Volunteer Abroad

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.

AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, social and economic development.

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.

Catch a Fire Skills-Based Volunteer Matching

CCUSA Offers programs in Australia, New Zealand, Croatia and Russia.

Cross Cultural Solutions Volunteer abroad programs.

Direct Relief Humanitarian medical aid.

Foreign Policy Association is 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.

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

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. They educate, inspire and connect 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. They offer several fellowship and professional development opportunities.

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.

Elap Volunteer in Latin America, England and Spain.

NAFSA Careers in International Education.

Nonprofit Career Network

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.

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.

ThinkImpact: Offers the chance to innovate and collaborate in developing countries on real enterprises, addressing real problems

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 currently 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.

VSO The world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

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 directory

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.


International Education Resources

Having spent time overseas, you might be interested in working in the field of International Education to help others have a similar experience. Below are organizations in the field with which you should become familiar.

NAFSA is the largest organization in International Education and a great starting point for any job search within the field. NAFSA has a national conference each year as well as regional conferences. There are 12 NAFSA regions across the US. If you know you want to stay within a particular state or region, you can attend a regional conference, which tends to be less expensive than the national conference. Regional conferences are held annually in October and November. They are a great networking opportunity and both the regional and national conferences offer volunteer and mentoring opportunities. NAFSA also has a career page where you can search by area of interest, location, etc.

Forum on Education Abroad
If you know you want to work specifically with Study Abroad, check out the Forum on Education Abroad. It is similar to NAFSA, but focuses exclusively on the work of sending US students overseas. They have an annual conference in March or April as well as a job directory.

The Institute for International Education (IIE)
The IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. They administer the Fulbright program, as well as the Boren and Gilman scholarship programs. For more information on their available positions, visit their careers page.

SECUSSA-L listserv
The listserv is a good way to familiarize yourself with the hot topics in International Education and learn about available positions. Many universities will post a job here and on the NAFSA Career Page either before they post on other sites or will not post anywhere else at all. You can receive a daily digest or get individual emails sent. Sign up here: www.usouthal.edu/acip/secussl/.


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