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Volunteers are needed for teacher assistant positions in schools in different locations around Costa Rica.

These are public schools located in several middle and lower middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, and they go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually include all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes.

English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, they can organize additional activities independently.

Volunteer duties:
• To assist the teachers in the classroom
• To help create didactic material
• To support in the special activities of the school
• To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks
• To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids
• To help children with their homework
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00-2:00pm.

Location: Placements are currently available in schools in San Ramón, Alajuela Province and in Peñas Blancas, Guanacaste Province near La Fortuna. Depending on the time of the year, other schools might be available and suggested.

Duration of the project:
1-3 weeks
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

1-5 months
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The project takes place in the rural area of Nakhon Ratchasima province, Northeast of Thailand (4 hours from Bangkok) in the small village called Ban Krok Luk (Ban in Thai means “village”). The main occupation of the locals is farming and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to give local people an opportunity to communicate in another language and get in touch with a different culture through informal English lessons.
• Construction – Volunteers are needed to help set up a new community center. We will build a kitchen, a dormitory and a meeting area for volunteers. There are villagers who will teach and help with the construction. This is a good opportunity for participants to learn the Thai way of building.
• 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.
• Organic farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food.

Project dates: August 12 - August 24, 2019

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

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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:
http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-morocco

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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

Give us a call: 780-638-7500

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Every year, hundreds of international volunteers visit Iceland and participate in volunteer projects all around the island. The volunteers in this project will create and put together a magazine promoting volunteer work, telling stories of volunteers' involvement and contribution to the environment of Iceland, and promoting the work of the organisers of these projects.

In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks. Afterwards, we will choose a topic for the newsletter. This is a great opportunity to step into different projects and to get to know Iceland in a better way. The group will take photos and make videos and interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the magazine. At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it.
Don't forget to bring your cameras and tripods because we will also go for some Auroras hunting. A laptop could be useful as well.

A part of this project will concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, a different country will cook for the rest of the group and will be in charge of presenting their culture and country of origin in a non-formal way. It could be a presentation, games, theater or however you would like to show it. Therefore we recommend you to bring traditional food, photos or whatever you think is important and nice for the intercultural evenings.

This project is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project dates:
January 21 - January 31, 2019
February 10 - February 20, 2019
March 2 - March 12, 2019
March 22 - April 1, 2019
April 6 - April 16, 2019
May 1 - May 11, 2019
May 21 - May 31, 2019

More info and other available projects in Iceland: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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


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

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

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

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

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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:
April 6 - April 19, 2019
May 6 - May 19, 2019
June 6 - June 19, 2019
July 1 - July 14, 2019
July 16 - July 29, 2019
August 1 - August 14, 2019
August 16 - August 29, 2019
September 1 - September 14, 2019
September 16 - September 29, 2019
January 6 - January 19, 2020
February 6 - February 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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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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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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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.

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


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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:
April 1 - April 21, 2019
April 15 - May 5, 2019
June 10 - June 30, 2019
July 1 - July 21, 2019
August 5 - August 25, 2019
September 2 - September 22, 2019
September 16 - October 6, 2019
October 7 - October 27, 2019
March 2 - March 22, 2020
March 16 - April 5, 2020

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

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

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The project will take place in a small village in Kathmandu district, 7 km from Thamel, the center of Kathmandu. Most local people live off agriculture. The issue is with the chemicals that are used in agriculture and their harmful effect on public health. Our goal is to provide access to organic agriculture through involvement of the local community.
In Nepalese villages, men are generally the breadwinners, and women often depend on their husbands for money for groceries. If they have a vegetable garden on a small plot, the family could work together to provide healthy food for everyone.

From April to August, volunteers will be involved in agriculture, working in a nursery to grow new and improved varieties of vegetables and crops. We will teach the local population how to plant and grow healthy produce. We will also provide a variety of different seeds which will be distributed to local families so that they can be used effectively to provide sustenance.
From September to March, volunteers will organize women empowerment, health education and environmental awareness activities with the local people.

