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Program Opportunities

Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda and Accomplish Something Unforgettable

Provide education for AIDS orphans, help families to gain economic independence, and instruct the community about health issues. The Global Volunteer Network currently...

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Thailand

Discover Thailand

Join a tour that has been meticulously designed for those interested in embracing Thai culture through volunteer work, cultural exchange, exploration and adventure, all while...

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Thailand

2 Countries VolunTour - Thailand and Cambodia

Join a Voluntour program in Cambodia and Thailand that provides 14 nights of travel and volunteering experience. Participants get a taste of volunteering, travel, elephants,...

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Cambodia

Cambodian Teaching English Volunteering

Engage in volunteer English teaching in Cambodia. Participants get the chance to give back and gain a real sense of achievement, as they teach English to children from the...

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Peru

Peru Childcare Volunteering

Take part in childcare volunteering in Peru, and have a once in a lifetime experience. Participants travel to the heart of Peru, and are provided with the opportunity to

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Uganda

Uganda Remote Orphan

Journey to the country of Uganda which is full of many contrasts. The forbidding mountains act as a foil to the softer meadows and broad savannah, while the dry uplands contrast...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Childcare Volunteering

Engage in childcare volunteering in Costa Rica. The program will have you experiencing the concrete structures of San Jose, its rich history and culture, as well as the beautiful...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Turtle Rescue Volunteering

Join a Turtle Rescue volunteering program in Costa Rica. Program participants get the chance to enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. There are many turtle...

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Thailand

Thai Elephant Village Volunteering

Join the Elephant Village program, which is based in a traditional and rural Thai farming village. You will be amidst roads made of dirt, houses made of wood, and sugar cane...

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Nepal

Nepal Earthquake Rebuild and Recovery Program

Nepal has been devastated by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25th. There has been a huge loss of life and severe damage to vital infrastructure and buildings. GVN...

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Costa Rica

Special Education Internship - Costa Rica

Special needs vary at all schools, but they generally include visually impaired students, hearing impaired students, and developmentally disabled students. Through acting...

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Argentina

Volunteer in Argentina and Make a Difference

You have the opportunity to contribute to teaching and gender equality. You also have the chance to take part in a project that teaches rugby to kids in an impoverished neighbourhood. Sports...

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Guatemala

Discover Guatemala and Accomplish Something Unforgettable...

“You are about to discover a new culture, accomplish something unforgettable, and explore the best Guatemala has to offer!” We are excited to get your placement under...

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Thailand

Join us in sunny Thailand!

As a volunteer in Thailand you can provide love, affection, education and support to children. You will help to improve education in schools ensuring children learn and flourish....

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Great experience

My partner and I both loved our time throughout this programme. We were both nervous having never done this kind of travelling before but once we got there the nerves didn't get a second thought. We were well supported the entire time and extremely well looked after by one of the local families (we are still trying to recreate some of the recipies). We expected to be taken out of our comfort zones and we weren't disappointed. Everyone went well out of their way to make us feel welcome and ensure that we were able to experience as much as possible of Hill Tribe life in the time we had. In the classroom it was well structured and progressive learning with set patterns and of course the odd game. I would recommend tongue twisters for the older kids if entertainment is needed. We also got to inject some of ourselves into the lessons with photos of home and music. We saw a massive improvement in everyone's spoken English and their confidence in using their language skills. It is an amazing part of the world and if you have the time and inclination to volunteer your time I would highly recommend that you do so here.

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My time in Thailand.

Before departing for my 2 weeks volunteering in Thailand.. I have no idea what to look out for, let alone what to expect. After my 2 weeks volunteering in Thailand.. i've learned new cultures, met new friend (from & outside of Thailand) and gained new experiences. I loved every single minute of my time in Thailand. Undoubtedly one of my best experiences abroad by myself! The workload was good and the tour guides/care takers were excellent!!

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Volunteering in Thailand

Being a mature volunteer (over 60) can be quite intimidating - wondering how you will be received by much younger volunteers. However you don't need to worry as volunteers Rock! From vastly different cultures we come together to live with each other with a common goal - to try and give back a little to communities that don't have the good comfortable lives we have in the western world. And thrown into this mix is that we have a great time doing it!

I have had some exciting and exhilarating times exploring the island and very enjoyable and satisfying times helping children in the school to improve their English.

To be recommended to all - from 20 - 80!

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

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  • Social Life

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Volunteer Programs Abroad

Helps you find a variety of volunteer programs. Cheapest volunteer program yet. They don't run the programs themselves, they put you in touch w/ the local programs. I really liked it b/c some of these agencies cost thousands of dollars and this one only cost about a thousand.

Program: Volunteer in Uganda and Accomplish Something Unforgettable