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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.

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Historically, and even now, people have been searching for the true definition of a peaceful, harmonious, and “happy life”. In pursuit of the answer to this question, a group of people gathered in 1984 in what is now Sanan Village, an idealistic community which follows the philosophy of an environment-friendly, non-possessive society. As of today, around 20 families reside within this communal village, and the residents are encouraged to pay more attention to the preservation and conservation of the environment while also freely sharing public resources. People of village live together, work together and share together. The volunteers should follow their way of life. Main income of the village is chicken farming. Their organic products, mostly eggs, are sold at the market in the city and are popular with those who prefer eco-friendly products.
Those who are interested in a new, prospective way of living - one which is very different from a "normal and capitalized” life - may obtain some fresh ideas about their life through this program.

Volunteers will assist the villagers with organic farming, taking care of chickens, and household work such as cooking and cleaning in the village kitchen.
Various festivals are taking place often in the village. You may have chance to meet many people through those events.
In the chicken house, the volunteers will be taking care of the chicks, old chickens, feeding them and giving medicines. They will also work in the egg-selection-facility (collecting eggs). In the village kitchen, the volunteers will help prepare meals for the residents.

During the project, volunteers will be able to not only eat healthy and organic food from nature but also experience different way of life with warm-hearted locals.
You may have chance to learn Korean and Japanese too as you'll possibly meet a few Japanese residents. There will be further culture exchange through sports, cooking, and various activities.

Project dates:
March 19 - June 5, 2019
September 17 - December 13, 2019

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

Give us a call: 780-638-7500

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Education is an important tool for development. Teaching spoken English, basic Math, Health and Hygiene awareness, Environmental education and conducting extra-curricular activities with local school children can be a rewarding experience.

You will be working in a Kannada/Tamil Medium School, which lacks in resources and/or English teaching staff. One of the important aims of this project is to support the staff in the classroom and to bring an international dimension to the learning process. Your tasks will be to assist with English language learning using creative teaching methods to encourage and to develop learning levels and cognitive skills in the students. You will also assist with extra-curricular activities, inspiring children to learn new languages and learn about new cultures.

Additionally, you may have to assist in the following tasks:
- Develop teaching and learning aids with low cost or no cost locally available materials, and facilitate simulation games for the children and the teaching faculties.
- Undertake capacity development of teaching faculty in classroom management; children’s learning needs assessment.
- Design developmentally appropriate tools and criteria for assessment of children’s learning levels and cognitive skills; Individual goal setting for children with learning disability; lesson planning etc.
- Develop teaching-learning methods and pass this information (through the Final Evaluation/Report) to future volunteers with a view to creating long-term improvements to the educational model.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in India at:
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Teaching foreign languages to Moroccan children and youth in Rabat.

This international volunteer project is the result of a partnership with the local community. The aim of the project is reinforcement of the language capacities of children and youth with fewer opportunities. In this project, we will try to gather both Moroccan and international volunteers.
The volunteers will teach one or two foreign languages (English / French / Spanish / Italian / German) to children and young people of the community. The volunteers will work five days a week, five hours a day, with two days off per week. The volunteers will have 6 hours of Arabic language classes per week for a month.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Morocco at:
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Explore coffee farming, help a school and learn about Tibetan culture in Coorg
Coorg, Karnataka, January 7 - January 20, 2019

Coorg, also called Kodagu, means “dense forest on a steep hill” and is a very popular hill station. It is a district located near the city of Mysore (Karnataka State) amidst a scenery of misty hills, lush forests, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views. This is one of the most beautiful places in India, completely surrounded by nature!
The Coorg District accounts for a heavy concentration of tribal population. 90% of the tribes in Coorg subsist on their traditional economic system of hunting and gathering minor forest produce besides attempting subsistence farming.

The project will focus on the process of coffee growing and marketing in an environmentally friendly way through natural resource management systems. This is an opportunity for learning about the complete journey of coffee - right from the bean to the mug. Also the village school will be renovated.

The international volunteers joined by locals will learn about the environmental issues in the region, will work in the field and help with pruning, harvesting and drying, will visit check dams and small ponds to study the water harvesting systems. The volunteers will visit coffee estates, will learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom, wild fruits.
The volunteers will also support a local school with some renovation and work with the kids. The tasks include wall painting, drawing educational murals, teaching basic English, spreading health and hygiene awareness among children and the tribal community.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in India at:
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The medical internship program in Vietnam provides skilled medical professionals and students the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while still learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge at the same time. Volunteers get the chance to gain a greater understanding of the differences between medical systems in developed and developing countries.

Volunteers will be placed with a local Doctor and/or Nurse who will guide them in different tasks and activities at the placement. It is important to note that as a volunteer, you will not be allowed to partake in serious procedures and you will be job shadowing. However, depending on the volunteer’s level of experience, they may observe operations, provide assistance in basic procedures and visit patients, before and after surgery as well as any other tasks offered or required by the local staff. While volunteers are always encouraged by local staff to see and learn as much as possible, the local staff are also very interested in gaining a better understanding of medical work in your country and learn about the similarities and differences.

There are opportunities for volunteers to work in pediatrics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy with children and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, congenital motor system deformity and other disabilities. There are also opportunities to work in other specialties within a very large hospital with highly skilled staff who speak English. There are 5 big hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City that welcome participants from this program.

Find out more at: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam or give us a call: 780-638-2500

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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

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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

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This project focuses on human rights education activities that will be carried out by the volunteers in schools in East Iceland. The aim of this project is to increase awareness about human rights among elementary school aged - children and early adolescents through a non-formal education approach. Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore first-hand the Icelandic education environment and put in practice their passion for human rights.
The volunteers will be encouraged to learn more about human rights. This will bring them to learn also how to talk about human rights in an international environment using a way of communication that is accessible for children. The international volunteer projects are joined by all kind of people from any part of the world in any stage of their lives. This diverse environment represents a constant learning opportunity for the volunteers involved which will give the project a very international and cross-cutting profile. The mutual exchange will enrich both the volunteers and the children. Volunteers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves about how to teach a topic like human rights to children.

The volunteers and the group leaders will spend the beginning of the project discussing and planning the activities they would like to carry out in the school. To do this, training materials on human rights education will be consulted and they will receive inputs from the teachers about which topics to face during the activities with the students. Discussions and the free initiative among the volunteers will be encouraged in order to involve the volunteers as much as possible into the planning of the activities with students. Before their arrival, volunteers can be asked to consult some sources on their own too.

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries 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.

Dates:
April 26 - May 6, 2019
May 6 - May 16, 2019
May 16 - May 26, 2019

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


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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.

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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.

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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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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

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There are around 2.9 million individuals with various forms of mental disabilities in Kenya. These Kenyans face many obstacles in their daily lives since many communities still consider mental disability an ailment caused by witchcraft and black magic. These individuals are more than capable of developing useful skills given adequate support. The current education system is unable to support young adults who have mental disabilities since they cannot enrol in an ordinary secondary school and are often too old to attend primary schools.

