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VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL

FOUNDED IN 1997 BY RICHARD WALTON, GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL (GVI) IS AN AWARDWINNING ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN
AFRICA, ASIA, AUSTRALASIA, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA, AND NORTH AMERICA. GVI HAS SENT
MORE THAN 25,000 VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS ON PROGRAMS RANGING FROM CONSTRUCTION, TO
ANIMAL CARE, TO EDUCATION, AND BEYOND WITH 95% OF PAST VOLUNTEERS STATING THEY
WOULD WANT TO TRAVEL AGAIN WITH THEM AGAIN. GVI IS UNIQUE FROM OTHER VOLUNTEER
PROGRAMS IN THREE WAYS: THEY OPERATE THEIR OWN VOLUNTEER PROJECTS TO ENSURE REAL,
SUSTAINABLE IMPACT ON THE GROUND; THEY PROVIDE 360 DEGREE SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING,
AFTER YOUR PLACEMENT; AND LASTLY THEIR ALUMNI NETWORK PROVIDES INCREASED ACCESS
TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. GVI'S DIFFERENTIATORS
AND THEIR EMPHASIS ON VOLUNTEER SAFETYMAKE THE PROGRAM VERY APPEALING TO FIRSTTIME INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS AND TEEN / HIGH SCHOOL / UNDER AGE 18 VOLUNTEERS.
THEIR PROJECTS START FROM ONE WEEK AND CAN LAST UP TO ONE YEAR. PROJECTS MIX
COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH GLOBAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS TO INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE
VOLUNTEERS TO CONTINUE LEARNING AND SERVING EVEN AFTER THEYVE RETURNED FROM
THEIR TRIP.

INTERNATIONAL VALUE HQ

FOUNDED IN 2007 BY DAN RADCLIFFE, INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER


HEADQUARTERS OFFERS OVER 150 AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEER TRIPS TO 28
COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, AND LATIN AMERICA. IVHQ HAS PLACED
MORE THAN 60,000 VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS ON PROJECTS RANGING FROM
TEACHING, TO HEALTHCARE, TO CHILDCARE, AND MORE. PROGRAMS LAST ONE
WEEK TO 24 WEEKS AND START AT $180. GIVEN THE AFFORDABILITY OF IVHQ'S
PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEERS COULD VARY WELL VOLUNTEER ABROAD FOR
FREE BY FUNDRAISING ON VOLUNTEER FOREVER AND APPLYING FOR
OUR VOLUNTEER ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS!

MAXIMO NIVEL

MAXIMO NIVEL IS VOLUNTEER FOREVERS TOP-RANKED PROGRAM WITH OVER 120


REVIEWS AND A 5-STAR RATING. THEIR PROGRAMS ARE VERY AFFORDABLY
PRICED, STARTING AT JUST $595 (FOR ONE WEEK) AND APPEAL TO A BROAD BASE OF
PARTICIPANTS FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS AND
WORKING PROFESSIONALS. MAXIMO NIVEL WAS FOUNDED IN 2003 AND HAS HOSTED
OVER 25,000 PARTICIPANTS FOR ITSVOLUNTEER ABROAD, INTERNSHIP
ABROAD, STUDY ABROAD, SPANISH IMMERSION, TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN
LANGUAGE (TEFL), SEMESTER ABROAD, AND HIGH SCHOOL ABROAD PROGRAMS.
MAXIMO NIVEL OFFERS ITS PROJECTS IN THREE COUNTRIES IN LATIN
AMERICA: COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, AND PERU. WHETHER YOURE LOOKING FOR A
ONE-WEEK ADVENTURE OR A FULL GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE, MAXIMO NIVEL IS
DEFINITELY WORTH CHECKING OUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HIGH-QUALITY,
AFFORDABLE, AND ENRICHING EXPERIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA.

