounteering is one of the best ways to give back when traveling.

    An insider tip for anyone traveling in the States: Strapped natural resource budgets have the Forset Service and other land management agencies filling in their labor needs with volunteers. Room is free, there is usually a small stipend for food, and you can work in some beautiful places most people traveling in the US never see. In my former life as a conservation officer for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, we hosted volunteers from the Czech Republic and England. They had the old ranger station to themselves. They were included in all our projects, including horseback excursions to inspect grazing allotments and monitoring the movements of recently re-introduced Rocky Mountain Elk. A win-win situation all around.

    Hope they still have their T-shirts "London, Paris, Rome, Mountain City, Nevada"….

  • http://www.squidoo.com/visitphilippines Gracey

    Hello… very interesting! I wonder if theres a way for me to join any of these groups as a volunteer? well, i might as well check each one of them… thanks for the list!

  • Brad

    I volunteered with SVP in Sudan. It was an amazing experience! The organization is small and you get enough supervision to help you get around, but not enough to inhibit experiencing the culture for yourself. Wholly recommended!

  • http://www.wranglingrhinos.com N. Chrystine Olson

    Great list. Vounteering is one of the best ways to give back when traveling.

    An insider tip for anyone traveling in the States: Strapped natural resource budgets have the Forset Service and other land management agencies filling in their labor needs with volunteers. Room is free, there is usually a small stipend for food, and you can work in some beautiful places most people traveling in the US never see. In my former life as a conservation officer for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, we hosted volunteers from the Czech Republic and England. They had the old ranger station to themselves. They were included in all our projects, including horseback excursions to inspect grazing allotments and monitoring the movements of recently re-introduced Rocky Mountain Elk. A win-win situation all around.

    Hope they still have their T-shirts “London, Paris, Rome, Mountain City, Nevada”….

  • John Carson

    Thanks for the link, guys. John Carson http://www.kibbutzvolunteer.com

  • r&i

    Interesting. I've been looking into international volunteer opportunities as well. Another one I've seen come up in searches is Cross Cultural Solutions. Or habitat for humanity also does volunteer work in other countries, I think.

  • Not American

    It's not just Americans on this site you narrow minded ******!

  • Gaijin House Japan

    This is a great article my wife wants to do some volunteer work around the world I will pass this on. Cheers For those coming to Japan make sure you visit: http://gaijinhousejapan.com

  • Joe

    Wow! Awesome article. Thanks a tonne to the author. It kinda reminds me of this site: http://www.caseydigennaro.com

  • Iaian

    Great Article ! It is nice to read a good travel blog. My blog also has an article on volunteer travel. see it here: .” target=”_blank”>http://blog.exitotravel.com/2008/06/06/group-trav…. Thanks for the great read

  • Top 10 Lists

    I'm always looking for unusual top ten lists and this fits the bill. Who knew so much free travel was out there…as long as you work for it. ;-)

  • oMan

    2. Turtle Teams, Worldwide come to Oman to watch turtles hatching

  • SHYAM

    HELLO ALL OF U …. PLS HELP ME OUT I WANA BE A VOLUNTEER …..BUT MAJORITY OF THE SITES WANT A REGISTRATION FEE….WHICH I AM NOT ABLE TO PAY…..IS THERE ANY WAY OUT………..

  • Andrew

    where can i volunteer in nigeria or africa?

  • shirteesdotnet

    Can we 'hook up' with locals if we volunteer? Are there any rules about that?

  • prasala

    I really encourage the people who has organized this.It will improve the relationship between the countries.The proverb "Unity in Diversity" came to my mind while I was reading this article.Great post.

  • Travel Guide

    Thanks Matt! for the share. Let me check whether I could find some opportunities to volunteer some activities and travel Europe.

  • Working Nomad

    Nice list, of course they are not all free though, you have to pay to help

  • Refugee Quiz

    Matt……everyone should be thankful to you for compiling such a list of different countries. I really appreciate your this effort.

  • Lena Vazifdar

    What a great article. There's so much helpful information in here to get people involved in volunteering around the world. Thanks!

  • Taylor

    What about Cross-Cultural solutions? You have to pay some, but they provide hotel, food, and translators, and will accept anyone willing to help for 2-12 weeks. http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org

  • Joshua

    I really apprecate those that put their time as volunteers in developing countries or people who need help in the globe. i am looking for voluneteer who can help in rural development. volunteers can look at http://www.rudec.org

  • M

    A few ask for a registration fee, but none actually ask you for money while working. That' s the idea of the article:)

  • Maria del Pilar Gil

    HOLA SOY PERUANA, SON CONTABLE DE PROFESION , ADORO MI PROFESION ASI COMO VIAJAR . ME ENCANTARIA SER UNA MAS DEL GRUPO DE VOLUNTARIOS.

  • Coreafrica

    This is one of those lists that everyone has been looking for! Thanks, will link back to this from forum chats! I think volunteering should be ranked as a major adventure (which is my passion in Africa!)

  • glenda_perez

    creo que lo que ustedes hacen es digno de copiar por mucha gente ami me encantaria hacerlo buena suerte y gracias por ser como son

  • Debo Hobo

    Awesome thanks for the list. It really takes a caring, giving specially person to give up their vacation time to tend to others.

  • ANGELINA

    There's so much helpful information in here to get people involved in volunteering around the world. Thanks!

  • Edmond BONGSHA

    Young Cameroonian who is really intrested in volunteer work, but facing problem with paying of the required fees.I know the fee is of great importance both to the "accomodating organisation" and volunteer. I did a three year training course permitting me to become a youth and action counsellor. Actually we are trained to work with groups helping them attain thier predefined objectives with priority given to the youth,women and any othe marginalise group of people in any society (have nothing to do with political groups).In my country we work for the government,as you all see i'm not a jobseeker but someone who wishes to get a "chance to give something back, an opportunity to share skills and knowledge" i'm not begging for money but seeking help from anyone knowing of any existing volunteer position in the world that will permit me attain my objective outlined above. edmondbongsha@hotmail.com. thks…

  • Vinko

    More info about working and traveling in Australia, New Zealand and pacific. I was working and traveling there for 20 Months. You can easy find work there and finance your travel. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.travel-pacific-islands.com/New_Zealand…

  • Elleira

    There's another program similar to the peace corps but it is mainly Canadian. http://www.cuso.org/

  • Kevin

    It seems a lot of those aren't free. It costs quite a bit of money to travel to the places to help out. I would love to do it if I ever had the money.

  • earl

    nice job matt, keep it up, need more people like you.

  • Wale Badmus

    How do i become a member because i feel i can fully participate in this from Nigeria

  • Brandon

    These are great ideas! It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to see the world, and how great to be able to help others while you are doing it!

  • Adam

    Is there any good group projects that are also free like Peace Corps? I want to volunteer this summer and it will be my first time. I would like to work with a group, but the Wwoof doesn’t sound that bad.

    Thanks

  • http://www.pretavoyager.blogspot.com Prêt à Voyager

    thank you for this inspirational post! i’ve been looking into going on a tom’s shoes shoe drop, but it’s a big out of my price range right now. nice to see some more options out there!

    anne

  • http://pfes.tk Rachitha

    can I join with you?

  • Elizabeth

    are there any organizations that will pay for you to travel abroad to volenteer? because i would be very willing to do so if i had financial help

  • David E.

    I would be very interested in going anywhere, esxcept to war torn countrys, to help as much as I can I enjoy thinking I can make a small diffrence in the world.

  • Julie Shaw

    What about http://www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

    They offer many free volunteering opportunities.

  • phil

    The thing I need is the ability to prove myself away from the desk. I hope this site works! Please contact me.

  • http://www.monterosa-nepal.com Nepal Trekking

    In nepal here are 3 way to travel free
    one is volunteer teaching then you can travel as free
    secone is help to street child or orphan so when you come to help them then you can travel in nepal as free
    third is making a school,toilet in village area then you can travel nepal as free

  • Juliet

    I was volunteering in Ecuador with http://www.ecuadorvolunteer.org past year – and I can recommend it absolutely!
    It was one of the best experiences I ever had!

  • dipo

    i wanna make a change in this life. but i don’t have the money for volunteer travel. i’m gifted in so many areas. i sing, act, write, organize events and can teach very well.

  • Jill

    One BIG problem regarding your option of kibbutz-volunteering in Israel: it is definitely not a “good base from which to explore the Middle East and North Africa.” Having an Israeli stamp in your passport will get you denied entrance to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, etc. Likewise, if you have a stamp from one of these countries in your passport, you will be denied entrance into Israel.

  • jane kim

    thank you so much for creating a list like this. i have been trying to find away of getting out of the corporate world and actually do something that would make me feel full filled. I will be reaching out to a lot of you. if you have any advice that you can give me in regards for volunteering such as visas, etc… please let me know. thank you

  • Ruth

    Awesome list Matt!

  • Alicia

    What about Cross Cultural Solutions?

  • http://twitter.com/jesusvillena jesus

    hola, soy de peru y deseo ofrecerme de voluntario para alguna ONG q necesite mi ayuda puedo trabajar en todo pero condusco muy bien trabajo para Mercedes Benz, disponibilidad inmediata para Viajar soltero 22 años.

  • http://www.indiadelhihotels.com India Delhi Hotels

    thanks for such a nice list..

  • brenda grenier

    could I please get some imfo on volunteering I live in canada and would like to go some were to help children thank you Brenda Grenier

  • Matt Scott

    Excellent point about Israel Jill- thanks for pointing that out. The way to get around this problem to either request no stamp in Israel (something they are used to and put on a tempoary slip of paper) or simply to have two passports to travel with. I used both these methods and they work well- you just need to stay on top of which stamp goes where- especially as just an entry stamp from a land border close to Israel can also get you in trouble.

  • http://www.chinaculturetour.com Tour-lover

    I wish to build up my company and wish to offer this kind of travel!

  • JONATHAN

    i would like to work with you

  • http://www.hoteldelletele.net/ nicole

    It is good to know that there are still people this time who are kind to the people who mostly need assistance. Being a volunteer is one of a rewarding task that one should have. If i will be given the chance, i would also love to become a volunteer while helping the people around the world. Keep it up!

  • christie

    I’m glad that this list was made, but i think it’s outrageous on the part of most of these organizations to have a college diploma required- why do i have to pay for 4 years of college to want to help someone??

  • http://www.nepalpackagetour.com nepal Travel

    i agree with your post. nice article. in nepal there are many Volunteer Opportunities For Free Travel.in nepal there are not toile in school so volunteer come and make toilet for school. language teaching, teaching for small child. plantation, building a school, making play ground. so same time you can travel nepal. it is one of best way to travel free.

  • michael

    nice list here, can i anyone show me a way to volunteer without paying membership fee as i don’t have the money but i wish to help others around the world, am from Nigeria.

  • Ben

    Applying a membership fee is way they filter out those who are not serious about volunteering.

    Get some cash together and apply if you want to help. Its better than paying £2000 for 4 weeks of volunteering.

  • http://robinferianto.com/ robb

    this is a pretty good deal for social workers out there.
    great info.

  • Laurie Ryan-Day

    Any information for organizations that help orangutans, chimps, apes, etc? That is my life long dream. Thanks anyone for any information.

  • annette cook

    Ihave been a voluteer before on Youth at Risk programme…. I got so much from it i would like to give more, my problem begins with money, plus i have no formal certificates. However i have lots of time and experiences and would love to share them with others that would benefit. Any advice?

  • http://www.luggageonline.com luggage

    Wow, great ways to travel for free, and help people in return.

  • http://www.theblondewanderer.com Cindy

    Matt,

    Thanks for the great list and volunteer ideas. It can sometimes be challenging for travelers to find ways to volunteer that doesn’t end up costing them $$. Here are some great places to start!

  • http://www.principalvisas.com.au Dexter Nicholson

    I’ve heard about that before and it’s an opportunity for aspiring travelers to join on this organization. I’m lucky that I’m into traveling business and to inspire people to travel by means of blogging my experiences.

  • http://www.worldhelplink.com Meghan

    This is a great list! For more affordable ways to volunteer abroad, I’d suggest visiting http://www.worldhelplink.com.

  • Patricia

    I would like very much to come and help the people, I can do administrative work, labor, working with parents and children, but I can’t do it if I have to pay to volunteer. There is something that doesn’t make sense here. We have millions of Americans without work and have nothing to do and would love to help, but because we are out of work, we can’t pay our way. We don’t want anything but transportation and a place to sleep and a little food and we can bring so much….

    any thoughts…

    Patricia

  • http://www.vaops.com VAOPS

    Great list!