A Center for people with special needs in Kiambu County was established in 2010 to help individuals with disabilities aged 16 to 50 years. It is a vocational training center that offers support for these individuals and their families. There are around 40 Kenyans enrolled in this center who have different disabilities including Autism and Down Syndrome. The students are divided and grouped into classes depending on their abilities, and they are trained on important vocational skills such as beadwork, baking, farming, activities of daily living among others.

The mission of this center is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities by helping them become self-reliant and easing their integration into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting in teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing, computer skills)
• Promoting core activities such as such as drawing, sewing, beadwork, gardening
• Support with activities of daily living such as cleaning, personal hygiene
• Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports and nature walks
• Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

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

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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:
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The main goal of this project is to support, nurture and improve the lives of orphans and children that have been subjected to poverty and abuse by providing them with food, shelter and education.
The staff at the junior school provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing and lots of tender loving care. We encourage and give hope to each and every child. With the right help and committed support we help these children turn their lives around. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life and a chance to fulfill their potential and we therefore support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.
The project aims to serve the poor and vulnerable by facilitating access to basic health, social and economic needs through capacity building, advocacy and skill development as a means to reduce poverty, discrimination, encourage talent and improve the quality of their lives.

Volunteer duties:
• Taking care of the children as well as playing with them
• Feeding the children
• Ensuring the surroundings are clean
• Helping the children with homework
• Fundraising activities

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

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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

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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

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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.

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The volunteers will work together with a community development group based in Mumias district in the Western Province of Kenya. The group was formed with the aim to improve the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children, so that they will be able to take care of themselves. The group is running a local orphanage school, which is visited by 10 orphans and 16 widows. The orphans and widows are being supported through the sales of maize produced from their small farm. This caters for the orphans’ basic needs i.e. food, clothing and shelter. The main purpose of the group is to mobilize the community and self-help groups to participate in grassroots efforts in poverty eradication through sustainable initiatives on community education, agriculture, income generation.

Volunteer activities:
• Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables
• Raising awareness on HIV/AIDS
• Brick making for the construction of a school
• Exchange programs i.e. debates in school
• Assisting with the work in the hospital
• Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies
• Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children

Project dates: January 6 - January 26, 2019

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

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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.

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In this project, volunteers will take care of orphaned, abandoned and street children. The time will mostly be spent with children, playing with them, providing care and helping them to feel warmth and love in their difficult life. Besides care work, there will be a possibility to do some basic teaching.

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

For more info and other projects in Vietnam, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam
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There are several ethnic minorities in India. NGOs are working towards community development to prepare them to participate and compete within the mainstream society. The primary focus of the NGOs is to help the tribal communities cope with issues that they are facing such as education problems, lack of adequate medical care and isolation. Working in this field requires a high degree of flexibility, and volunteers must try to get involved directly with these people and with the staff of the local project.

Most projects in this field are located in rural and remote areas, near to or within the tribal communities. You will be working with tribal communities and therefore be prepared for bare minimum and simple living conditions. There will also be a strong language barrier which will be a challenge for anyone working in this field.

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

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Supporting schools, local culture and sustainable farming in Goa & Kundapur

September 10 - September 23, 2018
October 1 - October 14, 2018
February 4 - February 17, 2019

The volunteer project will take place in Goa in the first week and in Kundapur in the second week.

1st week: Situated on the west coast of India, on the shore of the Arabian Sea, Goa was the former Portuguese colony in India. It has been and still remains one of India’s most popular travel destinations, noted for its remarkable palm-fringed beaches and laid-back lifestyle.

The aim of this project is to assist in schools and orphanages and to try to create a safer, cleaner, more creative and environmentally friendly atmosphere for the children. The volunteers will also support local festivals with their active participation and creativity.

The international volunteers will teach Health and Hygiene awareness to children employing creative teaching methods through play, art and music. In addition, the volunteers will help improve the infrastructure of a local school or an orphanage by taking up simple renovation work like wall painting.
The volunteers will take part in a carnival celebration, helping the local people in installing and managing their food stalls, which is a good opportunity for the volunteers to interact with the locals.

2nd week: 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 range). The Western Ghats is India’s prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region. We have been involved in developing projects in the region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact, and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

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

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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.

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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.

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Learn about Tibetan culture, support a school and promote eco-friendly practices.

Valleys of the Himalayas - This small paradise on earth is home to His Holiness Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.

The project aims to provide sanitation and safety wall facilities for a local school and a cleaner environment for the community which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management and watershed management systems. The project also wants to create awareness on the Tibetan migrants and their culture.

We have been conducting international volunteer projects in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala for the last 11 years with the purpose of bringing a sustainable model for development of the region in partnership with school management committees, the Tibetan Welfare Office and the local municipality.

In the first two weeks of the project, the volunteers will work on the renovation of school buildings and walls, wall painting, educational murals, teaching basic English to children. There will be also cleanup activities in the area of the waterfalls, creating awareness among the community and tourists to support responsible tourism, Health and Hygiene awareness and tree planting to avoid landslides. Through their work in the community, the volunteers will promote eco-friendly practices.

During the project, the volunteers will get the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and their re-settlement in India. There will be cultural activities, visits to important cultural sites and various Tibetan institutes, meetings with Tibetan monks and the local community.

During the first week of the project, the volunteers will participate in Yoga classes with a professional instructor.

On the third week, the volunteers can take part in a four-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamsala and Triund.

Available project dates:
September 3 - September 23, 2018
September 17 - October 7, 2018
October 1 - October 21, 2018
March 4 - March 17, 2019
March 18 - March 31, 2019

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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.

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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).

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

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Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours, picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never ending roads provide beautiful sweeping views.
“Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east.

Volunteers will have environmental tasks in different areas in Fjardabyggd, for example cleaning the coastline, planting trees, taking down old fences, removing lupines or other plants and fixing hiking paths.
Our work will also depend on the weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible. This is a perfect project for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges.

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries 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.

Project dates:
April 26 - May 6, 2019
May 6 - May 16, 2019
May 16 - May 26, 2019

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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
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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.

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The volunteers in this project will be working with elephants at Chitwan National Park in Nepal. In the early morning and late evening, the volunteers would assist in the direct care of the elephants. In the hours between they may be asked to assist with numerous other tasks involving the care and maintenance of the elephants. Elephants eat around 250 kilograms of food each day and drink about 200 liters of water. An elephant has to eat most of the day because of its poor digestive system. Elephants also need to provide moisture to their hard, rough exterior at least once a day and therefore they are taken for a bath daily. This is truly an enjoyable time for all, as elephants love water and swimming. The duties of an animal sanctuary assistant volunteer at Chitwan may involve assisting the "Mautes" (elephant drivers) in the care for baby elephants, helping to bathe the elephants, as well as feed them (grass is the main food of elephants and they also eat leaves, twigs, bamboo, bark, roots, fruit, seeds and flowers). Volunteers may also be asked to assist with duties at the bee hives. Volunteers don't need any specialized training for this placement but should have educated themselves about the care and conditions prevalent in elephants prior to arriving in Nepal.

