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Help Greet the World! You will be instrumental in welcoming our guests, identifying their needs, responding to questions, and directing them to their required destination in a timely and efficient manner. This is a dynamic public relations and key ambassador role to promote all the programs and services that TELUS World of Science offers. Hosts will be positioned in a variety of key traffic areas and queuing stations within the main lobby.
September - June-Weekend Shifts:
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: 9:30am - 1:30pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3-5 hour shift per week over a 3 month period, for a total of 40 hours.

July - August Daily Shifts: (Mon - Sun) 9:30am - 1:30pm OR 1:30pm - 4:30pm.
Hosting Shifts can be scheduled on the same day each week throughout the summer, OR the equivalent number of hours (minimum 40) can be completed over a compressed 2 to 3 week period, with daily shifts 4-6 hours in length scheduled each week.


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We are looking for WEEKLY volunteers for a 3-4hr shift commitment on the day of your
choice. We are open Monday through Saturday 930-430pm. Closed holidays!
What will I be doing?
• Receiving donations
• Sorting clothes and pricing items
• In-store customer service
• Building and designing displays
• Community engagement


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>>> Social and educational support for orphaned and vulnerable children in Northern Uganda.

>>> Environmental protection and waste management program in Buwenge, Jinja District.

>>> Restoration and protection of the historic heritage of Buganda kingdom, Central Uganda.

>>> Capacity building for sustainable development of rural communities in Kayunga district.

>>> Support the income generation activities of women in Kabarole district, Western region.

>>> Nature conservation and environmental education in Mountain Elgon, Eastern Uganda.

>>> Help involve the local population in the eco-tourist development of Ruwenzori region of Uganda.

>>> Rehabilitation and reconstruction of war affected communities in Northern Uganda.

>>> Help improve the clinical environment and support the health care services at Kayunga District Hospital.

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-uganda

Volunteer opportunities in other countries: http://cadip.org


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The animal shelter/zoo is located in the Province of Azuay and it has about 600 animals. We are looking for volunteers who have interest and motivation to learn about the various animals and plants, and good will to help the animals and the staff.

The animal shelter has ocelots, penguins, blue footed boobies, tapir, buffalo, deer, ostriches, yamalas (small deer) cuchuchos, variety of birds, alligators, peacocks, turtles. etc. Initially there were just 5 deer and a capuchin monkey, but the number of animals increased as people donated wild animals they used to keep in their homes. The shelter only receives donated animals; it never buys animals as the sale or purchase of wild animals is prohibited in Ecuador.

The project activities will be coordinated by the staff of the zoo. The volunteers will be involved in the work of the different departments: Education; Animal and plant management; Research and conservation; Maintenance and construction.
Volunteers' tasks include:
- Educational guide tours;
- Translations;
- Support for the educational programs;
- Animals: feeding and management, support the enrichment programs, prevention and vet support, cleaning, conservation of species, etc.;
- Plants: plant maintenance, planting native species, conservation of species, etc.;
- Help in maintenance and construction.

Please, find the full description of this project at: www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

To learn more about Cadip's international volunteer program: www.cadip.org


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Provide informal support for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS) that reside within long term care by visiting, chatting, playing cards/games, reading to them, discussing current events, helping them complete projects (activities decided upon by volunteer and resident). MS residents in long term care tend to feel isolated and lonely because of decreased socialization and would greatly benefit from regular visits by a 'friend.'
We are recruiting for facilities located in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Leduc and St. Albert


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The project takes place in an Intercultural and language learning center in Songkhla where Thai locals come to learn and share with international volunteer. Their main purpose is practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life.
Language teaching in Thailand focuses more on grammar rather than using language in daily life (speaking and listening). Therefore Thai people knew grammar well but cannot speak because they never do it.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to teach English by communication to Thai locals, as well as exchanging volunteer’s culture and language. On Saturday, there are students coming for exchange classes (practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life).

Volunteers will also have the chance to go to schools as teacher’s assistant, teaching English to students in Thai local schools.

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-thailand

Give us a call: 780-638-7500

Over 2000 volunteer opportunities in Canada, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Kenya, Botswana, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Zambia, Uganda, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey … http://cadip.org


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Be a volunteer to help children to learn technology in digital age!

Code Club Canada is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs for children aged 8-12 years old. Volunteering at your local venue and help kids learn to make games, animations and websites, using Code Club Canada’s resources. Team up with one or two friends, run a code club and see the light bulbs come on as children have fun coding.

No previous experience needed, we will provide training.


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An Anganwadi (meaning ‘courtyard shelter’ in Hindi) is in many ways a day care center for children below 6 years of age. Anganwadis were established by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program.

One of their main functions is to provide non-formal, pre-school education to children between the ages of 3 to 5. Volunteers will be expected to teach children in this age group through various interactive and creative activities that will help improve the cognitive skills of the children. The pedagogical approach to teaching should be in accordance with standards employed in kindergartens around the world.

Anganwadis were also envisioned as part of the Indian public healthcare system. Along with providing pre-school education, they act as primary healthcare centers in villages and raise awareness of health and hygiene in their localities. Volunteers can also help the Anganwadi workers in providing health, hygiene and nutrition education to families. This will include teaching them about family planning, educating parents on child growth and development, among others.

The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the Anganwadi center. It is important for the children to feel loved and cared for by you, as you will be surrounded by them every day. This type of project is perfect for you if you are someone who has many ideas for teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Previous experience in teaching children will be useful.

Language: English

Duration of the project: Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.
Please note that due to school holidays, this project will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December. During these months, volunteers are encouraged to take part in the short-term volunteer projects.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india


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The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is well administered by a small community which directly benefits from it.

With an area of 310 hectares, a great biodiversity and the source of many streams and rivers, the Reserve supplies the local communities and their surroundings with a nature preserve among a mosaic of protected neighboring areas: The Children’s Eternal Rain Forest, The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Arenal National Park. Together, these constitute a joined protected area of forest of approximately 28 000 hectares, where populations of endangered animals, such as the tapir, jaguar and quetzal, have been revived. For all of these reasons, the Reserve receives annually about 20 000 tourists.

Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainable development projects.

At Santa Elena Reserve, helping hands are always welcome. You will not only have the unforgettable experience of knowing one of the most world renowned centers of conservation and biodiversity, but you will also enjoy the opportunity of meeting a new culture. Costa Ricans, in general, and people from the Monteverde area, in particular, are known for their friendship, respect and kindness.

Learn more about the program:

Short-term (1 to 3 weeks): http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

Long-term (1 to 5 months): http://www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica


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The project will take place in Tlogoweru Village which is located in Demak Regency in Central Java. The village is concerned about owl (tyto alba) conservation as they see the importance and benefit of protecting the owls for the village. The village is surrounded by rice and corn fields as the local villagers are mostly farmers. In the past, the villagers always failed in harvesting the crops because they were damaged by rats and other insects. They were thinking how to overcome the problem by finding environmental solution. They finally found an environmental method by using the owls to protect the crops. They breed the owls and build many owl houses (nests) in the fields surrounding the village. The village is becoming a national model for implementing an environmental solution for the crops and is visited by many formal or informal institutions including international who are concerned about the environment and would like to study the village's experience in owl protection.

The volunteer will help the local owl protection committee in taking care of the owls as well as working together with the local farmers. The village has schools and they need international volunteers to teach basic English and share new culture and knowledge with the local children. Another task of the volunteer is teaching the owl protection committee some basic English to improve their conversation skills.

Duration of the project: 1 to 2 months

More info and other available projects in Indonesia: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-indonesia

Volunteer opportunities in other countries: http://cadip.org

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Live with the indigenous people of the Amazon and support their development projects.

In the Amazon there are communities and ecological reserves which are protected by the natives where volunteers can help with reforestation, agriculture, environmental protection and community tasks. This program is dedicated to true nature lovers who want to experience an eco-adventure and who would be willing to adapt to the modest accommodation offered by these communities.

The volunteers have the opportunity to learn about the jungle thanks of the “Jungle school” where they learn how to catch birds or any kind of animal of the Forrest, fishing, travel by canoe, jungle food, night walks through the jungle, medicinal plants cultivation. When there is the opportunity, the volunteers can help in the communities or in the Indian Reserves, in the constructions of houses, cleaning of pads, in the construction of latrines, and other development projects in benefit of the community.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Ecuador at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org

Phone: 780-638-2500


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The PSI is a non-profit group of communicators and science enthusiasts who attempt to help make science more understandable and accessible to the public. For more information, please visit www.PublicScienceInstitute.org.

This leadership position forms an integral part of the PSI Executive committee. The CCO is in charge of ensuring that the communication methods we employ are effective, ethical, and improving. The CCO must approve all project outputs. Specific roles and responsibilities will include:

- Development and monitoring of the organization's promotional materials including event or program posters and social media strategy, and monthly newsletters to members and volunteers,
- Review all PSI programs and outputs for sound communication, accuracy of brand representation, and language before giving approval for release
- Develop, monitor and evaluate the organization’s strategic plan
- Attend bi-weekly executive meetings and provide updates on progress
-Complete monthly and quarterly reports on the the progress of the communication committee

The time commitment for this role is roughly 3-5 hours per week fitting your schedule.

