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Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Programs

·         American Friends Service Committee

Volunteer and internship opportunities in the U.S., China, Mexico and Africa. (215) 241-7295

·         Amerispan Unlimited

For a fee, offers a variety of educational travel programs including language programs, volunteer/internship placements, Academic Study Abroad and Specialized Programs such as SALUD, an AMSA-endorsed medical Spanish program. (800) 879-6640

·         Amigos de las Americas

Volunteer community service opportunities in Latin America for high school and college-aged students.

·         ArtCorps

ArtCorps strengthens international development initiatives by sending volunteer professional artists to work with Central American organizations (NGOs) to creatively communicate their social messages through art.

·         Center for Cultural Interchange

Non-profit international education exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development and world peace.  Organizes high school exchange, short-term group homestay, internship, work & travel, volunteer and language study programs in the US and in over 30 countries around the world.

·         Cosmic Volunteers

US-based non-profit offering volunteer and internship programs abroad in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

·         Cross Cultural Solutions

For a fee, which includes such things as meals, lodging, language assistance, etc., volunteers sign-up for international programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. (800) 380-4777

·         Earthwatch Institute

2 to 3 week field research expeditions available in over 50 countries. (800) 776-0188

·         Fourth World Movement

NGO’s goal is to foster partnership with families in persistent poverty and other citizens. Summer work camps in Belgium, Germany, and France.  Camp housing sometimes provided; however, volunteers pay for all other expenses.  (301) 336-9489

·         Global Vision International

Global Vision International is the parent company of GVI and The Academy for Internships Abroad.  Guided by a commitment to responsible travel, engaging programs, education and cultural exchange Global Vision International design, implement and manage over 200 programs worldwide. Through our own sales offices in North America, the UK and Australia along with an extensive partner network, we send over 3000 participants annually to more than 40 countries worldwide. Over the last 10 years Global Vision International has successfully placed over 10,000 individuals on overseas programs. From our roots as a quality volunteer abroad provider we have developed into an organisation respected for its international training courses, professional internships and corporate social responsibly programs.

·         International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)

Offers short and long-term exchanges combining home stays with voluntary service in variety of community service projects in over 35 countries. (212) 206-7307

·         International Voluntary Services (IVS)

Short-term projects usually run for between 2 – 3 weeks. Long-term projects need volunteers for anywhere between 3 – 12 months (year round opportunities) and have specific job descriptions for which volunteers must have the relevant skills and experience.  About 800 summer projects running throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and South America.  (202) 387-5533

·         International Volunteer Programs Association

Searchable listings of international volunteer abroad programs.

·         Israel Aliyaha Center

Volunteer on a Kibbutz in Israel.  For a minimal fee receive accommodations, food and small stipend.

·         Peace Corps

2 year volunteer positions are available in 94 countries.  Expenses are covered and a monthly stipend and readjustment income upon completion of program are provided. (800) 424-8580

·         Projects Abroad

Volunteer abroad from 1 month to 1 year assignments in: teaching, journalism, medicine, archaeology, conservation, finance, marketing, public relations, sales and more.  (888) 839-3535

·         The Experiment in International Living

Summer leadership positions guiding high school students abroad for 3 to 5 week excursions, community service opportunities and language studies programs in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.  (800) 345-2929

·         United Planet

International non-profit offering 1-12 week volunteer abroad programs in Peru, Costa Rica, Tibet, Tanzania, India, Chile, Jordan, Cambodia, Mexico and Thailand. Project placements in healthcare, education, orphanage work, environmental conservation, women's empowerment and community development are complemented by home stays and cultural learning activities. Six or 12 month programs also available.  1-800-292-2316

·         Visions in Action

1 year volunteer positions in Africa and Mexico. (212) 625-7402


Comprehensive listing of volunteer opportunities throughout the world.

·         Volunteers for Peace (VFP)

For a fee, coordinates international exchanges of volunteers for over 90 countries. (802) 259-2759, fax (802) 259-2922

·         YMCA of America

YMCA of Greater New York, International branch (212) 727-8800. Various international volunteer program throughout the world.

·         Youth Challenge International

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change in economic development, education, leadership development, environment and health.

·         Zote Investments and Projects

Zote offers both internship and externship Programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Zote designs and facilitates student internships in education and community development, community healthcare, and tourism, currently offering internship opportunities in Kenya, East Africa and South Africa.