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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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Volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue Centre
Volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue Centre

Our wildlife rescue centre cares for resident animals and random animals that are treated and released. The animals that are residents are two toed sloths, kinkajous, coatimundi, white face capuchin, owls, coyote and margay. Our centre has a large aquaponic agriculture system where we grow organic vegetables for our own use and for t […]

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Help Poor and Displaced Children
Help Poor and Displaced Children

Since March of 2006 we have been providing food, medicine and clothing to the displaced children and families living above the city of Medellin, Colombia. We have 2 locations next to each other. The larger facility is for games, sports, music, dancing and acts as a community centre for the families. The new learning centre just opened […]

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Education & Women’s Issues
Education & Women’s Issues

We are an educational non-profit organisation dedicated to improving access to secondary education for young women from rural mountain communities of the Sacred Valley. We are always looking for responsible individuals who are interested in bringing their individuality and ideas into a small grass roots non-profit. Whether you’ […]

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Cultural Research
Cultural Research

We are looking for travelers to gather information on Peruvian culture for a database and blog. As a volunteer it will be your job to update these mediums with subjects that peak your interest, whether it be food, dance, art, music, travel, sports, politics or history, you will have the flexibility to explore topics that engage you. […]

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Volunteer on Monkey Farm
Volunteer on Monkey Farm

Our Monkey Farm is in the process of becoming an organic sustainable farm where volunteers from all over the world come and live at the farm and grow the food to feed themselves using permaculture methods, care for the farm animals which in turn provide food for them (eggs, milk, meat), and care for the monkeys and wildlife that we re […]

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Education Program Coordinator
Education Program Coordinator

The primary activity of our Education Program is English as a foreign language (TEFL) instruction. We are developing a unique TEFL curriculum tailored to our region which, beyond standard English instruction, is evolving to incorporate intercultural understanding and exchange, environmental education and youth development themes into […]

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Help Protect Marine Diversity
Help Protect Marine Diversity

We are a non-for-profit organization whose mission is the conservation of Ecuador's marine ecosystems and resources. We work under the guidelines of Ecuador's Ministry of Environment (MAE). This joint work between MAE and us has allowed the achievement of important advances in terms of conservation. We accept volunteers throughout th […]

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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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