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A Broader View http://www.abroaderview.org Welcome to A Broader View Volunteers! As a USA based 501(c)(3) charity our programs are tax deductible for US tax payers. We offer both short and long term projects for the globally-minded individual searching for a unique travel experience. We have project bases in 20 countries throughout Central and South America, Asia and throughout Africa. Volunteers are needed in health programs, HIV education, teaching English programs, woman empowerment, conservation and more. A Broader View volunteer program is for anyone searching for a meaningful, enriching, life-changing experience while traveling abroad. Our programs open you up to world of discovery. You will experience people, places and things of which you have only dreamed. If you have one month to spare or just one week, A Broader View programs offer a real opportunity to experience, learn and contribute in ways which traditional travel does not do. Visit our website or call us toll free for more information (866) 423-3258.
http://www.africanimpact.comAfrican Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation offering responsible interactive volunteer projects in over 12 countries across Africa, making us the African specialists in voluntourism. We offer a wide range of conservation and community volunteering, internships, wildlife courses, and educational group travel options as well as tailor-made group and social club volunteering experiences. We have hosted volunteers from all over the world and of all ages! We truly believe in making a difference and seek to maximise the positive impact of voluntourism in Africa, both for volunteers and for communities and conservation efforts. To us, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the hands-on help and skills that volunteers bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its people and its wildlife can give those volunteers in return. We want to empower our volunteers to make a difference and have them bring about long lasting positive change on local communities and the physical environments in which we work, while having a fun, life-changing experience. Contact: email@example.com
http://www.hands.org All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy.
Our Mission: To enable volunteers to provide assistance to communities affected by natural disasters. Our Vision: To be recognized as the most effective organization at providing opportunities for volunteers to help survivors of natural disasters.
AmeriSpan http://www.amerispan.com AmeriSpan Study Abroad was created in 1993 by and for lovers of language immersion, study abroad and cultures. Starting as a two person operation with a passion for travel, we have grown to be a leader in educational travel and Study Abroad with over 28,000 clients. We offer volunteer programs for participants of all ages and nationalities, in most countries in Latin America and various in Europe, Africa and Asia. We have grouped our projects in different categories: Social (Community Service), Educational, Environmental/Zoological, Healthcare or Business/Professional. Examples of projects are Hospitals, Orphanages, Centers for at-risk youth, Community Development programs, Women empowerment programs, Teaching/Teacher’s assistant, Nature Guides, assistant at a Micro-credit agency, HIV/AIDS relief and prevention programs, etc.
Amizade http://www.amizade.org Amizade is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through service and learning worldwide. We have a 15-year history of safely and responsibly connecting individuals with community-driven service in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin and South America, and the U.S. With Amizade’s strong partnerships, built over years of working in the same communities, you’ll be able to experience a new culture in a deep and meaningful way while providing valuable service that the community has requested. Whether you want to travel in a group or on your own, Amizade can arrange a placement with one of our community partners that combines learning, community service and, of course, recreational activities. Your Amizade experience will give you the opportunity to build life-long friendships, and to live your passion for exploring the world while making it a better place.
BIG BEYOND http://www.bigbeyond.org Big Beyond facilitates ethical volunteer placements in rural Africa for adventurous individuals looking for experiences far beyond the norm, off the beaten path and the chance to truly immerse in another culture. We currently run project sites in Uganda, Malawi and Ethiopia. They’re all located next to national parks and you’ll work hand-in-hand with the friendly adjacent communities to integrate the conservation and socio-economic development objectives of the local area. We’re looking for a diverse range of motivated volunteers to join the team from just two weeks up to 12 months and work across a range of exciting high-impact community projects covering areas such as education, enterprise, environment, culture and health. Volunteer placements are always tailored to your skills, interests and level of experience, as well as the needs of the local community. It’s the chance to take your knowledge, experiences and energy to people and places that truly value your contribution, but it’s also a great way to learn just as much as you give, build memories of a lifetime and be inspired about new possibilities. Visit http://www.bigbeyond.org for more info or call our free number +44 (0)800 644 6203 for a chat.