To learn more or apply for this position, please visit http://www.publicscienceinstitute.org/volunteer and click on APPLY NOW to submit and application.


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The volunteers will support Centers for children with disabilities in Rabat/Sale and Casablanca. The volunteers will join the staff in their efforts to provide activities and care for children with various forms of disability, to create a nice environment for them and bring joy in their lives.

The main work will be assisting the staff in their daily activities for the care of physically disabled children. As a volunteer, you will be involved in individual goal setting and planning for holistic development of children with disability through home-based approach. You will also organise leisure and social activities for the children. Flexibility and openness to all kinds of works and activities is needed. These children are discriminated and rejected by mainstream society and therefore volunteers are needed to participate and bring joy in their lives, and help the centers improve their services.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Morocco at:
http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-morocco

CADIP - International Volunteer Program
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org


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Do you enjoy building projects with recycled and re-used materials? Habitat for Humanity is looking for creative and skilled volunteers to join our Upcycling Team. Our Team creatively repurposes items with materials from the Prefab Shop and ReStores.


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The PSI is a non-profit group of communicators and science enthusiasts who attempt to help make science more understandable and accessible to the public. For more information, please visit www.PublicScienceInstitute.org.

The PSI gives public talks on scientific concepts and research in a way that is understandable to the general public.

The manager will provide leadership and direction to the public talks team to plan, organize and execute these talks.

Duties include:

-Working with other PSI members to determine topics of interest
-Booking talks at publicly accessible locations
-Booking speakers to give the talks
-Attending and evaluating the talks
-Working with other PSI teams to promote the event
-Introducing speakers and facilitating Q&A sessions after the talks

Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm are necessary, and communication skills will be heavily used.

The time commitment for this role is roughly 2-4 hours per week fitting your schedule.

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.publicscienceinstitute.org/volunteer.


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Daman is a small village situated at an altitude of 2320 meters and 100 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The village provides a beautiful view of the Himalayas with Mt. Everest in the east. The village lies on the Tribhuvan Highway, one of the adventurous highways in Nepal.

We have been operating in Daman since 2012. Daman is quite isolated and most people are farmers, living a traditional life, as they have done for generations. However, times are changing and the community has a severe lack of funds to keep up with the rapid changes that Nepal is undergoing. Knowledge of other cultures and the ability to speak English are vital skills for young Nepalese people. Many look forward to a future in the tourism business, and therefore the ability to communicate effectively with foreigners will increase their chances of having a better life once they leave the village.

We also believe that our volunteers benefit a lot from staying in Daman. Living in a completely different culture with local hosts and adjusting to their conditions is an unforgettable experience. Teaching locals to think in new and different ways is to their benefit, learning from their unique way of life is yours.

Volunteers will be involved in the reconstruction of the community center affected by the huge earthquake in April 2015, teaching in the school by games and sports, and education on disaster prevention. If the funds for reconstruction are insufficient, the main work will be education, although some work related to the construction can still be done.

Project dates:
August 1 - August 14, 2018
August 16 - August 29, 2018
September 1 - September 14, 2018
September 16 - September 29, 2018
January 6 - January 19, 2019
February 6 - February 19, 2019

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org

Give us a call: 780-638-2500


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The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. The mission is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The aim of the program is expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The program also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. In collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency, a dispensary and a computer-training center are being established to serve as a learning center for youth. This is the only dispensary and resource center within the area.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary
• Supporting the computer training center by providing basic computer skills to community members
• School outreach programs: Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

For more information, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya

Short-term volunteer projects in Kenya: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya


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This project was initiated in response to requests made by the Directors of two new health centers at Kpalimé. The project aims to alleviate the shortage of nursing staff at these very young health centers which cannot afford to hire sufficient personnel. The project is open to health care specialists: doctors, midwives, nurses, laboratory technicians, biologists, but also to students who wish to get training and experience about tropical health conditions.

The volunteers will assist the nursing staff to treat and assist patients. The centers provide testing laboratories, medical services, maternity wards where the volunteers can work. The volunteers may work in other community health centers as well, in the prefectures of Agou or Dagne or Kloto.

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Togo at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-togo


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Are you passionate about helping people living with Diabetes? Diabetes Canada is looking for volunteers to work collaboratively with the Community Engagement team to raise awareness on Diabetes as well as enhance the lives for those with diabetes by providing practical and accessible information. The Street Team Member will work directly with the Community Engagement Coordinator to raise awareness, and spread education on diabetes and the organization as a whole, including our mission and vision.

To apply and learn more about the role, contact volunteeralberta@diabetes.ca

Street Team Members will have various roles throughout the year!


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Join our team of stellar science nerds! The Birthday Party Assistant is the magic behind science centre parties for children ages 3 – 14. They bring enthusiasm and lead hands-on experiments and science activities, inspiring young minds to get messy, make mistakes, do science, and have fun!

Weekend Shifts (Sat or Sun):
10:00 am – 1:00 pm OR 1:15 pm –4:15 pm
Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3-5 hour shift per week for a total of 40 hours over a 3 month period.


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The Home for elderly people in Guadalupe provides its residents with a place for recreation and special attention. Residents live in the centre all year round. The home also offers different activities to the elderly such as organized games, handicrafts, exercises, and many other.

The volunteer tasks are mainly related to accompanying and sharing with the residents. Volunteers will take part in activities with the elderly such as exercises or workshops (sewing, cooking, handicrafts, etc.). The volunteers could also organize new activities for them. Volunteers will help with cleaning or cooking at the center. It is also important to help during the meals. The volunteers could assist with medical cares, and also assist the physiotherapist.
Volunteers will work Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Learn more about the program:
http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica


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*This position is available in Calgary, Lethbridge, Grand Prairie, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat (Alberta)*

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Program Admin Assistant Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program.

Reporting to the HELP Client Services Coordinator, this position provides general office duties to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the HELP Program. The Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program is a short-term loan service which provides medical equipment (with medical referral) to people in need on a donation basis. The Program offers mobility, independence and safety to seniors and those recovering from illness or surgery in their own homes.

For further information about this opportunity, as well as application instructions, please visit the posting on the Canadian Red Cross online application portal: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2913

For any inquiries, please reach out to our Volunteer Resource Services (VRS) team:

Email: VRS@redcross.ca
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-818-2155


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The volunteers will be teaching Computer Science in schools in different regions of Nepal: Kathmandu valley, Kaski (Pokhara), Tanhun, Lamjung, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi district. One volunteer can be placed in a school at a time. Saturday is holiday and Friday is half holiday in Nepal. Nepalese schools start at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. The volunteers will be teaching 3 to 5 classes a day. Each class is 45 minutes long.

For more info and other projects in Nepal, please go to:
http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-nepal
or give us a call: 780-638-2500

CADIP Volunteering Worldwide: http://cadip.org
Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. . .


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This project is organized in cooperation with a community kitchen where kids have healthy meals every day. The main idea is to provide training to the families on healthy eating. In the kitchen, the children are not only fed but they also enjoy activities that contribute to their personal and collective development such as theatre, music, art and games.

Volunteer in Argentina (www.cadip.org)

There are two different positions in this volunteer project:

Chef: This person is in charge of cooking every day for the kids that participate daily in the activities of the project. This is an opportunity to learn about healthy eating and Argentinean food, special knowledge about cooking is not required.

Animator: This person has the task to develop art workshops once a week and co-facilitate other educational activities for the children.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

More information and other projects in Argentina: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-argentina


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The Science Garage invites guests of all ages to get their hands and minds busy with science as they create, compete, tinker, test, and build their way through a wide variety of activities and challenges. Share your creativity and passion for science with our visitors as they put their imaginations to the ultimate test. Your strong presentation skills and interactive approach to learning will support you as you guide guests on their journey of discovery.

Daily Shifts (& Holidays)9:00 am – 1:00 pm OR 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3-5 hour shift per week over a 3 month period, for a total of 40 hours.


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The volunteers will have available a large number of alternatives according to their interests and abilities. We mix two activities in different places, so volunteers have a larger view of Argentina and they can cooperate in two projects. Among the activities volunteers have the chance to choose between the following projects:
- Art workshops in hospitals for children : Volunteers will help in art workshops in hospitals with the aim of promoting creativity and happiness for those children that are waiting to visit doctors or to have some controls.
- Immigrant rights: This is a project that promotes immigrant rights regarding employment, living conditions, education, etc. Volunteers will help in communication to prevent discrimination and spread the message of the project. They will teach
English to children from different ages.
- Art workshops and sports : Volunteers will help a social organization to develop activities for children and families in a semi-rural area of Buenos Aires. There are not many activities for this population so it is a way to promote social inclusion. Volunteers will have the chance to suggest activities according to their skills. The organization has a vegetable garden, bakery lessons for women, computer lessons, cinema workshops, homework support, among other activities.
- Homework support and recreational activities with kids. This is a social organization that works for promoting children rights and for eradicating children labor, addictions and violence prevention. They have three offices where volunteers can develop workshops and activities related to sports, games and art with children. They work three times a week.