Project dates:
April 10 - April 25, 2019
May 10 - May 25, 2019
June 10 - June 25, 2019
July 10 - July 25, 2019
August 10 - August 25, 2019
September 10 - September 25, 2019
December 10 - December 25, 2019
January 10 - January 25, 2020
February 10 - February 25, 2020
March 10 - March 25, 2020

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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

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland


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Promote solidarity and cooperation among the peoples of Bolivia and Chile.

The project is a Social and Cultural tour of brotherhood and integration among the peoples of Bolivia and Chile. This solidarity initiative aims to raise awareness about Bolivia's claim for access to the sea. The project also aims to learn from the organizational experience of peoples in social, cultural, ecological and community self-management.

The volunteers will visit popular organizations, social centers, public libraries and social movements in Santiago and Valparaiso (Chile) for interviews, seminars, reports, photographs, etc. on the current social situation in Chile. They will also hear opinions on the proposal of Bolivia for sea access. The volunteers will participate in the Conference on Human Rights to be held in Chile in September.

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia & Santiago, Chile
Project dates: September 6 - September 18, 2019

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This project will take place in Altanbulag in northern Mongolia, beautiful hilly and green steppe area. Volunteers will help running a summer camp for children. They will help take care of the kids and will organize different activities for them.This may involve singing, dancing, drawing, cultural activities, playing games, sports, etc. The international group will also help with some construction work to improve the children's camp.

Project dates:
July 18 - July 31, 2019
July 31 - August 13, 2019
August 13 - August 26, 2019

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mongolia


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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.

Learn more about the program:

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

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


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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

Project details and application: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-vietnam

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

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


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Since 2000, volunteers from all over the world have been participating in summer programs designed to improve the vegetable garden of an orphanage and a small eco-farm at Buhug River. During the last years, we focused more on improving the facilities, and not much on the farming methods. The way it's been done, farming and cultivating was not really productive and eco-friendly. Farmers in the area also face the same challenges. Despite the hard work farmers put in, the crop yields are low.

The aim of this project is to help improve the orphanage's garden and to develop the farm as a training center for eco-farming, where local people can learn basic but important eco-farming methods and practices. The goal is to achieve the biggest harvest with the most effective methods for using the limited land. Volunteers will work in the vegetable garden and develop the eco-farming training center. Vegetables from the eco-farm will be donated to poor and low income local families.

Volunteers in the first project (May 19-June 1) will be planting vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, radishes, etc. They will be also making water canals for the farm, making compost, etc.
In the next projects, volunteers will be helping in the orphanage's garden and the eco-farm, and their main tasks will be removing weeds in the field, working in the greenhouse, making water canals, making compost, etc.

Project dates:
May 19 - June 1, 2019
June 14 - June 27, 2019
June 27 - July 10, 2019
July 10 - July 23, 2019
July 23 - August 5, 2019
August 5 - August 18, 2019
August 18 - August 31, 2019

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

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The Great Himalayan National Park is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 at an altitude of between 1500 and 6000 m. It is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. The park includes the upper mountain glacial and snow meltwater sources of several rivers, and the catchments of water supplies that are vital to millions of downstream users. It is a habitat to numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species. In 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area protects the monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows of the Himalayan front ranges. It is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and includes twenty-five forest types along with a rich assemblage of fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.

The project will focus on conserving the biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park. It will be implemented in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India and the Great Himalayan National Park.

The volunteers will be in contact with conservancy and park officials and will attend learning sessions with them. Volunteers' main duties involve biodiversity conservation, tree planting, awareness rally on conserving natural resources and the environment, conservation education in schools in buffer villages, creating educational murals to promote biodiversity.

Project dates:
July 15 - July 28, 2019
August 12 - August 25, 2019

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Volunteer in the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic in Hveragerdi Iceland.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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 14 - February 26, 2020

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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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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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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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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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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

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Famous in Ho Chi Minh City, this orphanage run by monks, is a place of charity for underprivileged children and for treating their illnesses. At present, more than 200 children live in the orphanage and receive care and education. Almost half of the children suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness or Down syndrome. The volunteers will spend time with these children, teaching basic English, playing games, and other creative activities. As part of the program, participants are expected to help renovate or improve classrooms and houses for the children, which includes cleaning and painting.