Chitwan National Park is an exciting and diverse wildlife haven. Chitwan National Park is located 175 km south-west of Kathmandu. It provides excellent opportunities to view rare species such as the sloth bear, bison, leopard and the elusive tiger. The common species such as deer, rhinoceros and wild boar are in abundance. A serene float down Rapti river in dugout canoe offer the chance to view many of the more than 450 species of exotic birds including Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican and Paradise flycatcher. The area is covered with lots of tourist hotel and Tharu lodges, Tourist information centre, restaurant etc. This is a small tourist spot.

Volunteer tasks:
- Prepare Food for the Elephants: An animal sanctuary assistant volunteer would be expected to help to prepare food for the elephants. This may involve gathering logs for the fire, as well as assisting in the cooking of the food. Basically their food is a mixture of grains and cover grass.
- Elephant Bath: This is a very exciting and fun time for an animal sanctuary assistant volunteer. An elephant's skin is very rough and hard so with the help of small stones, dirt is cleaned from their bodies.
- Elephant Diseases: An animal sanctuary assistant volunteer may be asked to teach (with the help of a translator) the "Maute" elephant rider about the signs and symptoms of different kinds of elephant diseases and when it is necessary to call a veterinarian. The volunteer may be able to point out ways and means on how some of these diseases can be prevented. Please research about care and treatment of elephants prior to your placement.
- Teach English to Mautes: Since "Mautes" are always around tourists who are wanting elephant rides, an animal sanctuary assistant volunteer may be asked to teach the "Mautes" basic English language skills. By improving their English this would enhance the experience of the tourist, as well as themselves.

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. The program starts on the first Friday of every month.

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The children who come to Youth House are from the Fisher village, which consists of more than 40 families living on temporary ragged boats by the Red River (a small part of the village is on an island). Their lives are extremely difficult: the surroundings are badly polluted, they don’t have tap water, electricity and they have to clean the water from the Red River by alum and use it. Thus the rate of diseases and drownings is very high. All families have more than 5 members while they don’t have jobs, so it is very hard to feed the whole family. Their children, all of whom are badly malnourished and illiterate, have to collect rubbish, sell collected fruits, vegetables, lottery tickets or catch shrimp overnight.

The children going to Youth House are disadvantaged, poor and street children from 8 to 16 years of age. They have low education level: nearly 90% don't know words, some of them haven't joined any official vocational training before. They come from very poor families or have no families at all. The children speak Vietnamese and very basic English, learnt from former international volunteers.

Youth House School is a small non-formal education center for disadvantaged, street and poor children. It is also a friendly place for local young people and international volunteers to come to explore their cultural diversity with lots of youth exchanges, music performances, photos exhibitions, classes for the children and fun leisure activities. Teachers and volunteers are needed to teach classes to the children and cook meals for 20 children every day.

These activities are combined with projects intended to help disadvantaged people at Fisher village, who are very old and poor and live in slum-boats on Red river, by giving them free food, supporting medicines for their disease, providing water filters, toothpaste, second-hand warm clothes, etc.

The volunteers will join a team of local volunteers to manage the projects and participate in the daily activities at the school. They will teach English and organize leisure activities for the poor and disadvantaged children living on float boats in the Red River. They will also help the local volunteers to keep the Youth Center clean and prepare free lunch for the children. The volunteers will take part in promotional and fundraising activities such as giving English lessons and organizing workshops in a private school/university to raise funds for the school fee of the children.

The volunteers need to have a very high motivation, very good communication skills and to be able to be independent in their work. Volunteers also need to have many ideas about how to keep the children's attention and they need to know how to deal with problematic situations with the children, as well encourage them to go to the Youth House regularly for free basic education and nutritious food. Thanks to the volunteers’ efforts through the years, children’s awareness of education has raised, which can help them get a simple job and a better future, and ensure their independent living and economic self-sufficiency. The scheme will demonstrate the important role of volunteerism and public-private partnerships for social development.

General purposes of the Youth House:
- Giving free lunch to disadvantaged, poor and street children
- Helping children to integrate into the community
- Giving them opportunities to take part in different activities, exchange ideas, deal with complexes, and improve their self-confidence
- Improving their education level

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Gedong Songo is one of the national heritage sites in Central Java. There are 5 temples in the area which attract a lot of people during the holidays, especially regional tourists. The site is also known for the display of the intangible cultural heritage through traditional dances, music and festivals. However, some aspects still need to be improved, such as the environmental awareness, socio-economic background, sanitation and hygiene of the local people. Most of the locals are earning a living from their vegetable gardens. The increasing number of visitors each year not only results in littering, but also vandalism on the temple, which has become a serious problem.

Volunteers will help out with education and sharing knowledge on recycling through school visits, managing waste dumping, cleaning the temple, environmental education for children, and campaigns about environmental issues.
The project aims to increase the awareness of local people about garbage problems (especially non organic garbage), to support tangible and intangible heritage preservation programs, cultural exchange with local people and educating students and local people to take care of their environment.

The volunteer team will mainly work for changing attitudes and behaviour of local people towards their environment such as recycling garbage, personal hygiene practices related to the environment, organizing English lessons and school visits, and playing games with the children. There will be also possibilities for physical work such as cleaning the temple, planting trees, gardening, or making sign boards and garbage bins.

Project dates:
March 1 - March 14, 2019
September 4 - September 17, 2019

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Take part in a recreational and social summer day camp program designed to help children afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), July 2019. The program is based in the Comox Valley, British Columbia.

International volunteers work with children ages 10-15 years old. The children are quite high functioning in certain areas, but often struggle with social skills and the mastery of appropriate communication and behaviour. The volunteers will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how to support these children in a social/recreational program. Under the direction of the campleader, the volunteers will support the children to participate in small group activities such as planning and performing skits which explore daily life with ASD, preparing lunch meals, exploring the community on daily outings including local lakes, rivers, beaches and farms, etc. The group work is intended to provide children with specific tasks and encourage both appropriate social and communication skills. Volunteers will also help to create a handbook about summer activities for youth in the Comox Valley drawing on the experiences of the workcamp. The volunteers involved in this project will gain valuable insight into the world of autism.

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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.

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For the last 3 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Project dates:
August 22 - November 19, 2018
September 12 - December 7, 2018
April 10 - July 9, 2019

Location: The project is organized in Morelia city, a very beautiful and dynamic place and the state capital of Michoacan. It is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.

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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.

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The project is organized in partnership with the staff of an orphanage home in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The home was established 12 years ago to take care of the growing number of neglected and abandoned children in the region. Today the orphanage hosts 38 children (18 boys and 20 girls). Their ages range from 8 to 16 years.

The main goal of this project is to provide assistance and help the kids have a childhood like any other child. To achieve this, more personnel per child is needed so that more time could be devoted to each child. This will also enable the staff to identify and develop children’s talents to benefit both the children and the society at large.

