Study Abroad

Volunteer Abroad Resources


Amerispan Study Abroad – Offers volunteer programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Blue World - NGO in Croatia.

Burners Without Borders- Disaster relief and grassroots initiatives.

Catholic Medical Mission Board- Nonprofit religious medical volunteer program for licensed US or Canadian healthcare professionals.

Cross-Cultural Solutions - Offers a short-term volunteer experience around the world.

Global Service Corps - Combines community service and service learning into meaningful and substantive volunteer projects.

Global Volunteers - Nonprofit providing long-term, ethical service on a volunteer vacation abroad, or a USA volunteer program

Global Volunteer Network - Offers volunteer service opportunities in community projects throughout the world.

Habitat for Humanity – An international non-profit organization that offers affordable housing to people in need. Placements vary by location.

Hope for Honduran Children - A nonprofit organization devoted to teaching English and computer classes to Honduran children.

Hunger Center - A nonprofit anti-hunger training organization.

Idealist: A website and database which lists non-profit jobs, international positions, internship opportunities, and volunteer prospects abroad.

Inter-American Development Bank - An international financial institution created to help accelerate the economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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InterExchange - a program that helps with teaching, interning, volunteering, au pairing and other short term work abroad opportunities.

International Fund for Agricultural Development – An international financial institute dedicated to eradicating poverty in developing countries.
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International Student Volunteers - Offers short-term volunteer programs to students and recent graduates.

International Volunteer Programs Association - Offers international volunteer opportunities.

Learning Enterprises - A non-profit that recruits hundreds of college-age volunteers to spend their summers teaching English in rural villages and developing areas around the world.

Medical Ministry International - An interdenominational medical ministry with program lengths of either one or two weeks

NGOAbroad - Provides a service to help find international volunteer or career opportunities.

Peace Brigades - An international grassroots NGO that has promoted nonviolence and protected human rights.

The Peace Corps: Apply to volunteer in a developing country on behalf of the U.S. government.

Projects-Abroad – An organization that offers volunteer opportunities across the world.

Restless Development - An organization that offers volunteer opportunities around the world.

Rotary International - An organization that works around the world to help promote service and cultural understanding.

Unite for Sight - An organization that helps individuals around the world to see better and cure their blindness

U.S. Agency for International Development - An independent federal government agency that supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. (New Entry Professional Program- )

uVolunteer - Offers volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Ghana, and Thailand.

Volunteer Abroad - Offers a database of volunteer programs.

Volunteer South America - A list of free and low cost volunteer programs in Central and South America

World Endeavors - includes intern experiences in Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, England, India, Italy, Nepal, and Spain.

World Teach - Non-profit, NGO working to make a meaningful contribution to international development through education. Volunteers are sent to schools to teach English.

World Press – An index of international think tanks and research organizations.

Youth Encounter - Christian non-profit organization.


Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities by Paul Backhurst. Food First,

How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas by Joseph Collins, Stefano DeZerega, Zahara Heckscher, Stefano Dezerega, Anna Lappe. Penguin 2001.

Jobs for Travel Lovers: Opportunities at Home and Abroad: 5th Edition by Ron L. Krannich, Caryl Krannich. National Book Network, 2006.

So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know before You Go by Dillon Banerjee. Ten Speed Press, 2000.

The Peace Corps and More: 175 Ways to Work, Study and Travel at Home & Abroad by Medea Benjamin and Miya Rodolfo-Sioson. Global Exchange Seven Locks Press; Upd Sub edition, 1997.

Volunteer: A Traveler's Guide to Making a Difference around the World by Charlotte Hindle, Patrick Pringle, Nate Cavalieri, Rachel Collinson. Lonely Planet, 2007.

Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service by Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff. Kumarian Press, 2005.