  • Anna Rogers

    Thanks to everyone for the helpful links! I was a Leadership Resident/English teacher at this female dormitory in Cambodia:

    http://harpswellfoundation.org/center/index.html

    The experience absolutely changed my life.

  • olaoluwa

    HELLO ,I LOVE TO BE A MEMBER

  • nicole

    This is a great article that has been a lot of help. Thanks so much.

  • http://www.kristiambrosecontent.com Kristi Ambrose

    Yea, something I will definitely check out. Thanks!

  • http://none Muhammad Atif Rana

    I m currently living in Pakistan and love to travel. I m in search a job which includes travelling.I m 30 years old. Anybody who have any vacancy like that please contact me.

  • Muhammad Imran

    I want to travel around the world as a volunteer. so please give me chance.

    Thanks

  • Abdul Rahman Mohsen

    Hi,
    I’m 23, Mechanical Engineer currently living in Cairo, Egypt.
    I’m Searching for a Volunteer job which includes travelling, so if anybody has any vacancy, please contact me, thanks.

  • Ernest koranteng darko

    hi
    l am 30,cargo handling,marketing officer and security from international recognized
    military academy currently in Ghana.I’m Searching for a Volunteer job which includes traveling,so if anybody has any vacancy, please contact me, thanks.

  • Marike

    I have volunteered twice during my travels already. Ok, I have not volunteered for very long, the first was for a month and the second was for 2 weeks. I have realised that many people that allow volunteers are people that have not lived all their life in country where they presently are. So I found myself learning more about other countries and their mingled cultures than “pure” traditions of Germany and/or Spain. It might have been due to the website I went through though I am still pleased to have met those people, worked with them come rain snow or wind, and learned the mingled cultures as that is what the world has come to – no longer an isolation for the most part.

    Please reply to this if you see my view as wrong on incorrectly judged. I am interested to here other experiences.

  • http://www.websnepal.com Ashok

    Me also want to travel as a volunteer

  • http://www.greenglobe.com.np Green Globe

    I am from Travel agency so i will like to travel.

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  • http://www.chews4health.com/36023 JenniPaul

    I want to volunteer at the disaster in Haiti as a relief worker.I volunteered in Louisiana and Mississippi during katrina as a relief worker.Who do I contact to go down there.Thank you,Jenni Paul 5165695023

  • Bernadette Delmas

    I want to volunteer in Haiti, please if anybody know what organaization to contact let me know, 346-444-0485

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  • japheth malespin

    hello, i am an american israeli, who lives in israel, i would love help in any way i can the hatians through this disaster time, if you are a relief organization and could use my help, call me now 050 326 8850

  • Augustine L Bangura

    Am a secondary school Techer, i would like ti volunteer i Haiti. am contact number is 23233893540

    • bernadette

      hey Augustine I am living for haiti for one week 0n this friday u welcome to come.
      Please somebody let me know how to take a bus from santo Domingo to Haiti

  • http://www.mushtaqtravel.co.uk mark stafford

    yeh id like to help with haiti releif, im available ASAP.

  • Matt Losse

    I’m a mechanical engineer, currently located near Boston, looking to volunteer in Haiti. I have experience in project mgmt, design, construction and excavator operation. I need some help in finding out where, how, if I have the proper skill set etc. If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it greatly.

    Thank you,
    Matt

  • Allan Eckola

    Hi my name is allan im 22 yr old from US an would love to go help others in haiti .. it touches my heart to see people live like that an if i could save someones life it would be the world to me please someone contact me 1-920-559-1184

  • bernadette

    hey Alan I am living for haiti this Friday by way of Santo Domingo, you welcome to come.

  • Seku

    Hi i would like 2 help and do some good for people who are in need please contact me im available asap let us show the people in Haiti they are not alone. 2507092549.

  • http://- Fenny Eka

    hi
    I’m 22,currently studying at psychology faculty university of indonesia.I often engage in social activities,such as a disaster volunteer, facilitator for homeless children, involved in environmental activities (river and forest conservation), also in health issues such as dengue fever in my homecountry.
    I really hope i can more beneficial for others, but I always stuck with the problem of cost.
    If I can give my best contribution to the people in need and there isn’t any problem with the costs,please contact me already in +62 857 1809 7733 or by email.
    Thx ^_^

  • http://nepalchinanews.com Rajan

    Hi my name is Rajan im 27 yr old from Nepal an would like to go help volunteer service it touches my heart to see people live like that an if i could save someones life it would be the world to me please someone contact me.

  • chello

    Hi matt, ljust saw your e-mail l find it interesting contact me and lets progress currently in africa.

  • chello

    Hi matt, ljust saw your e-mail l find it interesting contact me and lets progress currently in africa.akmechello2010@hotmail.com

  • aadil elgadiri

    Shalom
    I’m a university degree student (English studies) aged 24 who would like to get a job or a volunteer opportunitie for free travel inside or outside of Morocco! Please contact: +212 650 597 356

  • http://www.fya.spruz.com Arthur Augustine

    Hi, am interested iwill like to join and work voluntarily to bring human right to life.Thgank you.

  • http://yahoo David Orijel

    Hi, Im staying in the San Fernando Valley in california in the United States with my parents and Im 30 years old and Ive always wanted to travel and see the world I dont have much going for me and so I really would like the opportunity to join the voluntar travell group to help others in need all around the world if you could please give me a chance thankyou.

  • http://cgeorg3@lsu.edu Chantelle

    I am a senior at LSU majoring in Biology. I am interested in doing some medical volunteer work this summer. I am low on finances, but I am so ready and eager to work.

  • eka prastwied

    hello .. i am an indonesian. I am really interested in community development especially in education programs. I have done some programs in Indonesia. I have been trying to get work or project in ngo program in order to learn and to get any experience in this job. So.. if there is opportunity for me .. I am very glad to hear and join with.
    Thanks a lot ..

  • Katie

    Fantastic article thank you so much!

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  • http://www.newvision.co.ug Kisuule

    Am so grateful to find this Volunteering organisation,Am a Journalist at “The New Vision”and a social worker by proffession. I always wanted to find a sound volunteering organisation that can give me a good profile on my CV.
    I would like to be part of you in all your endavours. I need to Volunteer for a period of six month as social worker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/olga.lviv.salsafiesta Olga

    Hi!
    I’m Olga from Ukraine.
    i’d like to travel around the world as a volunteer. People need my help and care.
    I’m opened for any opportunity except of those which require fees.
    Thanks and contact me.
    See you somewhere)

  • gaoblai

    so many people want to volunteer (just look at this page) ..but not many ever get the chance. why? because about 90% of “volunteer” schemes you find on the internet, require you to pay “admin fees” or something similar. a lot of these companies are run like business’s “(pay 1000) and get a photo with some third world kids!” .
    helpx and wwoof are how global volunteering should be run….if people are desperate for volunteers, room and board is nothing (especially in the poorer countries)

    just be careful who you volunteer with.

  • http://WWW.HISANI.DE FREDNAND FREDRICK

    HI, EVERY ONE,
    I FREDNAND FREDRICK 45 YEARS I DIRECTOR OF HISANI -CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN RIGHTS HERE TANZANIA AFRICA.I HAPPY TO TELL EVERY ONE WHO WANT TO COME TO VOLUNTEER FOR OUR PROJECT WE HAVE DIFFERENT THINGS TO DO IN OUR PROJECT PLEASE VISIT TO OUR WEBSITE http://WWW.HISANI.DE.
    THANK YOU
    FREDNAND FREDRICK
    DIRECTOR

  • Lana

    I didnt read all the comments to see if someone said this already, but the Peace Corps is open only to US Citizens (not residents)….. I know this because my future husband is not a citizen, but will be a resident, and we cant go :( until he gets is citizenship.

  • Allan Eckola

    hey my name is Allan im 23 yr old male that would be very intersested in going an help other people that need to have there needs met. Im a very active person that would love an enjoy to put all my energy towards something special that could help or benifit someone… so please call me on my cell 920-559-1184 if u are interested in going to another counrty an help

  • Abdul-rahmani lukmanu

    Hi everyone,

    my name is lukmanu 28, am smart and physical person. i need a volunteer program to attend so i can use my physical strength to help poor poeple and also to have some travelling experience. am a computer trainer and a footballer, i have knowledge in diverse areas of life including human relation and engineering etc. i believe with what i have learnt in life, i can contribute to the success for some poor and less previlege poeple. contact me for any voluntary program and you will be glad you did.

    Thank you very much.

  • keshava

    Hi my name is KESHAVA im 28 yr old from INDIA an would like to go help volunteer service it touches my heart to see people live like that an if i could save someones life it would be the world to me please someone contact me.

    CONTACT NUMBER: 91+9912832443

    REGARDS
    KESHAVA.

  • seth

    hi i would love to help please contact me

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  • yeehui

    Hi, i m yeehui, 23years old from malaysia.

    i studied and finished my social science degree last year, it would be so much

    appreciated if i have a chance to work as volunteer for those in needs.

    i m reali interested, please contact me with “yhui_17@hotmail.com” if there are

    chances for me.

    Thank you very much! ^-^

  • jessica rhein

    Hi! My name is jessica I want to volenteer in africa! That is my dream. I have the ability to help those in need, I feel its my duty. July 1st I would like to leave from my home in canada. Please email me with info, costs etc.. Thanks!

  • A. O Johnson

    Hi,
    I’m a university degree student (Computer Science) 28 years of aged who would like to get a job or a volunteer opportunity for free travel inside or outside of Europe! Please contact: +234 70368833 or okachiazubuike@yahoo.com

  • http://kashmirtravels.com Kashmir Travels

    I want to volenteer in africa!

  • http://taggged tabi dominic

    tabi dominic is from cameroon .i will like to be of help to any one who wants me ,what ever you want me to do which is good i will do these is my number +23796260101.

  • http://- ezekiel

    Am from Nigeria.Male.Working and also an undergraduate in Accounting.I own an event outfit and also founded a foundation and a youth movement. I could give you details of who i am and all what i do if you want. I will like to join the volunteer job and opportunity for free travel inside or outside of USA, CANADA, EUROPE AND ASIA. thanks and God Bless.

  • olayinka o.b

    i am olayinka olumide babatunde OND certificate holder, born 23 03 1986 i also have an intl. passport, mobile number 234(0)8077503237 i have interest in the free travel programme and i will abide by the rule guiding it

  • emmanuel

    am one of the management base on free travel our office open daily to help you connect and travel for free, u need help call nigeria office +2348139348356 GOD BLESS.

  • brownleenoo

    THINKING OF LIFE
    THESE IS AND ORGANIZATION OUT TO SEE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE BEST THAT THEY WANT
    . WE ARE IN CAMEROON .
    we are out to help people who want to volunteer to other countries ,to give them a like that they ever wanted, to make some ones life better.if you want to work with us write to us and we will tell you what to do .
    if you want to travel you must have your passport and you do the registration free of 150dollas and you be come a member of which each tripe you do you have and allowance daily.if you are ready send us your passport size photo and some information of your self and of your passport so that you can be registered .these is are email brown .leenoo@yahoo.com .thanks
    thinking of life

  • Roban Diveney- Clegg

    Hi,

    I’m a 22yr old female Pyschology student from Leeds, UK. I am a sociable, down-to-earth, adventurous person who is looking to gain experiences of different countries and cultures whilst doing something worth while. I have never volunteered abroad before, so I have to admit I’m not sure where to start with it all. I’m up for doing anything from community work, to child care, to conservation work, as long as it is with a group of friendly like-minded people. If you think I could be usefull to you’re project send me an email at: robanation@hotmail.co.uk, or call me on: +44 07596917896 Thankyou.

  • http://www.tefl-chalkboard.com/honor Honor

    Great article – one of the guys on our TEFL community Chalkboard has posted some great links of where you can volunteer as an English teacher too: http://www.tefl-chalkboard.com/groups/79-Africa

  • ivan sembatya

    i am looking for volunteer placement in around the world please contact me.
    God bless

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  • Adam Przemyk

    Hello :)
    My name is Adam ,Im 21 years old.
    now I looking for a volontarry because my biggest dream is help other people and I love when people smile ;)
    Mobile : 0048 784 910 643
    call me but not now;)

  • Beckie

    I am a 25 year old female graduate. I am Social Worker by profession and also been involved in a number of community development work especially in the war tone zones. I also have experience in secretarial work among others. I will welcome the opportunity to volunteer with any organisation and work as part of your team.

