Building Livelihoods - Through Trade Not Aid
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Building Livelihoods - Through Trade Not Aid


  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Microfinance
  • Organic Farming
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


year round & ongoing

Age Range

We welcome all volunteers between the ages of 18 and 80 (or even older!) as long as you are fit and healthy and have the skills required to match project needs

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Cost in USD

From ÂŁ1500 for a four week placement

Program Includes:

* Private room en suite accommodation
* Breakfast
* Airport transfers
* Full local orientation
* City tour, Social events, Weekend excursions,
* Local SIM card
* Project & placement liaison
* Project donation

Accommodation Options

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Guest House
  • Other

Experience Required

Yes. As explained in the project details and description, a broad range of skills and experience are needed to support and develop local capacity. Your placement will be individually designed to match your skills, expereince and abilities with the needs of the project.


Every individual volunteer is matched to the needs of the project - we aim to put the right people in the right places at the right time. While we acknowledge and welcome the individuality of each volunteer, there are some general approaches to volunteer placements which will help you to have the best possible experience. You will need to be:
* flexible and adaptable
* non-judgmental
* observant
* willing to listen and learn
* communicative
* pro-active
* able to 'think on your feet'
* a team player

Application Procedures

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume