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The Global Volunteer Network (GVN) offers volunteer opportunities abroad in 25 community projects throughout the world, as well as 3 treks. Please review the programs listed below, fill out an application form, and we will work with you to make your placement possible.

Africa

Ethiopia Care for street children with a focus on teaching English and mathematics, games, songs, and other activities.
Duration: from 1 month
Kenya Make a difference for under-privileged children and adults in teaching, orphanage and medical projects.
Duration: from 4 weeks
Kilimanjaro Climb Africa's highest mountain and fundraise to support a vulnerable community's water project.
2-13 February 2014
Rwanda Facilitate processes to help eradicate poverty, reduce HIV infections, and help communities in capacity building programs.
Duration: from 2 weeks
South Africa Community Assist the social and academic development of young people in Venda and Soweto through teaching and childcare.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Uganda Provide education for AIDS orphans, help families to gain economic independence, and instruct the community about health issues.
Duration: from 2 weeks
South Africa Wildlife Volunteers will travel into the depths of the South African bush to work with wildlife conservation projects.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Kenya Wildlife Volunteers will live and work in coastal Kenyan to work with monkey or dolphin conservation projects.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Seychelles Conservation Volunteer in the magnificent Seychelles islands conducting marine research for local conservation projects.
Duration: from 4, 8 or 12 weeks
Ghana Make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children and adults by providing education and sharing life skills.
Duration: from 2 weeks

Americas

Costa Rica Become involved in turtle conservation, healthcare, teaching, orphanage and construction programs.
Duration: from 1 week
Ecuador Volunteer at biological reserves from the Galapagos Islands to the Amazon, in a range of projects.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Panama Orphanage, school, and community outreach projects such as jewellery making, recycling, animal refuge, and a disabled centre.
Duration: from 1 week
Peru Get involved with a variety of projects including childcare, construction and healthcare in the former Inca Empire Peru.
Duration: from 1 week
South Dakota Assist in a youth centre on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to help create a viable future for the Lakota tribe.
Duration: from 2 months
Guatemala Become involved with healthcare, childcare, teaching, construction and animal care in the beautiful city of La Antigua.
Duration: from 1 week
Argentina Get involved in teaching, gender equality, wildlife, horse therapy and sports projects in Argentina.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Brazil Get involved in the favelas of Rio doing Community Development, Education, Sports, IT programs, plus much more! Duration: from 2 weeks

Asia

Nepal Become involved in community aid programs in Nepal, including teaching, building, and child care.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Philippines Join projects in teaching, childcare, reading promotion, and school building in the Romblon Province.
Duration: from 2 weeks
Thailand Volunteer in an elephant rehabilitation program; monitoring and researching animal behaviour and well-being.
Duration: from 1 week
Everest Climb to the base camp of the tallest mountain on earth and help Nepali children.
September 18-October 5 2014
Viet Nam Work with orphans and disabled children in schools and orphanages, or teach English in schools and training centres.
Duration: from 2 weeks

International

Be The Change Join Be The Change in New Zealand or Costa Rica, and be inspired to become a change agent in communities around the world.
Duration: 1 week
Distribution Trip Meet the wonderful women and children who benefit from the funds raised from Eat So They Can.
Duration: 1 week

Oceania

Fiji Volunteer in the beautiful Fiji islands conducting marine research for local conservation projects.
Duration: from 4, 8 or 12 weeks
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