Because Village Volunteers is an immersion experience, days in the village allow for a variety of opportunities. Whether you work in a clinic, school, or orphan home, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks of one of our partners, the camaraderie and friendships that develop enrich lives and create an atmosphere of renewal and healing.
Complete your volunteer application today. By sharing your interests with us, we can begin to explore (with no obligation) your best possible volunteer experience abroad. The journey starts here.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BY CATEGORY
Seed saving, Planting and Tending Tree Nursuries
Work side by side with local agricultural co-ops, youth groups and women on teach sustainable farming practices. Curriculum available.
Social and Micro-enterprise and Organizational Development, Vocational and IT Training
Work with women and youth in business development including marketing and bookkeeping and on ways to optimize reporting for grants.
|BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Erect structures that benefit the community, from schools to student dormitories to chicken coops. Opportunities based on available funding.
|CHILDREN: CARE AND FEEDING
Orphan Care, Feeding Programs
Care for vulnerable children by reading with them, tutoring, teaching crafts, organizing sports activities and spending one-on-one time with them.
Photography, Videography, Dancing, Music and Art
Using artistic means, spread public health awareness, preserve family and community history and use art to enhance educational objectives. Make a video, create a calendar or create fine art photography to support programs.
Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Adult, ESL, Mentoring
Teach in schools, tutor after school, adult literacy, and be a positive influence in the lives of students.
Advocacy Training with Environmental Youth Action Corps (EYAC)
Train and work with the Environmental Youth Action Corps members in activities that increase awareness of environmental conservation and human caused threats to public health. (Curriculum available.)
|MEDICAL / HEALTH CARE
Clinical Work, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition
Volunteer in a village clinic, hospital, outreach clinics, nursing college and/or in schools to support local medical team in their day to day treatment and diagnoses of patients.
|PUBLIC HEALTH AWARENESS
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Clean Water
Train youth and women’s groups to educate the community in local public health issues (Curriculum available).
|SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS
Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities
Provide support to disabled community members and their caregivers.
Leadership, Gender Equality, Mentoring
Work with both girls and boys on gender equality issues and leadership. Mentor young women to set goals and strive for success. (Curriculum available.)