Monthly Archive June 2017

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Medical Volunteers in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our medical programs and leave your mark! You will be placed in medical centers located in disadvantaged areas around Peru, providing care mainly to low income families. These medical centers are not well equipped and most of the time there is not enough medical staff to meet all the demands of the patients.

Health Project Suitable for Medical Students

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the volunteers in this program work alongside and in assistance of the local doctors and nurses.

Pre-med students can help the medical staff taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature, making beds, cleaning, preparing materials, administering vaccinations and sterilizing equipment. Med students with previous medical experience or good grasp of Spanish will be shadowing a doctor and will be asked to clean wounds, give injections, sutures, consult rooms and specialized departments, assisting doctors taking physicals and histories and drawing blood samples.

If you apply for this program you have the choice of working in three different cities across Peru.

Medical Volunteering available in Arequipa, Iquitos and Cusco

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the Inca capital and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Requirements for Medical Volunteers in Peru

  • Volunteers who join the health project play an important role helping doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Therefore it is vital that volunteers speak Spanish to at least an Intermediate level, as the patients can only speak Spanish.
  • Volunteers must provide a CV and have a level of training, or experience in a medical field.

Each volunteer needs to bring medical scrubs, medical gloves, shoes and first aid kit to work with.

Find out more about volunteering in Peru

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Medical Volunteers in Uganda on AIDS Prevention

HenceYouCheck out the HIV/AIDS prevention program in for medical volunteers in Uganda. Since the country has been greatly affected by the AIDS epidemic, Uganda is home to more than 1 million AIDS orphans. Therefore, you will provide much-needed services through HIV/AIDS education and awareness, counseling and training, testing, and other duties. To apply, you must be a medical student, EMT or paramedic, or a nurse or physician. This program starts from $250 for your first week in Uganda.

Medical Volunteers in Uganda helping people affected by AIDS

Volunteer in Uganda in our health awareness projects. Uganda is at the heart of the sub-Saharan HIV/AIDS pandemic. Hence, an estimated 25.4 million people are living with HIV and approximately 3.1 million new infections occurred in 2004. In 2004, an estimated 2.3 million people lost their lives to the disease. Widowed mothers and elderly widowed grandmothers are the predominant heads of households.

AIDS is threatening the healph of the people in Uganda

HIV/AIDS results in a progressive depletion of the immune system leading to immune deficiency. This is why the weakened immune system is vulnerable to secondary diseases. However, access to medical care is non-existent for many Ugandans where almost half the population lives in absolute poverty.

Educate to prevent AIDS/HIV

Since most rural areas are severely lacking in services and HIV/AIDS awareness, nearly every family has had someone who is sick or has died from AIDS. Hence education continues as a primary weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Therefore, awareness programs are provided at the community level, to schools and institutions, and at the personal level with individual counselling and home visits. Music and dramas by people living with HIV/AIDS can greatly contribute to educate local people. Also educational films help to enhance the awareness.

HIV/AIDS Counselling Training

You may choose to participate in one or more of the folowwing areas: HIV /AIDS Education and Awareness; HIV/AIDS Counselling Training (TOT); Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT). Please note: volunteers need to have a certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials to participate in this Project.

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Volunteers Wanted to Rescue Orphaned Monkeys in South Africa

Rescue Orphaned Monkeys: Make part of the vervet monkeys animal conservation volunteer program in South Africa. We  need help with the integration of the foster moms of 23 little orphans back into the troops.

Volunteers wanted for Monkey's Wellbeing in South Africa

Volunteers wanted for Monkey’s Wellbeing in South Africa

Orphaned Vervet Monkeys from other places are given a loving home….

Volunteering protecting Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

Volunteering protecting Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

Join the family at this amazing primate sanctuary in South Africa. At this special initiative, orphaned primates come from near and far and are given a loving home where they are rehabilitated and cared for until they can be released back into the wild.

With over 500 cheeky monkeys in care at any one time, this sanctuary always needs an extra pair of helping hands. Your participation will help to ensure they are all well fed, cared for and loved; and will help raise funds to maintain the place up to scratch for its gorgeous guests.

Care for Orphaned Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

This is an incredible option for those who go bananas for animals as you will get the chance to work hands on the vervet monkeys, under the guidance of experienced professionals.  At other occasions, you will be helping to carry out all the back-stage tasks which really ensure the monkeys’ wellbeing.

