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Browse the list of organizations offering volunteering opportunities to find something suitable for you. These organizations offer thousands of volunteer assignments all over the world, in diverse fields such as education, HIV/AIDS, environment and arts.

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Hatua Likoni 
Hatua Likoni is a community based development organization alleviating poverty, under-education and idleness among children and youth in Likoni, Kenya. Through education, guidance and economic opportunities, Hatua Likoni fosters personal development and self sufficiency among young people while promoting economic development and civil society within Likoni.   Visit site
Travellers Worldwide 
Travellers Worldwide assists volunteers in all planning aspects of their chosen international experience which includes options such as care and community projects, teaching, sports coaching, work experience, conservation, language and cultural courses, drama, dance, music and much mor in various destinations. Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of project placements overseas.  Visit site
Gawad Kalinga 
Gawad Kalinga, which literally means “give care”, is a non-profit organization that builds houses for poor communities and helps rehabilitate the lives of people in need. The organization is dedicated to eradicating poverty and rehabilitating the lives of people from slum areas in the Philippines and other developing countries.  Visit site
Volunteer for Community Development (VFCD) 
Volunteer for Community Development and Environment Education (VFCD) is a non-government, non-profit organization in Vietnam with a mission to build global community events through local environmental and community services. VFCD provides opportunities that make a difference to the lives of people from all parts of the world.  Visit site


17 January 2010
Ideas on how to volunteer in Haiti by Diane Herbst
Hands-on opportunities exist in Haiti right now — and the need for volunteers is expected to grow in the weeks and months to come.

US website has compiled a list of organizations that need volunteers in Haiti. If you have skills that you believe could be useful in rebuilding Port-au-Prince, these organizations may want to hear from you. Click here to also view World Volunteer Web's resources pages.

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More about: Haiti  Emergency relief
04 June 2009
UN urges unity against climate change 
The United Nations is leading a powerful new campaign to encourage governments to seal the deal on a fair, balanced and effective climate agreement - and volunteers can make a difference.

The Seal the Deal! campaign is mobilizing civil society along with political leaders and the business sector on an ambitious, global scale to raise a strong call for urgent and united action on climate change.  Read article

More about: Environment
22 October 2008
Google's 10 to the 100 - vote for volunteerism 
Mountain View, CA, USA: To celebrate its 10th birthday, internet giant Google has launched the US$ 10 million Project 10 to the 100, "a call for ideas that could help as many people as possible, and a programme to bring the best of those ideas to life."

Voting begins in January 2009, but for now check out one of the entries, an idea for a free website "in which volunteer organizations, volunteer project coordinators, and would-be volunteers can gather to find, connect and help each other."

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