In the morning, the volunteers can help prepare breakfast for the children. Volunteers will be teaching at the preschool level (Alphabet, 123 numbers, English language, Math, Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Arts & Dance). After school, the volunteers can help with the children’s lunch. Then there’s time for play (football, basketball and other creative games). In the late afternoon, the volunteers will help the kids with their homework. The volunteers will also help with HIV awareness, sexual education, health and hygiene programs.
In the evenings, the volunteers are welcome to participate in cultural activities, drumming and dancing, storytelling, etc. The volunteers will help to arrange excursions for the children and are welcome to join the trips.

Duration of the project: The program is running from February to December. Minimum duration is 1 month.

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During the project, we will build a vision of peace and gain a deeper understanding of our own power to create a peaceful world. The volunteers will discuss their role in different issues covering enhancing harmony between economic activities and nature, resolving migrant and refugee issues, population issues, and advocating for social cohesion. The group will do this through interactive games, crafts, music, stories, food, and meditation. Participants will spend their days focusing on ways to promote peace every day.We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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.

Project dates: April 18 - April 25, 2019

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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.

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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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Supporting schools, local culture and sustainable farming in Goa & Kundapur, Karnataka
September 10 - September 23, 2018
October 1 - October 14, 2018
February 4 - February 17, 2019

The volunteer project will take place in Goa in the first week and in Kundapur in the second week.

1st week: Situated on the west coast of India, on the shore of the Arabian Sea, Goa was the former Portuguese colony in India. It has been and still remains one of India’s most popular travel destinations, noted for its remarkable palm-fringed beaches and laid-back lifestyle.

The aim of this project is to assist in schools and orphanages and to try to create a safer, cleaner, more creative and environmentally friendly atmosphere for the children. The volunteers will also support local festivals with their active participation and creativity.

The international volunteers will teach Health and Hygiene awareness to children employing creative teaching methods through play, art and music. In addition, the volunteers will help improve the infrastructure of a local school or an orphanage by taking up simple renovation work like wall painting.
The volunteers will take part in a carnival celebration, helping the local people in installing and managing their food stalls, which is a good opportunity for the volunteers to interact with the locals.

2nd week: 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 range). The Western Ghats is India’s prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region. We have been involved in developing projects in the region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact, and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

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Volunteer in the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic in Hveragerdi Iceland.

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.

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

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The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. Most of the schools are located in urban centers.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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This program will facilitate the interest of volunteers from medical/nursing background to have experience in doing voluntary service in the healthcare field. This program is also expected to be useful for local people to get medical support from doctors and assistants. Being a medical assistant will be highly appreciated contribution to the local people. This project focuses on children, pregnancy, elderly health as well pulmonary health center.

Volunteers must have special background of study as a nurse or a doctor or a pharmacist. The role of the volunteers will be assisting the local doctors/midwife in handling the patients in the local health center. Nevertheless, the volunteer is not allowed to take decisions of someone's health or inject a patient without consulting the Doctor/Midwife, even if the volunteer has the right knowledge about the health problem.

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 4 to 8 weeks. Arrival should be on Monday.

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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.

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Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Muju, an area so distinguished as to have received the nickname of the “Korean Alps”, lies an alternative high school called the Green Dream School. The school is part of the unique education system of alternative schools in South Korea, which places emphasis on the values of nature preservation, peace establishment, democracy, and independence of thought. Alternative schools have a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a formal school. A wide range of philosophies and teaching methods are offered by these schools.

Green Dream School focuses on teaching traditional Korean culture, arts and history, eco-farming, foreign languages, independent study, and peace through various non-formal methods and outdoor experiences. Therefore, the school expects international volunteers who can bring creative teaching method, deliver information about various countries, cultures and languages, and build a strong friendship with the students. It will be a very unique experience for the volunteers who are interested in sharing their personal stories and knowledge with the school students, as well as for the students who will get a chance to experience diverse cultures.

Volunteer work: Since the purpose of the project is to foster the idea of global citizenship among the Green Dream School students, volunteers will run English conversation classes (basic or intermediate level) focusing on various topics related to global citizenship (cultural differences, peace, human rights, sustainable development, and so on). Volunteers are asked to help the English teachers as well.
Also, the volunteers will join the students for some of the other classes such as eco-farming (growing flowers, vegetables, working in rice fields), sports, arts and pottery class. Volunteers will have unique experiences with the students joining them for outdoor activities (swimming, hiking ...), field trips, visiting cultural and historical spots of Korea.
There are 10 to 40 students at the school, at the age of 17-19 and 1 or 2 English teachers.
Once a week, the volunteers will teach English in a local children's center near the school.

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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.

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Education, care and support for orphans in rural Uganda.

The volunteers in this project will support an Orphanage for children in Kayingo Bulonde, Kajjansi township, Wakiso district, Central Uganda. The orphanage provides home and support network for orphaned and abandoned children in rural areas of Uganda. These children came to the orphanage for different reasons and every child has a different story. Some were orphaned by HIV/AIDS and some by tragic road accidents, some came to us because their families no longer wanted them whilst others arrived with families who still loved them but could no longer care for them.

Currently the orphanage is temporarily closed because of the appalling condition of the premises. The children had to be resettled because of the bad environment and the dilapidated buildings which need renovation and rehabilitation. The orphanage intends to keep providing care and assistance for children who have a home to stay in but are still in need of some basic necessities or guidance.

The project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help revamp the orphanage, provide support and care for the children and create a safe and friendly environment for them. The major activities will be teaching and educational support, renovation and rehabilitation; career development; coordination of club activities; mentoring the youth to help them confront drug use and abuse.

Duration of the project: 3 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Location: The project takes place in Wakiso district, 14 km from the city centre. The site is located in the Central region, with Kampala city and Entebbe town not far away.

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The program is an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture, especially the one from the south of Morocco and the Sahara Desert, which fascinates everyone who comes to visit. The volunteers will have the opportunity not only to visit the Desert, but also to enjoy the local culture and to get immersed into it, participating in different activities. The main aim of the project is to promote interculturality. Cultural visits will be organised to places in South Morocco (excursion to the oasis of Zagora and to the mountain, visiting an old kasbah, a historical library and a museum). An excursion to the Sahara Desert will be also organised in the end of December for the volunteers to celebrate the New Year in the Desert.

The group will take part in some voluntary activities and a pottery course. The volunteer tasks include painting and gardening in a local school.
The participants will learn about the Moroccan artisan techniques of making pottery. They will get knowledge about how to make pottery articles, from working and preparing the earth to decorating the articles. This activity doesn't require individual skills but it demands your motivation to overcome the difficulties. All the materials needed for this activity will be provided.
The volunteers will learn how to cook some delicious Moroccan food. They will also spend time and organize activities for 400 local children in Zagora.

Languages: English & French

Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is well known for its large desert. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.

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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. If the weather conditions are good, we will also help the local community with various environmental works.

In addition, 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 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.

