Affordable Volunteering in Nepal, Brazil, South Africa, Cambodia

Affordable International Volunteer Programs

Volunteer trips are a great opportunity to discover a country in a more profound way. You will help to make the world a better place and always remember a unique experience. The volunteer abroad programs of IKPVA started with volunteers in Rio de Janeiro, and now extend to affordable volunteering in Nepal, South Africa, Costa Rica, Peru, Uganda, Ghana, India, Cambodia, Argentina, Ecuador, Kenya, Tanzania and Thailand.

Summer Programs - Highlights

Volunteer for Free in Colombia Teaching English in Ibagué

Volunteer for free! Teaching English in Colombia

Volunteer for free teaching English in Colombia, traveling to this exciting country of South America. Since Colombian people are of ...
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Rescue Orphaned Monkeys in South Africa

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 ...
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Summer Volunteer Programs

Summer Volunteer Programs & Gap Year

Summer Volunteer Programs at a glance: IKPVA wants you to be able to really make the most of your time ...
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Volunteer Trips to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Adriana Puiggros: In Love with Brazil

Adriana fell in love with Brazil

Adriana Puiggros has been volunteering with children in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, and she fell in love with ...
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Art and Dance Volunteer in Rio

Volunteering in Rio de Janeiro with Teaching English, Art and Dance

I spent the month of October working with Iko Poran in Rio de Janeiro on projects teaching English, Art, and ...
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Volunteering in Rio

Volunteering in Rio – Rewarding Experience

Just completed a month of volunteering in Rio de Janeiro with Iko Poran. I worked in programmes in teaching English, ...
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Carnival Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro

Carnival Volunteer in Rio at a Samba School

Go for a very special trip as a Carnival Volunteer in Rio and participate in the preparations at Samba School. Therefore ...
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Urban Environmentalism Program at Tijuca Rainforest in Rio de Janeiro

Urban Environmentalism Program in Rio de Janeiro – Elisa

So far I have had a wonderful experience volunteering in Rio de Janeiro with Iko Poran’s Urban Environmentalism program. I ...
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Volunteer teaching English in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy Teaching English in Rio!

Wasim Hassanali, from England, and his very interested students. We are always looking for English teachers. Want to volunteer Teaching ...
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Teaching English in Rio - Ute Heinzel with her afternoon class

Teaching English in Rio – Interview with Ute Heinzel

Ute Heinzel from Germany has been teaching English in Rio de Janeiro as a volunteer, in 2015. What inspired you ...
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Volunteering with Children in Rio

Volunteering with Children in Rio – Lucy

Iko Poran was value for money and I received ongoing support from Felipe, the project co-ordinator. I took part in ...
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Football Coahcing - Sports Develpment Programme in Rio

Learn Portuguese before coming to Rio?

Should I learn Portuguese before arriving in Rio de Janeiro? The question comes around, when planning to volunteer in Rio ...
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One of the best experiences of my life!

Volunteering in Rio with Iko Poran was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I came to Rio ...
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Peter Campbell, from U.K., brought 20 football kits

Peter Campbell, from U.K., brought 20 football kits to promote a tournament at his sports project. Thank you very much ...
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Katrijn - Child Development Program in Rio de Janeiro

Child development program in Rio de Janeiro

I was volunteering in Rio de Janeiro for only two weeks. My plan was to travel afterwards, so that’s why ...
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South Africa Animal Volunteer Programs and more

All the smiles in South Afrcica - Sara Ferreira

South Africa: All the smiles, all the sincere “Thank you teacher”

About one of the greatest adventures. Ended up getting more then I was giving. All the smiles, all the sincere ...
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Mariana Oliveira com as crianças da escolinha

Mariana Oliveira brings gifts for donation to the Crèche in South Africa

Mariana Oliveira, who has been volunteering with the children in South Africa, now has brought a the gifts for donation ...
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Mariana Oliveira: Amor, Felicidade e Simplicidade