LOVE VOLUNTEERS

FOUNDED BY A BROTHER-SISTER TEAM, LOVE VOLUNTEERS IS A LOW-COST


INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES MEANINGFUL, LIFECHANGING PROJECTS IN OVER 34 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. EVERY YEAR,
THOUSANDS OF LOVE VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE ARE PLACED INTO
1 WEEK TO 6 MONTH PROJECTS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA,
THE MIDDLE EAST, AND EUROPE. LOVE VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEER ABROAD
PROGRAMS START AT JUST $175 FOR A ONE WEEK PLACEMENT ALONG WITH A ONETIME $249 REGISTRATION FEE WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. LOVE
VOLUNTEERS OFFERS 120 COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN
HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, SPORTS AND COACHING, LAW AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE,
SOCIAL SERVICES, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE, SPECIAL NEEDS,
CONSTRUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND IN MANY MORE AREAS. WE
LOVE LOVE VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE IT IS AN AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
WITH LOTS OF OPTIONS IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS.

VOLUNTEERING SOLUTIONS

VOLUNTEERING SOLUTIONS (VOLSOL) IS AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER


ORGANIZATION THAT WAS STARTED IN 2006. SINCE 2007, THEY HAVE HOSTED
OVER 10,000 VOLUNTEERS IN PROJECTS ACROSS 20+ COUNTRIES, INCLUDING
POPULAR DESTINATIONS SUCH AS NEPAL, INDIA, THAILAND, SOUTH
AFRICA, PERU, AND COSTA RICA. VOLUNTEERING SOLUTION'S VOLUNTEER
PROJECTS ARE AMONG THE MOST AFFORDABLY PRICED IN THE WORLD,
STARTING AT $200 USD FOR ONE WEEK. IN ADDITION TO THEIR 120+ VOLUNTEER
PROJECTS, VOLUNTEERING SOLUTIONS ALSO OFFERS INTERN
ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES, THE HIGHLIGHT OF WHICH ARE THEIR
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INTERNSHIPS.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES

FOUNDED IN 2004, GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES PROVIDES TEEN AND HIGH


SCHOOL PROGRAMS ABROAD THAT COMBINE COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH
HANDS-ON LEARNING AND ADVENTURE. WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY OUTLINED IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES FIVE-POINT SAFETY SYSTEM THIS ORGANIZATION SENDS THOUSANDS OF TRAVELERS TO NEARLY TWO DOZEN
COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, AND LATIN AMERICA EVERY
YEAR. AS A LEADER IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
ADVENTURES HAS A DATABASE OF NEARLY 2,000 REFERENCES WILLING TO
VOUCH FOR THE IMPACT OF THEIR PROGRAMS - AND IN FACT, GLAS COFOUNDER WAS RECOGNIZED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR MAKING A POSITIVE
IMPACT IN AFRICA.

FRONTEERING

IF YOURE LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE THATS UNIQUE,


EXOTIC, AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH, LOOK NO FURTHER
THAN FRONTEERING. WITH VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP PROJECTS
LOCATED IN 14 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, FRONTEERING OFFERS
IMPACTFUL PROGRAMS FOR TRAVELERS WHO WANT TO VISIT UNSPOILED
LOCATIONS AND MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION, WILDLIFE RESEARCH, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, AND
MORE. FRONTEERINGS VOLUNTEER AND INTERN ABROAD
OPPORTUNITIES START AT AN AFFORDABLE $695 FOR YOUR FIRST WEEK
ONSITE - AND IF YOUD LIKE TO STAY LONGER, THE ORGANIZATION ALSO
OFFERS PLACEMENTS UP TO 24 WEEKS.

