Study Abroad

Volunteer Abroad Resources

Websites

Amerispan Study Abroad – Offers volunteer programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
http://www.amerispan.com/volunteer_intern/application.asp

Blue World - NGO in Croatia.
http://www.blue-world.org

Burners Without Borders- Disaster relief and grassroots initiatives.
http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org

Catholic Medical Mission Board- Nonprofit religious medical volunteer program for licensed US or Canadian healthcare professionals.
http://www.cmmb.org

Cross-Cultural Solutions - Offers a short-term volunteer experience around the world.
http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/programs/volunteer-abroad.aspx

DevelopmentEx.com - Offers a database of international job openings.
http://devex.com/jobs

Global Service Corps - Combines community service and service learning into meaningful and substantive volunteer projects.
http://www.globalservicecorps.org

Global Volunteers - Nonprofit providing long-term, ethical service on a volunteer vacation abroad, or a USA volunteer program
http://www.globalvolunteers.org

Global Volunteer Network - Offers volunteer service opportunities in community projects throughout the world. http://www.volunteer.org.nz

Habitat for Humanity – An international non-profit organization that offers affordable housing to people in need. Placements vary by location.
http://www.habitat.org/ivp/default.aspx

Hope for Honduran Children - A nonprofit organization devoted to teaching English and computer classes to Honduran children.
http://www.hopeforhonduranchildren.org/index.php

Hunger Center - A nonprofit anti-hunger training organization.
http://www.hungercenter.org

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

Institute of International Education (IIE) – Offers programs to students with the mission to advance access to education worldwide.
http://www.iie.org/Students

Inter-American Development Bank - An international financial institution created to help accelerate the economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Young Professional Program - http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/young-professionals-program,1358.html#.UkHCS9I3uSo

International Education Programs - Offers customized volunteer programs to students, recent graduates, and individuals from all academic backgrounds and levels of experience.
http://www.iepabroad.org/index.php/main/byptype/id/3

InterExchange - a program that helps with teaching, interning, volunteering, au pairing and other short term work abroad opportunities.
www.workingabroad.org

International Fund for Agricultural Development – An international financial institute dedicated to eradicating poverty in developing countries.
Associate Professional Officer Program - http://www.ifad.org/job/apo/index.htm

International Student Volunteers - Offers short-term volunteer programs to students and recent graduates. http://www.isvolunteers.org/

International Volunteer Programs Association - Offers international volunteer opportunities.
http://volunteerinternational.org

Learning Enterprises - A non-profit that recruits hundreds of college-age volunteers to spend their summers teaching English in rural villages and eveloping areas around the world.
http://www.learningenterprises.org

Medical Ministry International - An interdenominational medical ministry with program lengths of either one or two weeks
http://www.mmint.org

NGOAbroad - Provides a service to help find international volunteer or career opportunities.
http://www.ngoabroad.com

Peace Brigades - An international grassroots NGO that has promoted nonviolence and protected human rights. http://www.peacebrigades.org

The Peace Corps: Apply to volunteer in a developing country on behalf of the U.S. government.
http://www.peacecorps.gov

Projects-Abroad – An organization that offers volunteer opportunities across the world.
http://www.projects-abroad.org

Restless Development - An organization that offers volunteer opportunities around the world.
http://www.restlessdevelopment.org/

The Riley Guide: A thorough listing of job opportunities at home and abroad, including opportunities with NGO’s and government agencies.
http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html

Rotary International - An organization that works around the world to help promote service and cultural understanding. https://www.rotary.org/en

Unite for Sight - An organization that helps individuals around the world to see better and cure their blindness
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

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.
http://www.usaid.gov
New Entry Professional Program-
http://www.usaid.gov/careers/

uVolunteer - Offers volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Ghana, and Thailand.
http://www.uvolunteer.org/

Volunteer Abroad - Offers a database of volunteer programs.
http://www.volunteerabroad.org

Volunteer with Galapagos ICE - Offers volunteer programs in the Galapagos Islands.
http://www.galapagosice.org

Volunteer South America - A list of free and low cost volunteer programs in Central and South America
http://www.volunteersouthamerica.net/

World Endeavors - includes intern experiences in Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, England, India, Italy, Nepal, and Spain. http://www.worldendeavors.com

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

World Press – An index of international think tanks and research organizations.
http://www.worldpress.org/library/ngo.cfm

Youth Encounter - Christian non-profit organization.
http://www.youthencounter.org/
 

Books

Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities by Paul Backhurst. Food First,
2005.

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.