Amor, Felicidade e Simplicidade – Childcare in South Africa

Eu não tenho palavras para expressar os meus sentimentos… Talvez amor, felicidade e simplicidade sejam elas. Trabalho voluntário ❤️❤️❤️ Mariane Oliveira, ...
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Camille Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Unforgettable experience with Elephants in South Africa

This summer I had an unforgettable experience in South Africa. Thank you Iko Poran for this exceptional travel! Sure, I ...
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Big Five Monitoring

Big Five Monitoring in South Africa: Buffalos

Volunteer in South Africa with Big Five monitoring – lions, elephants, buffalos, white & black rhino, and hyenas. You will be ...
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Rehabilitation of Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

Volunteer on the Rehabilitation of Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

Volunteer in South Africa holding, caring for and living with African wildlife is beyond most people’s wildest dreams. Protecting endeangered ...
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South Africa Big Five Conservation

South Africa: Big Five & Game Reserve Volunteer Program

South Africa Big Five – Leopard Working as a volunteer on Big Five Conservation, you will hel protecting lions, leopards, ...
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Great White Shark Volunteering in South Africa

Great White Shark Volunteering South Africa

Great White Shark volunteering in South Africa is a unique opportunity to monitor and conserve one of the most incredible ...
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Learn to surf in South Africa

Learn to Surf in South Africa and Help Underprivileged Children

Learn to surf in South Africa and volunteer to help underprivileged children at Muizenberg, close to Cape Town. The volunteer ...
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Animal Conservation Volunteering with the Big Cat Conservation - Babies in South Africa

Volunteer on Big Cat Conservation in South Africa

Join the Big Cat Conservation volunteer program in South Africa and work for a non- profit organization. Passion and love ...
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Volunteer in Nepal Teaching Young Monks at a Buddhist Monastery

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

Nepal Medical Project

Portuguese Doctors Magda Gradil and Manuel Magalhaes ready for action in our Nepal Medical Project. Nepal Medical Project at a ...
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Teaching English at a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal

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 ...
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Lena Roll from USA - Childcare in Nepal

Lena Roll – Childcare in Nepal

Lena Roll, from USA, sharing her love in our Childcare in Nepal volunteer program. Well done Lena!! Lena Roll from ...
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Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

Volunteering in a Kathmandu Hospital – Nepal

It´s been a childhood dream of mine to visit Nepal and the neighboring region of Tibet. Ikoporan in association with ...
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Joe Barkey and Vivian working with Orphanage in Nepal

Nepal Volunteer with Orphanage

Joe Bartley, from UK, and Vivian (Minghui Ma), from China, painting the playground of the orphanage in Nepal. I can’t ...
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Zita Scederkenyi teaching English in Nepal

Teaching English in Nepal to Young Monks at a Monastery

Teaching English in Nepal: our Hungarian volunteer Zita Szederkényi with some of her pupils of the Teaching English in a ...
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Volunteering with Elephants in Thailand and more

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand Surin

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand – Surin

Volunteer with elephants in Thailand, Surin, and join the centuries old tradition of training ‘domestic’ elephants by mahouts in Thailand ...
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Voluntour in Thailand

Voluntour in Thailand this summer

Volunteer with Elephants in Surin and Enjoy Koh Phangan Island with the Voluntour Program! With the Voluntour in Thailand program ...
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Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand. Experience Thailand from a local perspective & make lifelong friends. About Volunteering with Elephants in ...
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Volunteer with Childcare in Thailand

Childcare Volunteering in Thailand – Surin

Have a unique experience with childcare volunteering in Thailand at beautiful Surin. You will start your volunteer work at a ...
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Teaching English in Thailand

Volunteer Teaching English in Thailand

Volunteer teaching English in Thailand, at Surin in a rural Thai school. With the support of a bilingual coordinator you will ...
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Moon Party in Thailand whilst Volunteering

What about a Moon Party in Thailand this Summer whilst Volunteering?