? Encourage underprivileged children to learn better for a brighter future ? Improve or renovate children's houses and classrooms to make the kids feel more at home ? Be a tiny part of a children's life that can mean all the difference ? Explore the rich culture of Ho Chi Minh City ? Meet international volunteers and gain new life long friends

Project dates:
March 4 - March 16, 2019
March 18 - March 30, 2019
May 20 - June 1, 2019
June 17 - June 29, 2019
July 15 - July 27, 2019
July 29 - August 10, 2019
August 19 - August 31, 2019
September 16 - September 28, 2019
October 21 - November 2, 2019
November 18 - November 30, 2019
December 23, 2019 - January 4, 2020

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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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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

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

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

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

Language: English / Spanish

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

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

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International volunteers will help out in two fishing communities by the sea, about 30 km from Kampot town. The children here face difficulty attending language, computer or other classes in town. The volunteer group will focus on English teaching and providing some other education activities for the children in these communities. In addition, help is needed on the mangrove field. The fishing communities have a long-term plan for mangrove reforestation. Participants in this project will support the development of the local communities while working on environmental issues and exploring the local lifestyle.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Assist the local community in developing their eco-tourism projects and protecting the mangrove forest and fishing area
• Maintain the mangrove forest along the seashore to prevent future flooding as sea level rises
• Collecting mangrove seeds from the mangrove forest, nursing the mangrove seeds and planting mangrove trees
• Organizing environmental education workshops for kids and teenagers in primary and secondary school
• Continue the construction of a walking path through the mangrove forest
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Explore and experience the real life of people in the villages
• Meeting and socializing with local people and children for multi-cultural learning activities and sharing

Dates:
April 1 - April 17, 2019
May 4 - May 16, 2019
May 25 - June 6, 2019
June 17 - June 29, 2019
July 3 - July 16, 2019
July 20 - July 31, 2019
August 3 - August 15, 2019
August 19 - August 31, 2019
September 8 - September 21, 2019

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

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This Learning Center in Angkor Chey district, Kampot province was established in 2014 to provide free alternative education for children and teenagers. There are three classrooms and 285 students now study English with their international and local volunteer teachers. The center also provides computer courses for the teenagers and library access for students and children from the community.
The Learning center also works closely with the local people in the community to support their income generation activities. The aim is to develop organic farming and handicrafts, and enable local people to increase their income and improve their livelihoods. There's also a plan to create a weekend market where farm products and handcraft products will be sold.

Volunteers are needed to help implement these projects. All motivated volunteers are welcome to join us in making change in this community, supporting the culture of peace and sustainability, and learning about the life of the community along the way. Help us to bring parents back home to the village, to bring children back to school, and to invigorate a village for hundreds of families.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Promoting global education among students from the Learning Center
• Teaching English to children at the center in cooperation with the staff
• Organizing cultural exchange activities with the students
• Help with development and construction tasks as needed by the Learning Center
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Visiting a village to explore and experience real life of local families
• Supporting community projects guided by the staff and management of the center

Project dates:
February 25 - March 8, 2019
March 11 - March 22, 2019
April 5 - April 17, 2019
May 4 - May 16, 2019
May 25 - June 6, 2019
June 17 - June 29, 2019
July 3 - July 16, 2019
July 20 - July 31, 2019
August 3 - August 15, 2019
August 19 - August 31, 2019
September 8 - September 21, 2019

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I am exploring ways in which bicultural children are understood and raised by their parents in intercultural marriages/common-law relationships.

I am looking for volunteer couples who:
-are in an intercultural marriage/common-law relationship, in which one partner was Canadian-born and raised, and the other partner was foreign-born and raised and immigrated to Canada as an adult
-have a child(ren) together
-are both willing to participate in the study

As a participant in this study you would be asked to:
-partake in individual pre-interview activities, individual open-ended interviews, and one joint (with your partner) open-ended interview. Interview times will be flexible in order to accommodate the busy lives of parents.

Babysitting costs will be covered (if needed) and each participant will receive a gift card upon completion.

Note: If you are Canadian-born and Indigenous, please self-identify when you contact me, as it is my hope that a participant within one of the couples will meet this criterion.

For more information, or to volunteer for this study, please contact Janine Tine at akerman@ualberta.ca or at 780-270-3258 (cell).