For more info and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-argentina

CADIP - International Volunteer Program
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org


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The Biological Centre and Natural Reserve in Quebradas are protecting the main water source, the flora and fauna of the area. International volunteers are invited to support the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve. The Reserve is located 3 km away from the centre of Quebradas (between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level). The Reserve was created in 1989 as an answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. There's also an environmental education centre.
The main goals of the Reserve are:
- to stop the deforestation and preserve the basin of Las Quebradas River, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón;
- to develop environmental education and awareness initiatives for children and the community;
- to establish various sustainable systems in order to guarantee the conservation of flora, fauna and water resources in the area;
- to become financially independent through ecotourism;
- to do research and to promote the support on conservation.

The Reserve is especially proud of the diversity of birds and butterflies that live in its forest. They have already constructed a butterfly farm to show all the different types of butterflies for the enjoyment of the visitors. Now, they also want to improve the bird watching opportunities in the area. Experts estimate that there are about 200 different birds in the protected area. The Biological Center wants to observe the habits of these birds in order to create leaflets about the types of birds that can be found in the area during the different times of the year. You can also find white-face monkeys and other small tropical mammals. The Biological Center also has a garden with medicinal plants, and they produce organic compost. In addition, within the 36 hectares of the Reserve, you can find a system of 4 trails, 3 of which have signs for educational guided tours.

The volunteer will join the conservation, protection and awareness work of the Reserve. Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• to maintain the garden of medicinal plants,
• to maintain the Butterfly Garden,
• to maintain the channel around the lagoon,
• to maintain the trails inside the Reserve,
• to clean and to maintain green areas,
• to make new informative wooden signs for the trails,
• to plant flowers and others on the access road,
• to paint and to maintain the buildings at the entrance of the Reserve.

Duration of the project:
1-4 weeks
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

1-5 months
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica

Give us a call: 780-638-2500


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The Hospital de Niños is the most important institution for children’s health care in Costa Rica. Its staff is constituted by the most experienced pediatricians and surgeons specialized on children. As a consequence, the hospital receives babies, children and teenagers from all over the country and from all social backgrounds.

The volunteering opportunities at the hospital are arranged with an association of women who give love, support and care to children in recovery process from surgeries or treatment and who collaborate with some other general activities in the hospital.

Volunteers' main tasks in the hospital will be:
• to accompany bedridden children,
• to play with the children in the playground area,
• to help in some other areas of the hospital such as the laundry,
• to assist in specific activities assigned by the hospital staff in accordance with the volunteer’s specific skills.

Learn more about the program:

Short-term (1 to 3 weeks): http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

Long-term (1 to 5 months): http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica


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ElderCare Edmonton is looking for Program Volunteers for our Day Programs!

As a Program Volunteer, you will assist in facilitating daily activities, greeting and assisting clients as they arrive, socializing, playing games and doing crafts with clients.

We have 3 sites at ElderCare that our day program volunteers can attend:

West End Seniors Centre
9629-176 Street

Central Lions Senior Centre
11113-113 Street

Fulton Place School
10310-56 Street


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The sky is the limit when you share Astronomical information. Share your passion for astronomy and showcase the skies above as an Assistant Observatory Attendant. Our knowledgeable Observatory Attendants supervise the set-up and use of telescopes during public observing sessions, and share relevant information to lead our guests on an astronomical adventure.
September - June - Weekend Shifts (Saturday, Sunday & Holidays): 12:45 - 4:00pm OR 6:45pm - 10:00pm.
Friday Shifts: 6:45pm - 10:00pm.

Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3-5 hour shift per week for a total of 40 hours over a 3 month period.

July - August - Daily Shifts, (Mon - Sun):1:00pm - 5:00pm OR 6:30pm - 10:00pm. Observatory shifts can be scheduled on the same day each week throughout the summer , OR the equivalent number of hours (minimum 40) can be completed over a compressed 2 to 3 week period, with daily shifts 4-6 hours in length scheduled each week.


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The project is organised with a Center for people with mental disability, which is dedicated to providing safe environment and social integration to its residents and has a long tradition of welcoming volunteers of all countries, of different social and cultural backgrounds. The center has 4 houses located near the European institutions in Brussels.

The originality of these small houses is based on a family like atmosphere, where people having mental disabilities, professionals and volunteers of all origins, social, cultural backgrounds, ages and beliefs walk side by side and help each other in their daily lives. Each one is invited to assume tasks and responsibilities adapted to his capacities and to take part in the activities proposed by this type of structure.

The proposed activities are ordinary and “extra-ordinary”: daily responsibilities (maintenance, attendance, cooking, etc.), supporting residents (accompanying, transport, support in different learning and working projects), number of meetings, leisure activities, celebrations, holidays, etc.

In addition to the life in the houses, which is really the key point, there's also a day center where activities like craft-work, occupational therapies or services are proposed to the wider community.

The residents are between 18 and 70 years old and have various forms of developmental disabilities (most often Down syndrome) exceptionally linked with a physical handicap. They are assisted by teams of professionals (teachers, welfare officers, etc.) supported by volunteers. The aim is to ensure an adequate approach and relationship among volunteers and the residents.

The volunteers will provide support, will collaborate on different education tasks and various forms of aid involved in the care of people with mental disabilities.

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is required.

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-belgium

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As an official host for visiting schools you will welcome and usher these groups to their scheduled program activities. Learning destinations include the IMAX Theatre, the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, themed exhibit galleries, interpretive science classrooms, etc.
September - June:
Weekday shifts 8:45am-12:15pm

Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3-5 hour shift per week, over a 3 month period for a total of 40 hours.


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Volunteering as a Distress Line Listener can be a life-changing experience. Completing your volunteer contract as a distress line listener is a great way to enhance your resume and earn a great reference letter. If you work, or are thinking about working, in a helping field (social work, counselling, nursing, etc.), becoming a distress line listener give you lots of experience and help to grow your skills. Without highly-skilled, caring volunteers, the distress line would cease to exist and more than 1.300 calls for help would go unanswered each month.

Become a Distress Line Volunteer Listener!

For information on how to apply, visit:
https://edmonton.cmha.ca/get-involved/volunteer/


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Make Science Sizzle and help others discover the world and beyond as you guide visitors through interactive learning opportunities within our dynamic exhibit galleries. This is a great opportunity to showcase your experience and share your love of science and/or technology with others!

September - June: Daily Shifts (& Holidays): 10:15am - 1:15pm or 12:15pm - 3:15pm

Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3- 5 hour shift each week, over a 3 month period for a total of 40 hours.

July - August: Daily Shifts, (Mon - Sun): 10:15am - 1:15pm or 12:15pm - 3:45pm OR
Shifts in weekly Blocks: Half Day (morning or afternoon , as noted above)
Full Day 10:15am - 4:15pm.
Interpretive shifts can be scheduled on the same day each week throughout the summer, OR the equivalent number of hours (minimum 40) can be completed over a compressed 2 to 3 week period, with daily shifts 4-6 hours in length scheduled each week.

Coming in June!!DIG UP THE PAST in our Dinosaurs: Down to the Bone travelling exhibit and share your love of palaeontology as a dedicated Dinosaurs Gallery Interpreter. Previous experience with fossils and/or palaeontology is an asset.
Daily Shifts (Mon - Sun) 11:00 am – 2:30pm


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Volunteers are needed to support the educational programs of a private school in Gbawe. The volunteers are welcome to bring different methods and perspectives - this will enable the children to obtain different skills. At the same time, the students will be exposed to different cultures and will be able to expand their global thinking.

Volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), sports, masonry and carpentry according to their qualifications and interests. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.

For more info visit us at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ghana


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Purpose:
To assist people experiencing multiple sclerosis (MS) with advocacy concerns and the completion of complex forms and applications related to federal, provincial and territorial income support programs, such as Canada Pension Plan-Disability (CPP-D) benefits, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and the Income Assistance Program, respectively.
Responsibilities:
-Working with the Coordinator, Advocacy and Support for the Alberta and Northwest Territories (AB & NWT) Division to respond to and complete requests for volunteer support and should additional advocacy issues arise (e.g., access to accessible housing, healthcare, etc.) during the below mentioned regular duties
-Working with another volunteer to schedule meetings with persons with MS in need of advocacy support that will occur via phone, email, Skype, and/or at the local MS Society office
-Working with another volunteer to assist people with MS to complete their CPP-D and/or AISH or Income Assistance Program application(s) as required
-Assist applicants to organize their symptom and function information for applications
-Discuss sensitive information to assist in identifying and describing applicants’ relevant experiences, including the impacts of MS on daily living and function.