AGAPE VOLUNTEERS

AGAPE VOLUNTEERS IS A UK-BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT


OPERATES LOW-FEE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS THROUGHOUT AFRICA. AGAPE'S
PROJECT FEE STARTS AT USD $510 (GBP 330) AND ALREADY INCLUDES THE
REGISTRATION FEE AND TRAVEL INSURANCE, MAKING IT ONE OF THE MOST
AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD! AGAPE VOLUNTEERS
WAS FOUNDED BY OXFORD GRADUATE, GUILLAUME LEFEVRE, IN 2011 AND
BOASTS A PERFECT 5-STAR RATING ON VOLUNTEER FOREVER. THE PROGRAM
OFFERS VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, GHANA,
AND TANZANIA WITH PROJECTS RANGING FROM MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING
TO COACHING A FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN NAIROBI.CURRENTLY, AGAPE
PLACES HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS A YEAR INTO THEIR OWNED OR FUNDED
SCHOOLS, ORPHANAGES, CLINICS, HOSPITALS, AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS.
WHAT WE ESPECIALLY LIKE ABOUT AGAPE IS THAT THEY DIRECTLY MANAGE
THEIR VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN AFRICA, ENSURING THAT VOLUNTEERS ONLY
WORK IN PROJECTS THAT ARE BENEFICIAL TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND
THE VOLUNTEER. IN ADDITION TO THEIR VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, AGAPE
OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES THAT CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR
TRIP, INCLUDING SAFARIS AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING. AND JUST TO DRIVE
THIS POINT HOME BECAUSE IT IS QUITE UNIQUE AMONG VOLUNTEER
PROGRAMS, AGAPE OFFERS FREE COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE AS
STANDARD WITH ALL OF THEIR PACKAGES. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT AGAPE
VOLUNTEERS IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REPUTABLE AND AFFORDABLE
VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAM IN AFRICA

NATURALLY AFRICA VOLUNTEERS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: NATURALLY AFRICA VOLUNTEERS


(NAV) COORDINATES SUSTAINABLE, COMMUNITY-CENTERED PROJECTS
THROUGHOUT KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, MALAWI, TANZANIA, GHANA ,
AND NAMIBIA. THEIR PROJECTS TEND TO RUN FROM TWO TO TWELVE
WEEKS AND ARE PERFECT FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE SEEKING SHORTER
TERM OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA. NATURALLY AFRICA VOLUNTEERS
SEEKS TO SOLIDIFY ITS CHANGE ON TWO LEVELS-- BY COORDINATING
HIGH-IMPACT, WELL-RESEARCHED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMS AND BY
SUPPORTING ITS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS FROM THE MOMENT
THEY JOIN THE PROJECT. NAV IS DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE THAT EACH
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER HAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE AND
IS ABLE TO WORK IN CLOSE CONJUNCTION WITH COMMUNITIES ACROSS
THE CONTINENT. VOLUNTEERS ARE CURRENTLY URGENTLY NEEDED IN
MALAWI TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, CHILDCARE, TEACHING,
AND SPORTS COACHING. PARTICIPANTS FROM VOLUNTEER FOREVER ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR A REDUCED PROGRAM FEE THAT STARTS AT AN
AFFORDABLE $925 FOR A TWO WEEK PLACEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES YOUR
ROOM & BOARD, TRANSPORTATION (INCLUDING AIRPORT PICKUP), AND
CONTRIBUTION TO THE HOST COMMUNITY.

FRONTIER

FOUNDED OVER 25 YEARS AGO, FRONTIER COMBINES COMMUNITY


DEVELOPMENT, CAPACITY BUILDING, ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION,
ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY
THROUGH COLLABORATION BETWEEN LOCAL COMMUNITIES,
RESEARCHERS, AND VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES. FROM THEIR FIRST
PROGRAM IN TANZANIA - A MARINE PARK STILL OPERATING TODAY,
DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND FRONTIER HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MORE THAN 400 PROJECTS IN 72
COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS NONPROFIT SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH ORGANIZATION EMPLOYS DEDICATED STAFF WHO HAVE BEEN
PUBLISHED IN MORE THAN 450 ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS AND WHETHER YOUD LIKE TO TAKE ON AN INTERNSHIP ABROAD,
VOLUNTEER PROJECT, GAP YEAR, OR TEACH ABROAD / TEFL PROGRAM,
FRONTIER IS A FANTASTIC WAY TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND MAKE A
POSITIVE IMPACT.

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