CCI Exchange – Volunteer Abroad http://www.cci-exchange.com Greenheart Travel’s Volunteer Abroad programs offer a unique and exciting way to travel and are for all ages. We combine rewarding service work with unmatched opportunities to learn about fascinating cultures from the inside, as you never could through the windows of a tour bus. Greenheart Travel is a division of the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI). Established in 1985, CCI is a nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace, and has served thousands of participants. Programs are offered all over the world, for varying lengths of time, making it easy to find the best match for your travel and volunteer needs. Not only will you be making a positive difference, you will also be immersing yourself in a new culture, learning a new language and building lasting relationships with your host family and fellow volunteers. Whether you teach English to school children in Ghana, plant trees in Costa Rica or volunteer with the disabled in Argentina, you will come away with unforgettable memories and the sense of fulfillment that comes from donating your time to a meaningful service project.
CONCERN AMERICA http://www.concernamerica.org Concern America is an international development and refugee aid organization that provides long-term, community-based development and support to economically impoverished communities throughout the world since 1972. Concern America trains community members in health, education, water construction, and income-generation, so that the villagers themselves become the health care providers, educators, well-diggers, cooperative members, etc. In terms of income generation, Concern America supports cooperatives in Bangladesh, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico by purchasing their beautiful, handcrafted art pieces at fair trade prices, set by those who make them. Concern America then makes these items available through ³craft sales² hosted in homes, churches, businesses, schools, civic events, and now online. Funds generated by these sales are used to support the Concern America field projects in these same countries, in addition to the benefits to the artisans. Visit http://www.concernamerica.org/marketplace for more information and/or to purchase crafts.
Cross Cultural Solutions http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org Cross Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization that enables volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to the community by working side-by-side with local people, while gaining a new perspective and insight into the culture and themselves. The volunteer work is with carefully selected Partner Programs, all of which are dynamic and inspiring community-led organizations. Volunteers enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 12 countries, start date year-round and programs from 1-12 weeks long. CCS offers international volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India,, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Thailand.
Cosmic Volunteers http://www.cosmicvolunteers.org Cosmic Volunteers is a US-based non-profit organization that offers volunteer programs abroad in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines and Viet Nam. Cosmic Volunteers sends hundreds of volunteers abroad each year to volunteer at schools, hospitals, newspapers, orphanages, HIV/AIDS clinics, women’s groups, and other organizations who ask us for assistance. Our volunteers are mostly from the US, Canada and Europe, from all walks of life, and range in age from high school to retirees. Most programs do not require special skills or experience, just an open mind and a desire to reach out to those in need in non-western countries.
DEVELOPING WORLD CONNECTIONS http://www.developingworldconnections.org Ready for a different kind of travel experience? Developing World Connections is a non-profit organization that offers individuals and groups of any age and background the opportunity to help those in need in the developing world through international volunteer experiences. Spend one or two weeks working alongside locals on a sustainable, community-led project in one of 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Our projects are all related to construction of infrastructure to help eliminate the causes and effects of poverty. Our volunteers help build schools, medical facilities, and livelihood centres, water projects and agriculture projects. No training or special skills are required. Explore the world, lend a hand, and help build hope. Find out how to start your meaningful adventure by visiting our website at http://www.developingworldconnections.org or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-458-8209.
Foundation for Sustainable Development http://www.fsdinternational.org FSD is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to provide volunteer opportunities for professionals who are interested in supporting grassroots, international development. FSD represents a very unique development philosophy that comprehensively trains and enables volunteers to achieve a sustainable impact on the community they work within. Our approach integrates practical solutions with the interior aspects of culture, beliefs, and commonly-held values. By recognizing these forces in-tandem, FSD and its volunteers address grassroots development in a way that can deliver needed resources without imposing, patronizing, or disempowering the communities that open their doors to us. Participants select from over 400 unique opportunities worldwide, to find the work that matches their skills and interests. No matter the opportunity selected, volunteering with FSD will give you insight into sustainable development and ensure that your work makes a lasting impact.