Project session:
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
January 15 - January 25, 2019
January 24 - February 3, 2019
February 2 - February 12, 2019
February 11 - February 21, 2019
February 20 - March 2, 2019
March 1 - March 11, 2019
March 10 - March 20, 2019
March 19 - March 29, 2019
March 28 - April 8, 2019
April 7 - April 18, 2019

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Volunteers in this project will teach the youth in the town of Kordiabe and help them obtain skills in different areas. Educational support is greatly needed in the area as skillful labor force is lacking and the standard of education is low.

The volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), Animal husbandry and agriculture, and sports. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.
Volunteers’ help may be also needed in some manual tasks such as farming, carpentry and masonry.

Duration of the project: The program is running from February to December. Minimum duration is 1 month.

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The volunteers in this project will interact with patients and autistic children in the National hospital of Acupuncture and a Children's Center in Hanoi.

The volunteers will take care of children, provide massage therapy and organize leisure activities for young patients in the hospital in order to help them to follow the school program. In the Children's Center, volunteers will encourage children to communicate and complete daily activities in class, and will organize performances, sports, games for them every day.

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We will live together and create a cosy atmosphere in Eskifjörður in the Eastfjords. One of the tasks is to decorate the area where our house is located by putting up lights and Christmas decorations made out of recycled materials. The main idea of this project is to celebrate Christmas together and to promote peace and friendship among the group through intercultural learning and exchange.

In addition, 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 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 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.

Project dates: December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019

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There are around 2.9 million individuals with various forms of mental disabilities in Kenya. These Kenyans face many obstacles in their daily lives since many communities still consider mental disability an ailment caused by witchcraft and black magic. These individuals are more than capable of developing useful skills given adequate support. The current education system is unable to support young adults who have mental disabilities since they cannot enrol in an ordinary secondary school and are often too old to attend primary schools.

A Center for people with special needs in Kiambu County was established in 2010 to help individuals with disabilities aged 16 to 50 years. It is a vocational training center that offers support for these individuals and their families. There are around 40 Kenyans enrolled in this center who have different disabilities including Autism and Down Syndrome. The students are divided and grouped into classes depending on their abilities, and they are trained on important vocational skills such as beadwork, baking, farming, activities of daily living among others.

The mission of this center is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities by helping them become self-reliant and easing their integration into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting in teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing, computer skills)
• Promoting core activities such as such as drawing, sewing, beadwork, gardening
• Support with activities of daily living such as cleaning, personal hygiene
• Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports and nature walks
• Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students

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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.

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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

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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).

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The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. Their 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

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Uganda's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has been described as “an isolated forest of outstanding biological richness”. This ancient forest contains more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns - and more famously, almost half the world’s mountain gorillas. As it is surrounded by one of the most densely populated rural areas in Africa, community benefits arising from gorilla tracking and other sustainable tourism initiatives may be the only hope for the future conservation of this precious site.

The volunteers will explore the forests and villages of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and will organise outreach programs for the benefit of the surrounding communities. They will promote environmental awareness, conservation and protection of the site. The group will provide educational support in the villages and plant trees. The volunteers may also help the local communities on small sustainable tourism projects in the area, as well as develop and design promotional materials about the park.

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located in Kanunga and Kisoro districts in south-western Uganda, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. It comprises 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and is known for its exceptional biodiversity. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species. The forest is home to almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population.

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This international volunteer project will support a village school in Boset District, Kampong Speu Province. This is a primary and secondary school with about 2,000 students coming from the surrounding communities.

The classrooms' condition is quite shabby and can be considered unsafe for students and teachers. Therefore, the school needs help in making renovations and improvement.

At the same time, there is no English class running in the school curriculum. The international volunteers are expected to teach English to the students and help them experience intercultural learning, as well as have professional exchange with the teachers.

Activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Teaching English to children at the school
• Organizing cultural exchange activities and games for the students
• Promoting global education among students
• Help in the renovation, construction and painting of school facilities
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers

• Visiting villages to explore and experience real life of local communities

Project dates:
December 10 - December 22, 2018
January 8 - January 18, 2019
February 11 - February 21, 2019
March 11 - March 22, 2019

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The project will focus on the process of coffee growing and marketing in an environmentally friendly way through natural resource management systems. This is an opportunity for learning about the complete journey of coffee - right from the bean to the mug. Also the village school will be renovated.

The international volunteers joined by locals will learn about the environmental issues in the region, will work in the field and help with pruning, harvesting and drying, will visit check dams and small ponds to study the water harvesting systems. The volunteers will visit coffee estates, will learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom, wild fruits.

The volunteers will also support a local school with some renovation and work with the kids. The tasks include wall painting, drawing educational murals, teaching basic English, spreading health and hygiene awareness among children and the tribal community.

The volunteers will get a chance to explore Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and the re-settlement in the region. There will be cultural activities and exchange with Tibetan youth with the support of the Tibetan Welfare Office. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the coffee estate workers and tribal people, and to learn about their lifestyle and livelihood.

Coorg, also called Kodagu, means “dense forest on a steep hill” and is a very popular hill station. It is a district located near the city of Mysore (Karnataka State) amidst a scenery of misty hills, lush forests, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views. This is one of the most beautiful places in India, completely surrounded by nature!

The Coorg District accounts for a heavy concentration of tribal population. 90% of the tribes in Coorg subsist on their traditional economic system of hunting and gathering minor forest produce besides attempting subsistence farming.

Project dates: January 7 - January 20, 2019

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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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The volunteers in this project will support the work of an Eco-social and Cultural Center in Villa Busch, in the west zone of Cochabamba, on the outskirts of the city. The Center was opened in 2014 and it has a public library, an organic garden and a hostel for volunteers. The project aims to sensitize the local population on issues of waste management and environmental protection, and to promote urban gardens in the community.

The volunteer activities include:
• Raising awareness through campaigns for recycling and reusing waste.
• Building a room with natural materials.
• Environmental education workshops for children, youth and adults.
• Cultural and educational activities will be held in the central plaza of Cochabamba in the evening.

Project dates:
July 18 - July 30, 2018
January 21 - January 31, 2019

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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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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 takes place in a Sasak village on the border of Lombok Tengah regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok Island. It is one of the tourist villages in Lombok with traditional customs and many handicraft products made from Lontar leaves, pipe, bamboo and songket. The village has social and cultural potential, and strives to preserve its culture, develop tourism and eliminate exploitation of children.

The main focus of the project is preserving the local Sasak culture which is almost forgotten by the people. The volunteers will help strengthen the local culture by joining various activities with the community. The aim is to empower the community by raising awareness and providing education about local culture to children and youth.

The volunteers will learn about Sasak culture from the perspective of the local community and will help residents in guiding their children to learn about the culture. They will also organize English classes for youths and the villagers, will take part in community activities such as intercultural learning, and will assist local people in promoting their village and culture on social media.

Duration of the project:
January 7 - January 20, 2019
August 9 - August 22, 2019

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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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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 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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The volunteer program with the Botanic Garden in Reykjavík is organized for the 9th year in a row. The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961 and it celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2016. The garden's main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. The garden is open to the public and free of charge.