Time Commitment:
• Two-year commitment is requested because of the extensive training required
• Yearly time commitment varies depending on the number of requests received from people with MS who require advocacy support
• Time required for each applicant varies from 1-2 hours to several meetings (10-15 hours in total)
• Appointments with applicants can be scheduled based on the convenience of the volunteers and the applicant

Supervisory Relationships / Liaison:
• Alberta and Northwest Territories Division; Coordinator, Advocacy and Support
• National VLAP Coordinator


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*This position is available in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Grand Prairie, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat (Alberta)*

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Client Services Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program. Reporting to the Client Services Coordinator, this position provides frontline contact for in-person and telephone inquiries from the public with a primary responsibility to provide loans and accept returns of health equipment. The Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program is a short-term loan service which provides medical equipment (with medical referral) to people in need on a donation basis.

For further information about this opportunity, as well as application instructions, please visit the posting on the Canadian Red Cross online application portal:
https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2911

For any inquiries, please reach out to our Volunteer Resource Services (VRS) team:

Email: VRS@redcross.ca
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-818-2155


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The volunteers will be teaching basic English in schools in different regions of Nepal: Kathmandu valley, Kaski (Pokhara), Tanhun, Lamjung, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi district. One or two volunteers can be placed in a school at a time. Saturday is holiday and Friday is half holiday in Nepal. Nepalese schools start at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. The volunteers will be teaching 3 to 5 classes a day. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Duration of the project: 2-5 months. The volunteer placements start on the first Monday of each month.

For more info and other projects in Nepal, please go to: http://www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-nepal or give us a call: 780-638-2500
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Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. . .


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*This position is available in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Grand Prairie (Alberta)*

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking an Equipment Repair Technician Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program. Reporting to the Lead Technician, this Volunteer Technician will assist with the processing, administration, cleaning, repair and maintenance of health equipment.

For further information about this opportunity, as well as application instructions, please visit the posting on the Canadian Red Cross application portal: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2912

For inquiries, please reach out to our Volunteer Resource Services (VRS) team:
Email: VRS@redcross.ca
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-818-2155


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*This position is available in Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat (Alberta)*

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) Delivery volunteer. Reporting to the Equipment Supply Associate, this position assists the Program Technician in the delivery and pick up of health equipment at clients’ homes and at HELP sites.

For further information about this opportunity, as well as application instructions, please visit the posting on the Canadian Red Cross online application portal: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=3103

For any inquiries, please reach out to our Volunteer Resource Services (VRS) team:
Email: VRS@redcross.ca
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-818-2155


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*This position is available in Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat (Alberta)*

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Team Lead Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P). Reporting to the Assistant Coordinator this position provides leadership to a dedicated team of Client Service volunteers as well as direct support to in-person and telephone inquiries from the public with a primary responsibility to provide loans and accept returns of health equipment. This short-term loan service offers mobility, independence and safety to seniors and those recovering from illness or surgery in their own homes.

For further information about this opportunity, as well as application instructions, please visit the posting on the Canadian Red Cross online application portal: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=3102

For inquiries, please reach out to our Volunteer Resource Services (VRS) team:
Email: VRS@redcross.ca
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-818-2155


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The volunteer project will support a community library in Kpalime. This long-term project will be used to support the local and young population in their search for information, documentation, intellectual and cultural knowledge.

The volunteers will work together with local teachers in order to create activities which will encourage the population to read and will teach them how to make researches on various subjects. Various activities can be organized in this regard: an introduction to the library; entertainment and scientific activities; awareness campaigns in schools to excite students and teachers about regularly using libraries; organizing games for children; organizing a reading contest with prizes; organizing cultural events (theater, storytelling, African night followed by dance ....)

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Togo at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-togo

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Teaching and support for secondary school students
Limuru 1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The project will support a secondary school in Maai Mahiu, Limuru County. The school was founded to provide children from poor families who cannot afford school fees the possibility to attend secondary education. The school therefore offers formal learning in the mornings while there are non-formal education courses in the afternoon (dress making, etc). These courses are primarily focusing on the provision of practical vocational skills to enable the children and youth to gain employment on the job market later on. Part of the students live in the school while others or coming from outside for the classes.

Volunteer duties:
• Assisting in the preparation and serving of meals at the school
• Assisting in teaching (Maths, English, science)
• Using sports, dancing, painting activities to develop creativity in children
• Assisting in providing vocational training courses

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

More information and other available projects in Kenya: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya

CADIP - International Volunteer Programs
Website: http://cadip.org
Phone: 780-638-2500


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In this project, volunteers will take up different tasks related to the renovation and maintenance of volunteer houses in the East of Iceland. The work depends on each volunteer's skills and knowledge, but focuses mainly on tasks such as painting, cleaning, fixing small things and basic carpentry and construction. This project is very important for the future volunteer programs in the East.

In addition to this work, winter time in Iceland means Aurora Hunting. If you like photography, the Northern Lights and sharing an amazing time with friends from all over the world, this project is perfect for you. We will be on the lookout for Aurora Borealis at night throughout the whole project, so that you will have the opportunity to take photos of this amazing and unique phenomenon. It is very important to bring your camera with you (only cameras that work in long exposure will catch those lights), so don’t forget your tripod and camera. You can also bring your laptop, as it can come in handy.

We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening volunteers from different countries will cook for the rest of the group and will be in charge of presenting their country and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater - the form of introduction is up to you. Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening with the other volunteers.

This project gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. If the weather conditions are good, we can also do some environmental work.

April 25 - May 5, 2018
October 6 - October 16, 2018
October 16 - October 26, 2018
October 26 - November 5, 2018
November 5 - November 15, 2018
November 15 - November 25, 2018
November 25 - December 4, 2018
December 4 - December 14, 2018
December 14 - December 23, 2018
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Apply online through Cadip's website: http://cadip.org

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Iceland at:
http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland



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Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region.

In 2004, a Marine Turtle protection project was started here in co-operation with the Forest and Wildlife Department of the State of Karnataka. Over a 60-kilometer stretch of beach, surveys are conducted and the turtle nests are protected until the hatching of the eggs. Last year, more than 1500 baby turtles reached the ocean safely thanks to the efforts of international volunteers. This year again we continue these efforts. The projects will also focus on spreading awareness to the general public, fishermen community and in the schools about the importance of turtles in the bio-diversity. The awareness programs will involve beach walks, puppet shows, dramas and plays, mural painting, etc. The volunteers will also be involved in building Turtle Information Center huts along the beach.

Long-term volunteer project: 1 to 6 months from August to February.
Info: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india


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The Carnival of Oruro is the most famous festival in Bolivia. It is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In Cochabamba, we'll organize cultural and educational activities before the Oruro Carnival. Then we'll participate in the Carnival of Oruro, in the "Anata Andino" which is an indigenous dance of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth. In Bolivia the Carnival is associated by indigenous influence to the festival of the harvest received from Pachamama.
It is in this context that we organize alternative, cultural and educational tours in Cochabamba as well as in Oruro, so that the volunteers can understand and share the local culture.

Volunteer tasks involve:
• Assisting in the organization of the Days of Art, Culture and Alternative community-based tourism
• Promotion and dissemination of information about cultural events.
• Promotion of cultural and alternative tourism areas of Cochabamba and Oruro.
• Participation in the popular pre-Carnival party.
• Logistical support to cultural events.
• Participation in tours to alternative tourism communities near Cochabamba to enjoy nature and interact with the local population.
• Participation in the Carnival of Oruro.

Dates: February 1 - February 13, 2019

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bolivia



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In Thailand, many universities operate demonstration schools as part of their teacher-training programs. These schools have a greater degree of freedom in their operations than most state schools and are generally viewed as providing higher-quality education. The volunteer project will support one such school in Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai Province. It is an alternative school and learning center for hill tribe children who come from poor families and very remote mountain areas. The learning center provides the children with free education, accommodation, food and occupation training, and plays important role in preserving their culture. There are 58 students in the school, 12-15 years old. They are from the Karen and Hmong hill tribes.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to enable local people to communicate in another language and get to know a different culture. The volunteers will visit a primary school and practice English with the students. In their teaching, volunteers will use intercultural activities, games, songs, storytelling and dancing, focusing on communication, listening and speaking.
• School renovation - The students’ accommodation needs renovation as it is quite old. Volunteers will help make it a better and nicer place for kids to live and learn in. The volunteers can also help in the construction of a new building for the learning center.
• Farming - Volunteers and students will work together on the school’s farm in 5 different occupation training programs: cow farm, pig farm, fish and frog farm, rabbit farm and chicken farm. The group can also plant more vegetables for the school lunch project.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Ecotourism – There are many interesting places to visit in the community such as a Buddhist temple, a waterfall, a national park, etc. The volunteers will visit these places and will help keep them clean by collecting garbage and promoting recycling.

For more info and other projects in Thailand, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-thailand or give us a call: 780-638-2500

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Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe ...