Discover Corps http://www.discovercorps.com Discover Corps was created to give adults a way to rekindle their values of international service in spite of the demands in their busy lives. Discover Corps offers travelers a variety of service expeditions that allow them to work side-by-side with local people, learn firsthand about global issues, and return home a directly-engaged and informed global citizen. Recognizing a broad demand for a new kind of mission, we have proudly launched The Service Expedition TM. These powerful, two-week programs connect volunteer-travelers with missions relevant to today’s global issues. When crafting our expeditions, we tap into the knowledge and insights of our Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), who are expert at bringing these destinations to life. You’ll absorb the local culture and customs as well as the sociopolitical and economic challenges facing the community. There will be cultural activities, day trips, language training and thought-provoking lectures with local experts and guest speakers.
GeoVisions http://www.geovisions.org GeoVisions offers exciting ways to experience first hand a new country and a new community through our volunteer abroad programs. You might want to consider joining the Conversation Corps, or becoming a Conversation Partner (tutoring on a project in conversational English). You have the ability to immerse yourself in a completely different land and culture while gaining a new cultural understanding. The rewards are astounding! With programs in over 25 countries, and volunteer projects as diverse as medical, women and children, community building and conservation, it’s Voluntourism at it’s best!
Globe Aware http://www.globeaware.org Globe Aware, a nonprofit organization, currently offers volunteer vacations in Peru, Costa Rica, Romania, Thailand, Cuba , Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. These short-term (one week) adventures in service focus on cultural-awareness and sustainability, and are often compared to a mini peace corps. All program costs, including the cost of airfare, are tax-deductible. Globe Aware is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charity. You need no special skills nor do you need to speak any foreign language. Immerse yourself in a new culture. Enjoy befriending people in new and interesting countries and experience the reward of helping them on meaningful community projects.
Global Citizens Network http://www.globalcitizens.org Global Citizens Network recognizes the interdependence of people around the world, and that social and economic injustice, racial and ethnic inequality, and ecological loss affect all people. But through cooperative effort, individuals of all cultures can experience and enhance their ability to make a difference in their community and their world. To foster that cooperation, Global Citizens Network sends short-term teams of volunteers to communities in other cultures where participants immerse themselves in the culture and daily life of the community. Each volunteer team is partnered with a local grassroots organization active in meeting local needs. Global Citizens Network creates a worldwide network of people and organizations committed to addressing global issues. Global Citizens may be reached at 800-644-9292 or 851-944-0960. Also please visit the website link above for further information.
Global Crossroad http://www.globalcrossroad.com We strive to offer the world’s most affordable, successful, and enriching volunteer programs. Our highly-respected programs are held in more than 20 countries including China, India, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Our projects range from teaching English in local schools to working in an orphanage and from wildlife conservation to health care projects, where volunteer’s help is greatly needed. Every year we send thousands of volunteers to abroad to make a positive impact in local communities. If you decide to join our project, you will play a pivotal role in making a better world. We are very flexible regarding the needs of our volunteers and interns; you can join a project from 2 to 12 weeks (and sometimes even longer depending on the particular country.)
Global Exchange http://www.globalexchange.org Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have successfully increased public awareness of root causes of injustice while building international partnerships and mobilizing for change. Global Exchange’s Reality Tours give people opportunities to explore the impact of corporate globalization and US foreign and economic policies around the world while highlighting the hope, resilience and resistance of local communities.