  • http://att.net Larry Heal III

    Me and my fiance want to travel and volinteer our ser. in exchange for travel exp. can you help us to do that. This would be great for us to experiance together.

  • Walks

    Im a medicine student, i’d love to volunteer with you guys, im just gonna start 3th semester but im sure i could help in many things not just with medical stuff.

  • khamis

    heloo there
    am Tanzanian age 24 last year graduate from University of Dar es salaam
    am simple looking for free opportunity to volunteer,
    by profession am Accountant.(BACHELOR OF COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT(ACCOUNTING))

  • http://www.thelovenepal.org.np buddha

    Welcome to The Love Company!
    The organization �The Love Company� was set up to help match volunteers with our projects working with children in our orphanage in Pokhara, Nepal. The Love Company (TLC) facilitates services not only in Pokhara and the surrounding villages but also in the Kaski, Tanahu, Baglung,and Syangja districts of Nepal.

    In order to facilitate our work with some of the most needy children in Nepal, The Love Company desperately needs volunteers from all over the world to help with our projects, spend time with our children and themselves have a �once in a lifetime� experience.
    The Love Company offers an excellent, safe and friendly environment to stay and work in villages, getting to know the real Nepal. The satisfaction of our volunteers is always foremost in every project we run.

    • Odu

      TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK AND SITUATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • http://www.thelovenepal.org.np buddha

    Objectives

    The objectives of The Love Company and the projects we run are as follows:
    � To promote community development without destroying traditional ways of life.
    � To educate communities on the importance of education. English language and literacy, hygiene and sanitary devices and environmental management.
    � To bring western methodology and experience on variety of education and health matters to the village communities.
    � To provide education and training to community youth to encourage and create opportunities for self employment.
    � To focus on improving life for the poorest and most marginalized members of Nepali society especially the Dalits.
    � To provide lessons of Nepali language and cultural information to the persons who come to Nepal to study, conduct research and do voluntary work.
    � To introduce volunteers to richness of Nepali culture and ensure a safe and memorable stay in a supportive environment.
    � To enable volunteers to study the society and culture of Nepal.
    � To mobilize volunteers in the sectors of education, health, environment, human rghts, agriculture etc.
    � To promote volunteerism.
    � To promote the Nepali culture worldwide.
    � Regular monitoring of guest activities and feedbacks.

  • sokichic

    Hi,

    I am really interested to be a volunteer. This will help me discover new things and travel different places at the same time. I want to know how to be a part of your objectives.

  • http://www.tanzaniasafarisafrica.com Safari Man

    I would also like to travel and then do some volunteer work. Though, what is the minimum qualification?

  • http://none Marian Susan Junisa

    Dear Sir/Madam ,

    I wish to apply for a volunteer assignment with your program. I have worked over the
    years in both the private sector and Government institution. I am
    currently a social worker in a private organisation in Sierra Leone . Am
    interested in joining your organisation as intern.

    Please accept my application and do supply all relevent information to
    facilitate the process.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Yours Sincsrely,
    MARIAN SUSAN JUNISA

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  • Ben heneghan

    Hello, im a 20 year old qualified bricklayer. Im interested in doing free volunteer work. Maybe there is some building developments that wouldn’t mind the extra trowel?

  • http://www.teachnepalikids.org santosh

    Introduction

    About Us
    About Us Welcome Hello from our Nepal orphanage! ‘The Innocent Children’s Home’ is a non for profit orphanage that requires the help of volunteers to provide the love and support that is necessity in the development of every child’s life. Your valued help is essential to ensure this orphanage provides the proper development that these children deserve, not to mention to reach the high goals that our organisation has set. Our orphanage is situate in Pokhara, Nepal. It is built to service and house displaced children from remote farming villages that surround this picturesque area. We have many children on our waiting list trying to join our organisation, which we want to provide, however we need you, the valued volunteer to support our organisation and help make this and possible. Our Mission To provide displaced children with a caring, loving home where they can grow, live and learn towards a brighter future. Our Vision To expand our organisation in order to provide more orphaned children with a loving home. To educate our children through the generous time of volunteers from a broad range of cultures. Our Children We have a total of eight displaced children ranging form 4-12 years of age and are expecting two more in the coming week. They all come from very varied and distressing backgrounds, but their needs are all the same; love, care and schooling. Our orphans have mainly come from the surrounding areas of the picturesque Pokhara. Although rich in natural beauty with the Himalayas lingering, the area provides many dangers which has led to the children needing the support of our orphanage. One example, is a brother and sister aged 4 and 5 years. Their mother passed away as a result of cancer and their father died from falling form a tree in search of forage for livestock in the dryer months. The children were left to their extremely poor grandparents who could not afford to upkeep two young children at their tender age. A second example is one of the older boys who’s parents died as a result of a car accident. He and sister were left to their uncle who again could not afford the upkeep of two more children on top of his own. Therefore, the boy had to leave and fend for himself on the streets of Pokhara at the age of ten until the orphanage was opened two years later. Our youngsters (4-7 years old) do not currently attend school, but they are intent on taking as much away from our infrequent stream of volunteers as they can. We have a small ‘class room’ at our orphanage where the children have daily lessons provided by our volunteers and occasionally by local residents of our area. Although this is proving to be very stimulating for the children, they are in desperate need for further funding to be privileged enough to attend school for further development both personally and intellectually. Our older boys (11-12) who have all come from the street are now lucky enough to be able to attend school. They are really excelling in the stable environment of our home and school and their studies and behaviour have really shone as the school year has progressed.   Volunteer with Us As our children are here mainly due to distressing circumstances, we need loving, caring and compassionate people to volunteer in our children’s home. To become accustomed to the Nepalese culture, we are offering our volunteers the opportunity of a true Nepal farm stay in a remote village in an area where majority of our displaced children call ‘home’. This will enable you to understand and better relate to our children and therefore be of more benefit to their needs. Not to mention a fantastic opportunity to meet real Nepalese people in their surroundings in areas that are off the tourist trail as well as accessible only by foot. After this orientation into the Nepali lifestyle, you will be accommodated in a private room in the orphanage for the duration of your stay. Please teach our children English, math, games, personal hygiene, drawing, painting, music and many more skills. Location Our home is in a quite location, 20 minutes walk from the popular “Lakeside” district of Pokhara. Easily assessable from Kathmandu by bus, or 5 minute taxi ride from the Pokhara airport. From our garden the magnificent Machapurchata and surrounding Himalaya’s are clearly visible. Pokhara is the gateway to the Annurpuna region of the Himalayas, providing a wide range of trekking adventures. Pokhara is also well renowned for adrenalin sports, from white water rafting to paragliding. Pokhara offers a full range of services, including excellent restaurants, café’s and shopping on the Fewa Lake. The Love Company
    Getting Ready For School
    Getting ready for school Our children are getting ready for school.

  • http://www.travelwithamate.com Travel With a Mate

    Some great volunteer options there. We recently ran a feature on 10 ways to volunteer in Africa. Volunteering is becoming more popular I’m glad to say. i think the internet is really helping to spread the word about the volunteering opportunities.

  • http://countytraveling.com County Travelling

    Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog.
    Thanks

  • http://www.madusonline.com KINGSLEY M. OKAFOR

    SIR/MA’AM,

    I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER MYSELF FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURAL HABITAT AND ORPHANAGE HOMES IN U.S.A.

  • Marouane

    Hello
    My name is Marouane 24 years old male graduated in English studies, a,d have a diplom a in Commerce International. I have always wanted to volunteer in a program and give something to the world and I am ready and full of energy for that. I wish u can reply to my application because i am already packed.
    thank you very much.

  • http://themusicbeginner.com/ Albert K Reid

    Wow I found this very interesting!

  • mayor

    WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER MYSELF FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURAL HABITAT AND ORPHANAGE HOMES IN U.S.A./ CANADA / EUROPE/ FRANCE/UK/

  • eugenio

    estoy dispuesto, a colaborar como voluntario, tengo 25 años, y soy profesional en la salud. , ahora estoy sin empleo , asi que me gustaria viajar a lguna parte y a la vez ser solidario haciendo cualquier cosa.

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  • http://www.vesselafrica.com/ Andrew Krabi

    We do have work program for people coming for tour to Safaris in Africa. i am wondering if any exchange could be planned.
    thanks

  • IVAN

    I HAVE A TEAM OF YOUTH FROM HAVE JUST FINISHED UNIVERSITY THEY WANT TO VOLUNTEER
    PLEASE REPPLY

    • http://facebook charles kiweewa prince

      Hello
      You could come to UGANDA TO ORPHANAGES AND MORE WECOME
      lET ME KNOW IF U ARE READY

      • olaoluwa olayiwola

        Im pleased to read from you i am interested in coming to yiur place please let me have details of coming to volunteer in your side.I am a nigerian and age 25.i can also be contacted on mobile no.+2348056084006.

  • ernest koranteng darko

    am 30 yrs old l have certificate in anti-terror,cargo handling and have serve my
    country national security council for 5yrs and over.l want to be volunteer in any
    part of the world to maintain peace n order in the war ton zone.

  • http://facebook charles kiweewa prince

    i would love to volunteer with you for long period of time as you will asign me anywhere
    am charles k prince get back to me
    i like helping others in danger , orphanage, schools. sports etc.

  • dr bikash singhania

    hi
    I am a medical graduate..just finished my internship…would love to volunteer in health related works or teaching/conservation works/raising awareness…preferably in south east asian region…i hail from india

  • http://www.hirendaveproductions@hotmail.com Hiren Dave

    My self an experimental film maker from India, I like to make documentories on people,education,nature,environment,culture,kids etc..

    I have some my own filming euquipment for filming and editing and etc..etc and i can help you to make such creative things.

    Please let me know if you have anything for me, if is there any orgenization who could interested to make documentories about how they are working.

    Please feel free to write to me!

    Hiren Dave

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  • salman arshad

    SIR/MA’AM,

    I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER MYSELF FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURAL HABITAT AND ORPHANAGE HOMES IN U.S.A

  • andy lourens

    I have no extra qualifications besides schooling. I am 40 years old and looking to help where I can. I have weak eyesight which is a disadvantage in certain situations. If I can be of any help please reply with a some details

  • Nik

    Hm, I would love to help, but how old would a volunteer have to be? (just graduated) I have worked on a agricultural farm before so I may be useful to with the WWOOF organization…

  • Janaki Negi

    Hi,
    I am Janaki Negi from Nepal. i am female of 22. I read this website and i found it very interesting. I am doing my Bachelors Degree in English and Population Environment. I want to volunteer but i am not sure if experience is needed. And what about minimum qualification required? Please, reply. Thank you.

  • Krishna Kamal Shrestha

    Hi,
    I am a man of 30 years old from Nepal. I am looking to help where possible.
    I have a Bachelors Degree in Hindustani Music. Besides i have passed my high school. i have experienced as being a music teacher to blind and Disable students and also to normal students+few foreigners students. My disadvantage is that my vision is low but i ” I CAN DO IT ALL”. If i am useful in any area please
    reply me with more informations and help guidelines. With Hope.
    Thank You.

  • Cynthia A. Williams

    I am interested in volunteering. I am 47 years old, single mom of two grown sons. I would like to volunteer to help on a farm or a garden.

    I am a survivor of domestic violence, I am a survivor of extreme poverty, and I am ready for a very different kind of an adventure.

    I was not born into poverty, but I grew up in poverty. I understand the true meaning of life and happiness.

    I am a very happy person, who has learned a great deal from my past. I am a giver of myself for the greater good of others.

    I volunteer a lot here in my own state with homeless shelters, food banks, building homes for “Habitat For Humanities”.

    I want to travel to Europe, but not as a tourist. I want to travel to Europe to either for work, or to volunteer as well as to meet new people.

    I am single, I am a parent with two grown boys. I have done my job raising them. I have done all I can for my two kids and now I am ready to do something fulfilling for me.

    I am nervous, about this type of adventure yet at the same time excited.

    Hopefully I will be able to do this soon.