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The Buganda kingdom dates 200 years back and has a very rich history. One of the outstanding treasures of Buganda is the Kasubi Tombs which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2010 some parts of the site were almost completely destroyed by a fire. After this tragedy, the Buganda Kingdom has vowed to rebuild the tombs of their kings, and the kingdom is looking for motivated volunteers to help rebuild the former glory of the kingdom by conserving, protecting and promoting the heritage site in all aspects. The Kasubi Tombs is the only Heritage Site of its kind in Uganda. The volunteers will be partnering with the kingdom to rebuild, restore, and document some of the activities of a two decade legacy.

Volunteer tasks include: restoration, promotion and protection of cultural values and sites; intercultural exchange; social work; educational support; raising awareness; guiding and counseling; tree planting.

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-uganda

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We are in need of several volunteers to help out at our upcoming 6th annual Spero Gala!

The Spero Gala will be an informative, entertaining, and insightful evening of theatre, local artwork, food and drinks, music, and more! It will be hosted by Nancy Carlson at the ATB Financial Arts Barns and will include a silent auction and a theatre performance titled, “Can You See Me?” by Poiema Productions. The event will run from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, but we are grateful for any amount of time you are able to volunteer.

As a volunteer, you will get to experience this engaging and educational evening, and take a leading role in contributing your time and efforts to ACT Alberta’s mission: putting an end to human trafficking in Alberta.

We currently need volunteers for all positions: pre-event set up, registration table, cash appeal assistants, silent auction set up, silent auction security/exit supervisors, runners for silent auction, cash out and event cleanup, and more.

To apply as a volunteer for this event, email us at info@actalberta.org


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- Make a difference in someone’s life by providing physical feeding assistance
during meals.

- Meal time is an important time of day for residents because of the pleasure
they find in eating from both the food and the relationships with volunteers,
caregivers, and other residents. As a volunteer, you will improve residents'
well-being by providing physical assistance with eating and enhancing the
social experience.

- Volunteers are needed during breakfast, lunch, or supper. Scheduling can be
flexible to meet your needs and training will be provided.

- Volunteers are asked to commit to one meal per week for a minimum of 3
months.

This program is available in three of our homes:

Miller Crossing Care Centre
14251 - 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5J4

South Terrace Long Term Care
5905 - 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 3J4

Jasper Place Long Term Care
8903 - 168 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 2V6

To learn more, please contact:

Juheina Dagher
Volunteer Coordinator
mcccmealtimeassistance@gmail.com


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The PSI is a non-profit group of communicators and science enthusiasts who attempt to help make science more understandable and accessible to the public. For more information, please visit www.PublicScienceInstitute.org.

This position will be responsible for coordinating and leading the PSI podcast team.

Roles and Responsibilities will include:
- Planning and attending meetings
- Organizing podcast recordings
- Researching material for episodes
- Speaking on the podcast

The time commitment for this role is roughly 2-3 hours per week fitting your schedule.

To learn more or apply for this position, please visit http://www.publicscienceinstitute.org/volunteer and click on APPLY NOW to submit and application.


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The Kids In Action (KIA) school program is a fun, free, after-school program for children in grades 1-6. The 1.5 hour KIA program consists of games, songs, Bible stories and a healthy snack. At KIA children have the opportunity to connect with peers and positive, caring adults. Using Bible stories, drama and music we desire to build positive character traits in the children who come to our program.


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The Tegler Youth Centre operates a drop in program for youth to come and use our facility. Youth are provided with a safe, positive environment to hang out with peers and positive, caring adults. You will be a support to staff, hanging out with youth and possibly serving supper. Our activities include, skateboarding, floor hockey, basketball, billiards, ping pong, video games and more.
**times are flexible, there are spots available Monday - Saturday**


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Within this program, international volunteers will support a Special needs School located in the south of Quito. This school for mentally challenged children offers programs to prepare them for their future and how to become independent individuals. Volunteers interested in this school, will need to stay a minimum of eight (8) weeks, in order to follow up with the children’s progress.

The volunteer work consists in assisting the teachers in taking care of the children, playing and teaching them new games. The volunteers will also help the children during lunch time, helping them to learn how to eat by themselves. Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, afternoons are free and weekends off.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The program is running all year except vacations from August 15 to August 31 and December 15 to December 31. Minimum time for volunteering is 8 weeks, with the possibility to extend it up to 6 months.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Ecuador at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

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Phone: 780-638-2500


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BIGS & LITTLES are the terms used when referring to the mentoring relationship between one adult and one child. This is the platform on which the separate Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations were founded in New York in 1904. Our volunteers in the Big Brothers/ Sisters program share their time with one child through participating in a variety of activities that reflect the interests of both parties; it’s as simple as being a good friend to a good kid. BGCBigs works with Bigs to match them directly with Littles in ways that considers similar interests, geography and program type. Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors


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EXCEL is a collaboration between Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) and McKee School that brings together caring adult mentors with elementary school students with the goal of improving academic confidence and grades.

PURPOSE:

•A non-profit supervised after school homework program designed to help students (Kindergarten to Grade Six) who struggle with their schoolwork.
•To help students complete their homework assignments, prepare for exams, improve their study skills, improve their academic performance, and increase their self-confidence.
•To support each student’s individual learning needs.
•To Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners, so that students can realize their full potential and be inspired to make their dreams come true!


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In as little as one hour a week, you could change the life of a child forever. Bigs In School is an easy and rewarding way to get involved with a child. It allows volunteer mentors go into schools to spend an hour with a child once a week. One of the unique aspects of Bigs In Schools is that the time is guided by the 20-20-20 rule. Mentors and students spend 20 minutes getting to know each other or catching up, 20 minutes going over homework or reading, and the last 20 minutes participating in recreational activities. Bigs in Schools is a great program for volunteers to share time with a child during their lunch break or when working outside of a regular 9-3 school day. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during school holidays.

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors


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We are building 8 duplexes along Canyon Road in the Fort’s Sienna community, which will be home to 16 deserving families.


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The project is aiming to expose its participants and local community to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for all to develop a greater understanding of diversity. In the past the program has allowed its participants to learn from people who are different from themselves and integrate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists everybody involved to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in inevitable multicultural society.

Volunteers in this project will participate in a number of activities leading to cultural exposure like Kiswahili Language and cooking classes, home stay, arts and craft, meeting senior citizens for story sharing about the past, visiting cultural sites and ritual sites.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Tanzania at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-tanzania

CADIP - International Volunteer Program
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org


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CADIP is running a marine turtle protection program in the small town of La Penita on the Pacific coast of Mexico. International volunteers collaborate with a team of experts and biologists and will be involved in various activities intended to protect the endangered and rare species. There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more!

July 4 - July 16, 2018
July 18 - July 30, 2018
August 1 - August 13, 2018
August 15 - August 27, 2018
August 29 - September 10, 2018
September 12 - September 24, 2018
September 26 - October 8, 2018
October 10 - October 22, 2018
October 24 - November 5, 2018
November 7 - November 19, 2018
November 21 - December 3, 2018
December 5 - December 17, 2018
December 19 - December 31, 2018
January 2 - January 14, 2019
January 16 - January 28, 2019

Typical assignments include nightly beach patrols, finding the adult turtles and collecting the eggs, transferring them to a secure place to hatch, and releasing baby turtles back to the ocean. Because of their natural predators, the turtles only go out of the water at night, and this is when most of the work will be carried out. The volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species.

This unique program allows volunteers to
> gain experience in marine conservation and learn from local experts and biologists;
> get an up-close look and learn to identify all five species of turtles that frequent the area;
> witness the amazing sight of turtle nesting and babies hatching;
> meet local people and learn about their life and culture;
> explore the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos close to Puerto Vallarta;
> help in shelters for protection of endangered species (crocodiles).

Find out more at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

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The PSI is a non-profit group of communicators and science enthusiasts who attempt to help make science more understandable and accessible to the public. For more information, please visit www.PublicScienceInstitute.org.

PSI Kids brings the mission of PSI to children in a fun, engaging way. They provide education and engagement through YouTube videos, School presentations, Science fairs and Parent / Child activities. This position will have the following roles and responsibilities:

- Animate YouTube videos
- Extensive collaboration with video writers and other team animator(s)
- Design and cater videos for a younger audience

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.publicscienceinstitute.org/volunteer.


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Water being the most valuable and at the same time one of the scarce natural resources, there is a tremendous need for harvesting available rainwater. Rainwater is an economical, safe and sustainable source of quality water when it is captured and stored in a correct manner.

With the concept of “catch water where it falls”, we cooperate with local organisations that are working for conservation and promotion of water resources through multiple approaches. Generating awareness among various sections of the local communities is an important dimension of the program. Volunteers can contribute to these initiatives through various creative input and participation in campaigns for promoting water literacy, documentation and research undertakings.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

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The volunteers will work with a Youth Environmental Protection group that has worked with volunteer groups since the 90s with a common aim of promoting and protecting the Environment in Buwenge Town Council and the country at large. Buwenge is a fast growing urban council and is affected with all the challenges of urbanization and globalization. With the population of Buwenge escalating, the council is facing a problem of waste management and deforestation. In cooperation with the town council and the local community, the volunteers will be looking for a way forward to help the communities of Buwenge cope with pollution, environment degradation and other health hazards. So the town council of Buwenge is looking for motivated volunteers with the skills to guide the council and local communities on waste management and environmental issues.

