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Field Volunteer Opportunities
Field Volunteer Opportunities

We are an international development and refugee aid organization that provides long-term, community-based development and support to economically impoverished communities throughout the world. What distinguishes our work is our belief that the transformation of impoverished communities comes from engaging local members in the solution […]

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Volunteer Writer
Volunteer Writer

We are an online network of hostels and tour companies in Latin America, providing up-to-date information for backpackers and independent travellers. We use ‘on-the-road’ volunteer writers to visit each hostel and tour company, and then write about their experiences (with photographs). Our writers all have organisational […]

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Help Children with Cancer
Help Children with Cancer

We are a non-profit organisation providing a full range of relief services to children living with cancer. These services include not only hospitalisation and medical treatment, but also psycho-social services (occupational therapy, etc.). We are currently looking for volunteers for work in hospitals and our offices. In hospitals (H […]

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Help Out at Estancia
Help Out at Estancia

We are a unique and authentic eco-tourism estancia (ranch), offering genuine country life with a sophisticated European style. The property offers comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, an outside pool with vineyard views, plus free Wi-Fi access in all common areas. We host guests from all around the world who want to participate […]

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Volunteer in City Hostel
Volunteer in City Hostel

Our hostel is located in a historic 1890s building, beautifully restored to the highest standards. We offer both private and shared accommodation for backpackers and ecotourists in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. We work hard to maintain a high standard of service and to ensure our guests are well looked after and feel at home d […]

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Volunteer in Quechua-Speaking Mountain Communities
Volunteer in Quechua-Speaking Mountain Communities

We are a registered Peruvian charity and official UK Charity supporting remote, impoverished communities in the high Andes. Our challenge is to continue to support over 2,500 vulnerable children, abandoned elderly, women and men to help provide a better quality of life and a brighter future. Our ambition is to help more people in such […]

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Teach Filmmaking & Media to Underserved Youth
Teach Filmmaking & Media to Underserved Youth

We are a non profit arts organization that sends filmmakers and art educators overseas to teach filmmaking, media literacy, and technology to underserved students. Think of it as PeaceCorps for filmmakers. All of our programs are 100% fully funded. We cover the cost of housing, international travel, food, equipment, and evacuation in […]

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Field Assistant – Orchid Bee Research
Field Assistant – Orchid Bee Research

We are looking for 1-2 short-term field assistants to collect data on the movement ecology of orchid bees in fragmented tropical landscapes. Primary responsibilities will include collecting male orchid bees and outfitting them with tags for automated recapture (through a combination of RFID tags and custom optical tags), as well as re […]

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Volunteer with Children
Volunteer with Children

We are a small non-profit organisation that aims to provide children and adults with a place to come together and strengthen their community. The main objectives of the project are to teach the children the importance of community, to provide them with educational support and to help instil in them the values and self-confidence that […]

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Volunteer at Feline Centre
Volunteer at Feline Centre

We are an up and coming wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. Our animals are local wildlife species ranging from ocelots to parrots. We release animals that are suitable for release and provide long term care for those that are not. Our additional goals are to also become a temporary home for conflict animals that are waiting fo […]

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Volunteer at Eco-Hostel in the Cloud Forest
Volunteer at Eco-Hostel in the Cloud Forest

Our mission is to give travellers a joyous stay in an eco-friendly environment. It was started by two seasoned backpackers when they recognized that regular backpacker guides like The Lonely Planet and Moon handbooks couldn’t cover all there was to see and do in Panama. We are Panama’s only fully functional eco lodge insid […]

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Economic and Community Development
Economic and Community Development

We are a Peruvian and a U.S. non-profit organization working to promote economic and community development. We work to provide the skills, training, and access to market necessary for women and rural families to earn an income and become financially independent. Our programs include fair trade women’s crafts cooperatives (weavin […]

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