Volunteer Abroad is a central source for a variety of volunteer projects abroad, language schools, internships abroad, study abroad and jobs abroad. The company also offers English as a Foreign Language certification. There's a search box where you can type in the country, type of volunteer project that interests you and your preferred length of trip, and a variety of trips will pop up.
The site's home page also lists some popular volunteer projects, such as i-to-i's Ecology and Sea Turtle Conservation project in Costa Rica; and Global Vision International's Volunteer Teaching in Ghana.
Where to Learn More About Volunteer Abroad
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Where to Find More Volunteer Vacations
VolunTourism - combining traditional travel with volunteer work - is a rapidly growing trend because combining a vacation or trip abroad with volunteering on local projects is one way you can immerse yourself in local cultures and make a difference. Are you among the one-quarter of the travelers queried in the Voice of the Traveler survey by the Travel Industry Association who said they were currently interested in taking a volunteer or service-based vacation? No matter whether you're in your 20s, a baby boomer (the group expressing the strongest interest), or parents who want to introduce their children to other cultures, there's a company offering volunteer vacations for you.
These trips and experiences are as close as building homes in New Orleans or a far away as helping in orphanages in Romania or elephant camps in Africa. To see a list of organizations that offer volunteer travel trips and vacations (where you spend a few days of a trip volunteering and explore a new country the rest) click on Top Sources for Volunteer Vacations.