The volunteers' tasks involve teaching and educational support; guidance and counseling; environmental conservation activities; coordination of club activities; career development.

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Location: The project is located 102 Km from the city centre of Kampala. From Jinja Town the project is located 20Km off Kamuli Rd in the eastern district of Jinja which is an industrial and tourist attraction.

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Healthcare and the lack of easy access to it prevent people from upward social and economic mobility in India. Healthcare facilities in India are difficult to access. Government hospitals, though technically free, are so overwhelmed by the incongruity between the massive population of patients and the deficiency of qualified medical staff that they cannot cope with the load. Rates of children suffering from under-nutrition in India remain high despite the economic growth. In India 20 per cent of children less than 5 years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition. More than one third of the world's children who are wasted live in India (UNICEF).

Under-nutrition is substantially higher in rural than in urban areas and is responsible for 35% of deaths among children under 5 and 11% of the total global disease burden. Under nutrition is often an invisible problem that jeopardizes children's survival, health, growth and development, and it slows national progress towards development goals. According to the World Health Organization, a majority of the top 10 causes of death in India are both treatable and preventable. Therefore, to supplement the effort of the Government, we are working to provide health care to people and improve the nutritional status of the children.

As a volunteer, you will be working with healthcare centres or community based organisations and tasks will include: - Catering to the healthcare and nutritional needs of the rural community. - Organising health camps; providing health and nutritional education to children, youth/adolescents and community. - Conducting community awareness; facilitate training and capacity building for the health workers, community mobilisers on preventive, curative and rehabilitative health intervention. - Conducting surveys; documentations; designing appropriate Information, Education and Communication materials on health and nutritional aspect.

The project is spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations: Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 2 months. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

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MS Society of Canada support groups provide members with an opportunity to discuss common issues related to MS, including strategies for how to cope better with the disease. The groups offer emotional support, information and practical help though the experience of others. Group facilitators play an essential role in assisting this process by providing leadership to the group.

This position reports to the programs and services coordinator/manager of the chapter/division office.

This position is a position of trust in Programs & Services. The Support Group Facilitator will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy (2006).
Responsibilities:
-Facilitate the support group meetings by ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to speak and share information.

-Involve group members in the sharing of roles and responsibilities of the group where possible, such as introducing and thanking guest speakers, greeting new members, setting meeting reminders, etc.

-Coordinate the location, time and date of the group meetings and inform the MS Society designate should this change.

-Work with group members to establish and uphold group norms/ground rules as outlined in “Support Group Etiquette”.
Ensure group members understand and adhere to the Confidentiality Statement by reviewing the statement at regular intervals and whenever a new member joins the group.

-Be the contact with the MS Society designate for information, and concerns within the group.

-Refer members to the MS Society designate for needs beyond the scope of the group.

-Conduct and/or participate in regular group evaluations as required.
This position involves between 3 and 5 hours a month of volunteer work.
- Facilitator training and meetings (once or twice a year) as determined by the MS Society. The training and meetings may require part of a weekend, an evening, or half day.

-Overall commitment of 1 year minimum with a preference for 2 years.


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The volunteers will work in Orphanage houses in or around Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and Kaski (Pokhara) district of Nepal, taking care and organising activities for the children. One or two volunteers can be placed in an orphanage at a time.

Duration of the project: 2-5 months. The volunteer placements start on the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be arranged in or near the Orphanage house. Most orphanage centers do not have hot shower, but most of them have bathrooms and toilets. Please do not except facilities like in your country! The volunteers will get their own single room and enough Nepali food Dalbhat. There is a two time food system in Nepal: heavy breakfast around 9am and dinner around 7pm. Tea is very common - when you visit a family, they will welcome you by serving tea!

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The project collaborates with three orphanages in Semarang City, Central Java, two of which are female orphanages supported by the church community. The orphanages host children from different backgrounds and areas of Indonesia. Normally they are brought to the orphanage by the community or their own parents. Living harmony inside and outside of the orphanage is what the orphanages emphasize. The children are given responsibility into daily tasks from morning until evening, no matter the ages. At the moment, they are hosting children from 1 year old until 18 years old. After finishing high school, they are given the option for working or going to university. Normally the orphans will be no longer staying in the orphanage. Nevertheless, they still get basic life support from the orphanage until they can be independent financially. In working with the children, the caretakers teach them to take care of their fellow friends. So the kids would often help each other in doing their tasks. The orphanage also educates them to be independent through giving them entrepreneur skills and an opportunity to practice their skills. Nevertheless, formal education is the most important for all of them. They pray, play, learn, laugh, and support each other.

The volunteer will be assisting the caretakers in supervising the children. The volunteer will take part in their daily activities such as waking up the children, helping them in school preparation, creating activities in the free time, and learning school lessons. Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give them motivation for practicing their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

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In this project, volunteers will support a little zoo, located near Macas in Morona Santiago in the Amazon region. The zoo started in early 2006 as a "rescue center" for wild species to respond to the inadequate treatment of these animals who were hunted and sold to citizens as pets, were hold captive in confined spaces with inadequate diet, hygiene, etc. That was the reason to create the center to rescue mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. We started with the rescue of a tapir (Tapirus terrestris). In April of 2006 a 7-month old male jaguar (Panthera onca) was brought from San José de Morona. Other animals were brought to the Center by the Ministry of Environment or individuals. This led to the need of a larger area where to build dens for each animal and provide the right habitat.

We need volunteers to ameliorate the difficult economic situation of the zoo due to the lack of involvement of local institutions and the government. If you want to help us feed the animals, learn about them, you are welcome to this project.

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Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe...


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Perhaps you are looking for a safe and exciting opportunity abroad and give back to a local community and as well learn and immerse in their cultures.
Becky's Foundation has great ongoing opportunities in Senya Beraku-Ghana, in the areas of Childcare, Healthcare, Education, Special Needs, Sport for social change and Community Development for individuals or groups who are interested in global services and learning.


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The Primary School in Kayenje village, Mpigi District has over 800 children and only 9 teachers making a student-teacher ratio of 75:1. And the population of the school is still expanding. This has caught the concern of the community and the administration to invite volunteers interested in education to come to the rescue of the school.

The volunteer assignments include teaching, assistance in the classroom, mentoring and providing guidance and counseling service to the children, as well as any other tasks that may arise.

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.

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Volunteers in this project will help out at a charity restaurant that offers affordable meals to poor students, immigrants and local workers in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant does fundraising in order to be able to offer quality meals at a low cost of 2000 VND (less than 10 cents).

Volunteers are needed in this project to support the charity mission of the restaurant and help prepare meals for poor people. Volunteers with relevant experience can join the cooking. Most of the time, volunteers will help preparing food, washing vegetables, setting up tables.

The restaurant is located in the central part of Ho Chi Minh City. Participants in this charity project will be able to learn about life in the city which changes very quickly with a growing gap between different parts of society.

Volunteers' main duties in the charity restaurant involve preparing food, washing vegetables or setting up tables. They will also help serving meals, cleaning tables, washing dishes.

Project dates:
January 8 - January 15, 2018
January 22 - January 29, 2018
January 29 - February 5, 2018
March 5 - March 12, 2018
March 19 - March 26, 2018

Or select the dates that work best for you from 1 week to 12 months.

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Rogers Raising the Grade aims to provide young people with the skills, tools, and opportunities that will equip them to excel academically and secure their future success as productive, independent, and contributing members of society. Volunteers with this program will work with youth using tech centers, online resources, and will offer tutoring/mentoring support as they work to achieve their goals.

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors


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This is an after school program that aims to equip participating children with the cognitive, academic, and cultural skills and attitudes they need to succeed in Canadian schools and society. MC2 utilizes a variety of activities (computer games, board games, writing tasks, etc.) to promote social, leadership, thinking, and literacy skills. Volunteer mentors work alongside the children as partners throughout every activity.

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors


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This project was initiated following the requests from some officials of computer centers in the city of Kpalime. The project aims to reinforce the capacities in human resources in data-processing centers to support existing trainers to better support learners and use their knowledge of managing system and computer tools.

This program is a unique opportunity for any student who opted for the trade of computers. It immerses you in the specifics of computer training in a developing country.

Volunteers will assist the training staff to supervise and assist students. The will also assist teachers in their daily work with youth. The volunteers can also do a joint program with trainers.

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language.

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Hearing loss affects a child’s development of receptive and expressive communication skills. The language deficit causes learning problems that result in reduced academic achievement. Communication difficulties often lead to social isolation and low self-esteem. Different tools and methodologies are used by organizations to conduct formal and informal teaching and to help such children integrate into mainstream life through inclusion.