Global Mamas http://www.globalmamas.org/volunteers Global Mamas was founded by Kristin Johnson and Renae Adam works to achieve economic independence of women and alleviate poverty at a grassroots level in Ghana, West Africa through the sustainable growth of small women-owned businesses. As an international volunteer organization, we combine meaningful international volunteer programs with valuable volunteer assignments that help African women gain economic independence. Through short-term “volunteer vacations”, participants are able to use their skills to help others and make a difference in the future of women and their families in Africa. Volunteer positions are available for people with a variety of skills: business, marketing, fashion/jewelry design, accounting/finance, computers, graphic design, writing and more!
Global Service Corps http://www.globalservicecorps.org Founded in 1993 by Baby Boomer Rick Lathrop during his mid-career transition, Global Service Corps (GSC) was envisioned as a “mini-Peace Corps” experience for fellow Baby Boomers. Since then, it has grown to include programs for students and recent grads in five different countries. Presently, GSC offers short- and long-term volunteer and internship service-learning opportunities for adults in Tanzania and Thailand. GSC volunteer participants are all trained to become trainers of local community members in one or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable agriculture food security, nutrition, and English as a Second Language (ESL). GSC also provides programs in youth AIDS prevention camps, Buddhist immersion and international health. All GSC participants have the unique opportunity to live in homestays to participate in a true cultural immersion experience.
Global Vision International http://www.gvi.co.uk Global Vision International (GVI) was formed in 1998 to provide support and services to international charities, non-profits and governmental agencies through volunteering opportunities and direct funding. GVI is guided by a unique commitment to its volunteers and to its partners. To the volunteer it offers safe responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities and facilitates the ability to make a real difference. To its partners it commits all research ownership rights and all work is undertaken fully under their direction, in conjunction with the local community. GVI is a non-political, non-religious organization, which through its alliance with over 150 project partners in over 30 countries, provides opportunities to volunteers to fill a critical void in the fields of environmental research, conservation, education and community development. International partners include South African National Parks Board, Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund, Jane Goodall Institute, Rainforest Concern and Kenyan Wildlife Service. In 2006, 78% of all volunteer contributions received were spent directly in the field.
Global Volunteers http://www.globalvolunteers.org Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian international human and economic development organization founded in 1984 in St. Paul, Minn. Mobilizing teams of short-term volunteers year-around to assist on long-term local projects, Global Volunteers supports host communities in 19 countries on six continents with programs focused on at-risk children and their families, direct work project funding and child sponsorships. Projects range from one to three weeks and include teaching conversational English, caring for at-risk children, constructing community buildings and public health care assistance. Global Volunteers is in consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC and works in partnership with more than 200 local organizations worldwide.
i-to-i http://www.i-to-i.com With i-to-i, your volunteer experience can involve anything from community development to conservation, building to teaching. With 500 projects in 30 countries to choose from worldwide, the hardest part is deciding where to go! At i-to-i strongly believe that you don’t have to be in the first flushes of youth to enjoy international travel. But we do understand that our older customers have often grown to enjoy the finer things in life, so we’ve developed a range of travel upgrades so you can combine an authentic travel experience with life’s little luxuries. Our Premier Packs are designed to help you make the most of your time away. If you want a little privacy after a long days work or dread the prospect of sharing a room with someone you don’t know, then we might just be able to help. With a comfortable bed, a warm shower and the blissful silence of your own company, you’ll be able to fully regenerate and return to your project filled with the energy and enthusiasm you need to make a real difference.