    Take Care

    Cindy

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  • http://www.movenepal.org/programs.php MOVE Nepal-Global volunteers for Nepal

    Based in Kathmandu, Move Nepal is a non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal. Our mission is to create an opportunity for those international people who would like to be a volunteer and intrested to help in nepali community in the field of teaching english,assisting,orphanage,monastery,community and etc.. Many volunteers enjoy their experience so much that they return or extend their placement.
    Volunteers visiting Nepal come for different reasons, but are united by their outgoing personality, friendly and easy going nature, their adventurous spirit and most importantly, their desire to make a difference. After Nepali Language and cultural information training in Kathmandu, volunteers move to various placements all over Nepal, where they stay with a traditional host family.

    Our Mission
    Our program make a positive difference in the lives of the deprived society by providing travel and volunteering opportunities to international volunteers. We provide support to committed volunteers who have an understanding and respect of all races, religions and cultures. Our programs are intended to be flexible and we aim to accommodate all interests, needs and budgets. We send trained volunteer to schools and communities to generate awareness regarding environment issue, sanitation, income generating initiatives, teaching english and health care.
    The ultimate goal of this volunteer program is to give the Nepalese the necessary tools to help themselves. Your time, talent and contribution can help us do that. Through our resources and your involvement, together we can better the lives of the Nepalese. MOVE Nepal: travel and volunteer program offers the unique opportunity to personally experience the richness of Nepal while having a direct influence on improving the quality of life

    Objectives of Move Nepal Volunteer organisation

    •To increase your network in Nepal
    •To improve your skill and Talent
    •Chance to learn more than you give
    •To make another home in Nepal
    •Promote tourism and for the development of rural part of Nepal.
    •Promote community development without destroying traditional ways of life.
    •To educate communities on the importance of education and english language
    •To bring Western knowledge to the village communities.
    •To encourage and create opportunities for self-employment.
    •To focus on improving life for the poorest and most marginalized members of Nepali society.
    •To provide language lessons and cultural information for people who come to Nepal to study,Research,Thesis work and etc.
    •To introduce volunteers to the richness of Nepali culture and ensure a safe and memorable stay in a Family environment.

    If you have any questions, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
    Visit- http://www.movenepal.org
    Email- info@movenepal.org

  • http://www.kmt.org.pk Jennifer Ankrom, Programme Manager

    For the past two years, i have volunteered with The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT), a non-profit charitable organisation. KMT provides free education to underprivileged children in Pakistan. It’s first school is being established in the Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, an area devastated by a large earthquake in October, 2005. The children attending the school come from the local community. More details of the school, and KMT, can be found on our website.

    We are currently recruiting volunteers to both teach at the School and work at our Head Office. Details can be found on the website.

    Jennifer Ankrom
    Programme Manager (Volunteer)
    The Kaghan Memorial Trust

  • Mohammed

    Hello,
    I’m Mohammed Mvumbagu, a Tanzanian boy aged 23 Years old..I’m a former Global Xchange Volunteer under The British Council and VSO which took place in London UK and Lafia Nigeria. for the 2011 I am looking for any other Volunteering opportunity overseas. Proffessionaly I’m a Journalist, Fine and Graphic Artistist, and Leadership Trainer (Young people 8-22).
    Thank you in advance, I’ll be much glad to get to hear from you.

    Best Regards.
    Mohammed.

  • Chimassa A. Blaise

    It’s a great and wonderful working you guys are doing. I’m Cameroonian male trained Government Teacher and practicing Accountant with the Presbyterian Mission in Cameroon’s bookdepot. I committed to the spirit of volunteerism in countries like Sudan, Afaganitan , Iraq etc. I ‘m immediately available for deployment.
    Accept my sincere regards for the great job that your office is doing.

    Chimassa A. Blaise
    P.O box 1143,
    G.T.C Limbe and Presbook Plc Cameroon

  • jon

    im jon… 25 years old… i love to be part of the world… help people.. make them happy… im a college graduate and i did volunteer in the community.. i love kids…. it makes me happy when i see kids smile…. hello world…..

  • http://www.freevolunteering.co.uk Darren

    Hi guys: I wanted to let you all know about my new site (www.freevolunteering.co.uk). It is a Worldwide directory of free and low-cost volunteering opportunities. It is a new website of mine, is growing quick, and waiting to be fill with information about your volunteering experiences. I am looking for content, in exchange for display your blog link on my website. On contributions are welcome. I hope you find the website useful!

  • Inabat

    Hello,

    My name is Inabat. I am from Uzbekistan. Me and my fiance would like to volunteer in any part of the world. We would like to help people to recover from their diseases, to take care of sick people, to make orphans happy and etc. Please if you have any volunteer jobs which could cover all expenses ( since we are not working), we would be happy to become part of your community. Please let me know. Thanks in advance

  • http://www.escapenormal.com Jacqueline

    This is a good list, though theres a lot of main-stream kind of volunteering, which is fine, but its also cool to consider doing something out of the ordinary.

    I put together a list of the 6 best resources for cheap or free traveling, and a lot of them incorporate nice living arrangements, even ways to get paid jobs while traveling. take a look!

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  • http://www.helpx.net Doreen

    Hi, am a female Ugandan aged 24, and a bachelors degree holder in international business, ever since i graduated from the university i have worked in a hotel in Kampala as a receptionist, and now am not working there anymore because i need to volunteer my services else where and more so in any field if volunteerism, am willing to re allocate and volunteer because all that i require now is experience in volunteering, l will be glad if my request is put into consideration.

  • Mathiba Kgopa

    Hello

    I am 18 year young South African and currently doing my post graduate in America. I really want to know the world and help other people as much as I can. I also want to be able to utilize my skills that I have to my country. I have been staying in the rural area before I came to the States and I know, the meaning of hunger and I think I can help people to develop ways of making a living. Why? because I know how it takes to make poor people believe that you can help them. I would really love to be given the chance to help other people not just by hands but by making them believe that they can make difference in their lives.

  • ANYANWU DESMOND

    My names are Anyanwu Desmond,I am a graduate of Chemical Engineering From the Federal University Of Technology Owerri Nigeria.i would really love to work as a volunteer with any of the charity organization most especially in saving the lives of human,though i have not done such before but i am commited to do this if given the opporunity….(GOD HAVE MERCY ON JAPAN)

  • Jenna Rae

    Hello :)

    My name is Jenna and I am 23 years old.

    I have had various jobs and all have consisted of customer service this is because I love to help people, its what gets me out of bed in the morning and going to work everyday. I have coached gymnastics for the past 10 years along with other sports and would love to work with kids and families around the world. I would love to be considered!

    :) Jenna

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  • http://nonefornow carine

    i am a cameroonian of 19 years i wish to volunteer to study abroad this is because i dont have the means to travel and study abroad.please your team should put my request in consideration

  • http://www.movenepal.org/programs.php MOVE Nepal-Global volunteers for Nepal

    Please visit our website- http://www.movenepal.org and fill up the application form.
    if you would like to Volunteer work in Nepal, INternships in Nepal, and more
    Also Trekking, rafting, jungle safaries and moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    for more information- info@movenepal.org or movenepal@gmail.com

  • http://nagarkot.com.np Rajan Bastola

    How can we joined?

  • http://www.freevolunteering.co.uk Darren Murphy

    I would like to invite all volunteers and free (or low-cost) voluntary projects to check out my website.

    We list free and low-cost volunteering opportunities Worldwide, in addition to travel information.

    If you are a voluntary opportunity and want your project to be listed, please use the link: http://www.freevolunteering.co.uk/add-a-volunteering-opportunity to add your project.

  • burhan aykac

    dear madam and sir
    i burhan aykac,from turkiye and live in usa for 25 years,study busines administrdition and journalism,,now i try to help people allover…if i can be volunteer i would be very happy,in morocco or sudan…thnx……

  • http://www.gorillatrekking.net Safari

    Are there any volunteer opportunities available for people who want to work in the mountain gorilla areas of Uganda and Rwanda?

  • siraj

    ssssssssssssssssss
    a i am ready to join ur volunteer popst. . please inform me . i hope quick reply my obile number is india kerala +919249550020

  • Micahel

    Shrouded by undecided decisions “who am i, and what am i here for?”, for the past quarter century has embittered my idea with involvment towards community help; however, I’ve been enlighted by the Grace of God two & half years ago which found me a new calling. That calling is to help unfortunate individuals. I believe everything happens for a reason and for myself to find this website clearly shows I must embark on a voyage of helping others. I pray someone replies so I could potential get my foot in the door. I hope a new chapter begines in my ever so beautiful life, and to all those who incounter my honest joyful love.

    Thanks.

    Michael

  • sirajmb

    please send step by step proceedure , how to joi ur volunteer team. dont send confusion details. i am ready to join. what is fees criteria. how to sighn up.

    thanking you
    sirajmb india kerala 919249550020

    • Micahel

      How do i join the volunteers are the world through this interent site.. Can you explain everything in chronological order.

  • Steve szoltyk

    I’m hoping someone will get back to me about traveling to help others. Send me information. I’d love to give back my time to help. Thank you

  • Christyn

    Does anyone know of any short term opportunities? I’d love to do any of these, but they require a long term commitment which, although I would absolutely love to give, I am unable to. Any suggestions woul be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • http://www.mayatanfoundation.org/ David Harrington

    I would also add the Mayatan Foundation to your list. This organization provides volunteers who commit a year or more housing, a living stipend, and health insurance to teach at the Mayatan Bilingual School or work in the administration of the Foundation. They are located in the town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, which boasts the UNESCO World Heritage Mayan Archaelogical Site famed for its acropolis, hieroglyphics, sculpture, and more. Find out more on their website, http://www.mayatanfoundation.org.

  • Smoore

    Hello, I am a looking for a English teacher to work inside my hotel in the Centro Historico of Quito, Ecuador. I own a fun hostel walking distance to all the beautiful sights to see in Quito. I am looking for a teacher who has any tefl, esl, toefl, etc credentials or someone with experience to teach me and my sister English. It would be a total of 4 hours per day but it would be divided between 2 hours with my sister and 2 hours with me. I have an intermediate English level and my sister has a Beginner level. We ask that you can work with us at least 6 days per week and that you can be with us for no less then 2 months but if you can only do one month and a half it will be okay.
    Here is a list of what we can do for you in exchange for lessons….

    Comfortable sleeping accommodations in a private room away from the main family quarters
    Two meals per day (Big American style breakfast and or Almuerzo including soup, juice, 2 nd course and fruit, and or dinner)
    Free soft drinks and juices
    Free internet and WIFI
    A chance to improve your Spanish by talking with the family owners and guests
    We are a family run hostel so you will be able to intermingle and be a part of an Ecuadorian family
    And best of all you will have an unforgettable experience and make a lot of new friends!
    Centrally located in the heart of the old town- everything is within walking distance
    We also can arrange for you to have Spanish lessons for a very good price per hour.

    Check out our website!….www.Laguayunga.com

    Also, if you teach Spanish we are trying to find spanish teachers to teach to our guests on our rooftop terrace which would be a monetary salary.
    Please send me information about yourself including your experience or credentials and when you would be able to teach us.
    Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you!
    Please email me at: Smoore224@gmail.com

  • Dawn

    Volunteer Work Thailand is another good option for free volunteer opportunities. They offer a multitude of community service ideas and conservation projects throughout Thailand. Their web address is http://www.volunteerworkthailand.org

  • homerbro

    hello,
    i m Homer and i m 21 , i m a student in Bachelor in Business Administration
    but since my youth age i m interesting to do some volunteer work everywhere in the world .
    i pray the Lord that someone ll goner reply to my message ,
    i can speak English and french  and Swahili .

  • Mselem

    hello,                                                                                                                                                                           im mselem and im 22,im a student in bachelor of science in information technology, i would like to do a volunteer work anywhere but i prefer most tanzania                                                                   

  • Geoff

    If you’d like to spend a week or a weekend in Pozos, Guanajuato (Mexico) while supporting our art project for children in the town, check out our project at:   http://kck.st/mCeS0b

    Geoff

  • nika

    Hello, i’m Nick and i’m 20, im a student in Bachelor in Business administration, i wouldlike to do volunteer anywhere… if someone needs my help and i can do it, i’m ready.

  • Grace

    Hi, My name is Grace. I would like to work as a volunteer anywhere in the world. Please contact me on +254 723 563 013
     

  • Adele

    “See the world, live like a local”….

    I’d also like to plug this new website – http://volunteerstays.com/.
    Membership is free for the moment. Volunteers get room and board in return for help with different jobs.

