This page lists international volunteer opportunities. For ways to help at Appropedia, see Appropedia:How you can help.

Project Selection[edit | edit source]

We have compiled a list of questions that can serve to guide your selection of a project - having these questions answered before engaging in a project can save you a lot of time, money and effort.

Add a Page[edit | edit source]

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Available Projects[edit | edit source]

If you find that any of these projects are no longer available, please do us a favor by deleting it.

Grass-Roots projects[edit | edit source]

These are links directly to individuals or very small organizations. There is no pay and you have to manage your own logistics

  • Morrito Nicaragua A variety of poverty alleviation projects.(Added 4-25-8)
  • Full Belly Project Is always in need of promotion and assistance. (Added 5-2-8)
  • Agroinnovations Bolivia is looking for groups and individuals who want to help out in Bolivia. (Added 4-15-8)
  • Belize Open Source Engages in open source methods to promote environmental and social sustainability on their 40 acre Belize property near August Pine Ridge (Added 4-21-8)

Volunteer Tourism[edit | edit source]

These are larger organizations that will organize the logistics of the project for you and charge a nominal fee.

  • Curamericas Arranges work trips of 8-20 people for 10-14 days to Bolivia for $750-$950 per person.
  • El Porvenir Two week projects to Nicaragua where groups of 10 to 15 people complete work projects on water, sanitation, or reforestation projects. (Added 4-22-8)
  • Seeds Of Learning - nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America

Volunteering for development work[edit | edit source]

Note: There are sites and organizations which ask you to pay to volunteer. This may or may not be a good way of supporting a good cause. It's normal that you pay your own airfare, and perhaps pay a reasonable amount for food and accommodation, but some Western agencies charge volunteers well above the usual local rates in third world countries. It may be wiser to deal with non-profit groups or arrange things yourself (taking proper precautions, of course).[verification needed]

Be aware of the realities of "voluntourism."

It's also important to recognize your limitations - on your first trip to a developing world context, the most valuable things you can do are to listen and learn. Consider a cultural exchange program.

Volunteering in developed countries[edit | edit source]

  • SERVEnet - a program of Youth Service America (YSA), for USA-based volunteers.
  • VolunteerMatch - for USA-based volunteers.

Other volunteering information[edit | edit source]

  • Volunteers - - The Technology Place for Nonprofits - finding and working with volunteers.

Online volunteering[edit | edit source]

You can help without leaving your computer:

Similar Databases[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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Authors David Reber, Curt Beckmann
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Created April 20, 2008 by David Reber
Modified December 13, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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