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Volunteer placement websites
Very similar to our site - VolunteeringInfo's aim is simple; we want to make it as easy as possible for anyone who's considering to volunteer to find all the information they need. As a part of that, we've got a database of organisations around the world, many of which offer free placements.
Very similar to our site - Ecoteer Is cutting out the middle man reducing volunteer fees dramatically. Ecoteer provides a portal for travellers and projects to find each other. Ecoteer offers volunteering placements in ecotourism, teaching, conservation and farming in over 50 countries worldwide.
Non-commercial volunteer placement organisation from Japan, good list of worldwide projects (different from those on independent volunteer)
A Swedish and English language Volunteer Community. For people and organizations that are interested in volunteering.
Has a lot of projects (not only teaching) in Asia, Africa and Latin America. They charge approx 500$ / months for mid & longer term volunteers.
ASF - German
Germany based organisation that offers volunteer placements and even got some funds to pay for your expenses. It's Christian and has Germanys Nazi-Past as motivation motor to promote peace through volunteering
Offers Volunteer Opportunities in exchange for food & accommodation, especially in developed countries like Australia, Canada and New Zealand
A great website and database providing vast information about volunteer opportunities, job vacancies, campaigns, events and resources worldwide. You can search the database by country or field of work to find volunteer opportunities. They also have an incredible number of links that are worth taking the time to explore.
One World 365
Lists paid and free volunteering placements, organisations and information from all around the world
Service Civil International
One of the biggest volunteer placement organisations. Costs depend on the Project, generally low or zero, offers work camps as well as long term volunteer placements.
Taking It Global
Taking IT Global is a little difficult to navigate on, but if you invest some time you can find a great deal of information on projects of all kinds. You can also find contact to locally active young people around the world to help you out.
German organisation that hosts several volunteer projects in Latin America for free
Volunteer Latin America
Huge selection of free and low-cost projects in South & Middle America, different to those above...
A lot of resources, all kinds of information regarding volunteer work.
Has a couple of placements around the globe for reasonable prices, < 500 $/month
Volunteer 4 Africa
Hosts a database of low and now cost projects in Africa. Access for free.
Service Volontaire International
Service Volontaire International (SVI) is an international European organization based in Belgium promoting non commercial voluntarism to young people. SVI gives the opportunity to young people between 18 and 30 years old to join about 600 projects in 70 countries.
Solidarits Jeunesses Vietnam
(SJ Vietnam) is an international non profit youth NGO that promotes values of solidarity, peace and tolerance through youth citizenship projects to improve society during and after the voluntarism. Every year, SJ Vietnam uses to host 500 international volunteers.SJ Vietnam count around 3256 local members aged between 15 and 35 years old.
Contact platform between host and helpers. All offers include Food & Accomodation, site offers verification option.
Volunteer Placement Websites - By Field
Dave's ESL Cafe
Lists a wide range of paid and volunteer teaching positions. For volunteer positions, use the "search" function and type in volunteer
Travel to Teach
Travel to Teach offers several placements at a reasonable fee, especially for long term volunteers
Blue Planet Divers.Org
Volunteer work involving marine biology, diving and marine conservation. World wide opportunities listed.
Oxfam is an international organisation dedicated to social justice. Volunteer opportunities exist as well as ongoing campaigns for human rights around the world. Many chances to get involved. Oxfam have pioneered the "Make Trade Fair" movement among others.
Construction / Labour
Administration / Office
Indymedia is a leftist worldwide grassroots media network.
A Volunteer Site for sharing information and experiences. It features a nice world map so you can easily see what places the posts concern.
Forum site with loads of information and quite a lot of projects. If you have a project yourself, you can creat your own free website through them.
Volunteering Options Ireland
This site contains information about all aspects of planning an overseas volunteering placement. It encourages people to think about their motivations for volunteering, to plan all as much as possible pre-departure, to take on the role of learner and guest while overseas, and to use their experiences when they return to work for long-term development and global justice. It also has a database of over 120 organisations that arrange volunteer placements, plus a copy of our Volunteer Charter and Code of Practice for Sending Organisations.
Love is all that Matters
A growing website that currently has stories on Tsunami volunteers, exploring the compassion that comes out of disasters.
A big purple sparkly website by Geniene Burchett, a British artist working with children in Sri Lanka.
A Network for people & projects with good intentions, for all kinds of exchange and networking
Wiki-Type guide to all kinds of simple and sustainable practises & technologies
Information Hub on self-sustainability and community building.
General travel page with interesting sub-sites on volunteering
An immense site with lists of international aid foundations, some of them offering volunteer opportunities.
This site is to find free accommodation around the world. You can also check out their volunteering-forum to find some more opportunities. See also: Couchsurfing
Microfinancing using the power of the Internet to connect those with a little extra cash with those who need it most. An alternative to cash donation.
A site for sharing Art stuff with the potential for commercialisation. They create and develop art and media collaboratively on their site; They use their founders position in the traditional entertainment industry to turn that creativity into money-making productions (being a hollywood actor) and then we share any profits with the contributing artists.
Oxfam is an international organisation dedicated to social justice. Volunteer opportunities exist as well as ongoing campaigns for human rights around the world. Many chances to get involved.
Information on Solar Cooking, this is an option to help simply and by your self while travelling, if you got some funds.
Become a member of this organisation and you can receive funds for small scale livelihood projects while travelling
The UNESCO site for teaching sustainability, really a lot of material including lesson plans and games!
The Volunteering England Image Bank
Contains positive photographs of volunteering, capturing the diversity of people and activities - ideal for tempting recruitment posters, eye-catching flyers and upbeat annual reports. This Image Bank is a not-for-profit venture with a pricing structure designed to enable small, under-funded organisations to access images for a fraction of the normal cost.
Youth Action for Peace
Activities are international exchanges of volunteers into non-profit initiatives, international training courses and seminars and other activities such as conferences, campaigns and various publications