Cultural Studies and Preservation
Using artistic means such as photography, videography, dancing, music and art, you can help communities spread public health awareness through community theater, preserve family history through the Memory Box Project for children whose parents are dying of HIV/AIDS, and assist communities in cultural documentation.
Visit each country to see what exciting and impactful opportunities await!
Common Ground for Africa (CGA) has numerous and effective programs at work to mitigate poverty, the single largest threat to human well-being and social stability in Kenya. As a volunteer, you’ll have an incredible range of opportunities from working at Pathfinder Academy to promoting public health/clean water awareness at the ceramic water filter facility to working with women in business development and organic farming trainings.
Namunyak Maasai Welfare (NMW) alleviates the harshest conditions for the most marginalized individuals in Maasai communities by creating access to education, public health practices, micro finance opportunities and organic farming training. Your volunteer experience will expose you to a variety of social services including primary education, working with special needs children, economic development with women and building and construction projects.
Atorkor Development Foundation (ADF) is a community-based organization that seeks to transform Atorkor village into a self-sustaining community through economic development, adequate healthcare, well-equipped schools, a vocational center, and communication facilities for all. Volunteers will be able to work in all aspects of community life as well as be immersed in a cultural community where dancing and drumming instructions can be integrated into your time in Ghana.
Mountain View Eco Farm (MVEF) is committed to the research, development, and the promotion of sustainable agricultural training and community development. Their goal is to train youth in ecological farming to promote organic/sustainable farming as an important aspect of our survival and livihood. The opportunity to work with children at the local school, at the clinic and on the permaculture farm is an experience that is holistic and with the nicest people you will ever meet.
Coorg Organization of Rural Development (CORD) is committed to community development in the Southern part of Karnataka State in India. The organization is sensitive to the social segregation, economic exploitation and cultural alienation of the poor. As a volunteer, you will be immersed in the culture of the indigenous tribes with whom you work.