Volunteer in Eastern Europe & Russia

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Volunteering Abroad in Eastern Europe & Russia

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Globe Aware provides international philanthropic placements in Eastern Europe. Travel for two weeks and gain international understanding about the culture and daily lives of the locals. The volunteer program is open to all prospective participants worldwide. This includes Adult Education, Youth Development, and Building Maintenance.

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Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organization, working alongside university and college academics to build long term data sets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data collection, and train them in the skills and background that's needed to help effectively. Our Croatia project gives volunteers the opportunity to ...

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Are you passionate about working with children? Grab this opportunity to join a project in Ukraine. A project of Go Global initiative, Go Camp seeks English-speaking volunteers interested in traveling to Eastern Europe and interacting with kids in summer school camps. For three weeks, you will guide children from small villages who have never experienced interacting with foreigners or going ...

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Live in Russia for a semester while you volunteer in the classroom! Help children learn English part time and have the rest of the semester free to explore your new home and even have vacation time to travel to nearby countries like Lithuania, Sweden, Poland, and more! ILP has options for 8 different countries to volunteer in, but we got our start in Russia more than 20 years ago! Two of the c...

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Go on a volunteer project in Russia with International Programs and get the opportunity to choose from a wide range of placements, like theater administrator, orphanage assistant, or horse handler at an equine rehabilitation center. The programs, which require participants to complete a Russian language course at Liden & Denz, are based in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Live in Poland by becoming a volunteer. Study Abroad Compass offers volunteer programs that focus on fields such as Social Work and Teaching English, among others. International volunteers can work in welfare offices, schools, or on local community projects. Programs include optional transferable academic credits, housing, and in-country orientation. Individual, family, and group volunteers are...

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Volunteer and live in Russia through BEST Programs. Volunteer programs run for 5 to 8 weeks in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. Participants may focus on areas such as ecology, children's issues, and the environment while learning Russian language. All nationalities can participate.

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Help Vivamar Society in the conservation work of the close-to-endangered local Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the heart of the Mediterranean, the blue Adriatic Sea. Get richer for a wonderful lifetime experience and enjoy the most stunning creatures on earth together with Vivamar. Participants will spent 11 days on a research boat and on land for scientifically oriented work wit...

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Volunteer as an English teacher in a Community Language Center situated in the scenic town of Causeni, located about 80 kilometers from the Moldovan capital city of Chisinau. Volunteers meet over 150 motivated students of varying ages, from seven to 55. The volunteer teachers will work with students who mostly started learning English at approximately 10 years old. Their role is mainly to te...

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Great Baikal Trail is dedicated to the preservation of Siberia's Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world. The lake contains one fifth of the world's fresh water and is home to hundreds of endemic terrestrial and aquatic species that truly make Baikal and the surrounding taiga forest a unique place. The most famous of these creatures is the Baikal seal, one of the world's few fresh...

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Participate in a groundbreaking investigation into the dolphin population that lives in Slovenia's beautiful coastal waters. A decade ago, people thought that dolphins occasionally visited the Adriatic Sea off Slovenia, but did not actually live there. Researchers who led this expedition proved the conventional wisdom wrong: they identified and tracked up to 100 dolphins that fed, bred, and ...

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Travel to Ukraine on a volunteer opportunity with the Ukrainian Humanitarian Initiative and get the chance to carry out a variety of volunteering work. Depending on the participant's skills and interests, he or she can volunteer at orphanages to teach English, lead children in songs, music, dance, sports, and other activities, teach cooking or handicrafts, act as mentor, and generally just spen...

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Embark on an inspiring journey while traversing the landscape of two diverse ancient cultures. Join hands with a Turkish community working with children and exchanging stories and laughter. Support biodiversity on the fragile Mediterranean coastline while assisting a conservation project to save Turkey's Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles. Experience the warmth of Turkish culture and immerse in a...

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Travel through Eastern Europe and volunteer in Bulgaria with the Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects. A wide variety of options are offered including Community Development, Public Education, and Childcare.

