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Community Volunteering

In the developing world, many communities have an incredibly low standard of living. A high level of inequality, lack of access to quality education and poor job opportunities mean that many of these people live in appalling conditions and face daily challenges. Unfortunately, for many families this results in a cycle whereby it is difficult to break away and more and more children are being born into this level of poverty.

World Volunteering aims to alleviate some of these challenges by implementing and supporting community volunteer projects throughout Africa, Asia and Central and South America. These projects are run with the help of committed volunteers and are ideal for those wishing to spend some time travelling abroad and immersing themselves in the local culture. Volunteers will be placed in local communities and spend time working directly with community members, from vulnerable adults to orphaned children so there is plenty of work to be done.

Volunteers on our community development programs have the opportunity to teach English, coach sports to school children, get hands-on in the medical field, provide care to orphaned and vulnerable children, as well as providing essential community support in the form of building work and outreach - the opportunities to change lives are endless.

projects shortlisted TOTAL 22

Child Care and Teaching in Jaipur

Project Impact: Teaching & Education

Destination: India

Price from:  US$ 1044 |

Jagatpura is an under privileged slum where daily wage labourers, vegetable vendors, rickshaw pullers, balloon sellers and puppet makers live. There is a large number of child labour and kids not going to school since the community does ...

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Rural Medical & HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa

Project Impact: Medical

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 874 |

Living in rural Zululand, a region with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS, you will take part in ongoing medical initiatives that provide vital healthcare assistance to local people, while at the same time having the opportunity to spend your...

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Medical & community development, Victoria Falls

Project Impact: Medical

Destination: Zambia

Price from:  £ 777 |

Join the World Volunteering team in the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa and bring hope and health support to a community where medical resources are limited. Your involvement on this project will change lives and help support local...

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Women's Empowerment Project in Goa, India

Project Impact: Gender Equality

Destination: India

Price from:  US$ 1044 |

Gender equality isn't generally well established in India and often women and adolescent girls don’t have equal rights to men, especially in rural areas such as southern Goa, where this project is based. As a volunteer with the Monte Hil...

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Orphanage for Girls Project in Goa, India

Project Impact: Child and Orphan Care

Destination: India

Price from:  US$ 1044 |

Lar de Sta. Terezinha is an orphanage for girls situated in Pajifond, Margao, one of the largest towns in the Indian state of Goa. Volunteers taking part in this project will get hands on experience in helping to educate and care for the...

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Children's Care Home Project in Jaipur, India

Project Impact: Child and Orphan Care

Destination: India

Price from:  US$ 1044 |

Aashray is a residential care home currently accommodating about 35 children from three to 18 years old. While the home is based in Jaipur, its young residents have come from across Rajasthan state, including places like Udaipur, Jaipur ...

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Assisting Children with Special Needs, Mexico

Project Impact: Medical

Destination: Mexico

Price from:  £ 995 |

Volunteers assist at the horse therapy center in Playa del Carmen, which aims to help with the development of children with special needs and help them to tackle day-to-day activities that so many take for granted. Before you start worki...

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Caring for Children, Mexico

Project Impact: Teaching & Education

Destination: Mexico

Price from:  £ 995 |

Explore Mexico’s picturesque Caribbean coast while doing a worthwhile volunteer service at Save the Children’s care and play center in the lively beach town of Playa del Carmen. You’ll get to help the project to create a safe environment...

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Teaching & Youth Development in Cape Town

Project Impact: Teaching & Education

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 874 |

Working with young children in under developed and under resourced communities surrounding the city of Cape Town, assist local teachers with educating pre-school children and providing youth of all ages with educational and fun activitie...

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Orphan Day Care and Community Support, Zululand

Project Impact: Teaching & Education

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 874 |

Living in one of South Africa’s wildlife hotspots and close to the beach, you will have a hand in educating and supporting orphaned and needy village children, as well as entire families and contributing to a brighter future for them. Th...

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