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Volunteer Park Rangers
Volunteer Park Rangers

We offer the chance to work as a volunteer in many protected areas, and the program has worked with volunteers for over 25 years. Volunteers help with: guidance and environmental interpretation for visitors; radio operation; trail maintenance; climate data logging; prevention, control and surveillance patrols; monitoring of species; p […]

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Volunteer at Butterfly Sanctuary
Volunteer at Butterfly Sanctuary

We work to educate and inspire the public about the beauty and wonder of nature. We also work to protect the habitat by educating farmers and gardeners about the ways to grow plants productively and in a way that will not harm butterflies. Butterflies are pollinators and are highly important for the reproductive cycle of flowering pla […]

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Dog Rescue Volunteer
Dog Rescue Volunteer

We run a small hotel that doubles as a domestic farm and animal rescue operation. We currently have over 50 dogs - almost exclusively strays rescued from the streets - along with pigs, wild boars, horses, turtles, and various types of birds. As a volunteer, you can choose the tasks that best suit you. We always need volunteers to fee […]

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Volunteer at Home for Adolescent Mothers
Volunteer at Home for Adolescent Mothers

We are a home for adolescent mothers between the ages of 12 and 18. Most have been victims of sexual violence, neglect, and discrimination. We give them a safe place in which to become mothers and provide shelter, food, clothes, medical attention, physical and psychological therapy, education and vocational training. The aim is for th […]

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Volunteering at Animal Shelter
Volunteering at Animal Shelter

Our animal rescue shelter houses over 40 cats and 10 dogs, and runs a veterinarian clinic which operates a couple of days a week to spay and neuter dogs and cats that live on the streets in the area. Besides the clinic, we visit villages and provide some clinical services to small animals, donkeys and horses. We are surrounded by poor […]

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Fair Trade Volunteer
Fair Trade Volunteer

We are a non-profit organization helping improve the quality of life of rural, Mapuche families from Southern Chile. We achieve this by strengthening their social and economic development and their cultural recognition. We market textile pieces entirely hand-made and according to ancient Mapuche techniques of wool-spinning, natural d […]

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Volunteer with the Flying Doctors
Volunteer with the Flying Doctors

We are a non-profit organization that provides free health care and education to hundreds of needy people. Our pilots and their planes transport medical staff and support volunteers to our clinics in Mexico, where local people are given medical, dental, and eye care that they would not get otherwise. Many people are treated, both chil […]

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International Human Rights Volunteer
International Human Rights Volunteer

We are an independent non-profit organisation offering international accompaniment in Colombia. With international solidarity at its core, we work for the promotion of human rights and International Humanitarian Law in Colombia offering physical, political, and technical accompaniment to organisations in processes of resistance and se […]

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Volunteer Coordinator in a Favela
Volunteer Coordinator in a Favela

We are looking for two Volunteer Coordinators for 2015, the first starting in January and the second starting in June. We operate an international volunteer organisation in the largest Favela in Rio. On average we have from 10-15 volunteers on staff, sometimes more. Our focus is early childhood education; however we have classes for a […]

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Work Exchange Staff Wanted
Work Exchange Staff Wanted

Our small hostel is looking for friendly people to join us as Work Exchange Staff. We're in a central location within easy biking, walking or public transit access to cultural activities, from restaurants and bars to the farmer's market, museums, parks and more. Volunteer tasks: Taking reservations, checking in guests, and se […]

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Ecotourism and Community Support
Ecotourism and Community Support

We are a fair trade, organic coffee and macadamia plantation owned and run by a cooperative of local families. All profits raised by the community are divided amongst the community members and are used to improve the health, education and living conditions within the cooperative. There are various ways your volunteer work can support […]

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Volunteer for Childcare Centre
Volunteer for Childcare Centre

Our Childcare Centre provides day-care for Guatemalan children aged 2 – 6. The Centre offers support to families in need, particularly to single mothers who work but cannot afford to pay for childcare. It aims to ensure that children’s basic needs are met and to encourage active learning during these formative pre-school y […]

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