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Potosí was one of the most important cities in the world during the colonial period, called "Imperial Villa" because of the rich silver deposits in the Cerro Rico. During the 16th century it was considered as the largest industrial complex in the world. The extraction of silver ore was based on a series of hydraulic mills. The famous "Cerro Rico de Potosí" is a Cultural and Natural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. The city of Potosí has been declared Patrimony of the Humanity for its importance in the history of the humanity.
It is an important historical center of World Heritage, whose well-preserved structures and buildings attest to the events that took place here and provide an atmosphere of history and cultural richness.
Volunteer activities and workshops:
• Inviting representatives of authorities, institutions, local youth groups to present workshops on world heritage and the characteristics of the "Ciudad de Potosí" heritage.
• Forming mixed groups for round table discussions, in which proposals for conservation, preservation and promotion of Potosi's heritage are presented.
• Directing discussion groups and work towards realistic proposals that include indigenous rural population, urban population, youth, etc.
• Summarizing the work done at the round tables and preparing a document of good practices on the subject.
• Sharing the work done with the press, radio and television.
• Reflective workshops and discussions on the theme of world heritage and the relationship between heritage and biodiversity with the participation of volunteers, local community, authorities and civil society organizations.

Project dates: August 18 - August 30, 2019

Find out more about this project at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bolivia

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https://wildnorth.ca/who-we-are/current-opportunities/

Position: Wildlife Education Intern

Time Period: Spring & Summer Number of Positions Available: Up to 5

Hours: Flexible hours from 8 – 20 per week (Up to 15 hours/week for SCiP interns) Commitment: Up to 4 months

Start date(s): April 1, May 1

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn, and work well independently and with a team, to assist us in teaching the next generation about the importance of wildlife in the community!

WILDNorth is looking for interns to assist with the WILDEd Program by teaching elementary aged students.

Duties:

Public education to elementary students as part of the Junior Wildlife Ambassador Program
Help children to have a positive and enriching experience at camp, assist with activities and lead games
Personal Qualities: Dedicated individual who is committed towards helping a great cause.


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https://wildnorth.ca/who-we-are/current-opportunities/

Position: Human-Wildlife Coexistence Intern 2

Time Period: Spring & Summer Number of Positions Available: Up to 5

Hours: 20 hours per week Commitment: Up to 4 months Start date: May 1

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WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn, and work well independently, to assist us in achieving our mission of humane coexistence with wildlife.

WILDNorth is looking for interns to work on projects aimed to reduce negative human wildlife interactions through effective public messaging. In 2019, we are focusing on the unintentional impacts of litter on wildlife.

Duties:

Under the guidance of the WILDEd Manager, design the overall methodology and implement a project about the impacts of litter on wildlife and how to best communicate information to the general public, businesses, and organizations
Public education (mainly to youth in-class and through camps) about the impact of litter, and the findings of your project
Personal Qualities: Dedicated individual who is committed towards helping a great cause, takes initiative, and works well independently.


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https://wildnorth.ca/who-we-are/current-opportunities/

Position: Human-Wildlife Coexistence Intern 1

Time Period: Spring & Summer Number of Positions Available: Up to 5

Hours: 20 hours per week Commitment: Up to 4 months Start date: May 1

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a safer place for the wildlife we share spaces with!

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, and work well independently, to assist us in achieving our mission of humane coexistence with wildlife.

WILDNorth is looking for interns to conduct research and analysis on projects aimed to reduce negative human wildlife interactions. In 2019 we are focusing on the unintentional impacts of litter on wildlife.

Duties:

Under the guidance of the WILDEd Manager, interns will design the overall methodology and implement a project about the impacts of litter on wildlife; focusing on Edmonton’s River Valley, parks, and problem areas.
Public education (mainly to youth in-class and through camps) about the impact of litter, and the findings of your project
Personal Qualities: Dedicated individual who is committed towards helping a great cause, takes initiative, and works well independently.


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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!

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-togo or give us a call: 780-638-2500

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


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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 3 - July 15, 2019
July 17 - July 29, 2019
July 31 - August 12, 2019
August 14 - August 26, 2019
August 28 - September 9, 2019
September 11 - September 23, 2019
September 25 - October 7, 2019
October 9 - October 21, 2019
October 23 - November 4, 2019
November 6 - November 18, 2019
November 20 - December 2, 2019
December 4 - December 16, 2019
December 18 - December 30, 2019
January 8 - January 20, 2020
January 22 - February 3, 2020

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

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

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

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The 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

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

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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.

