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Volunteers for International Partnership (VIP)


Argentina: Buenos Aires
China: Beijing
India: Bangalore
Multiple Countries: Africa Region, Asia Region, Europe Region and 2 other cities

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month




While specialized training is not usually required, we look for many qualities that make a successful VIP volunteer:

* Maturity
* Flexibility
* Common Sense
* Enthusiasm
* Reliability
* Sensitivity

Your host community will benefit most from your sincere commitment and open-minded curiosity about local culture and individual lives.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on country

Program Fees Include:

Most countries provide access to language instruction, if needed, and many include it in the program fee. Medical insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Travel to the host project is typically included in the fee, but personal excursions are not. For more exact details, see the host country pages on our website and consult with your sending country office.


No stipend provided - costs vary depending on the program.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Media
  • Microfinance
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Open, flexible, interested in working with and learning from others.

Age Range

18 and older, except US citizens who must be 19

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

Consult your outbound sending office to see if scholarships are available for your country.

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network