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Soak up the warm Croatian sun through this international volunteering opportunity offered by Working Abroad Projects. Available in two locations – Cres and Losinj – this incredible program allows participants to work on a dolphin research project in the Mediterranean Sea. The dolphin research in Losinj is currently monitoring more than 450 individual dolphins. Volunteers can assist in invest...

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Volunteers will be English language teaching assistants in primary, lower and higher secondary schools. English teaching placements include public institutes, some convent schools run by nuns, and one Institute for the blind and partially sighted. Volunteers will be expected to help improve the comprehension, pronunciation and conversational skills of students. In some placements there may a...

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Bright Light Volunteers offers volunteering opportunities in Albania. Volunteers will travel as a group and have the opportunity to create real sustainable difference within this country that has been shut off from the world for so long. Volunteers will take part in a variety of community initiatives, including the clean up and rehabilitation of local schools, English language instruction, teac...

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Venture to Eastern Europe with Concordia. Participants from the UK can partake in a four-week long volunteer program in twelve different European countries such as Slovakia, Romania, and Russia. A wide selection of volunteer placements are offered including Childcare, Conservation, and Education.

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EKAD (Ecological Research Society) offers a Marine Turtle Conservation volunteering opportunity in Turkey. Volunteers will join one of two groups: educational practices and field surveys. Educational practices are targeted to a variety of groups, including local authorities, local people, local tradesmen, tourists, managers and staff of tourism facilities, and schools. Field surveys, on the oth...

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The program offers an enjoyable experience for volunteers who wants to experience living in Siberia, Russia and help children to learn English, or ESL teachers with the equivalent certificates. For those who never get tired of exploring new places, and discover unfamiliar culture. The volunteer program will be held in Yakutsk, the capital of the national Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) – the bi...

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Take part in volunteering opportunities abroad with Gap Medics. Programs are ideal for students interested in applying to nursing or medical school, and other health degree programs. The organization admits students who are at least 16 years old and provide them with mentorship and meaningful insight into the work of health professionals.

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Kas-Eflatun Art Camp is located on a plateau 500 meters above Kas. It is run and managed by Aydin and Ebru Cukurova. Aydin is a painter and photographer. Ebru is an architect. Aydin and Ebru are both Yoga teachers. Our place is a restored old stone house in a remote area of the Ancient Lycian Way. We are situated in Cukurbag Village, which is located in the Ancient Lycian Site of Phellos. We...

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Enjoy an enriching travel experience by combining it with volunteer work! Join a program aimed at village school children in Turkey. You will work with young students, helping them learn to read as well as engaging in games and creative work. This is a suitable community service opportunity if you enjoy spending time with kids and are ready to take on challenges. During the program, you will li...

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ProBa Language Centre provides students with the opportunity to spend some time working as volunteers at one of the St. Petersburg hospitals. This is quite a usual and ordinary state hospital for people suffering from different diseases. There are two main departments in the hospital: Therapy and Surgical. According to our program, volunteers will help people staying at the Therapy depa...

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Olt is Life Foundation's longest-standing project and the organization continues to work with the same children since 2003. The team has managed to extend work to an adult institution in the region. All of the children and adults in this project have some form of developmental delay, physical disability or learning disability, and many show signs of institutionalized autism due to the upbringin...

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Help the local communities in Eastern Europe with International Volunteers placements. Live in Poland for a maximum of six months and work alongside Polish children and adults. Explore the historic places and get involve into the culture, music, and lifestyle. Program options include Youth Development, Assisting the Elderly, and Computer Training.

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About the Project Dancing Bears Park Belitsa is the largest of FOUR PAWS’ bear sanctuaries and the largest bear conservation area of its type in Europe. The sanctuary is near the town of Belitsa in South West Bulgaria. It is located in the Rila mountain range about 170 km south-east of Sofia and covers over 120,000 square metres. The park is home of 27 bears which were rescued form private p...

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Habitat for Humanity Macedonia started working in the area in 2004, piloting several projects. HFH currently has nine active projects that are creating significant impact to community development that benefit the most vulnerable segments of the population. They are also involved in housing market development, Housing and Social Development, and CSOs. Macedonia has made considera...