Founded in 1985, the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development and world peace. Based in Chicago, Illinois, CCI organizes cultural exchange programs for participants of all ages, including high school abroad, independent homestay, internship, language study, eco tours and volunteer programs in over twenty countries around the world. Visit site
AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. AFS Intercultural Programs is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in over 50 countries around the world through independent, not-for-profit AFS organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. Visit site
Alternative travel can be one of the most educational, inspiring, and exciting things you do in your lifetime. OneWorld U.S. has compiled a list of volunteer and travel opportunities offered by their nonprofit partners to make it easier for potential volunteers to find something that matches their interests. Visit siteAre you ready for World AIDS Day?
Wear red on World AIDS Day, 1 December, take a picture of yourself and your friends, and send it to NetAid. Your photos will be added to hundreds of others that will be sent to the White House to send a clear message to the President: Help us STOP AIDS today! Visit siteIs your animal shelter ready for volunteers?
Volunteers can be great assets to animal shelter but this book cautions that they also require resources -- valuable staff time, a strong foundation and systems to ensure that their work does not go out of control. Visit site
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This quarterly series, published by the US-based RGK Center for Philanthropy and Communty Service, makes the area of volunteerism more attractive by collecting current information about volunteering, identifying research agendas, and providing direction for further inquiry. PDF versions available for downloading. Visit site
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Children for Children is a non-profit organization that helps match kids' interests with volunteer opportunities. The programme encourages parents to get kids as young as four years involved in volunteering activities. Visit siteUniversalGiving
UniversalGiving is a non-profit, social entrepreneurship that connects individuals with a wide range of organizations and their volunteer opportunities from around the world. It aims to make giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life. Visit site
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Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programmes and opportunities for individual and community involvement. From rural America to inner-city neighbourhoods, it helps youths at risk, frail elderly, abused and neglected children, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and many others. Visit site
The American Academy of Paediatrics - an organization of 60,000 paediatricians - maintains an online database of more than 100 groups that need paediatricians for both short- and long-term, paid and voluntary service abroad. The database is searchable by country. Visit site
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