  • Valius Martynas

    My name is Martin, I am from Lithuania, I would like to work volunteering job in any country of the world, the main thing is that I dont have too much money to spend it on expensive volunterring organisations.

    valius.martynas@gmail.com

  • Kimberly Kirby

    Hello, my name is Kimberly Kirby. I would love a chance to volunteer and to travel to wherever needed to make a difference in the lives of special people in need of God. I have strong skills in dealing with various cultures. My contact number is 919-240-8693 or email: kfk61@live.com. Thank you and God Bless and keep us safe.
       

  • smm.rasmy

    Iam rasmy from srilanka i would lik to volunteer at any country my contact number 0094755669884 email; rasmy1910@hotmail.com

  • Llapierre23

    Hello, my name is Lorna and I am from the United States. I have not had the opportunity to volunteer around the world, but would love nothing more than to help someone in need around the world. I am looking for a cheap volunteering opportunity my email is llapierre23@yahoo.com

  • Chris

    Hello My name is Chris, I have volunteered locally in community projects and children’s hospitals.I will like to volunteer to help children around the World My email is chrisflyinghigh@hotmail.com. Thanks.

  • Catt

    There’s a new website called XploreU that allows students to compete for FREE trips around the world, all of which have a volunteer/community service component.

    You win trips by inviting others to join, submitting stories, travel advice/tips and so on. The address is http://www.xploreu.com 

    Make sure to check it out!

  • Chris Sirhc

    Hi… I’m looking for volunteer job. I based in Singapore. My email chris.sirhc@live.com.

  • Wharrington17

    Hello All,
                            I am a college graduate from the US looking to volunteer abroad! I am very eager and energetic. please email me any information, thanks!! wharrington17@gmail.com

  • http://www.juanderfulpinoy.com/about-2/ JUANDERFULPINOY

    please email me at markpantua@ovi.com

  • ifeanyi samuel emmanuel

    My name is Samuel Emmanuel Ifeanyi am from Nigeria, am looking to volunteer  abroad. am very hardworking and can adapt in any weather.my email address is bossomkiss@yahoo.com

  • Kirashasan

    hello everyone!! im looking to help out in any way i can!! <3 my contact info isss

    kirashasan@yahoo:disqus .com

    kirastephsan@yahoo:twitter .com
     

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Hello,

    I am Harsh Vardhan from India looking to volunteer abroad. I have particular set of skills nd I believe to sharpen my skills so that I can help nd earn in this world. My email id is harsh.backspace.vardhan@gmail.com

  • Khushi Shukla

    Iam  an environment under graduate  student willing to work with an NGO related to environmental issues!  I have particular set of skills like good interaction skills etc and I believe to sharpen my skills so that I can helpthe society  and earn in this world. My email id is khushi.24792@gmail.com

  • George Gideon

    Hello,

    I am George Gideon 17 of age from Nigeria looking to volunteer abroad.
    I have particular set of skills and I believe to sharpen my skills so
    that I can help and earn in this world. My email id is
    Gideonsmith50@yahoo.com

  • Alexmg26

    Definitely the best choice for free travel is in this simple way: http://tinyurl.com/viaje-gratis

  • Giddy

    THIS SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING.I AM  AN EXPERT IN SOLAR ENERGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, I WISH TO OFFER MY SERVICE ANY WAY IN THE WORLD I’M CALLED TO DO SO.

  • Tyson

    I’m 15 from Utah,U.S.A. And I was wondering next summer break. That i would go to Japan And help the tsunami zones. Any sites or pages I can figure out on if I can go?

  • Bilal

    I want to  join Matt Scott in his work as I love his job

  • Sean

    I an American w/ college education and have explored many careers including the last 12 as a carpenter and a construction manager. But, something is missing. I want to give my time and skills to help for an organization that doesn’t charge me money, but simply provides food/ shelter in exchange for a dedicated worker and I plan on a long term commitment. Can someone please direct me to the proper agency. Thank you. Sean   spdny@yahoo.com

  • sameh

    i want travel and help how can i start ? what do i do?

  • Sweetypinky2011

    priya

    hi i am 24,i completed m.sc,i lost my parents so i am alone.i want to share my life with the orphans,i want to help them in studing.so like a volenteer can i stay with them and work life long.i need accomidation.so can u let me the detailsand how could i reach u. my email id is sweeetypinky2011@yahoo.com

  • Elvijs

    Hello! I’m 15, from Latvia. Can you email me, please? I am really excited about all volunteers and their work, so I decided that I want to participate too.

    My e-mail: elvijsstepens@inbox.lv

  • Mehboob uddin

    Hello im 20 years and im tired of living in london seeing every one getting everything so easy i look at orphans and poor people and it gives me tears it makes me want to go threw the tv and help them but i cant thats wot hurts the most i like meeting diffrent cultures diffrent faces.

    im willing to help and run around the world here is my email
    mehboob_uddin @hotmail.co.uk

  • Oksana

    Hi.
    I’m 25. I’d like to travel and improve my English. Also I want to give my time and manager skills in sport to help for an organization. I simply need food and shelter in exchange for a worker. Could you please advise me some variants? Thank you.
    OksanaNik2010@gmail.com

  • Jaynepal_khanal

    Hi
    I M Jay Nepal from Nepal of age having 24.I would like to do social work like research, looking or caring an orphanage and doing research in climate change. For that or working about it there is no opportunity in Nepal so i would like to come abroad and work. For that I simply need Sponsor so if any organization, NGO, INGO is ready simply reply me in jaynepal_khanal@yahoo.com

  • Uzair_fazal

    Hello
              I am Uzair Fazal from Pakistan i want to work for poor and needed people and willing to be a volunteer. I am ready to travel to everywhere.
    E-mail:- uzair_fazal@yahoo.com

    • Richard

      welcome to uganda am sure you will have a good time here if you are interested please let me know….here is my email adress richard@africavillageoutreach.com

  • Debbie

    Hi my name is Debbie. I would like to provide my time to those less fortunate. Please let me know how I begin the process to help.

    • Shahid Pervaiz Anjum

      Regards,
      Commitment for Native Development Program(CNDP) pleased to know your passion.If you would like to work for a less fortunate persons,we shall provide you the forum from where you can take initiative.

      Shahid Pervaiz Anjum(Director),
      Commitment for Native Development Program Foundation,
      email:shahidshah64@yahoo.com,cndp.org@@aol:disqus .com,Shamael_haider@yahoo.com,
      Suit #6,2nd floor,28civic center,mustafa town
      Lahore,Pakistan.

      • Tourwayanadpnm

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  • Cadi

    Hello
     my name is Cadijato Jalo and I would like to dedicate one year of my life to help those who need help. I just want to know what do I have to do. is there any costs included? thanks. 

  • Ngoran Gayel Asheri

    Hello my names are ngoran Gayel   from Cameroon , am aged 25.I can do social work like  research,teach English language in any country,reach out to the needy,assist in any organization,NGO in need of assistance,i can work in any country where help is needed,i will do this happily if i have sponsors from any organization,NGO,INGO.Any one in need of my services can get in contact through this address ,ngoranash@yahoo.com.

  • Rita Jabourian

    Hello I’m Rita Jabourian, I would like to volunteer and help people, I’m ready to travel anywhere,anytime.It’s a dream and i wanted to come true.Whoever can help me to get an opportunity please contact me at rita.jabourian@gmail.com  Thank you :) Peace

    • Richard kalema

      Hey Ritah! Thank you for the love to help people around the world, please would love to you to visit http://www.ihfonline.org   It is based in USA but it has centers in different countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Kenya , so please if your interested in working with children , your welcome there! Iam Richard kalema the former volunteer in Kenya under International Humanity Foundation (IHF) or if you can get in touch with me on   kalema075@yahoo:twitter .com. we shall do all that is required to help this world.
      Thank you
      Richard kalema

    • http://www.nepalihostfamily.org/ Nepali Host Family

       Hey Rita! you had requested for a chat. Please feel free to email us at nepalihostfamily@gmail.com to get more information’s about our different projects and also please check our facebook page and blog.

  • Peoplesa05

    Hello I’m Ashley Peoples. I recently graduated from college with a Sociology degree. I would love the chance to get to volunteer abroad and  immerse myself in another culture in return. I would be able to leave ASAP! if there are any programs available or if anyone knows of any opportunities please let me know!!! peoplesa05@yahoo.com

  • Mariodiazugarte

    Hello, we are a nonprofit organization, our name is
    HELPING HANDS CUSCO,  that 
    works giving: 
    Education, medical campaigns and medicines, food and care psychology to
    poor families, children and single mothers. 

    We work in Cusco, Peru. Cusco is famous for having Machu
    Picchu. 
    To continue with our work and expand it, we need make more contacts with
    other NGOs like your organization to get more volunteers and give more help. 

    In Cusco we have a volunteer house where volunteers
    live for  free. 

     

    It is possible for you, please may be you could communicate 
    to your contacts on the possibility of working  as a volunteer
    in Cusco in construction, education, art, sports and
    organizing activities. 

    also may be you can communicate that we have a house  where volunteers can live for  free all
    the time that they volunteer. 

    Thank you very much for your time 

    My name is Mario Diaz Ugarte, I am the coordinator  of the project activities. 

    http://www.helpinghandscusco.blogspot.com

    helpingcusco2008@gmail.com

    mariodiazugarte@hotmail.com

  • Lindsey

    I, like many of these post below me, want to offer my two hands for help. I want to live a life with true purpose, and to be the Change I want to see in the world.    LyonsLM@gmail.com

  • Ali Sidd

    Here is one more I’d like to add to the list, http://volunteerstays.com/. Not only it gives you opportunities to volunteer abroad for free but also helps you stretch your travel dollars by doing work exchanges in return for local food and accommodation. Do check it out.

  • Darren

    For more volunteering opportunities, check out my volunteer driven websites, that listed free and low-cost volunteering opportunities around the world: http://www.freevolunteering.co.uk and http://www.freevolunteering.net

  • Tourwayanadpnm

    we are doing wayanad kerala tourism india.tourism is a way to devolop peice and humanity welcomes you   economy tourism    http://www.tourwayanadpnm.com                                 tourwayanadpnm@gmail.com                                    09288753484 contact us now        homlyfood  accommodation  sightseeing    welcomes you

  • Angel

    I want to volunteer in a third world country but have no airfare so how would I go about being able to do this?

  • Richard kalema

    Iam Richard kalema from Uganda, aged 23 years, I was a volunteer with International Humanity Foundation (www.ihfonline.org) In Kenya helping children in teaching the Maths and English, Training them soccer (football as a footballer), Taking care of them , and doing online work as  posting volunteer ads on different websites so as the foundation can get more volunteers around the world. Iam also a volunteer with the Red cross Society here in Uganda. But am here to find a volunteer opportunity abroad to enable me gain Experience and help out children. I can do different work in different projects. Please if there is an opportunity, just email me on   kalem075@yahoo.com

  • Ashleydane

    I would love to volunteer and travel ….but all that time NOT making money in a paid job? Even if food and board is free in exchange for your work, you still have to spend so much money on travel and other items… having already worked up a student debt, I just can’t afford to not be making money. I think volunteering abroad, or even at home is only for the elite rich whose parents can afford to support them, store all their stuff at their property and house&feed them when they do come home. Rest of us normal people gotta slog it out in whatever job we can get and dream of the day we can afford a holiday in these wonderful places.

    • Sarah

      Or it is a really great alternative to people who dont have parents who pay everything for them, receive a little income every month, and want to explore magical places for a good cause.

    • Caco

      Self pity won´t take you anywhere. It is possible to live for cheap and make your way as you go. I left home 10 months ago with 3000$ in the pocket and I now have about 2700$. 

      If you want to travel stop complaining and hit the road =)

      • http://www.facebook.com/halestorm40 Joshua Hale

        It’s not self pity when you simply don’t have the cash! I would love to travel to a country in need, and  while it would be nice to get paid for it, I would do it for free just for the experience. but there’s no programs out there that don’t require a fee or payment of some sort. The peace corp is totally free, but only if you have a degree.

      • http://www.facebook.com/halestorm40 Joshua Hale

        No disrespect Caco, but I think you have lived a sheltered life if you think that anybody can just pull a few thousand $ outta their ass!

        • Warkatooee

          I utterly agree with caco. Frugality, creativity and hardwork have allowed me to live a bit outside of the box.

          I pay rent, taxes, other bills just like any normal person, came up from humble origins….I work hard for about 7 months out of the year, doing regular work for regular money.

          You do not need to buy useless garbage, you do not need to watch tv, you do not need to be trapped within a mundane, rat-race, unhealthy typical western lifestyle–to suggest that alternatives such as the one presented in this article are only for the privilaged is utterly absurd.

