A Broader View A volunteer program where volunteers live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, community development, teaching, and much more.
Accion A volunteer program whose goal is to send dedicated individuals to the field to document the impact of microfinance on the lives of the poor
Amerispan Volunteer and intern abroad in 30 countries
American Music Abroad Program through US State Department designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions to the global music scene as it fosters cross-cultural communication and people-to-people connection to global audiences
Architecture for Humanity Addressing global humanitarian challenges with architectural solutions
BUNAC A non-profit that arranges work abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, internships in England and volunteering in Peru, South Africa, and Cambodia
The Carter Center A non-profit guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. Internship and volunteer opportinities available.
Catch a Fire Skills-Based Volunteer Matching
CCUSA Offers programs in Australia, New Zealand, Croatia and Russia
CIEE Teach Abroad Volunteer teaching English abroad with CIEE. Our programs include cost-free accommodations with a host family in your host community where you will be fully immersed to practice your language skills and experience another culture. CIEE Teach Abroad provides support prior to and during your program to ensure that you always have someone to turn to for assistance throughout your experience.
CIEE TEFL Get TEFL-certified with CIEE and travel the world. A TEFL-certification allows you to teach English as a foreign language abroad, online or at home. CIEE’s internationally recognized and accredited 150-Hour online TEFL Certification course offers personalized tutors, small class sizes, high academic quality, hands-on teaching practice, and the flexibility of getting certified online.
Cross Cultural Solutions Volunteer abroad programs
Direct Relief Humanitarian medical aid
Foreign Policy Association An NGO dedicated to increasing awareness about world issues, and also runs a job board with job listings both in the U.S. and abroad
FSD International Volunteer and internship programs abroad
GoCambio A unique skill-sharing online platform that connects people who want to travel and share their skills with those who have a desire to learn and a spare room in their home
Go Eco Volunteer Abroad for Ecological & Humanitarian Projects
Habitat Volunteer projects all over the world from one day to a year
Hope 2 Liberia Join mission trips that distribute safe water filtration systems to families and villages in Liberia, Africa
Housing Anywhere To rent your new home from locals online
Humanity in Action An international educational organization that educates, inspires and connects a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world
Idealist Search engine for volunteering, internships and jobs all over the globe
Interaction A network of organizations working in international development
InterExchange Work, Internship, and Volunteer Abroad programs around the world
International Jobs International career employment center
International Research and Exchanges Board A nonprofit organization that builds a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information
International Service Learning (ISL) offers experiential, multi-disciplinary humanitarian programs in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Africa.
Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizens
NAFSA Careers Careers in International Education
NATUCATE Internships, volunteering, and further education with a focus on nature and wildlife conservation.
New Internationalist People, ideas and action for global justice
Nonprofit Career Network Resource center for nonprofit organizations, individuals seeking job opportunities in a nonprofit organization, and people who want to volunteer to make a difference in this world
Omprakash Connects volunteers with grassroots organizations around the world
Oxfam International development and aid organization
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East
Planet Au Pair Au pair work in Europe
Planned Parenthood Global the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Princeton in Africa Develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent
Projects Abroad Huge network of volunteer and service jobs abroad
International Rescue Committee Volunteering options in the U.S. and abroad
The Rotary An organization of professionals worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world
Sister Cities International Sister Cities International motivates and assists private citizens, municipal officials, and business leaders to conduct long-term, mutually beneficial sister city, county, or state relationships
Study Abroad Apartments An accommodation booking platform
ThinkImpact Offers the chance to innovate and collaborate in developing countries on real enterprises, addressing real problems
UNICEF A non-profit that has worked to improve the lives of children and their families. The organization fights for the rights of every child seeking safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflicts, and equality
UN Volunteers supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism
Up With People An education organization whose stated mission is to bridge cultural barriers and create global understanding through service and a musical show.
UVolunteer Volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, Ghana, and Thailand
Volunteers for Peace Offers placement in international volunteer projects in more than 100 countries
Volunteer International An alliance of nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations involved in international volunteer & internship exchanges
Volunteer Forever Offers resources for short term volunteer abroad programs and mission trips.
Volunteer World connects students with more than 1000 NGOs in 80+ countries as an “Airbnb” for volunteer abroad opportunities.
VSO The world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries
Wanderful is a collaborative and inclusive community of women and femmes of all ages and backgrounds who help one another travel the world.
Water is Life Join a field trip with WiF to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene solutions to schools and villages in desperate need
The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations An international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being
Work Away Volunteering and cultural exchange around the world. Integrate and help local communities in over 155 countries
World Endeavors Provides international internship and volunteer abroad programs in more than 20 countries around the world
World Teach Through partnerships with Ministries of Education, offers volunteer placements in many countries. Year and summer program offerings; some programs are fully funded, others require volunteer commitment
World Vision International aid and development, volunteer, internship and work opportunities
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