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-uganda or give us a call: 780-638-2500

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

Due to the heavy rainfall in Coorg last year, the devastation to the landscape, homes and lifestyle of the local people was tremendous. The project focuses on rehabilitation of the land of the Kodava people. The activities planned along with local environmental organisations will help avoid landslides and ensure reforestation as well as environmental protection.
In addition, the volunteers will work with different local organisations to spread health and hygiene awareness among the tribal villages. This project also involves assisting various underprivileged schools by teaching Basic English and Mathematics, Health and Hygiene, renovation work like building playgrounds and visiting the nearby Tibetan settlement, farms and estates.

The international volunteers will interact with local farmers to learn about the environmental issues in the region, and will help with tree planting and raising environmental awareness. They will also work in the fields, pruning, harvesting and drying on various farms. The group will visit other model farms around the campsite to study and understand the methods and techniques of farming. The volunteers will also visit coffee estates and will learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom and wild fruits.
The volunteers will support local schools with some renovation and work with the kids. The tasks include wall painting, drawing educational murals, construction, teaching basic English, spreading health and hygiene awareness among the children of 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. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with coffee estate workers and tribal people, and to learn about their lifestyle and livelihood.

Project dates: June 3 - June 16, 2019

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

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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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Celebrating indigenous culture at the Pujllay Festival in Tarabuco, Cochabamba

March 5 - March 16, 2020

In 2014, UNESCO declared the Tarabuco carnival, known as the "Pujllay", as Intangible Heritage of Humanity for its originality and indigenous cultural richness. This cultural manifestation belongs to the Yampara culture of the Quechua Nation which is one of the strongest and most warlike for its cultural resistance. The carnival takes place in the municipality of Tarabuco where indigenous communities parade in multicolored dances. The party is the best opportunity to meet and admire this great community culture that maintains its multicolored ancestral fabric. It is important to make this great indigenous culture visible to the world with the help of volunteers and local community.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
• Promotion and media coverage of the Pujllay festival in Tarabuco.
• Eco construction work in the field.
• Visiting places of alternative tourism in Cochabamba, Sucre (World Heritage) and Tarabuco.
• Support the garbage recycling works in Tarabuco, generated by the carnival.
• Documentation of cultural events.

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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.

More information and other long-term positions in India: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

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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

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

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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.

Find out more at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

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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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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:
March 11 - March 22, 2019
April 5 - April 17, 2019
May 13 - May 25, 2019
June 10 - June 22, 2019
June 29 - July 12, 2019
July 15 - July 27, 2019
August 5 - August 17, 2019
August 24 - September 6, 2019
September 15 - September 27, 2019

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

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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.

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


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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:
February 25 - March 4, 2019
March 18 - March 25, 2019
June 24 - July 1, 2019
July 8 - July 15, 2019
August 12 - August 24, 2019
August 26 - September 7, 2019
September 9 - September 21, 2019
September 23 - September 30, 2019
November 11 - November 18, 2019
December 23 - December 30, 2019

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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The Jayman BUILT MS Walk held on May 26, 2019 is the MS Society’s largest pledge-based fundraiser involving over 40,000 participants and volunteers in more than 160 communities across Canada in the spring and early fall. The Walk began in 1991 and is now one of our most important events. The MS Walk has raised over $25 million, the proceeds of which have gone to fund research in the search for a cure and to providing vital services for people currently living with MS. Volunteer opportunities for the Jayman Built MS Walk include:

• Check In/Registration Tent
• Finish Line
• Food Tent - Breakfast and/or Lunch
• Route Marshal
• Finish Line Cheering
• Walk Day/Photography Assistant

If you have any questions, or to volunteer please contact Jody Deckert, Senior Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, at Jody.Deckert@mssociety.ca or at (780)463-1190


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After 16 years of partnership with the Municipality of Billom, the locals welcome ever more enthusiastically the international volunteers. The project will take place in the heart of this beautiful medieval town.

