This is mainly a voluntourism industry blog, but if you’re a traveler looking for a voluntourism trip then below are a few recommended companies to contact.If you have specific questions or would like advice please feel free to email me.
African Impact is a voluntourism organization that works towards establishing meaningful programs throughout Africa for a positive and measurable impact on local communities and conservation efforts. African Impact aims to promote and actively consign volunteers for various projects in Africa. As a result, this generates incomes to sustain and provide ongoing support and resources for community and conservation initiatives across Africa.
Animal Experience International is a new organization started in January 2012. AEI matches clients wanting to gain volunteer experience, with organizations around the world that require volunteers to assist with their programs. These programs involve animals in some capacity, and will provide the client with the opportunity to work in an animal related field. Placements include, but not be limited to, animal hospitals, animal sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centres, research projects, zoological collections and government programs.
Biosphere Expeditions is an award-winning, non-profit-making organisation offering hands-on conservation volunteer work expeditions as an adventure with a purpose for everyone. We bridge the gap between scientists at the forefront of conservation work in need of funds and helpers, and enthusiastic laypeople, who in their holiday time, through their hands-on assistance and with their expedition contribution want to support them.
Cross-Cultural Solutions has volunteers working side-by-side with local people and sharing in the goals of a community that warmly welcomes you. You’re experiencing another culture like never before and really getting to know its people.
Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth’s future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability.
Elevate Destinations partners with a deep network of NGO and community groups, and is always exploring new ways to incorporate local needs and issues into our customized itineraries. Elevate offers exciting voluntourism destinations like Haiti, Costa Rica, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa and more.
GeoVisions is committed to help individuals develop global skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. These skills will ultimately lead to greater cooperation and understanding among nations and peoples of the world. We are committed to treating every person on a GeoVisions program with respect, and devoting our energies to helping participants meet their individual and collective goals.
Global Service Corps (GSC) is a registered U.S. 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization providing life changing volunteer, internship or fellowship experiences working on community development programs in Tanzania and Thailand. Community training programs and volunteer vacations and are offered year round. Community training programs are available from two weeks to one year, in HIV/AIDS education and prevention, sustainable agriculture and food security, international public health, cultural immersion, orphanage care, and English education. Through the development of these community training programs, GSC has also attained NGO status in the countries that we serve and become recognized as a respected international development organization.
Global Volunteers is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization engaging short-term volunteers on micro-economic and human development programs in close partnership with local people worldwide. Working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders, volunteers help create a foundation for world peace through mutual international understanding. Our purpose is to maintain a genuine, sustained service partnership with the host community and provide volunteers a genuine opportunity to serve.
Globe Aware coordinates, organizes and leads volunteer vacations, service vacations, working holidays and service trips to two Peru locations (Andes & Cusco/Machu Picchu), Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, Jamaica, Romania, Ghana, Mexico, and China .
Hands Up Holidays is all about giving you amazing holiday experiences that combine eco-sightseeing with a meaningful taste of volunteering.
i-to-i If you’re looking for a unique travel experience abroad, look no further! i-to-i’s programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in new cultures and make a difference abroad. Whether you fancy volunteering around the globe or want to get TEFL qualified and start your career teaching English, we’ll get you there!
Maximo Nivel is the Intercultural Center of Latin America, founded in 2003. We offer International Volunteer Programs, TEFL Certification, and our intensive Native Spanish Program in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We’re a local organization in each country and work in partnership with orphanages, hospitals, community groups and other organizations. Volunteer and internship opportunities include: Orphanage/Childcare, Healthcare, Medical, Eco-Agriculture, Conservation, Teaching English, and Construction. Everyone receives 24/7 support and access to our great home base facilities.
PEPY Tours is a social venture. The income generated through PEPY Tours funds operating expenses of our non-profit organization, The PEPY Ride. Choosing PEPY Tours gives you an adventurous and educational vacation while you give long term support to development programs. If you are interested in responsible tourism, educational development, protecting the environment or having the adventure of a lifetime, then you are a PEPY person.
ProWorld Service Corps With programs that form a comprehensive and challenging experience built around development work, language instruction and cultural immersion, ProWorld Service Corps offers 2 to 48 week projects in Peru, Brazil, Belize, Mexico, India, Thailand, and Ghana. Volunteers develop meaningful relationships with host families and local community members by working and living together. New insights and understandings are forged daily, offering volunteers tremendous opportunities for cross-cultural learning and self-reflection. Whether participating in a semester program, group program, or internship abroad, all programs include extensive pre-program contact and a personal website; comprehensive onsite orientation; full room and board; airport pick-up and drop-off; domestic transportation; funding and staff support of development project; intensive language training (Spanish in Peru and Mexico; Portuguese in Brazil; Thai in Thailand); academic credit; adventure and cultural activities; and health and travel insurance.
Volunteer Abroad Opportunities Driven by a passion for travel and a desire to help others, Volunteer Abroad Opportunities brings a real and rewarding travel experience to those who may not have otherwise experienced it, while providing much needed help to those who really appreciate it. Whilst other volunteer opportunities can be complicated to setup with unnecessarily long processing times, we ensure all of the packages we promote can be setup using our simple step by step process of how to volunteer abroad.
Volunteer Adventures Many local organizations are doing great work in their communities, but don’t have the resources required to recruit international volunteers. Volunteer Adventures serves as the link between these organizations and the volunteers needed to make these projects a success.
WAVES for Development Do you want to connect with nature and provide alternative education opportunities for Peruvian youth? Now you can surf and assist an ongoing Educational Surf program in Northern Peru. Volunteer and live with local families in a rural fishing community with great waves. Learn to surf or learn Spanish in the mornings, teach English/Swim/Surf in the afternoons as part of our year-round youth development program. WAVES for Development is an affiliation of surf-related humanitarian aid organizations in Peru, Switzerland and the US.