What about a moon party in Thailand this summer whilst volunteering, making lifelong friends & giving back? Unforgettable travel experience! ...
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Affordable Volunteering in Thailand

Medical Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer on Healthcare in  Surin – Thailand Work as a medical volunteer in Thailand – you will be placed into ...
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Costa Rica Sea Turtle Volunteer Program

Paige Bird Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Paige Bird Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica – Interview

Paige Bird is a junior in college at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is a communication major ...
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Experience with turtles in Costa Rica

Amazing Experience with turtles in Costa Rica

My experience at the turtles project was amazing. I had a lot of fun and met fantastic people from all ...
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Costa Rica - Work with Sea Turtles

Costa Rica – Work with Sea Turtles!

I would HIGHLY recommend this volunteer experience. I did lots of research going into this trying to find the most ...
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Childcare Volunteer in Cambodia and more

Volunteer Trip to Cambodia

Volunteer Trip to Cambodia as a Childcare Volunteer

Get out of your comfort zone, go for a volunteer trip to Cambodia and make a wonderful discovery! Lucy Wooding travelled ...
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Childcare volunteer in Cambodia - Albane

A two-weeks program in a day care center in Cambodia – Albane

I spent two weeks ( I know, definitely too short) in a day care center in Phnom Penh in Cambodia ...
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NGO Development in Cambodia

NGO Development in Cambodia

Volunteering on NGO Development in Cambodia may help the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) offering different types of activities and services ...
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Volunteer Teaching in Camboidia

Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia

To work as a volunteer Teaching in Cambodia is a rewarding experience, inspiring young minds and seeing them grow can ...
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Childcare Volunteer in Cambodia

Childcare Volunteer in Cambodia

To work as a childcare volunteer in Cambodia, attending children of the orphanage, will be both a rewarding and challenging ...
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Volunteering in Peru

Teaching English in Iquitos

Teaching English in Iquitos, Peru – Marco Fiorito

Over the last September, I volunteered for 2 weeks as a teaching assistant in Padre Cocha, a small community located ...
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Volunteering at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru Cusco

Teaching Assistant at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru – Cusco

I spent two weeks as a teaching assistant at a rural kindergarden. The experience was way different than I expected ...
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Child Development in Peru - Kindergarten at Cusco

Child Development in Peru

Volunteer in Peru working in a special needs school in Cusco. This project locates volunteers in a special needs school ...
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Volutneer in peru teaching English in Iquitos

Volunteer in Peru Teaching English in Iquitos

Volunteer in Peru, teaching English in a high school located in an Amazonian community close to Iquitos. You will be providing ...
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Jungle Community Immersion close to Iquitos Peru

Volunteer on Jungle Community Immersion in Peru

Volunteer on jungle community Immersion in Iquitos Peru teaching to the people of Kukama Kukamiria tribe basic English and computer ...
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Community Development in Peru - Andean Immersion

Community Development in Peru: Andean Immersion

Volunteer on Community Development in Peru in this project to live in a rural village that offers full immersion into ...
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Child Development at a Rural Kindergarden in Peru

Child Development in Peru at a Rural Kindergarten

Volunteer on child development in Peru working as a teaching assistant in a rural kindergarten. In the teaching assistant projects ...
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Childcare Volunteer in Peru

Childcare Volunteer in Peru

Arquipa, Peru Be a childcare  volunteer in Peru at a rural kindergarten. Work with children in Arequipa where we place ...
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Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

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 ...
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Peru Construction Volunteer Programs

Peru Construction Volunteer Program

Take part in the Peru Construction Volunteer Program and help to build family homes, schools or provide water supply. According the ...
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Volunteering in Uganda

The Ratner family finishes the construction of a water fountain in Uganda

Video of Ratner Family Dancing with Children

The Ratner family finishes the construction of a water fountain in Uganda. Thank you very much!! People like you make ...
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Volunteer in Uganda on the IT and Computer Project