The volunteers will be doing general park maintenance and assisting the horticultural staff tending the collection of perennials, alpines, trees and shrubs in the garden. The garden organizes guided tours and events throughout the summer and some groups of volunteers will assist in the preparation and practical work related to these events. These special events are all related to the general aim and work of the garden and some of them are carried out at a short notice. The work starts early every weekday; working hours are from 8:00am to 3:00pm, except on Friday when work finishes at 12:00pm as a part of an ongoing research into shortening the working week. Volunteers have to be motivated to work early in the morning, but they will have more free time in the afternoon.

Project dates:
April 22 - May 4, 2019
May 5 - May 18, 2019
May 19 - June 1, 2019
June 2 - June 15, 2019
June 17 - June 29, 2019
July 14 - July 27, 2019
August 25 - September 7, 2019

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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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Local Children's Centers in South Korea provide shelter for children after regular school hours as well as educational and cultural opportunities. Most of the children in rural areas have fewer opportunities for meeting foreigners and getting high quality English education compared to kids in urban areas. And although international marriages are quite common in rural areas, local residents still lack the understanding of multiculturalism. So the children are facing discrimination in school, cultural and language difficulties.

This project will play an important role in bringing a taste of international culture to the local children. The volunteers can give these children a chance to interact with foreigners and understand other cultures. And English can be the tool for understanding Korean children and interacting with them. The local children's center welcomes you to organize your own class with your talents and ideas.

Uiryeong is a small town famous for its beautiful scenery and for the delicious traditional Korean rice cakes called "Bangae-deok". Since the government usually develops infrastructure depending on the population of the region, many people in this area are isolated from the benefits. Although it's a good place to live, since there are not enough job positions, parents work in a nearby city and come back late. The project is in support of a children's center providing care, educational and entertainment programs for 10 to 30 children and youth in the community, 8 to 16 years old.

Project dates:
March 19 - June 5, 2019
September 17 - December 13, 2019

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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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Togo has experienced a long period of socio-political crisis that has unfortunately reinforced the declining standard of living of the population with consequent wastage and lack of responsibility by some parents towards their children. Moreover, some children are abandoned or left school, and are left to themselves due to extreme poverty. Faced with this situation, some civil society organizations have established training centers for disadvantaged young people to give them a better and brighter future.

The volunteer project will support such centres, which train young people in masonry, joinery, welding, sculpture, batik, sewing, painting, weaving.
Volunteers’ tasks include:
• To help the trainers to manage young people during the training,
• To work with young people in the different workshops;
• To organize cultural and artistic activities;
• To assist the trainers in their daily work with young people.
The volunteers are invited to present typical cultural aspects of their country. The duration of the work is six hours per day. The volunteer can join courses of percussions, dances, etc. in their free time.

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.

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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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The rescue center in Embakasi aims to give children living in Soweto Slum a place of peace and happiness where they can grow up in safety and are provided with quality accommodation and basic needs like proper nutrition as well as high-quality education.
The center is giving hope to children whose hope seemed cut off by poverty, crime and HIV/AIDS. It started as a support center for orphans and vulnerable children. The main aim was to give them the opportunity to go to school as well as to provide basic needs like food and clothes. In total, the center has 53 kids and 34 of them live there. The center has several programs e.g. school program, youth program, feeding program and counseling program.

Volunteer duties:
• Assist in cooking of meals for the children
• Develop and deliver creative arts and study activities with the kids
• Playing with the kids
• Support the cleaning of the accommodation
• Support fundraising activities of the center

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Arrival and orientation: There will be a 3-day orientation seminar for new volunteers including Nairobi city introduction. The orientation starts on the first Monday of every month. It is recommended that volunteers arrive at least one day before the orientation starts.

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The objective of this project is to initiate and reinforce the capacities of volunteers wishing to be trained in the field of art. They will work together with trainers, artists and local volunteers in the various activities planned. This project is also an opportunity to support local women and help them unleash their entrepreneurial spirit.

Project activities:
• Learning the art of Batik;
• Painting (decorative pictures, canvases);
• Calabash engraving;
• Wood carving;
• Learning traditional pottery techniques;
• Making pots, jars, plates and others;
• Helping children make small gifts for sale;
• Making traditional bead and terracotta necklaces.
The volunteers will also spend a day in a pottery village and meet other artists. At the end of the project, they will exhibit and sell their artwork. The funds collected will be used to support children, environmental and sanitation projects.

Project dates: December 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019

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Building a community center in
Soshanguve, Gauteng, March 18 - March 31, 2019.

The volunteers will be helping in a building project for a community center in Soshanguve which will cater for volunteers and the community in general. The center will provide shelter and community activities. We hope to finish at least four rooms with assistance from community members and well-wishers to the project.

International volunteers and community members will work side by side on the construction of the center. This involves activities such as mixing cement, plastering and brick making.
This is an exciting project as we hope to bring some change, especially for the elderly and the children in Soshanguve. The volunteers will have an opportunity to work with local people and to interact with children after school.

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This organic farm was established in 2013 in Tan Binh District, in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The aim of the program is to provide a friendly environment where volunteers can have cultural exchange with local people while learning the techniques for operating a professional organic farm. After 4 years of research, investment, and standardizing the process of growing vegetables organically, the organic garden in Tan Binh has reached a stable output of over 10 kinds of leaf vegetables and some kinds of fruits. The core members of this project have been working strenuously to achieve their dream of growing healthy produce.

The volunteers will be guided and supervised by the manager of the farm. The general tasks would be: seeding new vegetables on the farm, spraying, weeding, creating new vegetable beds, etc. Moreover, the volunteers will have the chance to communicate with Vietnamese kids and show them around the garden when they come for educational tours. Volunteers are also encouraged to try and establish new ideas for improving the product quality on the farm.

Project dates:
January 21 - January 28, 2019
February 18 - February 25, 2019
March 11 - March 18, 2019
March 25 - April 1, 2019

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Volunteers in this project will be teaching English to students in a middle school in Seocheon. The school provides education to 61 boys and girls from poor families. The school has 3 principles: Live Independently, Know Correctly and Do Diligently. The school was opened in 1950 and in 2012, the dormitory was built where students can stay for free. The school has 3 grades. The students study English every morning from Monday to Thursday. They are highly interested in learning English and meeting foreign volunteers.

Volunteers' main task will be teaching English to the students. They will also take part in other classes such as PE, playing music, etc. and will join outdoor activities with the students. Volunteers can organise their own language or culture class if they wish. Students are 13 to 15 years old. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 hours a day.

Project dates:
March 19 - June 5, 2019
September 17 - December 13, 2019

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The Eco Village on Rusinga Island aims to bring change to the lives of local people who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS and lack of education, among other pressing issues. It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way of living. The Eco Village promotes permaculture farm techniques and ethics: Earth care, care for people and sharing the surplus. It is a model farm, or epicenter, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development. The Eco Village successfully hosted a Permaculture Development Course in March 2011 and aims to become an International Permaculture Center.

The project aims at promoting and demonstrating sustainable practices in food production and community development, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.