The project this year will be about hiking trails. Volunteers are needed to clear the undergrowth and other improvements are to be planned. A supervisor will teach you specific techniques concerning woodcraft. The work takes place the morning for 5 hours maximum. Afternoon and weekends are dedicated to other activities.

Participation in a medieval festival, meeting with the local associations, visiting the medieval city, swimming pool, football, basketball, tennis, hiking in the gorges of Madet, horseback riding, visiting Mauzun Castle and the Castle of La Chaux Montgros, visiting the park Livradois Drill, visiting the cities of Clermont-Ferrand and Issoire.

Project dates: August 18 - September 1, 2019

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

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

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

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Located in the heart of Regional Park Livradois, Condat lès Montboissier is a dynamic village. Set in a preserved natural environment, it teems with various sports, art and cultural activities. In order to further increase its tourist appeal, the town wants to host a volunteer project for the second time this year. The goal is to restore an old wash house and participate in the local festival.

The aim of this project is to preserve different architectural elements of the built heritage of Condat. Your first task will be the restoration of the wash house. You'll be supported by a technical supervisor. The work takes place in the morning, up to 5 hours a day.
You will also participate in the organization of the local festival - a chance to have an unforgettable experience in the heart of French culture!

Project dates: July 17 - August 7, 2019

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

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

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

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in local host families.

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

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The project provides a platform in recognition of Youth Day events of June 16th and the role that youth plays in South Africa's society. Sports and cultural activities will be held and international and local participants will take part in the activities together.

This is an exciting project as volunteers will have the opportunity to work with different communities and interact with children after school.

The program will require volunteers to be involved in sports and cultural activities. They will also design learning activities which will be used when the volunteers meet the children for daily activities from 8am to 4pm. Volunteers will work in groups.

Project dates: June 15 - June 30, 2019

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> Enjoy a unique olive harvest adventure.
> Get the opportunity to witness olive oil-making process at a factory.
> Experience Turkey and explore a one-of-a-kind culture that does not disappoint.

CADIP offers a project organized in cooperation with Math Village, a summer school in the village of Sirince in the west of Turkey. The school owns more than 1,000 olive trees and harvests about 20 tons of olives per year. The oil produced from these olives is used in the school kitchen. Volunteers can join the olive picking and packing to support the school. If the harvest is low, volunteers can help with some minor renovation and landscaping around the village.

Project dates:
November 10 - November 30, 2019
December 1 - December 21, 2019

Sirince is very attractive and is famous for its homemade wines and traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk is the home of the world famous Ephessus open-air museum. The nearest city Izmir is one hour away by bus.

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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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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:
March 11 - March 22, 2019
April 5 - April 17, 2019
May 18 - May 25, 2019
June 10 - June 22, 2019
June 29 - July 12, 2019
July 15 - July 27, 2019
August 5 - August 17, 2019
August 24 - September 6, 2019

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Mangrove planting for coastal protection in Central Java, July 12 - July 25, 2019

Mangkang is a fishing and farming village located in West Semarang. This project is answering to the needs of preserving the coastal side of the North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line in the Mangkang area is now in danger due to erosion, cutting of mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps lived there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest has worsened, it is quite difficult to find these species anymore. Fishermen also need to put in more work and go further into the ocean to fish.
The garbage problem was raised again in the recent years. Lack of local awareness about environmentally friendly lifestyle destroys the nature slowly. People also face problem with the garbage management system, moreover there is no daily garbage pickup in the area. The local community started an initiative for creating stuff from recycled materials to decrease the impact of garbage to the nature.

The main focus of the project is preserving the natural diversity and the sea shore from the erosion because there aren’t any mangrove anymore and the currents from the ocean are too strong. The aim is to initiate protection of the sea shore by planting mangroves and to increase the awareness of local people, fishermen and local students to protect their environment as well as their future.

The volunteers will be planting mangroves and other trees on the beach. They will also get involved in environment education and garbage management discussions with local people and local children. There will be some manual activities to support the garbage management program in this area, school visits for environment education, green campaign.

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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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Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvelous state of Rajasthan, is one of the best planned cities of its time. The graceful architecture of the city, all in the colour pink, has earned Jaipur the title of "The Pink City". Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, tourists flock to the city attracted by its fine jewelry, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.