Gijs van Suijlichem volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Gijs van Suijlichem volunteering with vervet monkeys in South Africa

“I’m having a wonderful time here and there is nothing that I don’t like.” Gijs van Suijlichem in our South African program

At the same time you will get to experience the amazing wildlife in the African bush, and make friends you will remember forever – some furry and some a little less so.

Highlights for Volunteers working with the Monkeys

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • Working and living with Vervet Monkeys.
  • Enjoying the bush life of South Africa
  • Meeting amazing people from all over the world.

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Biodiversity and Environmental Protection Program in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda and help to save and protect the biodiversity of the environment. Uganda depends heavily on environment and natural resources. However, the country suffers from environmental problems that put the economic, environmental and social development at risk. IKPVA’s biodiversity and environmental protection program offer participants with both valuable life-changing experience and an opportunity to make a difference.

Participants in the Volunteer in Uganda program do hands-on work and have a direct impact on the preservation of the environment in the host communities. Volunteers may help to integrate environmental curriculum in schools; promote sustainable utilization of natural resources— proper sanitation practices and alternative energy practices; promote environmental awareness activities— wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs and park management; as well as promoting environmental approaches— sustainable agriculture, fuel efficient stoves and various agri-business strategies.

International Participants in the volunteer program

The program provides international participants with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in agro-forestry, tree planting and reforestation, with focus on the Western Uganda Highlands. The program brings together international volunteers on a regular basis to construct nurseries both with schools and communities, transplanting trees to degraded forest sites and train communities on agro-forestry techniques. Some of the activities depend on the current season. Please note, participants in our volunteer in Uganda environment program do not need to be a qualified or experienced to participate on these projects, however volunteers with special expertise are highly preferred.

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Nepal Medical Project

Portuguese Doctors Magda Gradil and Manuel Magalhaes ready for action in our Nepal Medical Project.

Nepal Medical Project at a Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Based in Kathmandu city, this medical program is a great way to learn about the Nepalese healthcare system while immersing yourself in the local culture. Your tasks will vary depending on your background, but if you have medical training or formal experience, you will be able to practice non-intrusive care for patients, under supervision from local professionals.

This project also gives you the opportunity to share and improve your medical skills and to discover the most eminent health issues that developing countries face today. You will learn a great deal while also doing really valuable work; having a positive impact on the local community and the development of the Nepalese healthcare system.

Your duties will be decided subject to your abilities and experience. Volunteers with medical training or formal experience will, under the supervision of the local team of professionals, practice non-intrusive care. The hospital will welcome you as a keen learner and will also expect you to share your knowledge of the medical techniques from your country.

Volunteer and live in historic Kathmandu

In this placement you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city, and thus you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. You will get to taste the wonderful food too as you are given a traditional Nepali Style lunch everyday while you are working. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your placement.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

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NGO Development in Cambodia

Volunteering on NGO Development in Cambodia may help the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) offering different types of activities and services to uplift the living conditions of their populations. NGOs are often very limited in financial and staffing resources and will be happy finding volunteers joining the team temporarily.

Volunteers joining the staff of NGOs

Alex - Cambodia NGO Development

Alex in Cambodia

Many staff members are volunteers that receive no salary for their work and efforts. Often the organizations lack skills and resources to become powerful players at the local level.

As a volunteer in NGO development project you will work closely with the organization helping them in many different ways. Volunteers may work with general administration, organizational development, writing reports and proposals, developing ideas for income generating activities, IT, teaching English, and others.

Volunteering on NGO Development to achieve their goals

Volunteers’ work have been helping our partner NGOs to achieve more and better results meeting their goals and broadening their reach in their communities.

Skills required for volunteers on NGO Development in Cambodia

Volunteers from any background are welcome in this project. There are different NGOs working in many areas. All projects need help and there is always something you can do, but volunteers will go a much longer way if they can grasp the local language.

Want to become a Cambodia volunteer?

Find out everything about volunteer work in Cambodia.

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Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia

To work as a volunteer Teaching in Cambodia is a rewarding experience, inspiring young minds and seeing them grow can be one of the most exciting things a person can ever do and Iko Poran –Cambodia has a great range of volunteering projects where you can develop your experience and use your skills to help children in Cambodia.

Volunteers in this field work alongside local teachers or on their own; at preschool, they teach basic English skills, and carry out basic childcare duties; at primary and secondary, they teach core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, and can initiate extra-curricular activities after school such as art, music, theatre, sports or gardening; they may also carryout small and manageable community groups or individual tutoring outside class for adults. In some schools, you will prepare tests and exams and even correct exams; the longer you stay the more responsibilities you will receive.