http://www.spanishcourses.com.ar Intercultural is a private language school, located in Mendoza, Argentina. We offer and arrange volunteer work for people of all ages and nationalities in various areas in Mendoza. The participants can help in soup kitchens, hospitals and other social institutions. Furthermore you have the opportunity to work in environmental projects or participate in English teaching programs. You will get to know the Argentinian and Mendocinian culture, customs and way of life and also allow you a submersion into practising the Spanish language. You can find more information on our website: http://www.spanishcourses.com.ar
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) http://www.volunteerhq.org International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides safe, quality and extremely affordable volunteering placements in developing countries all over the world. At present we have a wide range of volunteering opportunities in Tanzania, Kenya, Kenya-Maasai, Nepal, Vietnam, Peru, Ecuador and Thailand. In 2008-09 IVHQ plans to open new programs in Bolivia, Mexico, India, China and Ghana. Whether you are travelling abroad, taking a gap year, or simply wishing to provide aid in a developing country through volunteer travel, International Volunteer HQ has the program for you. IVHQ assists developing countries by providing volunteers to work in a variety of jobs such as teaching, medical work, HIV/Aids awareness and orphanage assistance. Volunteers can choose to work on projects for various periods of time ranging anywhere from one day to six months. Our partner organizations in these countries will place you in institutions which align your interests and strengths with projects where there is a REAL NEED for help and assistance.
Mobility International (MIUSA) http://www.miusa.org Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development, MIUSA’s international exchange programs last from 2-4 weeks and are held throughout the year in the US and abroad. MIUSA has worked with people with and without disabilities from more than 80 countries. Activities include living with homestay families, leadership seminars, disability rights workshops, cross-cultural learning, and teambuilding activities such as river rafting and challenge courses. Participants develop strategies for making changes, both within themselves and in their communities. Focused programs have been developed for youth, young adults, parents, professionals and women. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov Founded on March 1, 1961 during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps is an international volunteer organization of the U.S. government. Since its founding the Peace Corps has had over 187,000 volunteers serve in more than 139 countries. Volunteers work on projects ranging from small business development to Aids education and environmental preservation. There is no upper age limit to serve in the Peace Corps and volunteers in their eighties are currently serving. Approximately 6 percent of volunteers are over 50. The Peace Corps welcomes and appreciates the experience and abilities over mature volunteers. The Peace Corps requires a two year commitment. For further information please visit the website above.
Projects Abroad http://www.projectsabroad.org Projects Abroad sends volunteers abroad to over 20 countries to do over 100 different internships and service projects. Founded in 1992, we have grown to a team of 200 people around the world that sends 3500 volunteers annually. Volunteers can go at any time, for as long as they wish. Our most popular programs include: environmental conservation, archaeology and cultural preservation, teaching English, care work in orphanages, as well as medical and nursing projects.Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo Learn more at http://www.Projects-Abroad.org
Raleigh International http://www.raleighinternational.org Raleigh International, a sustainable development charity, works in partnership with communities, non-governmental organisations and governments in Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania. We recruit team leaders and volunteer managers (up to the age of 75) to support young volunteer teams and local communities to change their world for the better. For 8, 13 or 26 weeks you could be protecting vulnerable environments, providing access to safe water and sanitation, building resilience communities and inspiring young leaders. You do not need experience of development or working with young people, just an open mind, commitment and a desire to drive positive change. Since our foundation as a charity in 1984, Raleigh volunteers have become a global community of more than 36,000 people committed to building a sustainable future. To find out how you can get involved please call +44 (0)20 7183 1296 or visit our website.
UBELONG http://www.ubelong.org UBELONG is a pioneering social venture that offers affordable and flexible volunteering opportunities in communities across the world. It is based in Washington, DC and led by international development professionals and former volunteers. UBELONG has projects throughout Asia and Latin America, and has over 80 projects in multiple fields, including business development, caregiving, education, environment and health. Projects run year-round and you can join from one week up to six months. Costs start as low as US$350 for a one week placement, which, among other things, includes extensive pre-departure preparation, airport pickup, housing, meals and 24/7 support. To learn more visit http://www.ubelong.org or email email@example.com.
United Nations Volunteers http://www.unv.org Created in 1970 by the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Volunteers(UNV) program mobilizes qualified volunteers to serve in countries throughout the world. Approximately 7000 volunteers serve each year in developing countries. More than 30,000 volunteers have served in over 140 countries since 1971. Programs for which UNV supplies pre-qualified volunteers include long-term development work, peacekeeping and humanitarian projects and to help run local and national elections. The UNV program is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). For further information and an application please visit the website above.