Volunteer in Uganda with the IT and Computer Project

Volunteer in Uganda in our IT program and open a new world to students and teachers. Uganda faces the same challenges ...
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Sports Coaching in Uganda

Volunteer on Sports Coaching in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda in our football coaching. Sports have the powerful ability to draw people together, even beyond international borders, ...
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Volunteer in Uganda to help empower our women and girls Women in Africa, Uganda inclusive, are an economically disadvantaged group and rural women in particular are more economically disadvantaged. The lack of economic Volunteers doing crafts in the women empowerment program in Uganda power of the rural communities, especially among women, is a major obstacle to long-term development. Iko Poran Uganda works with local communities to promote gender equality, help women overcome difficult circumstances, and empower them to reach their full potential, through five key programs: Education (literacy) — rights and life skills; Saving and micro-credit through cooperative groups; Income generative skills training — agricultural and non-agricultural products; Women’s health and maternity education; Teaching English language for young women. Please note: volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced to participate on these projects, however volunteers with special expertise are highly preferred.

Women and Girls Empowerment in Uganda

Volunteer on Women and Girls empowerment in Uganda to support women to achieve their rights, develop skills, generate income.  Women ...
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Medical Volunteers in Uganda help to prevent AIDS

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 ...
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Biodiversity and Environmental Program in Uganda

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 ...
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Zach Luster volunteering in Uganda

Volunteering in Uganda on Construction – Zach Luster

“This is an experience that will hold forever. I was able to bring water to those in need.” – Zach ...
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Teaching English in Uganda

Teaching English in Uganda

Volunteer teaching English in Uganda for young students at school. Since education in Uganda is considered a privilege, the young ...
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Volunteering in Ghana

Loving Ghana! Jeanette Warthon

Loving Ghana, the kids are great! Child Care Volunteer in Ghana

Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience. – Jeanette Warthon, from USA Child ...
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Teachiing English in Ghana

Teaching English in Ghana

Volunteer teaching English in Ghana and support the local teachers at the schools run by the children’s homes. The volunteer work ...
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Ghana Sports Development Program

Ghana Sports Development Volunteer Program

The sports development program in Ghana helps youth in the rural villages to foster their talents and focus on safe ...
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Child Development in Ghana

Ghana Childcare Program

When you volunteer in a Ghana childcare porgram, you will be considered a daily staff member, working Monday-Friday, with the ...
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Ghana Volunteer Porgrams

Volunteering in Ghana on the Sports Program

Ghana was 7th place in 2010 FIFA World Cup; They need you help to make it to Russia and Qatar ...
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Ghana needs volunteers

Ghana needs volunteers

Ghana needs volunteers! It will be your best travel experience at the most affordable fees with Iko Poran! Find out ...
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Volunteering in India

Women Empowerment in India

Women Empowerment in India

Volunteer with Women Empowerment in India with IKPVA providing sustainable development opportunities to girls and women. In this project you ...
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Childcare Volunteer in India with Disabled Children

Childcare Volunteer in India with Disabled Children

Volunteer in India with IKPVA bringing your love and affection to help us teach and play with disabled children. Volunteering ...
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Volunteer at Jaipur India

Volunteer at Jaipur India – Beautiful Destination

Work as a volunteer at Jaipur,  one of the most beautiiful destinations in India. This fascinating capital of the state ...
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India Teaching English Volunteer Program

Teaching English in India Volunteer Program

Have a beautiful experience teaching English in India, at the Jaipur Community School and help giving a better future for ...
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Volunteering in Argentina

Sports Volunteering in Argentina

Football and Sports Volunteering in Argentina

Travel for sports volunteering in Argentina: in our football project, you may help us discover the new Messi!! Teach Soccer, Hockey ...
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Volunteering on Childcare in Argentina