The volunteer tasks include:
• Mulching, seeding, harvesting and planting
• Beach cleanup exercises
• Soil conservation and tree planting within the school compound
• Support needy and elderly community members with general cleaning and other related works

Project dates:
December 2 - December 21, 2018
July 7 - July 24, 2019

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Support education and community improvement programs in Siem Reap.

The project takes place in a rural area of Siem Reap province, by the Tonle Sap lake which provides water for farmers to grow their crops and rice, and for fishermen to earn a living from fishing. A large portion of the population in the region is poor with limited opportunities for education and work. Students drop out of school when they become older in order to make a living for their families.

The project is organized in cooperation with a local primary and secondary school. The project aims to provide opportunities for children to learn languages, computers and get access to global education and information, to create more job opportunities for villagers, and to help local school by improving facilities and materials for the education programs.

While providing community services, the volunteers will be helping local farmers and sharing their daily life. This can be a great community experience where local and international volunteers take part in social engagement and personal development activities to understand the social context as a reflection of global trends.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Promoting global education among students from the primary and secondary school
• Teaching English to children from the community who attend English classes at the school
• Organizing cultural exchange activities with the students
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Visiting villages to explore and experience real life of local communities
• Supporting agricultural activities of local families

Accommodation: Volunteers live in a local family house with basic living conditions.

Dates:
December 17 - December 28, 2018
January 8 - January 18, 2019
February 11 - February 21, 2019
March 11 - March 22, 2019

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Bali Island is popular as the island of gods and is very famous for its culture and nature attractions. The project takes place in the western part of Bali. Unlike in the east where tourism is the main source of income, in the west there’s more rice farms and plantations, and fishing is a major activity. The busy seaport in Gilimanuk is the gateway that connects Bali and Java island through Bali sea. Most of the area is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest. The West Bali National Park has a total area of 19.000 ha and is an important place for conserving rare and endangered plants and animals.

We organize the international volunteer project to support schools in the western part of the island. We aim to meet the need of local students and teachers for improved communication and opportunities to interact with people from other countries. The schools provide basic compulsory education in math, languages, social studies, science, art and music. School hours are from 7 am to 1 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The volunteers will teach the students basic English and introduce some English kids songs. They will also do simple renovations in the school, such as making bookshelves for the library and painting classrooms. The volunteers will be also involved in extracurricular activities with the children like cultural exchange, playing, sport, art, scouting, music and traditional dance.

The international volunteers will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local culture particularities in Bali.

Project dates:
August 20 - August 31, 2018 | Melaya
August 20 - August 31, 2018 | Gilimanuk
January 14 - January 25, 2019 | Negara
January 28 - February 8, 2019 | Melaya
January 28 - February 8, 2019 | Gilimanuk
February 4 - February 15, 2019 | Buleleng

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The project aims to celebrate and raise awareness of South Africa's art and culture, history and communities.
The group will be tasked with general hands-on activities such as art sculpture cleaning, ground maintance, painting and general care of the area.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about local music, traditional dances, historical icons, making of sculptures. They will also share cultural activities, make beads and learn about South African history and communities.

Project dates: May 6 - May 19, 2019

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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.

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This trekking and intercultural exchange program provides a unique opportunity for discovering the former imperial city of Marrakech, trekking in the High Atlas mountains and doing some solidarity work with the local population in the mountains. Participants will get to know the Moroccan culture, while visiting Rabat and Marrakech not only as tourists, but to enjoy a true cultural immersion experience, participating in different activities. The main aim of the project is to promote cultural understanding.

In the first week, the volunteers will stay in Rabat, in a host family and will volunteer teaching languages. After that, they will move to the mountains, where they will live in a private house, rented for the project. There will be guided trekking in the Marrakech mountains. The group will also do some social volunteering. The work with local population in the mountains may include school renovation, playing with kids, cleaning a water stream, distribution of clothes or other necessities such us books, educational materials, food, etc.

Project dates:
May 15 - May 26, 2019
June 15 - June 26, 2019
July 15 - July 26, 2019
August 15 - August 26, 2019
September 15 - September 26, 2019

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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 project is organized with one of the secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The country has a 12-year school system. Until 1990, students used to study Russian only as a second language, but since 1990 they have the chance to study other languages as well. However, the quality of English language teaching still needs improvement.

The volunteers' main task will be to teach English to the students. This could also be done through informal activities such as singing songs, playing games, etc. The group will also help with some renovation works in the school. We may also do some workshops with the children on environmental awareness and forest protection.

Project dates:
September 6 - September 19, 2019
September 19 - October 2, 2019
October 2 - October 15, 2019

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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.

Project dates:
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:
November 22 - November 30, 2018
December 3 - December 11, 2018
December 12 - December 20, 2018
December 27, 2018 - January 4, 2019
January 7 - January 15, 2019
January 28 - February 5, 2019
February 7 - February 15, 2019
February 18 - February 26, 2019
February 28 - March 3, 2019
March 11 - March 19, 2019
March 21 - March 29, 2019
April 1 - April 9, 2019

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We will live together and create a cozy atmosphere in the House on the Hill by putting up lights and Christmas decorations. The main idea of this project is to celebrate Christmas together and to promote peace and friendship among the group through intercultural learning and exchange. We will create a Christmas postcard together. The House on the Hill is isolated from the capital city but in the same time well connected by public bus (about 30 min). It is a small but cozy house, where the group will cook and live together and enjoy a snowy time in Iceland. We have chickens, so volunteers will have to take care of them during the project. We will learn Christmas songs from all over the world from each other and, if weather is good enough, we will sing in the streets of Reykjavik and other public places in town as a sign of peace and multiculturalism.

For New Year’s Eve, we will organize a small party for the volunteers and we will enjoy Reykjavik´s spectacular fireworks in front of the cathedral. We will also arrange a visit to the ‘Imagine Peace Tower’ which was designed by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The tower is made up of 15 large searchlights surrounded by a number of prisms that act like mirrors, reflecting the light vertically into the sky, usually reaching an altitude of at least 4000 meters. Over half a million written wishes that people from all over the world have sent to Yoko Ono as part of her ‘Wish Trees’ project are buried underneath the tower.

Project dates: December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019

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The project takes place in a public primary school that takes cares of children with disabilities in several areas: physical, visual, auditory or mental. The school is financed by the government, and the school year begins in mid-February and lasts until December. There about 200 children in the school, aged from 7 to 12 years old, as well as some teenagers who also study here. There are 25 teachers and administrative staff who work in the different areas of the school.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting the teachers in the classrooms
• Assisting in activities for the children
• Assisting the therapists
• Some paper work and maybe translations for the office
• Preparing material
• Assisting in music and sports lessons
• Supporting the children in self-development

The volunteers might need to learn to teach Braille, Abacus and orientation as well as mobility to the students.