Participants in the Volunteer in Cambodia programs should not count on teaching resources being available and many classes may have large numbers but it is a challenge that is highly rewarding. Please note, volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate on the Teaching project.

Want to volunteer teaching in Cambodia?

Find out everything about affordable volunteering in Cambodia with us, and sign up as a volunteer.

We will take you step by step through the enrollment, and you also will learn about everything provided with the program, costs and requirements.

Have fun!

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Medical Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer on Healthcare in  Surin – Thailand

Work as a medical volunteer in Thailand – you will be placed into a small community hospital, comparable in size to most western clinics, situated in one of Thailand’s poorest provinces.

The clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the local village community; approximately 7000 people, the majority of whom are from underprivileged backgrounds.

Your duties and responsibilities are subject to your competency and formal experience. Volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to practice non-intrusive care under the supervision of the Thai medical team.

The aim of this program is not intervention or bringing about major changes to the Thai medical system, but to build awareness of the complex healthcare issues of rural Thai communities and provide some support to the local staff in their work.

This experience provides a wonderful and culturally immersive adventure. We suggest that all volunteers have an open-mind to the practical and cultural differences you may encounter.


The medical experience is very popular. During peak times you may be divided into groups to experience multiple locations.


Please budget US$ 10-15 per day for simple meals and more for socializing / trips away.

Arrival airport: Bangkok international airport, Suvarnabhumi – BKK.

Want to become a Medical Volunteer in Thailand?

Find out everything about affordable volunteering in Thailand, in depth program details, amenities and fees.

From this page you may proceed to the application form. When you submit the form, we will get back to you within 48 hours and set up everything for your volunteer stay.


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Best experience of my life. Samantha in Kenya

I was in Mombassa for around 4 months and I was nineteen years old. I didn’t know what to study yet or what to do with my life I had just finished high school. Just being there with the people was a life changing experience, I had the best time in Cannan Orphanage, the kids are the most beautiful kids I´ve ever seen, teaching them and playing with them was so fulfilling.

Kenya, a beautiful country

Massai in Kenya

Massai in Kenya

Also the country is beautiful, in the weekends I would book tours and excursions around Mombassa and see everything Kenya has to offer. At the end I left like a different person, it was by far the best 4 months of my life. Because of that experience I decided to go into Clinical Nutrition in university and do more volunteering like this in the future.

  • Samantha from Mexico City volunteering in Mombassa, Kenya

Find out more about Volunteering in Kenya.

You may also like to visit the full catalogue of volunteer programs in Kenya on our Homepage.

Feel inspired?

Sign up as a volunteer with us.

We will guide you step by step through the enrollment procedure, and you will learn about everything included in the program, requirements and fees.

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Teaching English in Nepal – our Super Volunteer

Affordable volunteering in Nepal with IKPVA in a Buddhist monastery teaching English to young monks.

English proficiency is in high demand in Nepal for the furthering of academic and professional opportunities. As a volunteer on teaching English you will be placed in a monastery located within the peaceful highlands of the Kathmandu valley.

In a Buddhist Monastery

Teaching English in a Buddhist Monastery

Volunteering at a Buddhist Monastery

Buddhism is a religion based on the ideals of peace and compassion. There is much to learn from the followers of Buddhism their mantra of a simple life. This project provides a truly special opportunity for our volunteers to get a close insight of Buddhist culture and spirituality, while also making a contribution to bettering the lives of the monks.

Teaching English to the Young Monks and Learn from their Spirituality

If you choose to volunteer here you will share your knowledge and English language skills in exchange for the unique experience of witnessing and sharing in the inner workings of a Buddhist monastery. By giving your support in developing their proficiency in English language and grammar you will be playing a vital role in growing and broadening the futures of these young men.

Also, if you have any other talent or skills that you could share with the monks then our local coordinator will be happy to provide you with some space for that.

Requirements/ Qualifications for Teaching English in Nepal:

You are expected to have a high level of proficiency and fluency in English, although you won’t be required to provide proof in terms of language tests or degrees. Volunteers must have good grammatical accuracy. Applicants must respect Buddhist values and the way of life of a monk.

Find out more about Volunteering in Nepal

Start you Volunteer Experience in Nepal

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