Volunteering on Childcare in Argentina

Matt and Dulce volunteering on Childcare in Argentina Volunteering on Childcare in Argentina in an Orphanage Matt & Dulcie at ...
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Volunteering on Childcare in Argentina

Volunteering on Childcare in Argentina – Irena Dimitrijevic

Irena Dimitrijevic, our Serbian volunteer in Argentina, organizating the Christmas tree in the childcare / orphanage volunteer program. Volunteering on ...
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Amelie König and Lissy von Treuenfels volunteering with child care in Argentina

Argentina Child Care

Amelie König & Lissy von Treuenfels, from Germany, take some children to play outside in the Child Development program in ...
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Buenos Aires Sports Program

Buenos Aires: No better way to start your travels

As an 18 year old exploring the continent for the first time this was a great way to acclimatise to ...
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Volunteering in Ecuador

Ming's Experience in Ecuador

Ming’s Experience in Ecuador: The Smile I will Never Forget

 I’m writing this review based on my experience as a one month volunteer in Ecuador. I was assigned with a ...
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Artisan Shop in Ecuador

Volunteer Work at an Artisan Shop in Ecuador

Work as a volunteer at an artisan shop in Ecuador. A catalyst for change in the community the “taller” was ...
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Volunteer on Reforestion in Ecuador's Rainforest

Volunteer on Reforestation in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Work as an environmental volunteer with the reforestation of Ecuador’s cloud forest and help achivieving lang-lasting positive results both for ...
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Teaching English in Ecuador

Teaching English in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador teaching English and learning Spanish! Teach English and open up a new perspective for children and adults ...
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Ecuador Volunteer Programs

Teaching in Ecuador

Mingzhuo Pei, from China, with her happy students in our Ecuador teaching program. Thank you very much Ming!! Teaching English ...
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Volunteering in Kenya

Bringing Joy and Hapiness to a Kenya Orphanage

Bringing Joy and Hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya.

Ellen & Sam bringing joy and hapiness to an Orphanage in Kenya. Ellen & Sam bringing joy and hapiness to ...
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Best Experience of my Life

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 ...
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Child Development in Kenya

Child Development Volunteer in Kenya

Child Development Volunteer in Kenya Volunteer in Kenya helping to care for the children. The children in the orphanage range ...
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Volunteering in Tanzania

Volunteering Program in Arusha Tanzania

Volunteering Program in Arusha Tanzania

I personaly taught English, Math, Music and dances, in several grades (2 to 7th) I had a very good relations ...
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Volunteering with Dance in Tanzania

Volunteering with Dance in Tanzania

Volunteer with Dance in Tanzania in our arts project. The volunteer program you will bring you in direct contact with ...
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Volunteer on Women Empowerment in Tanzania

Volunteer on Women Empowerment in Tanzania

Volunteer on women empowerment in Tanzania. There is a center that offers temporary residence, education and vocational training to young ...
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Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania Become one of the medical volunteers in  Tanzania, help to treat people and create health awareness ...
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Nerissa Perumal (Kim), from South Africa, teaching in Tanzania

Teaching in Tanzania: Kim from South Africa

Nerissa Perumal (Kim), from South Africa, teaching in Tanzania. Volunteer Teaching in Tanzania Teaching in Tanzania – a School Girl ...
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Tanzania Sports Volunteer Program

Tanzania Sports Volunteer Program

Warm up session on the Tanzania Sports volunteer program. Tanzania Sports Volunteers coach and educate local children Tanzania Soccer Team ...
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Stefan Nowacki teaching in Tanzania

Teaching in Tanzania: Stefan Nowacki – Poland

Stefan Nowacki, from Poland, leaving his mark teaching in Tanzania ...
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Free Volunteering in Colombia

Volunteer for Free in Colombia Teaching English in Ibagué

Volunteer for free! Teaching English in Colombia

Volunteer for free teaching English in Colombia, traveling to this exciting country of South America. Since Colombian people are of ...
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