          Examples: why is your home heated by expensive oil? Free firewood exists all over the place. Build your own solar powered hot-water heater. Baking soda instead of shampoo. Grow your own food.  Save money, be healthy, harm the environment less and eventually you just may figure out how to free up some time and break out baby, be free.

          • guest

            your not free, if you were you would not be replying to the post here

          • Hooligan

            That is just a flat out stupid comment to make.

          • Rohanabhay

            I agree with Ashleydane, as her situation is much like my own. In a country where education costs an arm and a leg and your parents aren’t rich enough to pay for it, you have to take out a loan. I was fortunate enough to get grants and financial aid to accommodate a large portion of my education but still had to take out several sizable loans which I haven’t even began to pay back. Tuition was $52,000 a year and in reality the only way to make money is to have money. If it was up to me I would walk out of this house and head West. I’m an adventurer and the idea of living off the land is my only dream.  Right now money is my only constraint and I need to have a car, an education and this laptop to get anything suitable. 
            As soon as I get out of debt I’m just going to start walking.

          • K Lacca

            You complain about not being able to pay for school, and yet you went to a $52,000/year university? There’s this thing in the real world called “living within your means.” I could have easily gone to the most expensive school I was accepted into, but chose a state university that cost 1/3 the price and paid me more in scholarships than my tuition cost. Now I’m debt-free going into graduate school. Don’t blame the education system for your choices.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TheMigrantExperience Peter Lund

            Amen! If traveling is really what you wanna do for a living, you gotta try and find all of the little money saving shortcuts. Travel doesn’t have to be expensive, but the tradeoff comes as less comfort, but often a more genuine experience.

            Good article! I have been looking for some good travel humanitarian work which does not involve dropping 3 grand for lodging and scuba equipment.

        • capricamay

          You seem to have missed the point.  10 months and $300 was all that Caco’s needed!  My brother did something similar last winter, travelling all over Europe, and the biggest purchase he probably made was when I visited and we accidentally got on a train that his Europass didn’t cover.
          No one pulls thousands of dollars out of thin air.  You have to make travel a priority.  A student of mine asked me recently how I’ve been “able to travel so much.”  I bought a very inexpensive house (so I could save on rent), don’t have cable or a smartphone, buy used cars, clothing, dishes, etc., grow a garden, and use the money I make for things that matter to me, like seeing this beautiful world!

      • Ezrikane

        i got kicked out of my grandmothers home at 15 and didnt have a dollar to my name but i learned how to survive where most  teenagers was learning to drive

      • Glenn Wojcik

        Please tell me more.    My big issues would be healthcare.    Glennwoj@yahoo.com

      • Julesjam

        How are you doing it?  What countries have you traveled?  I am considering selling most everything and traveling for awhile and would love to hear more of how you are doing it!!

      • http://tropicalnomad.com/ Adam Finan

        Good man Caco! I left with -$15000 four years ago in student debt, payed it all off as I traveled and am now living in Thailand :) Believe that you can do it and do not accept failure as an option..

      • brad

        Lol that’s what I’m talking about!!

    • Halestorm40

      Amen to that!

    • http://www.facebook.com/halestorm40 Joshua Hale

      I Agree Ashley. Good point!

    • Carlyn Dilger

      I agree with Ashley and Joshua. Especially when Volunteer programs are charging anywhere from $1500-3000 just for 2 weeks of “volunteering”. It is ridiculous. I have called numberous volunteer organizations and it is insane how expensive they are.

    • Mia

      Ashley, a good way to travel and pay off that ridiculously expensive student debt is to teach English overseas in countries that pay well, like South Korea, Japan or if you are a certified teacher, middle eastern countries like Saudi Arabia or the UAE. Often these places will pay for your accommodation so all you need to pay are monthly bills which are much cheaper outside North America (we get ripped off!). On top of paying off debt, you have a little bit of extra money to explore the country on weekends and holidays because everything is so damn cheap! I went ice skating last weekend for 1000 won which works out to be less than $1. If you’re like me and aren’t teaching certified, I spent $500 (which I saved up from the two part time jobs I worked back in Canada) on an online teaching certificate. It’s been tough (it’s not a vacation) but it’s also been a great experience. 

    • Cancer Survivor

      you have a very negative attitude towards life… this will only get u more negative things(debt and stuff).why do u have so much stuff that u need to store it?embrace change. sell all your possesions except what u can carry with u comfortably.u would b amazed at how little we really NEED, as opposed to what we want.if u wanna travel, make the sacrifice,temporarily,and bite the bullet…u only live once!!! this is a lot easier to do before u buy a house ,car,etc which might mean more payments ontop of your student loans.why wait?do it now before you regret it.

    • capricamay

      Sell all your stuff instead of trying to find people to store it for you!  You’d make plenty of money to travel for years if you sold everything you own!  If that’s too radical for you (and it’s NOT too radical for many people I’ve met travelling, helpxing and couchsurfing), then take the ideas here and use them to maximize the vacation you do get.  If you’re in the US, I know we don’t get as much vacation as many, but worse even is that many people don’t take their vacations to rest and refresh.  Take a week off of work (which ends up being 9 days if you have weekends), and enjoy a vacation!  I went to Paris and Brussels, and spent only about $400 for 5 days, including airfare from the East coast of the US, and had some of the most exciting times!

      What you must also understand is that the “free” part of this is not quite true – you really “earn” a lot while traveling and volunteering.  My brother, and friend, and I slaved (hehe) in a French kitchen to make an American Thanksgiving meal for 15 people at the suggestion of our couchsurfing host, and the entire experience was worth so much more than the money we saved staying with our host!

      Just get out and enjoy in whatever ways you can!

    • livingmydreams

      Im only 22 and i worked a regular job paid bills and even had tv and all the stuff. I did it on my own no help from “rich” parents in two years i paid off my debt of 13000 and saved 20000 and took a roadtrip across the states. Its all on how finacially smart you are. Or bettering yourself on it at least nothing like this is impossible if you just have the disipline and motivation to do it. dont let negative crap the world has made you believe you can do anything as long as your willing to work.

      • Glenn Wojcik

        What was your job?

        • Glenn Wojcik

          Did you have insurance, health?

  • Anastasia

    Hello my name is Anastasia and I am looking to take a year off to volunteer before I head off for college. I live in the United States, and I’ve had the privilege to study at one of the best High Schools in the Nation. I’m really interested in living in another country and am willing to go anywhere and do anything. My family doesn’t have a lot of money, so I am looking for something that won’t cost them an arm and a leg. I understand a little bit of Russian, and I am currently learning Chinese. My email is anabykova@gmail.com. Thank you.  

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  • Android1smith

    well done matt way to go you are a fast learner wish i was like you your so cool can you get me a job with you i also have been rond the world several times i have just got to keep on traveling i am addicted i need to stop and i think you can help me all you need to do is get me in the door man i can take it from there keep in touch my friend

  • keith crawford

    id love to volunteer but as there are no work here in ireland and out of work my self the travil costs are to high would love to help people some where in the world but maybe some day it works out..:)keith..

  • ifeanyi

    Keith do you have any qualification if so you can come to my country and work.they respect white people and offer them jobs here. just find yourself down here in NIGERIA accommodation is free. you can also reach me on bossomkiss@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/halestorm40 Joshua Hale

    The LOVE of money is the root of all Evil! TRUE Charity is only achieved through ones Works and not by the size of one’s Wallet!

  • http://www.telavivapartments.net telavivvacationapartment

    i love to be a volunteer its really great to volunteer not only for a free travel to can experience to help people who need your service

  • norahedward

    exciting and educational, but would make something more on this topic oil absorbents

  • John Carson

    Thanks for the kibbutz link, Matt.

    John Carson
    Kibbutz Volunteer dot com

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    Nice post

  • Ezrikane

    i would love to volunteer sounds like the opptunity of a life time to travel and acttually make a difference u never get that chance well at least someone like me dont get to do that

    • Nathan

      Anyone can volunteer. That’s the whole idea of volunteering. There are plenty of people out there who need and want your help. Saying that ‘people like you can’t do’ it is not going to help them.
      What will help them is actually doing something about it.
      Look around till you find an organisation that suits your needs.
      Here’s the one I used when I volunteered in Cameroon. They don’t charge a fee, but organise a placement and all the logistics for you :-) http://www.lukmefcameroon.org/

  • Joy

    so we remember what’s important right? … That’s right. The love. The care. The self realizations and the joy we share. Yup. Don’t give up. Understand the hard stuff. Take a moment and engage. I believe you got to want what you want so much, that you are willing to Dare to be Bold and take the opportunity now. Yes. Jump in. There is always a way. Never mind with what others say. You are off, to go big places today. It is after all, a better time than ever to Play. Why? Well. I say Why not my friend? I get the uncertainty, i feel the shake, I know in my heart for all of our sake, the journey we must take. The time and the money to  make. It all can seem confusing and leave so much at stake. Oh but the places you’ll go, The tea you will brew and the stories for two. The children and smiles. The Self realization again. You will transcend this realm, Open heart to be led. To a new level of thought. Where new thoughts are thought. Where new sights are seen and the unseen is glistening. So think about what you want? Is it worth it or not? Only you get to choose. Otherwise, who will? No matter the practice or patience of skill, it will all come, in time to a moment of thrill. It will find you and you will sing out. What oh WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? :) And then the world will smile at you, and you will know that you have so much more to go through, but you’ll listen and stop and sit down for real. Thinking again, with a new newer feel. Your cheeks rise, you open your eyes, a smile rests in the middle of your face, and sensations run through you that you can not explain. Yet you are CERTAIN that things must change. You are ready, you are off, oh the places you’ll go. Because now, oh now, oh right now you know. That your heart is the guide. Not the money you confide. It’s the love that you feel that takes you on a the ride. And then… sigh. For the beauty is in the beginning. You’ll see. 
    hihihihi…. <3 love loviest Miss joY. 

  • BriiLee

    Trust me best time to travel is when you have nothing holding you back. Like if you are a student jst go abroad if your school allows or transfer somewhere. Or see if your volunteer work can go towards school. I have never been abroad but while in school I traveled around the states. Just wish I could travel for a while and still have a job when I get back…haven’t figured that out yet. I only get about 1-2 weeks of vacation time so hoping I can find some way to go abroad and not spend crazy amount.

  • Nathan

    I recently went to Cameroon to volunteer. I went though an organisation called LUKMEF (http://www.lukmefcameroon.org/). They didn’t charge a fee at all, but simply organised a placement and took care of the logistics. I paid for flights and food, but considering the state of the economy of Cameroon, everything was really cheap anyway.

    If you are considering volunteering, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember that you’re giving up YOUR time. Look around till you find a group that respects that.

  • Alessandro Schneider

    good report. Maybe you could add: http://www.staydu.com – has a few possibilites to work abroad as well. Is there a personal ranking in your list? I had several experience with Woofing and I loved it! But it has only farms…! good report by the way!

  • me

    http://www.workaway is great too! It’s like helpx.

  • Guest (but not the cranky one)

    Thank you for the info about the UNV opportunity.  I am in the process of applying.

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  • Mnaveed05

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  • Teresa

     ”I think volunteering abroad, or even at home is only for the elite rich whose parents can afford to support them” – AshleydaneThat comment is only for those who are so shallow. Speak for yourself. There are many people out there who aren’t from wealthy descent who see this as an opportunity to reach out to help. It isn’t a matter of being well-funded to be able to do volunteer work.It’s about how much a person is willing to sacrifice certain things to help others. It’s O.K. if you have other commitments where you prioritise it higher than others do, but don’t belittle those who can really help make a difference. Please pay some respect for those who have dreams and aspirations.

  • Julien

    caco is actually right. i also have almost no money and never have. I work and save and then go on a trek for as long as I can, and then get a job again. Caco and people who want to to travel the world for cheap, don’t listen to the nay sayers, they are just that, internet trollers!

  • http://www.s-trip.com/volunteer/ Student Volunteer Trips

    Thanks for sharing useful list of the sites which offers volunteer trips…Volunteer trips are really a good option for traveling where we can learn, enjoy & also helps to others.

  • Nina

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  • Joey75

    An idea to start your volunteering career off is by starting in your own backyard. Volunteerism is a serious comittment impacting on the welfare of people who in most cases are in an disadvantageous situation. I have seen many people fall in love with the notion of helping people, animals or the environment only to melt down while on program because their expectations were different to those of the program they are undertaking.

