International Volunteer Opportunities
Post Graduate Volunteer Opportunities
Information on volunteer opportunities for college grads, including the best post grad volunteer experiences and how to find a volunteer opportunity for after college.
Gap Year Programs
Information on gap year programs, including the types of programs available for high school and college students and where to find program information.
Amigos de las Americas
A non-profit organization headquartered in Texas, Amigos provides opportunities for young U.S. volunteers to conduct community health and development services in Latin America.
Center for Cultural Interchange
CCI offers a variety of short-term programs abroad for adults: language schools, internships, volunteer projects, and independent homestays in over 30 countries around the world.
A non-profit organization that lists three-week opportunities in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Volunteers participate on international projects lasting one to three weeks, all focusing on conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.
Global Citizens Network
GCN offers trips around the world for people of all ages to interact with other cultures. Trips last several weeks, and children are welcome.
Since 1986, this non-profit has organized international volunteer positions for North American high school and college students. Placements are worldwide. Program fees apply.
With programs in 20 countries, this organization sends volunteer teams to live and work with local people. Projects focus on economic development and establishing a foundation for international peace.
Operations Crossroads Africa
This international program takes volunteers to Africa and Brazil for six weeks to work on projects with local residents. Crossroads is also offering a service learning semester to Namibia. The program is called Pamwe Namibia. Pamwe (pahm-way) means “together” in several African languages.
Partners of the Americas
A non-profit organization providing technical assistance and training to communities across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.
United Nations Volunteers
UNV specializes in recruiting degreed volunteers from industrialized nations to serve in developing countries. Assignments last from several months to a year.
Visions in Action
This Washington, D.C.-based non-profit provides international volunteer opportunities in five African countries and Mexico. The program includes a month-long intensive language study followed by a five- or eleven-month overseas stay.
VSO is a U.K.-based charity operating since 1958 to send skilled and qualified volunteers to developing countries and Eastern Europe. Currently 1,800 volunteers are working around the world to promote a more equitable world.
Places North American volunteer teachers in developing countries.