Volunteers in this project will work with speech and hearing impaired children and will be involved in any of the following activities:
• Classroom teaching: Spoken and written English, Mathematics, Geography, etc.
• Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Games, Drawing, etc.
• Assisting in Computer reporting work, Photo/video documentation
• Providing training to children on life skills, health and personal hygiene

A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. Volunteers are expected to be flexible, good at multitasking and prepared to undertake variety of tasks. We welcome ideas for teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to the children.

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Located in Cuenca, this project benefits low income children and teenagers, whose parents are unable to provide them with sufficient care and attention at home. The project helps children ages 5 to 16 years old by providing a safe place where they can eat lunch, do their homework, watch TV, participate in recreational activities and sports, take computer lessons, join art workshops, and much more.

The volunteers will be helping the children with their homework and will support the staff in organizing different recreational activities. The volunteers are expected to be able to teach or help with Math, English and some other subjects that the children are learning. At noon, the volunteers will assist in preparing and serving lunch for an estimated 100 children.

Duration of the project: The project is running during the school year, from September to June. Minimum commitment required is 2 months, up to 10 months.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in local host families.

Location: Cuenca is the third-largest city in Ecuador and the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the Highlands, at about 2500 m above sea level. For its rich historical heritage, Cuenca was declared one of Ecuador's three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the other two are Quito and the Galapagos Islands).

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We are renovating an old farmhouse in the outskirts of Reykjavik, 15 km away from the city centre. The volunteers will help with the renovation and to take care of the work in the farm. We have chickens, a greenhouse for growing herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers and a big piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots, lettuce and other types of vegetables.

Volunteers will also participate in workshops related to visual arts and decoration in the farm and the surrounding area.

Project dates:
September 7 - September 17, 2018
September 27 - October 7, 2018
October 17 - October 27, 2018
November 6 - November 16, 2018
November 26 - December 6, 2018
December 6 - December 16, 2018

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The aim of this volunteer project is to promote social inclusion through sport, create social ties and instill positive values through collective sports. The volunteers will work with children and youth from the town of Kenitra in northern Morocco. They will use sport as a tool to encourage socialization and improve self-esteem among the youngsters.

The international volunteers, along with local participants, will organize football, basketball, handball and other games for children and youth in Kenitra. Special attention will be given to including those who have difficulties integrating into society. Also some round tables will be organised to discuss issues that concern children and youth. The local community is very friendly and are willing to support the volunteers in achieving the project's goal.

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 2 to 12 months.

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The aim of this project is to protect the endangered marine turtles working in close collaboration with the local population of La Peñita Town or as they say “the place where turtles come at night”. Volunteers, along with local people and a team of professional biologists and trained staff, will develop activities to protect the turtles, and will help to ensure the survival of the turtles for the future generations.
There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more! The size of the turtles varies from 1 meter to 2.4 meters long and the weight from 40 kg to 500 kg. Every turtle makes a nest of around 150 eggs.

If you love nature, enjoy spending time in an astonishingly beautiful beaches close to a nice beach town, and are willing to witness the magic that nature had made for millions of years, this project is for you!

There is a team of up to 5 experts that will be working with the volunteers in order to show them the beauty of the turtle’s life. The turtle camp has been in operation for over 25 years now.

The main work consists in patrolling the beach at night. The working hours are from 8:00pm to 8:00am, four days per week. The volunteers will be split in two teams allowing each team to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off on weekends. The goal is to find the adult turtles and collect their eggs, to move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero and release newborn baby turtles into the sea when they hatch. Volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species. Activities must be carried out at night since turtles do not go out of the ocean during the day (because of natural predators, it is safer for turtles to get out of the ocean in the dark). In collaboration with local people and biologists from La Peñita, volunteers will seek for the turtles, taking care of their eggs and the baby turtles. The work place and load depend on the number of turtles that come ashore. Every day, the biologists will define which beach will be patrolled by the volunteers depending on where more turtles arrive. The group will also take part in the reconstruction of some of the most important turtle camps in the region. Locals and experts are very friendly and working with them is always fun as they explain to the team what to do.

All available dates for this project:

August 15 - August 27, 2018
August 29 - September 10, 2018
September 12 - September 24, 2018
September 26 - October 8, 2018
October 10 - October 22, 2018
October 24 - November 5, 2018
November 7 - November 19, 2018
November 21 - December 3, 2018
December 5 - December 17, 2018
December 19 - December 31, 2018
January 2 - January 14, 2019
January 16 - January 28, 2019

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Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa

August 1 - August 14, 2018
September 1 - September 14, 2018
December 1 - December 14, 2018
January 1 - January 14, 2019
February 1 - February 14, 2019

The project activities take place around Banepa - a beautiful town at 1800m altitude, surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range, just an hour bus ride away from Kathmandu. Our volunteers live all together in a camp house, which is located in the hills, close to the town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the buzzing capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with Wi-Fi, pharmacies, grocery stores and to top it all off, a beautiful old town.
From here, field trips to a variety of places are possible. For example, ancient Hindu temples, various trekking opportunities and all the sights of the Kathmandu valley are not far away.

This project tries to have a social impact, while giving a valuable life lesson to the volunteers. There are many different fields of activity.

Community house: A short hike from the camp house further up the hill brings us to the construction site of a multi-purpose community house. Here, the local villagers will be able to gather and hold meetings and ceremonies. The house will also serve as emergency accommodation. The upper floor will be home to new lodging for volunteers, a local youth club and a public medical examination room, where locals will be able to consult with a health professional for their medical issues on a regular basis.

Infrastructure projects: We already built a firewall through the forest near the camp house that is also used by locals from more remote locations to get to Banepa. Volunteers will also work on building a water runoff for this firewall, needed to manage large quantities of water during monsoon season.

Education: We are planning to write and perform plays that raise local people’s awareness on environmental issues, hygiene and emergency behavior during earthquakes. Furthermore, we are working in a local school to enhance the infrastructure there.

Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They will be providing help in many different aspects of life in the community: gardening and agriculture (in April, June and January), making a fire line (in May), planting (in July), women empowerment (in August, September and December), forest conservation (in February). The volunteers will have the opportunity to develop construction, presentation, communication and many other skills, and get an insight into the rich and welcoming local culture.

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The Environmental awareness workshop allows participants to share and learn about global and local issues through theory and practice. If you are concerned, for example, about climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions and other environmental topics, then this project is the one for you. Local Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the participants’ countries will be addressed.

Please note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, in which everybody is expected to contribute their own knowledge and experience, and not a standard workcamp. The main focus of the project is to learn about different aspects of environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops, discussions and visits. Topics may include issues like renewable energy, food waste, and sustainable practices such as collaborative consumption or veganism. The over 2 million tourists coming to Iceland every year leave a mark on the country. This project will help you to be an environmentally aware traveller and consumer.

Participants also get the chance to visit local projects focused on the environment, such as a visit to a local recycling centre where a tour of the plant is given and the activities are explained. The group will also visit a Geothermal power plant and have a guided tour of the facilities via interactive multimedia installations, wall displays and presentations to learn about Iceland's geothermal energy utilization.

The participants may also get a chance to improve the local environment through hands-on activities. In most cases, the project includes a day or two of voluntary service but in some cases it will not be possible, as the weather does not always allow activities to take place outdoors.

This is a project that combines learning, sharing, exploring Reykjavik and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something about environmental issues in their home country with the group. Participants should be ready to walk around the city for different activities, visits and sightseeing.

Project dates:
September 8 - September 16, 2018
September 18 - September 26, 2018
September 29 - October 7, 2018
October 11 - October 19, 2018
October 22 - October 30, 2018
November 1 - November 9, 2018
November 12 - November 20, 2018
November 22 - November 30, 2018
December 3 - December 11, 2018
December 12 - December 20, 2018
December 27, 2018 - January 4, 2019

For more information, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland or give us a call: 780-638-2500

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Study: Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial for the Prevention of Ulcerative Colitis Relapses by the Prebiotic Combination Synergy-1.

Researchers in the Department of Medicine are studying the effect of fibres (prebiotics) on preventing disease recurrence in participants with ulcerative colitis in remission.

If you are interested, please email ucprebio@ualberta.ca or call (780) 492-0019 for more information. This study is conducted by IBD Gastroenterologist, Dr. Leo Dieleman and MSc student Melissa Silva in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology.


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The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication.

Volunteers will be responsible for the English class and will work as the sole teacher. You will be required to make a teaching plan with lesson plans using the learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning from the teachers before and after you.
Some students have been studying in the school for a few years and now they can communicate well with the volunteer teacher. However, most of them have difficulty speaking and understanding. That's why, the volunteer’s work should concentrate on helping students with speaking and listening.
Remember to be their friend too, having fun with them through games and exercises will make it much more rewarding for them and for you.
The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 2-3 evenings per week. Working hours are from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Volunteers will work around 2-4 hours per week at the class and will use the rest of their time between other projects and classes that require voluntary assistance and planning for lessons. In summer time, volunteers can work in the class in the day time between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

Duration of the project: 2-4 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

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Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. . .