    This is what I did…….

    I volunteered for an organisation (and eventually was employed by them) who provided support for people with disabilities to take part in recreational activities / holidays in Australia and Overseas.

    All cost were met by the organisation including all travel, accomodation and food. Even though i got the opportunity to travel extensively with the people i supported – i knew this was not my holiday. (List your motivations for volunteering in the 1st place – marry them against the organisations expectations and they should almost mirror eachother – if they dont, this isnt the right opportunity
    for you).

    Also, if you start in your own community and then realise either the volunteer program / task isnt for you, the reprocusions are less than if you were overseas, after paying a program fee, flights etc and then trying to organise another placement or worst yet – a way home.

    Another hint – research the volunteer program! (i have seen people join childrens cancer societies like Ronald McDonald house expecting to read books to sick children allday. In actual fact, the best way volunteers can help is by cleaning the bathrooms and assisting with other household duties so families are able to spend more time together or simply just to rest).

    There are many cheap options available for less than $1000 depending on the duration and destination.

    Corporate Responsibility Sponsorships are usually available through big well known organisations like banks, airlines, insurance companies……. There are also philanthropy grants available for volunteers who need support with their “regular” living expenses in order to volunteer abroad. (they will never match or pay more than what you pay – but instead of paying 2000 per month for you rent / mortgage – they may cover up to 80% to that expense – some will cover 100% but usually have a very strict criteria.

    What ever your motivation maybe to volunteer – the decision to even consider it in the first place is a comendable attribute – it simply means YOU want to make the world a better place!

    Good luck everyone and happy volunteering!!!

  • umar saeed oldman

     Dear
    sir,
                 WORKING AS A
    VOLUTEER IN YOUR ORGANISATION.
                I
    humbly and
    sincerely wish to contact you on the above caption.
    I
    am UMAR SAEED OLDMAN, Ghanaian man of 28
    years ,i am working in Ghana here as a health care assistant clinical.I
    am somebody who live somebody who like team work and  will like to be
    part of your highly esteem organization as a volunteer. As the saying
    that together we build divided we fall.
          Although i am
    looking forward to open an orphanage home in northern Ghana here because
    less attention is pay to this children and there are on a streets ,and
    some  find them self in the internet cafes begging  people.,but i
    think when there are confine in one places, there can study to become
    responsible human being in near future .this will help prevent social
    crisis and irresponsible

    behaviors in society.
    what always keep ringing
    in my ears everyday is how this orphanage manage their life’s ,
    please
    ,.hope for your usual
    cooperation and approval.thank you.
    MR. UMAR SAEED OLDMAN

  • Tefalinternational

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    needed

     

    Would
    you like to make a change to other people’s life?

    Do
    you like to travel and discover new things and find new friends?

    Are
    you willing to help other people and to make them feel happy?

    Are
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    Do
    you like challenges?

     

    If
    you have one of the qualifications listed below:

    Doctor
    - Nurse – Vet – Teacher – Engineer – IT experience – Office work experience – Plan
    management experience – Business management experience – Student – Technical Support
    - Any qualification

    And
    if your answer is yes, then we need your full support to achieve our voluntary
    projects in Egypt and beyond

    Projects

    - Health development project
    - Education development project – Career development project – Save street children
    project – Rebuild human personality project – Information / advice / help
    centre project – Further projects

    Voluntary
    duration 

    2 weeks – 4 weeks – 6 weeks – 8 weeks – 10 weeks – 12
    weeks – 14 weeks – 16 weeks – 18 weeks – 6 months – 1 year

    If
    you are interested to be a volunteer in any of our projects please send us your
    CV at: tefalinternational@yahoo.com

    Thank
    you   

                                                                                                                         

    Project Manager

    Tefal Walid

    E-mail: tefalinternational@yahoo.com / Phone: 0876666750

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • dreamer

    am a trainee teacher in mauritius just wanted that one day i teach voluntarily in a poor country thats my dream. if any one had done this before please share your experience with me i’d be glad…..

  • Jacqueline

    There is also AmeriCorps- but that is a big commitment. And there are plenty of paid travel jobs- like the conservation corps, and a whole ton of positions you can find on the backdoorjobs and coolworks sites. 

    I’ve written an ebook about how to travel for free, and it includes a ton of places to start looking for jobs and volunteer opportunities like the ones you listed here. http://www.escapenormal.com/ebook/ :)

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  • http://facebook.com/Dr.DheenaSadik Dinasdk

    We either find a way to make our priorities happen or we make excuses via fear and lethargy. It just dawned to me that the majority of our species arrive and exit Earth without even having explored our own home town decently. So often tourists have visited our city/ country and are better acquainted with it’s history and rich heritage than we ourselves are aware.

    The moment we begin to THINK like a traveler, everything changes. We can then never complain of any place, since EVERY single place is an advantage. An opportunity to unravel it’s myriad mysteries.

    So who’s joining me to explore my island Sri Lanka? :)

    Happy Traveling fellow travelers!

  • Jewelrodriguez0

    i would be glade to travel just to help other i need

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  • Roko

    Even if you are not a mega rich mason,you can not volunteer without having a mega experience as prior volunteer,working experience a lot and lot of recommendations needed and still except for program,lot of costs are still there to deal with.And in world of today,we know who is flipping the burgers and we know how people education and bigger knowledge and/or some special skills which others do not have,bring none.Schools,colleges should be removed.As the only thing bringing you to all in human material world is the money and you will not get it in fair way speaking more languages,being more capable than others,rather you will get anything through link and only link.No thing is for free.Volunteering is for mega rich people.

  • Pamojafrika

      I am writing this letter to introduce Pamoja Afrika, an NGO started in Tanzania in 2010. Pamoja Afrika is focused on helping the village of Makanya and  the surrounding region in the areas of health, education and community development. It was founded by Emmason Mshana and his brother Samson and cousin Abiki and works in conjunction with the Lutheran parish of Makanya. I serve as the U.S liaison and administrative assistant, and assist with providing presentations and literature about Pamoja Afrika.
        Makanya has a population of approximately 9000 people, with many living in poverty. The majority of these people are women and children. Currently, at least one third of the population is known to be afflicted with HIV/AIDS and that number is growing. Because of the economic and health conditions in the the community it is crucial that  Pamoja Afrika provide programs to address these problems. To do this effectively Pamoja requires the generosity of donors and volunteers from all over the world.
        One program currently underway, is recruiting volunteers to teach in local schools, from nursery through secondary level. The emphasis of this program is to strengthen the English skills of both students and teachers. The reason for this, is that at the secondary level all instruction is given in English. This makes it imperative for students to start learning and using English as soon/much as possible. A background in teaching is not required (but is useful), but a willingness/ability to work closely with children and other teachers is required.
        KIWAMMA, a program that works with women and children afflicted by HIV/AIDS is also supported by Pamoja Afrika. It is under the direction of 2 local women (both with HIV), who provide care and necessary resources to those in need. This program is completely funded through private donations, and is also in need of volunteers with either a medical or counseling background.  Volunteers would be expected to provide health, sex and nutritional education, check ups, medication administration, home visits and/ or counseling to patients. The goal of this program is to stop the spread of HIV through education and to help improve the quality of life for those already afflicted.
       The third major focus of Pamoja Afrika is to strengthen the community’s economic position through agricultural development and construction. Volunteers in this program would help construct/refurbish homes, schools, water/sanitation system in the community, along side local residents. Volunteers with a background in agriculture are also needed to help teach farmers how to manage their natural resources and increase their crop sizes and varieties. 
         At this time Pamoja Afrika seeks the support of individual volunteers and partnerships with organizations that can assist with facilitating volunteer placements within our programs. Volunteers are welcome to come individually or in groups and are asked to make a minimum commitment of  4 weeks. Volunteers who chose to work with Pamoja Afrika will live within the village of Makanya in a  secure hostel with western style accommodations.  They will be provided with 2 meals a day (and may purchase lunch for an additional fee on a daily basis, if necessary) with additional services available such as laundry and internet access.
         Pamoja Afrika guarantees that all volunteers are placed appropriately and will be utilized on the daily basis (Monday-Friday). If you would like more specific information about the programs, how to begin the application process, or become affiliated with Pamoja Afrika please email info@pamojafrika.com. Thank you in advance for your interest.

    http://www.pamojafrika.com

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    Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to
    the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might
    begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city
    will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is
    not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we
    belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.

  • Peter Edwin Bennett

    I want to help other country’s to rebuild there community and contribute in any way I can. I have no money to fly to these country’s and I don’t know how to go about getting involved but I can work and I’m fit and able to work very hard to help make this world a better place for everyone. if anyone can please get in touch with ways I can help other communities I would love to hear from you. email. bennepet7@aol.com phone number 07807 558997 I’m not looking for wages or any type of payment I just want to be able to contribute something back to the world and do everything in my power to help others and the chance to share my knowledge to the world. please get in touch.

    • Alexandra M. Chileen

      lovely attitude, Peter. If we all did just a *little* bit, imagine what the world could become :)

    • Elisa Cornelius

      I am right there with you Peter. I just want to get out of this living and see what else the world has to offer or lacks in offering for others. I want to be the hands and the voice, soon enough. In the mean time, Contribute to what you have around you and give thanks, one love.

    • Mike Rubin

      Teach English Abroad..! Most places will Pay for your flight there and back and also give you nice living accommodations.. Look into S. Korea. Thats where I am now and I love it.

    • Alexandra M. Chileen

      This is a VOLUNTEER site. Some times people are looking for something other than salary :)

    • Marcelo Adolfo Gengosa

      Hi Peter I get in touch with you on how you can help and no worries about the money for travel. I already drop you an email hope you will see it and reply to me. Check on this website how you guys can benefits too http://cebu.worldventures.biz

    • Marcelo Adolfo Gengosa

      Hi Peter I get in touch with you on how you can help and no worries about the money for travel. I already drop you an email hope you will see it and reply to me. Check on this website how you guys can benefits too http://cebu.worldventures.biz

  • Ween Ayamek

    that’s reallu amazing I really would like to volunteer out and help other people….
    but how can I prticipate?

  • Lisa Concy

    I definately want to be apart of the volunteer group physically.

  • Suji Kangean

    please do count me in.. am a very strong catholic and willing to do any volunteering work with children and have good experiences with children too. please drop an email kologan-tan@hotmail.com.

  • Bernyce Owusu

    wow its really a wonderful experience to have.

  • Frances Cobblah

    After visiting England and Togo some few years ago I observed that , though we live on the same planet,
    there still is a vast difference so long as human rights and other social factors are concerned.I will love to contribute my quota to making this world much better than it all ready is.Having being exposed to the teaching field five years ago before entering the university finally, combined with a pocket full of passion for humanity am certainly suitable for this task.You can reach me on the following address: fgcobblah@gmail.com/233269130191.

  • Alexandra M. Chileen

    volunteering in Israel is NOT a ‘base to explore the Middle East.’ Many ME countries won’t allow you in if you are arriving from Israel or have an Israeli stamp in your passport. Best to do your homework here.

    • Salman I. Omrani

      very true.

  • Ayoade Adekunle Abideen

    This is a very good networking website. Please I would like to participate in volunteering jobs and make world a better place. I’m self-employed and a food technologist living in Nigeria. How can I participate in this program?

  • Salchira Mrong Marak

    I would very much love to participate in such programs but it is kind of difficult for a person like me from India. I have gone through all the websites listed and somehow none of them seems feasible for me. First of all, I don’t have the required money to travel to all those countries. And some of them require certain fees which when converted into Indian currency are very expensive. But it’s definitely a good opportunity for people from rich countries.

    • Payal Bhosekar Tidke

      hiiiii salchira…………………….what a coincidence…..i am from mumbai india and facing same dilema like you. i am eager to do volunteer work but face financial issues like ticket and visa rates, membership fees, etc etc.. i have found few good program in and around india and ready to share all info with you. contact me on payalbhosekar@gmail.com or call 9860948299……..meanwhile check out worldwidehelpers & ‘theseveninterchange” for programs. good ones… and do do do contact me. its hard to find someone from same location thinking on such lines. we can go together !!!!!!!!

    • Salchira Mrong Marak

      Hey Payal, I am really glad you replied to my comment! I have been checking out the websites you recommended. I will contact you soon. :)

    • Nicolas Aguilar

      Hello Salchira and Payal, check out also FSL – http://fsl-india.org/ They might give you the opportunity to participate in projects in India where you can be working with foreign volunteers in international workcamps. Good luck!

