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.
Register and apply today. Placements are limited. 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 Nurseries
Work side by side seed saving, planting and tending trees and gardens with local agricultural co-ops, youth groups and women in rural villages. Participate in sustainable farming practices and trainings that meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Utilize the curriculum available in our Sustainable Village Library.
Social and Micro-enterprise and Organizational Development, Vocational and IT Training
Work on micro-enterprise development, vocational and IT education individually and with women’s groups in business planning and basic book keeping to enhance success of existing businesses. Plan and encourage start-ups with business strategy training. Curriculum available in the Sustainable Village Library.
|BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Do you like to build, are you an architectural student? Design and build structures that benefit the community from schools to chicken coops. Opportunities based on available funding.
|CHILDREN: CARE AND FEEDING
Orphan Care, Feeding Programs
Reading to and educating children can be the most rewarding work a volunteer does. All of the programs we work with have orphan and vulnerable children programs. Working in feeding programs, providing medical care, reading to and educating children can be the most rewarding work a volunteer does. Please note: Children are integral to village life so every program offers the opportunity to work and play with children.
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. Work with youth to develop a youth theatre (curriculum available). Facilitate a discussion on social issues and have youth write a play to perform in schools and their community. Have a dance contest, teach hip hop dance, gymnastics, have a poetry competition or put on a talent show. Combine these activities with educational objectives.
Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Adult, ESL, Mentoring
What stands out to us when we think of good volunteer placements, are the opportunities to teach. Education is an integral tool in the development of a human beings potential. To teach is to enable. Whether te…aching a child or an adult, learning enhances innate talents and skills and nurtures the sense of self worth. Work with children, adult literacy or work with teachers to develop curriculum. Volunteer in a village in Ghana, Kenya, India and Malawi. Share if you know anyone who may be interested. Contact us for more information. You never know who you are educating and how they just might change the world.
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.)Volunteer with girls on their writing skills through essay writing on what it’s like to be a girl in their culture. The program “The Experience of Being a Girl” is an opportunity to connect with girls on a deep level. Questions include: What is your favorite thing about being a girl? What is your least favorite thing about being a girl? What do you want to be when you grow up and why?