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Forestry and gardening activities in the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic in Hveragerdi.

July 23 - August 6, 2018
August 6 - August 20, 2018
August 20 - September 3, 2018
September 3 - September 17, 2018
September 17 - October 1, 2018
October 1 - October 15, 2018
October 15 - October 29, 2018
October 29 - November 12, 2018
November 12 - November 26, 2018
November 26 - December 10, 2018
December 10 - December 22, 2018
December 27, 2018 - January 7, 2019

Hveragerði is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavík. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruit, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses! The name Hveragerði means ‘hot springs garden’. Geothermal energy is Hveragerði’s lifeblood, and you probably won’t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely ‘Steam Valley’ behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.

Our host is the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic which is a part of the Nature Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients’ own health. The Clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is the oldest and one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland.

The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where the international volunteers will work most of the time. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly.

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This volunteer project takes place in a protected Natural Forest Reserve in Canton La Concordia, province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas in the west of Ecuador. It is a remnant of 250 acres of private rainforest, protected by the Ecuadorian State. The height at the site is 250 m, the average daytime temperature of 24 degrees and relative humidity is 80%. The rainiest months are January, February, March and April, the sunniest months are September, October and November.

The volunteer work in the reserve is linked to several areas:
- Tourism: Learning to identify species of wildlife and its most attractive attributes. Proposals and implementation of recreational activities that encourage the protection and care of the forest.
- Environmental Education: One of the areas of greatest interest to the reserve is education and dissemination of knowledge of the fragility and importance of our ecosystem (Working with school children and youth in the schools).
- Research: Often research projects on the flora and fauna are presented by domestic and foreign universities, where volunteers can form part of the support team.
- Wildlife Conservation: This year we will begin with the construction of a rescue center for wildlife, as current facilities are very basic and small for the amount of wildlife that the reserve receives. The maternity area will be the main focus for volunteers who have an affinity to breeding fauna.
Most of the activities will take place in the jungle. Volunteers with interest in natural sciences, biology, veterinary studies are very welcome.

Duration of the project: The project is running all year round. Minimum commitment required is 6 months, up to 12 months.

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The international volunteers will initiate and organize varied social, educational, sports and cultural activities for the kids in an orphanage in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The orphanage provides home and care for disadvantaged children at the ages of 6 to 18. Most of the children are orphans or abandoned, some have mild to medium levels of learning or mental disabilities. The home also provides support to families who are temporarily unable to take care of their kids. The parents are being encouraged and taught effective parenting skills while the children stay in the social home. The establishment also runs a Crisis center, which serves as an emergency shelter for abused and traumatized children or those from troubled families. Another program of the Social home is for social and professional integration. It prepares for independent living 17 - 20 years old youths who grew up in this or other similar facilities throughout the country. During the day they attend vocational training courses, but the volunteers may meet and spend time with some of them in the evenings and weekends.

The socially disadvantaged background of most of the children is considered to be the reason for many problems, which they face in school, in their contacts with other people, in their everyday life. That's why the interaction with other young people from different countries while working, playing, learning together in the frame of an international volunteer project effectively supports their socialization and adapting to life in mainstream society. The main objective of the project is establishing intercultural social contact between the children and the group of international volunteers from all parts of the world, as well as improving children’s communication skills.

The establishment has recently started a new program working with children with autism. The program involves both residents of the orphanage and children with families in town. Volunteers who are interested or have previous experience working with autistic children are very welcome to join these particular activities.

Dates of the project:
July 7 - July 20, 2019
July 21 - August 3, 2019
August 4 - August 17, 2019
August 18 - August 31, 2019

More information at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bulgaria

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This project is organized in partnership with the Chief and people of Npakadan village community. The local primary school is suffering from a teacher shortage and this has resulted in lowered education standards for students.

The volunteers will teach English, Math, Science, Information and communications technology (ICT), Animal husbandry and agriculture, and sports to the children of Npakadan. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ghana

CADIP - International Volunteer Programs
Phone: 780-638-2500
http://cadip.org


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Education, rehabilitation and support for orphan children in India.

Volunteers have the chance to work in orphanages, by supporting the staff in the project with the daily care of orphan children. The work is varied and so you must be flexible in tackling your work. The work could involve rehabilitation, education and supporting the orphan children to return and participate in mainstream life. The work might also include cleaning activities, cooking, gardening, playing with the children in the evening, helping them with homework, teaching and singing.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

For more information and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

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The volunteers in this project will support private non-profit kindergarten schools located in crowded and slum areas of Semarang suburbs on the river side of Banjir Kanal Barat where floods are often. The schools serve children from the local community and help disadvantaged families who cannot afford to send their children to school. The main income of the villagers are from various sectors such working in factories, collecting stones or sands from the river, scavenging (garbage picking). In the schools, there are extra activities for the students such as making compost, making handicraft/souvenirs and cooking lessons. The students sell the items to churches, local community, and teachers from other schools, etc.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting a local teacher in holding simple English classes, playing with the kids, organizing events with the teachers, sharing and educating kids about hygiene, assisting kids in doing extracurricular activities (cooking, making handicrafts, etc.). Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-indonesia

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Are you passionate about telling stories in our community? Do you want to share them with a wide audience of Edmontonians?

CJSR is Edmonton's volunteer-powered, listener-supported, campus and community radio station. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our news team.

We are especially interested in folks with connections to athletics, arts and culture, Indigenous issues, and the LGBTQ world.

- Adamant Eve, our feminist news show (Edmonton's only feminist news show), is looking for reporters, editors, and online content producers.
- Terra Informa, our environmental news show, is looking for reporters, an editor/producer, and online content production.
- Gaywire, our LGBTQ+ program, is looking for reporters and prerecorded content producers.
- Generator, our spoken word showcase, is looking for reporters, storytellers, and people that want to learn on-air DJ skills!


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For almost three decades, young people have been reaching out to Kids Help Phone for the support they need – but for every person we’ve been able to help, others have been unable to access our services. That’s why we are driven to remove and reduce barriers to access and support, and to create vital, innovative, and relevant new service offerings.

As part of this commitment to young people, Kids Help Phone is launching a texting service trial. The trial will launch later this fall and will be available to young people in Manitoba.

We are now recruiting volunteer Crisis Responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support. The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!

Becoming a Crisis Responder is simple:

Step 1: Fill out the on-line application, which should take approximately 30 minutes.

Step 2: If selected for training, obtain and successfully get a Vulnerable Sector check (don’t worry, we will tell you how to do this!)

Step 3: Complete the 36-hour online training within six weeks

Step 4: Sign the Crisis Responder Agreement, which includes our Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy

Step 5: Take your first shift and start changing lives!

Once we review the applications, we’ll contact everyone we think will be a great fit as a Crisis Responder. If you are selected, we will send you the Crisis Responder Agreement as well as information on background checks and our training.

If this sounds exciting to you, please complete the online application to get started.

Please find the online application at:

https://kidshelpphone.formstack.com/forms/text_service_crisis_responder_application

To learn more about the Crisis Responder Position, please visit this link:

https://kidshelpphone.ca/texting-volunteers


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Volunteers in this project will help the local community in their struggles to protect the turtles that arrive to the region of Bahia Drake, Progreso Beach, Ganadito and Ganado Beach. The beach where the turtles arrive is located 3.5 km from the village, so during the Turtle high season that starts in July and ends in October, they organize the work in different shifts 24/7. The site is located at Bahia Drake, on the northern side of the Osa Peninsula. Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is an adventure-seekers paradise.

El Progreso is a small village mainly with family houses very close to the beautiful beaches of Bahia Drake. The main economic activity is agriculture and also people live from the tourism that comes to Bahia Drake. The community is very far away from main cities!

Volunteers will take part in night patrols at the beach. This includes spotting turtles, collecting the eggs, measuring the turtles and relocating the eggs to a safe location. It is important to know that the volunteers will never be alone. The participants will also have to tend the “Vivero” (Hatchery) and watch the nest to find out when the eggs hatch, but also must check if any predators are feeding from the nest (ants, crabs, birds). The volunteers will also help to clean the beaches.

A two-day training related to the tasks and information about turtles will be provided in the beginning of the project.

Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday, 5-8 hours a day (depending on the tasks), 5 days a week.

Short-term (1 to 3 weeks): http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

Long-term (1 to 5 months): http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica


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This project is organized with a community center in Buenos Aires which mission is to provide training and education opportunities for local children, youth and adults. They have set up a kindergarten, but nowadays more activities are required by the community, in order to generate opportunities for young people and adults.

Volunteers will develop art and culture workshops and sport activities for children. They will have the chance to show their culture, put in practice their skills and enjoy a nice time with the children. This project is an opportunity for those who want to develop art and recreational activities intended to facilitate the personal and collective development of children.

For more info and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-argentina

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