“For 43 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a non-profit international development consultancy firm that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness systems, food security, financial services, enterprise development and community development in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
Our volunteer assignments last between 2-6 weeks in duration. We provide travel, lodging, an interpreter, and a basic per diem based on the standard of living in each individual country. Please visit our website to view new volunteer opportunities as they become available.
Founded in 1952 CHF International is a non-profit organization that works in conflict-affected and developing countries around the world. CHF International has active programs in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. In the Visiting International Professional (VIP) program, CHF International recruits experienced subject-area experts for a variety of short volunteer assignments. In the Visiting International Professional (VIP) program, CHF International recruits experienced subject-area experts for a variety of short volunteer assignments. CHF International is looking for technically skilled volunteers who have a minimum of five years experience in the requested area.
CNFA(r) is dedicated to increasing and sustaining rural incomes in less developed areas of the world by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. We believe the best way to do this is to develop value-adding agricultural enterprises and to link farmers to markets where they can buy supplies and sell their products. CNFA(r) focuses on commercial activity, locally defined needs, and leveraged investment in order to foster the economic empowerment of rural residents and enterprises all along the food value chain-from farmers to local suppliers and processors, to larger companies, financial institutions, and distributors and exporters. We offer volunteer opportunities to farmers and agribusiness professionals in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. To see our available volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Now section of our web site at http://www.cnfa.org.
No matter what your field is: engineering, construction, business, fundraising, marketing, healthcare, or anything else, you are welcome at Engineers Without Borders-USA. EWB-USA is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to partner with developing communities around the globe to improve quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA is at the forefront of a movement that sees engineers as having the skills and expertise to address the most significant issues affecting world health and poverty, including water purification and delivery, sanitation, and sustainable energy systems. Volunteer opportunities at EWB-USA are vast. Each of our 300+ projects requires project planners, fundraisers, engineers, labor and much more. As an active member, you can travel to project sites, or work from here at home.
If you are interested in working on a project, join EWB-USA as a Professional Member. If you want to support EWB-USA and hear about news and events but not become involved in a chapter or project, join as a Supporting Member. Visit http://www.ewb-usa.org to join.
The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is a not-for-profit, private-public partnership whose mission is to help build sound banking and financial systems in transition and developing countries. FSVC operates programs around the world in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
FSVC primarily deploys current practitioners, who are often recognized as leading financial, legal and regulatory professionals, to deliver its technical assistance. These experts serve as unpaid volunteers and participate in missions providing in-country partners withstate-of-the-art technical assistance. These short-term missions arepractical and results-oriented and provide partners with targeted information to meet their specific needs.
FSVC is a demand-driven organization that delivers a wide variety of technical assistance in response to requests from our in-country partners. FSVC’s core work concentrates on strengthening commercial banking systems, developing central bank on capabilities and building capital markets. Other major areas of work include the legal framework for the financial system, payments system development, pension reform, combating money laundering and financial corruption and strengthening corporate governance.
IESC is a not for profit economic development firm that uses volunteer experts, paid consultants, and professional staff to achieve IESC’s mission — to promote prosperity and stability through private enterprise development. Our programs are funded primarily through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts — most often with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). For further information please visit the website above.
The International Senior Lawyers Project recruits highly experienced lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to non-governmental organizations, developing country governments and other institutions in an effort to promote human rights, the rule of law and equitable economic development throughout the world. ISLP volunteers provide the highest caliber legal assistance to clients through:
- Long term on-site assignments of 1-5 months to mentor, assist and build organizational capacity.
- Short term overseas trainings and workshops.
- Expert legal counsel from their desks or law firms on corporate transactional, litigation and legislative matters.
- Cross-border research and analysis on human rights and other issues.
ISLP looks for volunteer lawyers from all countries and legal systems. French and Spanish language skills are especially helpful for our work in countries like Mali, Haiti, Peru, and Ecuador, but English is used predominantly in most of our African and Southeast Asian projects. Experience in legal areas such as criminal law, litigation, human rights law, commercial law, natural resource law, environmental law, media law and many others are especially welcomed in the work we do with our global partners. To volunteer, please visit our website above and click the “Volunteer” tab to submit a registration form.