Volunteer's schedule is Monday to Friday from around 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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

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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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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. We have been involved in developing projects in the region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

The volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Baseline survey and mapping;
• Conservation of natural resources: soil and water conservation, live hedge fencing, fruit and forest tree planting;
• Implementation of sustainable agriculture practices: crop cultivation, composting, kitchen garden, medicinal plants cultivation, nursery management;
• Maintenance and management: after care, basin making, watering, pruning, protection, etc.;
• Post-harvest practices: threshing, cleaning;
• Documentation of traditional cultivation practices;
• Learning the basics of Yoga and practicing Yoga every day;
• Teaching basic English in schools, introducing creative learning through art, music, games, etc.;
• Promoting Health and Hygiene Awareness;
• Promoting Eco friendly practices.

Available dates for this project:
November 19 - December 2, 2018
December 3 - December 16, 2018
January 21 - February 3, 2019

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Through this project, we want to create an efficient communication and exchange between students and international volunteers. The schools are full of students but the lack of teachers doesn’t guarantee sufficient instruction, so that this situation has a negative impact on the exam results at the end of the school year. The aim of the long-term project is to provide an efficient assistance to the students in their study throughout the school year: revise lessons, completed program and get involved into extracurricular activities. The volunteers are invited to bring any kind of materials and books that can be helpful in their work.
We also associate this project with health awareness and education (nutrition, sleep, HIV/AIDS and STD diseases), knowledge of the body (growth, function of organs, tobacco and alcohol use). The children will discover prejudicial or beneficial health behaviours and learn to make good health behaviour and lifestyle choices, and to practice hygiene.
If you want to work for the local development and for a better education for the children, and if you want to have a different experience in Togo, do not hesitate to join us!

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

December 27, 2018 - January 7, 2019
January 7 - January 21, 2019
January 21 - February 4, 2019
February 4 - February 18, 2019
February 18 - March 4, 2019
March 4 - March 18, 2019
March 18 - April 1, 2019
April 1 - April 15, 2019
April 15 - April 29, 2019
April 29 - May 13, 2019
May 13 - May 27, 2019
May 27 - June 10, 2019
June 10 - June 24, 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

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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.

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This is the 11th year that series of International Photo marathons are organized! Throughout the year, participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography related learning camp. The coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants' individual style.
When the workshops end, we select some of our best pictures from the project and prepare those images for an informal group exhibition in a local independent cinema.

Participants should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses and laptops if possible. They should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions.

Please note that this project is more of a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp. We may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary service activities but this depends on the weather conditions.
Apart from working on the photography tasks, participants in the projects from December 3 to December 21 may join the festive atmosphere during some days by handing out hot chocolate in the city centre as a way of fundraising for non-for-profit projects of the Icelandic Red Cross.

In this project we will organize a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern lights) workshop in the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavik. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. We will choose a night according to the Aurora forecast by the Icelandic meteorological office. It is possible that we do not see any northern lights during the trip but we will in any case organise the night photography workshop. Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will see northern lights as solar activity is irregular and it depends on weather and meteorological conditions.

The project combines learning, sharing, exploring Reykjavík, hunting for Aurora and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something about their own culture, such as food, music, and films with the international group.

Project sessions:
November 22 - December 1, 2018
December 3 - December 12, 2018
December 12 - December 21, 2018
December 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019
January 6 - January 15, 2019
January 17 - January 26, 2019
January 28 - February 6, 2019
February 7 - February 16, 2019
February 18 - February 27, 2019
February 28 - March 9, 2019
March 11 - March 20, 2019
March 21 - March 30, 2019
April 1 - April 10, 2019

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Placement on this project can be on one of 8 UNESCO protected sites in Vietnam:
• My Son World Heritage site
• Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
• Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve
• Dong Van Global Karst Plateau Geopark
• Lower U Minh Ha National Park (under Mui Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve)
• Cat Tien National Park (under Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve)
• Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve (under Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve)
• Citadel of the Ho Dynasty

The volunteers will support the staff of the site management board. Volunteers' tasks include: giving English training course to the staff and the local community; conducting research about sustainable tourism development and management, and protection of the tropical forests; writing handbooks, leaflets and guidebooks…

Duration of the project: minimum 3 months

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Charity projects of CADIP will try to make a difference in the hard life of the kids in an orphanage in Bulgaria during their summer break.

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.
The social project in Plovdiv consists of four consecutive workcamps, each with a duration of two weeks. Depending on the availability of free places, a volunteer may join more than one project. Keep in mind that a short-term volunteer workcamp is a very dynamic and emotionally intense experience and requires higher personal commitment, comparable to that in longer volunteer projects.
You and your creativity and lively attitude can be the best donation.
Would you like to test yourself and get an unforgettable social experience?
Would you like to find new friends?
Don't wait! Join us now!

Project sessions:
July 7 - July 20, 2019
July 21 - August 3, 2019
August 4 - August 17, 2019
August 18 - August 31, 2019

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The volunteers in this project will support the work of an Eco-social and Cultural Center in Villa Busch, in the west zone of Cochabamba, on the outskirts of the city. The Center was opened in 2014 and it has a public library, an organic garden and a hostel for volunteers. The project aims to sensitize the local population on issues of waste management and environmental protection, and to promote urban gardens in the community.

The volunteer activities include:
• Raising awareness through campaigns for recycling and reusing waste.
• Building a room with natural materials.
• Environmental education workshops for children, youth and adults.
• Cultural and educational activities will be held in the central plaza of Cochabamba in the evening.

Project dates:
July 18 - July 30, 2018
January 21 - January 31, 2019

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This project is held in recognition of the International Volunteer Day, December 5th. The main focus is to pay special tribute to volunteer's participation in making a difference locally and globally. It is a unique chance for local volunteers to praise their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their community and international group of volunteers.
Giving them the opportunity to celebrate with people from different countries and cultures is an incredibly meaningful way to appreciate and honor their contributions.
The project activities will include community service in and around Pretoria and social work at an orphanage and old people’s home.

Dates: December 2 - December 15, 2019

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Support the operation and conservation efforts of the Azuay animal shelter.

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.

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It is a natural habit of human being to want to learn and experience many new things. Volunteers also would like to get more experience as it will be useful for their future. Normally a volunteer does an activity in one fixed project during the period of service. Recently we found that some very motivated volunteers would like to learn about and experience various fields during their stay in Indonesia. For these volunteers, we offer an opportunity to do not just one but several projects based on their interests. This is a good chance for volunteers to have more and various experiences to do different projects and activities. Volunteers can choose to do 2 or 3 mixed projects in the same time; for example first month at school, then second month at an orphanage, first two weeks with animals, then third-forth weeks teaching at a kindergarten, etc. Volunteers may propose their preference of projects based on their interest so that they can explore more about Indonesian lifestyle.

Volunteers may choose a combination of 2 or 3 projects during the period of service based on their interest. This is a free choice program. Volunteers will have different tasks based on the project they choose (teaching, assisting local staff, taking care of animals, farming). The volunteers' help will be very much appreciated by Indonesian people as well as the interaction and the cultural exchange.

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 4 to 8 weeks. Arrival should be on Monday.

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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

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


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