    • Salchira Mrong Marak

      Thanks for the info Nicolas! However, the programs cater to foreign volunteers and they have participation fees. We are working out on some free volunteer programs in Thailand (less flight fare) to experience different culture and free volunteering work in our home city.

    • Payal Bhosekar Tidke

      thanks from me too Nicolas……

    • Avinash Bindra

      Payal Bhosekar Tidke plz search for AIESEC near you,its a youth organisation and provide plateform to get internship in abroad without any huge ammount..but if you below 30

    • Avinash Bindra

      plz search for AIESEC near you,its a youth organisation and provide plateform to get internship in abroad without any huge ammount..but if you below 30

    • Mitzi Eaton

      Kylie. you think Howard`s rep0rt is inconceivable, I just got a top of the range Chevrolet when I got my check for $5345 recently and-more than, 10/k this past-month. it’s by-far the most-rewarding Ive had. I started this 10-months ago and practically straight away started making at least $78 per/hr. , http://ddp.net/quy —-

    • BYKA-Africa 2010-Ghana 2012

      Payal Kaashyap
      You may want to check us out – we work with what’s available and have over 100 volunteers from 16+ countries helping each other with practical help.

      We work to create local companies that are supported by the community and thus in turn those working support others – we have wheelchair programs, food, anti rape, education and much more.
      http://gregmars3.wix.com/byka#!one-city-one-wheelchair/cghc

      Any help is welcome and we will work to help any group or NGO as long as they do not block others from getting help.

      All the best.

  • Mak Mak Gonzales

    I really wanto to extend my help to these people without expecting rewards or whatsoever..im a professor and a medical practititoner which I think would give significance to help others..but I don’t have any idea and means on how to join any volunteer organization..if anybody who can help me pls email me to this add..jasey_b10@yahoo.com..thanx.

  • Kaladhar Battepati

    Hello all.. I got 4 years of Social Work exp and I am interested to travel. If anybody needs me, mail me to kaladhar.battepati@yahoo.in

    Peace Out! <3

  • LatinAbroad

    what a great list! I had only heard about half of these opps. The comments section is great, too, as many other great suggestions were made. Can’t wait to pay off my debt so I can start volunteering + traveling more =D.

  • Tyler Pursch
  • Anonymous

    Visit http://www.volunteeraidnepal.org, if anybody interested to volunteer in Neal.

  • Carlita Muñoz del Arco

    ciaooooo I don’t know how I finish in these page…hahahha But I think that I’m in the right wait… I’m Carlita from Spain, Now I’m in Romanian, doing EVS… Volunteer Service European… FOR ONE YEAR, In April I will finish the proyect… and I want to be Volunteer in other country , I don’t mind where,… but I want to work with children comunity with less opportunity and help help help! if samebody know about same programe can you send me please? this is my carlita_currita@hotmail.com muchas graciassssssss.

  • Janet Lundsten

    My husband and I want to help where needed. It would be a blessing.

    • Scott Jensen

      Janet, I’ve always wanted to go on a ‘mission’ too but I was never really ‘called’ to join the mission leaders i researched. Think it might just be a single type of thing without an organization. Or maybe I’ll find someone else interested to do it with at some point. But i’d guess the journey is more about server learning rather than the ones served and the help they receive. I guess I should talk to someone who’s done it first. I hope we get to to this. Sue went on a mission to Mexico several years ago. When she came back she had obviously been changed.

    • Cletus Sombe

      You and your husband can really help if realy you are ready to extend your help to west Africa Liberia who just coing out of 14 yrear civil war.for more information about the sult of of help and much about the country Liberia, my E-mail : sombe.cletus@yahoo.com and Tel: 00231 880 955 589 or 0231 77030 2455 for more information.

  • Janet Lundsten

    My husband and I want to help where needed. It would be a blessing.

  • Anis Yohana Khalid

    My husband and I is a founder of Our Touch Community. We are new birth NGO based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. We aims to provide and promote volunteering work while travelling, focusing mainly on orphans and children from lower-income countries (LIC). It will be an honored if any of other NGO willing to collaborate with us. Contact us at ourtouchmalaysia@yahoo.com.

    • Ridhi Josh Gopaul

      hi Anis..i am university student and i want to build a NGO in the local society.
      i am from MAURITIUS,well i need your help…i also want to travel and come to help of many needy people.
      but i lack help

  • Beltoprent Minsk-Belarus

    Is there any chance for me to volonteer if I am from Belarus?

  • Jordan Brown

    Some of these are definitely not free or of low-cost..I would love to help out (like everybody else that has commented), but I don’t have the funds. That’s why I was kind of bummed out when I read followed up on many of these links and saw that they were not reasonably priced enough for me to go help out. I’m in college right now with the intent of studying marine biology, so the turtle conservation or even environmental conservation of any kind would be ideal for me. That being said, honestly I just want to help out, but if my volunteer work can contribute to a career-long conservation effort, then it’s perfect.

    • Carlo Alcos

      Thanks for commenting Jordan…the post is almost 5 years old, so perhaps things have changed. Probably time for an update!

  • Mushtaq Travel

    This is a great list, will pass this on the our customer who was looking for this kind of information, thanks.

  • Don Elys Clar Guinitaran

    ~►I really would like to volunteer out and help other people but the problem is I don’t have the required money to travel to all those countries :-(

  • Don Elys Clar Guinitaran

    ~►I really would like to volunteer out and help other people but the problem is I don’t have the required money to travel to all those countries :-(

  • Don Elys Clar Guinitaran

    ~►I really would like to volunteer out and help other people but the problem is I don’t have the required money to travel to all those countries :-(

  • Akiko San

    This is my dreams to be on a mission and help other people even though I’m only 19. I hope I can also join/be a part of this different organizations. :)

  • Carol Ann Quibell

    Really good information and resources for volunteer travel. I know there are some very good programs for volunteering that cost money but for the budget traveler it is much easier if we can do some good without spending money.

  • traveljunkies

    Hey Matt
    I try to do my little bit for volunteer organisations and disabled travelers (we have a disabled daughter) so I’m posting a link to your article on our blog http://www.traveljunkies.com/blog.
    If you ‘d like to post an article or I could repost one I’d be very happy to do so. let me know.
    Cliff Chapman
    traveljunkies

  • Sapinoso Faith

    I’m very interested to work as a volunteer but don’t know how and where to start. My issues are family, health, education and community building. I can afford my plane ticket and I’m available from july for 2-3 weeks assignment. Please advice.

  • Danny Richards

    ive started a group on facebook called little red wagon, which is gaining support with in last 2 hours got 90 members I’m looking to go to countrys and offer practical help and start food banks where needed, I need support help and offers of places to go, ive walked away from a good career to do this, so if there’s any organisatins that would be interested let me know or contact me. ive started a wish list, offering my labour for passport and practical items fell free to contact me Danny Richards and dannyrichards@outlook.com or phone me 07867100000.

  • Just Chuckin’ it

    So much potential to travel AND give back at the same time. Great list, I have been researching volunteer opps and this is definitely something I want to do in the future. I really want to make sure that opportunity is something that will help repair the community with teaching as opposed to just coming there for a bit and helping supplement skills there without actually impacting and empowering the community.

  • Sanjay Patwal

    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    http://www.airfaremall.com

  • Aser Jacob

    Fantastic

  • Aser Jacob

    Fantastic

  • dancingrabbit

    Is the Kibbutz in Israel or occupied Palestine?

  • Anna

    I would love to volunteer, but most places cost a fair amount of money and require experience and or a graduate/undergraduate degree. I have neither a adequate cashflow or a degree of any kind. Volunteering is something I have always wanted to do and I have been researching for quite some time. If any one has any resources or contact information please email me. s.robinson21@hotmail.com!

  • Mike

    I am at the end of my career in the fire service and I look forward to traveling around the world and the oppurtunity to help others in their lives. I hear and understand all the excuses people have to not follow their passions in life. I have made plans all my life and life got in the way. Not anymore, we are looking for the oppurtunity to grow the same way we did when we were younger. Living life creating one memory at a time. Just for the record, college educated, made our own wealth before fifty. Not perfect just good at listening and not repeating my own mistakes.

  • Rain

    Hi Im From Philippines Im Very tired with my Jobs i want to become a volunteer i want to help others

  • Ridhi Josh Gopaul

    HELLO !! people who can afford paying themselves a travel are blessed enough;else those who cannot can simply try to travel in their own country to help the local community.
    well even i wont be able to pay myself a travel and to be a volunteers abroad as i am a university student and i want to build up a NGO.
    MONEY is a problem but i dont think it can stop us from travelling and helping needy people.

  • sean

    how would i go about doing my own mission and and donating money to schools,food,clothing,etc without going through an organization? sarahnsean01@gmail.com

  • oumayma

    Hello ! I’m from Morocco and my biggest dream is to be able to volunteer i beg u I’m available any-time any where around the globe please give me the chance to help others

    oumi.chaf@gmail/com

  • InativeSpeaker

    This is really good piece of information especially for those aspiring travelers. Especially, when they are offering for free you got nothing to loose. I hope this would encourage people out there who are ready to help the needy but did not find the right opportunity.

  • http://tropicalnomad.com/ Adam Finan

    Nice list Matt!

  • TreadingDarkHalls

    Great list. I did a review of WWOOF on my blog, and I am constantly on the look out for free volunteer opportunities with genuine intentions.

  • Matt

    What I enjoy most about this article: the author clearly doesn’t understand what “free” means…

  • Enriqueta González

    AIESEC… Best international experience, different projects around the world… and a positive impact in your community. If you are under 30 years, and still studying (or just graduated), you should look for the local office near you.

  • http://villasdiani.com/ Villas Diani

    In Kenya we have number of volunteering options. There are great companies as campsite international which allow young people to participate on various projects in local villages, building schools or helping with wildlife. At the same time they can enjoy turquoise Indian ocean and great clubs in Diani beach :-)

  • lost teen

    I venture to be the change I want to see in the world.Unfortunately, I do not know how or where to begin. help?

  • http://www.visit2goa.com/ Amit Chaturvedi

    good..

  • shyam madan kc

    it’ very good and i would love and enjoy to volunteer .

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  • astanley86

    I have travelled to Bolivia through Engineers Without Borders and Guatemala with CFCA (now “Unbound”). I highly recommend, especially to our young people, to take advantage of these volunteer opportunities to travel and experience life in another part of the world. Thanks for posting this!

  • http://www.workingnomad.com Working Nomad

    Lots of those free opportunities are not actually free at all, in fact there are not even that cheap either #amimissingsomething

    • Eclectic wolf

      Working Nomad Check out the WWOOF link in this article from my understanding you only have to pay a relatively cheap yearly membership. Some even include a guide text book for first time volunteers. Price does however vary depending on which countries you want to visit. For example I checked out WWOOF opportunities in Ireland it costs €25 for one year one person which is roughly $35 USD or pay €35 for two people or a family which is $45 per year that you wish to be enrolled. You are getting food supplies, meals and boarding included in your stay in exchange for work. You would just have to save money for any free time you get to explore.

  • Eclectic wolf

    This article is so
    inspiring! I have wanted to do something like this for such a while now.
    It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to be able to help our environment
    while learning valuable things from one another. I for one am not by any means
    rich, I made some poor choices financially in my early twenties I do have
    debt mainly from student loans. However, I’m paying it off now and not
    letting that stand in my way. I live with one roommate and I come from a humble
    middle working class family. I have worked hard all my life started
    working when I was fourteen. I was brought up to be self-sufficient and
    independent. In spite of all bad times and ways I could complain I
    refuse to succumb to negativity. I made my choices, but if you have a will there is
    always a way. I completely agree with Caco and Warkatoee. For those of you saying oh no you can’t because of money like many commentators have mentioned sell all
    those belongings you don’t really need save your money. Each time you get paid
    put aside $100 to $200 if you can. If that still is too much than at least
    $50 link your checking account to a savings and have it done automatically. Do
    not touch that money pretend it doesn’t exist. You will see in time it will add
    up. I get that you may not just be able to drop everything today and
    leave to another location tomorrow. However, if you give at least a year or two
    down the line it can definitely happen. The point is never give up on your
    dreams people and stop making excuses!

  • neil

    i have a degree in engineering, but i don’t want to join a company and do a job, i would really like to do volunteer works around the world, helping in whatever way i can, but everywhere they ask for money, which i don’t have. is there any way where i can do the work and don’t have to pay,

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