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Food for Thought
Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a healthy food and creative activity program for underprivileged children. Our international volunteers work hand in hand with local staff and volunteers to provide healthy meals and arts/music curriculum to 30 children between the ages of 3 and 11. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting in preparation and se […]

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Volunteer and Spanish Immersion Program
Volunteer and Spanish Immersion Program

We are an organic small holding situated in the foothills of the Andes. The house also serves as a part-time B&B in the summer months. The area is host to many families trying out alternative lifestyle projects. I live in a cosy log house set in native woodland with access to river bathing pools. The area offers plenty of outdoor […]

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Education and Solidarity
Education and Solidarity

Our education centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in teaching English, working with children, and implementing new programs. You will be working as a part of a team of international volunteers. Volunteers live and work on-site or in the neighbouring schools. Both male and female volunteers are welcome. We […]

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Water Filter Construction and Installation
Water Filter Construction and Installation

We support the construction of biosand water filters to help overcome the widespread health problems produced by contaminated drinking water. In the vicinity of the Sacred Valley, there are an estimated 60,000 indigenous people living in rural mountain communities. Poor sanitation and hygiene practices and no access to potable water […]

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Volunteer in Cloud Forest Reserve
Volunteer in Cloud Forest Reserve

We pride ourselves in our flexibility and commitment to making the volunteer experience an unforgettable one. Volunteers can choose what activities they want to do to contribute to the community during their stay. In the cloud forest section of the reserve, you can help out by: Planting native trees as part of the reforestati […]

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Volunteer in the Cloud Forest
Volunteer in the Cloud Forest

We have been supporting ecological conservation in North Western Ecuador and in the town of Mindo since 1996. This longstanding commitment has succeeded in protecting over 1500 acres of wilderness in partnership with the Ecuadorian organizations ALLPA and Fundacion Cambugan as part of a larger international collaboration with Rainfore […]

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Sea Turtle Camp Caretakers
Sea Turtle Camp Caretakers

Our sea turtle project needs a group of 2-3 people (couples are welcome) to care take of our camp during the off season. The off season is from early April until the end of June. This camp is extremely isolated, there is literally only one person that lives on the beach and the closest community is almost a 2 hour hike on foot. There […]

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Build Homes for Poor Families
Build Homes for Poor Families

Recognising family homes as the cornerstone for improving lives and developing communities, we provide individual families with a better home and a fresh start in life. We are a USA-based non-profit organisation founded to build homes and improve the lives of the rural poor in Guatemala. In the poorest areas of highland Guatemala, im […]

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Volunteer Field Assistant: Maroon-fronted Parrots
Volunteer Field Assistant: Maroon-fronted Parrots

We are looking volunteers to survey Maroon-fronted Parrots. Duties include recording breeding activity at the nest site as well as looking for fledglings, predators and other avifauna around the nest site. Surveys required sustained periods of stationary observation; expect to spend approximately 6-7 hours daily watching cliffs and 2 […]

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Day-Care for Disabled Children
Day-Care for Disabled Children

We are a Guatemalan NGO that offers its services, education, physiotherapy and speech therapy, free of charge to the disabled children of the villages situated at the west side of Lago de Atitlán. We strive to give these kids an opportunity to develop into functional members of society and to make them less dependent on charity […]

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Jaguar Conservation Internship
Jaguar Conservation Internship

Our mission is to promote the conservation of the jaguar, its natural prey and habitat throughout the species' geographical range, as well as its peaceful coexistence with man, through research and conservation strategies. One of our objectives is to train professionals and students in field methods and techniques to study jaguars in […]

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Help Forensic Anthropology Team
Help Forensic Anthropology Team

We are a non-governmental, non-profit, scientific organization that applies forensic sciences - mainly forensic anthropology and archaeology - to the investigation of human rights violations in-country and worldwide. We were established in 1984 to investigate the cases of at least 10,000 disappeared people in Argentina during the mili […]

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