United Planet http://www.unitedplanet.org/quest.html United Planet’s Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays. United Planet Quests are offered in 50 countries from 1-52 weeks. United Planet is a leading international, educational, humanitarian, and peace-building, non-profit organization devoted to fostering cross-cultural understanding and friendship, supporting communities in need to unite the world in a community beyond borders.
Village Volunteers http://www.villagevolunteers.org Village Volunteers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth. Village Volunteers was founded in the belief that partnership is a key factor in the renewal and healing of areas plagued by poverty and disease. Committed to preserving autonomy and cultural heritage, Village Volunteers works in collaboration with village programs to support the achievement of their goals and objectives by integrating international volunteerism, sustainable community development projects, and program assistance. Through collaboration based on friendship and the commitment to human rights, volunteers have the opportunity to strengthen ties across the boundaries of international borders, race, gender, age, and culture. Village Volunteers is dedicated to preparing volunteers to be culturally sensitive and educated about the goals and objectives of each community, inspiring a sense of global citizenship.
Volunteer Nepal http://www.volnepal.org Volunteer Nepal National Group (Volnepal, VNNG) is a local, independent, non-profit organization. VNNG was founded in 2000 and registered with the Chief District Administration Office and the Social Welfare Council; it was formally established in Kathmandu in 2004. VNNG was created to implement new initiatives that could better answer the need for communication between volunteers and community groups with NGOs operating both locally and internationally. Our model is an adaptable approach to community building. We examine community resources, develop a community vision, and take action to create meaningful change. We work to assist and improve the welfare of the underprivileged in our society. Our work includes community rural sustainability development, education and capacity building, technology, literacy, economically self-sustaining activities, women, children and gender issues. We currently offer year round volunteer programs in the areas of teaching English in schools, orphanages, Medical Internships, Women, Research and Outreach. We are also able to conduct Short term training, conferences, workshops, and Community Development Programs.
Volunteer Service Abroad http://www.vsa.org.nz
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) sends extraordinary Kiwis to share their experience and knowledge with local people and communities, to make better lives for everyone.Working together with our regional neighbours, our volunteers create new opportunities for people that will continue to ripple across communities and generations to come.Right now VSA volunteers are working on everything from disaster recovery in Vanuatu and Fiji to safe drinking water for people in Kiribati. Together with our overseas partners, our volunteers are building local businesses, providing education and improving health, safeguarding the environment and fostering good governance, delivering nearly 200 community-driven and owned projects.VSA was founded in Wellington 55 years ago, and is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in international development.Sir Edmund Hillary, VSA’s founding President, believed passionately that if people work together in equal partnership they can achieve great things. TodayVSA knows that we make the most difference through people, partnerships and the lasting relationships these create. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from business mentors and lawyers, to health professionals and eco-tourism operators.
CUSO International http://www.cusointernational.org Cuso Internationalis an international development organization that works through volunteers. We work in over 20 countries and seven focus areas, including: Education, HIV and AIDS, Disability, Health and Social Well-being, Secure Livelihoods, Participation and Governance and Environment and Natural Resource Management. Cuso Internationalrecruits skilled professionals from a variety of professional backgrounds to work in partnership with local or national organizations around the world. Volunteers are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. They work to share skills and experiences with local colleagues, so their impact continues long after they return home.
Women in Progress http://www.womeninprogress.org Women in Progress was founded by Kristin Johnson and Renae Adam works to achieve economic independence of women and alleviate poverty at a grassroots level in Ghana, West Africa through the sustainable growth of small women-owned businesses. As an international volunteer organization, we combine meaningful international volunteer programs with valuable volunteer assignments that help African women gain economic independence. Through short-term “volunteer vacations”, participants are able to use their skills to help others and make a difference in the future of women and their families in Africa. Volunteer positions are available for people with a variety of skills: business, marketing, fashion/jewelry design, accounting/finance, computers, graphic design, writing and more!