The purpose of the volunteer project is to create awareness on environmental issues affecting this city, to create better learning facilities for school kids, and to provide community service to slum dwellers and poor children.

The project involves teaching basic English to children from poor and marginalized communities in non-formal schools through creative teaching methods like art, music, games, etc. The volunteers will undertake simple renovation work to improve school infrastructure including renovation of a school kitchen, wall painting and making a kitchen garden. The group will hold meetings with the local community to promote health, hygiene, and awareness on environmental issues. Volunteers will also plant trees along with community members.

Project dates: August 5 - August 18, 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:
July 3 - July 15, 2019
July 17 - July 29, 2019
July 31 - August 12, 2019
August 14 - August 26, 2019
August 28 - September 9, 2019
September 11 - September 23, 2019
September 25 - October 7, 2019
October 9 - October 21, 2019
October 23 - November 4, 2019
November 6 - November 18, 2019
November 20 - December 2, 2019
December 4 - December 16, 2019
December 18 - December 30, 2019
January 8 - January 20, 2020
January 22 - February 3, 2020

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Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa

April 1 - April 14, 2019
May 1 - May 14, 2019
June 1 - June 14, 2019
July 1 - July 14, 2019
August 1 - August 14, 2019
September 1 - September 14, 2019
December 1 - December 14, 2019
January 1 - January 14, 2020
February 1 - February 14, 2020

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 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 bustling 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.

In this project, we are helping the forest community and the Senagal village of Kavre district nearby Banepa. After the earthquake, a lot of buildings were destroyed, and the local population needs help in rebuilding the village. We'll be assisting in developing effective agricultural methods; we will do environmental awareness and forest conservation work; we'll work together with local people to build a multi-purpose community house; we will be involved in the construction work.

For more info and other available projects in Nepal, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal

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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

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

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The Medieval Castle of Saint-Barthelemy and its chapel stand on a hill just above the gorges of Arize, in the municipality of Durban-sur-Arize. The aim of this project is to go further in the conservation of these buildings and continue the protection of the site, secure access to the castle and complete the development of a permanent visitor and volunteer center. A group of international volunteers is invited to help in this project for the fifth time.

The volunteers will take part in various maintenance and development projects on the site of the Château Saint-Barthelemy. This includes restoration of walls (masonry work), clearing of vegetation, etc.

Location: Located halfway between Foix and St Girons, Durban-sur-Arize, crossed by Arize, is a charming village in the Ariège part of the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees. With the castle overlooking, the village has a remarkable built heritage with many preserved stone buildings. The Castle of Saint-Barthelemy is an ancient medieval fortress dated back to the 11th century.

Project dates:
July 8 - July 20, 2019
August 19 - August 31, 2019

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


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The volunteer project combines two types of activities: environmental work in Chiriboga, Pichincha Province and construction activities in the Province of Esmeraldas.The first part of the project takes place in the Province of Esmeraldas where we are supporting several families who suffered total or partial destruction of their homes in the earthquake that hit the Ecuadorian Coast in 2016. In this project, we are building houses for two of the affected families. The construction will be done in several stages. We will start with building the foundations of the construction with the help of family members. This will involve work with concrete, brick masonry, blocks and wood. The houses will have 3 rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a social area.

In the second part of the project, the volunteers will experience life in the forest in Chiriboga Reserve, located 50 kilometers south west of the capital city Quito, at an altitude of 1,680 meters above sea level. The reserve is part of the cloud forest of the northern foothills of the Andes and is home to a great variety of birds and animals, including some endangered species. The volunteers will help protect and preserve one of the few remnants of the cloud forest.

Volunteer will be involved in the following activities:
- Organic agriculture: cleaning and care of trees, fruit trees and construction of an orchard.
- Waste management: create conditions for proper waste separation and facilitate recycling.
- Soil restoration: cleaning and maintenance of roads and trails to promote soil conservation; planting of different plant species in the paddock area.
- Protection of water: protection of water sources with native species planted around riverbeds and streams to prevent drought.
- Recycling of material: use of materials such as tires, pallets and old wood to build furniture for the use of volunteers.
- Help in construction: we frequently improve the infrastructure to make more comfortable the volunteers' accommodation. Our goal is to build more bedrooms for the accommodation of future volunteers and the task is to build the base of the bedrooms.

The work in the reserve includes working with tools such as shovels and machetes, being in contact with the ground and plants. Volunteers should be ready to get dirty and accept manual tasks as they arise.

Project dates:
July 4 - July 21, 2019
August 1 - August 18, 2019

More info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-ecuador


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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.

Learn more about the short-term (1-3 weeks) program: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

Programs 1 to 5 months: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica

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In order to respond better to the difficulties of the deprived and marginalized population and in sight of the socio-economic situation, the younger population of the municipality of Kpalimé is confronted to, we decided to build a Youth Centre. The Centre will ensure an integral development of these young people by giving them the opportunity to continue their education in the best conditions. This camp is the result of the work initiated in July 2015 by other volunteers who saw the need for this centre. For this summer, activities planned on the site will finish the building of the first dormitory. The aim is to complete the work on the new building including masonry and carpentry, and to promote reception and care for young people from a difficult family situation.

The volunteers are going to help technicians (masons and carpenters) in various activities: Manufacturing and collection of bricks; Help making the mortar for plastering the walls; Cutting wood for carpentry; installation of the supports for doors and windows. Volunteers will also take care of the creation of a green space for the center (planting plants).

The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Project dates: July 1 - July 20, 2019

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Event Days: June 22 & 23, 2019

The MS Bike is a two-day, 180km bike ride through the Alberta prairies from Leduc to Camrose. In 2018, the event raised approximately $2 million for multiple sclerosis. Join 2000+ cyclists and 500 volunteers in the largest MS Bike in the country by applying for one of the many volunteer positions!

• Breakfast
• Package Pick-up
• Luggage
• Volunteer Check-in
• Beer Gardens
• Bike Storage
• Lunch Stop
• Check Stop
• Finish Line cheering

If this volunteering opportunity interests you, please contact Jody Deckert at jody.deckert@mssociety.ca or by calling 780-463-1190


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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.

More info and other available projects in Iceland: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

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We invite you to walk through a very beautiful landscape, amazing views and wonderful nature. Carian Trail is Turkey's longest footpath passing through villages, beaches, ruins and rugged coastline around the southwest corner of Turkey.

This spring, a group of international volunteers will be cleaning parts of the walking route, mainly along the coastline, for 3 weeks. Volunteers need to be prepared to walk several kilometres during work each day and to work with sharp tools. There will be a group leader and a local leader who speaks Turkish and English. There may be other local helpers as well on some days.Volunteer tasks include clearing shrubs and bushes on the paths, waymarking, route clearing, garbage collection along the walking route. We would also like someone to photograph or film activities on the route and make a blog or a short film.

Project dates: April 26 - May 16, 2019

Location: A great majority of the route follows the coastline passing through small villages. Check them out, you will be amazed! On your days off, you may be able to visit town centers, beaches or ruins.

The Carian Trail is an 820 km long-distance footpath exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Mu?la and Ayd?n. The trail is named after the ancient region of Caria in south-west Asia Minor. It passes through an area with many ancient ruins. Stone paved caravan roads and mule paths connect villages from the coast to a mountainous hinterland. There are pine forest covered mountain slopes, olive terraces and almond groves which are an important part of the region's economy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

More details, other projects in Iceland and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

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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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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

More details, other projects in Vietnam and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-vietnam

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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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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

Info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bulgaria

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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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Volunteers will be welcomed on an educational farm in Retournac amidst a unique and preserved area by the Loire River. The farm is an unusual and unique place of agricultural production (vegetables, breads, cheeses), artistic creation and education. All these activities are carried out with respect to the environment and organic farming.

You will be involved in improving the environment of the farm and making it more welcoming: building picnic tables, improving access to the cheese factory by setting up steps, building shelves. You can choose the workshops according to your preferences. You will be guided by a technical supervisor. The work takes place in the morning for up to 4 hours. Afternoons and weekends are dedicated to other activities.

Project dates: June 23 - July 3, 2019

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

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Education, rehabilitation and support for orphan children in India.

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

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

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

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The volunteers in this project will support 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: January 10 - January 20, 2020

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


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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.

For more info about this and other projects in Ecuador: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

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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.

Long-term volunteering in Indonesia: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-indonesia

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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

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

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

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

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